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  1. Cactus213's Avatar
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    Hello Folks, I have been using Nokia Lumia920 for about a month and really noticing my limitations with respect to complying with my Company's privacy policies. While MS provide a way for us to Synch our contacts, emails, calenders through Cloud/Hot Mail as well as setting up a direct Outlook hook through exchange, it's not a secure solution. 90% of my work involves reading emails/calenders etc and this become even more important when I'm traveling. Now I am at the mercy of my corporate IT to release an APP that makes my phone in compliance with security policy and with not too many WP8 users in my company, I am basically stuck. Not sure why MS guys did not think of this and the fact that forcing everyone to use Cloud is not really a secure mean.
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    Out of interest what are your companies privacy policies that you can't achieve with your phone?
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    outlook is not even touching the cloud tech. Its just normal active sync, don't see where you are going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cactus213 View Post
    Hello Folks, I have been using Nokia Lumia920 for about a month and really noticing my limitations with respect to complying with my Company's privacy policies. While MS provide a way for us to Synch our contacts, emails, calenders through Cloud/Hot Mail as well as setting up a direct Outlook hook through exchange, it's not a secure solution. 90% of my work involves reading emails/calenders etc and this become even more important when I'm traveling. Now I am at the mercy of my corporate IT to release an APP that makes my phone in compliance with security policy and with not too many WP8 users in my company, I am basically stuck. Not sure why MS guys did not think of this and the fact that forcing everyone to use Cloud is not really a secure mean.
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    I don't get this at all. These phones sync directly to exchange. No cloud needed.
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    I am guessing that the OP works somewhere where you need a VPN to connect to the server, not just over the internet (cloud)
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    ahh, that explains it. Hopefully will come with the next update...
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    Thanks that's what I meant to write ... with IT not supporting WP8, the other option that I have to keep my mails/calenders synched is to create Hotmail Connector hooks; manually transfer my mails/calenders to Hotmail. That means I will be breaking IT security policy as well as can't trust Hotmail to keep my contacts/calendars/emails from not hacked.

    MS could have given us an easier way to synch phone through USB etc.
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    Could you connect your laptop to a wired internet connection, connect to your works vpn, then share your laptop wifi connection with your phone and sync like that?
    Turn Your Windows 7 PC Into a Wireless Hotspot
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    These days, requiring VPN for email connectivity is pretty old school. SSL is widely accepted and secure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pieman666 View Post
    Could you connect your laptop to a wired internet connection, connect to your works vpn, then share your laptop wifi connection with your phone and sync like that?
    Turn Your Windows 7 PC Into a Wireless Hotspot
    I knew how to prevent this when I was 14. Any IT department worth their salt will have it set up to not allow bridging or sharing through the network.
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    maybe im not catching on, but is the issue not being able to sync with outlook for your company?

    I have my company email provisioned which uses outlook and I am able to sync my contacts and have my calendar updated realtime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkp23 View Post
    maybe im not catching on, but is the issue not being able to sync with outlook for your company?

    I have my company email provisioned which uses outlook and I am able to sync my contacts and have my calendar updated realtime.
    Some companies require a VPN to be established before you connect. A lot have switched to SSL, but plenty still using a version of VPN that WP does not work with.

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