Apple iPhone Sync Exchange Contacts and Calendar with iPhone

Getting asked a lot on how to sync contacts and calendar from Exchange down to the iPhone. So this is how I have mine setup using my MacBook Pro and Entourage. First I setup my Entourage client to connect to my Exchange server using OWA address (which works awesome by the way).

Once that is working, go into Entourage Preferences and goto "Sync Services", put a check mark in the "Synchronize contacts with Address Book and .Mac" and in the "Address Book:" drop down box I chose "Contacts [DSG Exchange Server]"

Now in iTunes under iPhone Info I have my Contacts sync setup as follows:

Now for Calendar in Itunes under iPhone Info I have my Calendar sync setup as follows:

After completing these steps, sync your iPhone and you should now have your contacts on your iPhone. Works great for me, hopefully it will work for you as well!

Apple iPhone Exchange IMAP Issues

Been playing with the iPhone since I got it at about 6:45Pm on June 29th and the first aspect that I wanted to test was the ability to connect to our corporate Exchange server. Had to allow IMAP through the firewall first and configure the Exchange (2003) server to allow SSL IMAP connections. After some initial problems getting the iPhone to connect I was successful in getting connected.

So my email shows up and all the subfolders of email show up, attachment viewing great, but the major problem / challenge I am running into now is the email only syncs one way. If I delete a message from the iPhone it never deletes it from the server. It will mark the message as being read but thats about it. I am going to try it on another Exchange server to see if its any better on another installation of Exchange 2003. So close yet so far away!