Last post May 18, 2007 05:41 AM by Steve@Planet
May 17, 2007 04:40 PM|Rich2006|LINK
Is it me or is the sample application that came with HMC 4.0 worse than HMC 3.0 in regards to feature set?
I can't see where I can configure/assign mobile policies, create distribution lists, contacts or public folders to name but a few.
Please someone tell me that I am doing something wrong and all will be revealed at the click of a button!
May 17, 2007 06:29 PM|julian@01|LINK
I concur. The sampleUI is sadly lacking in functionality - even moreso than in HMC3.
Microsoft always stated that the HMC3 SampleUI was never intended to be used in production, but I get the feeling a lot of people did. Perhaps they wanted to make sure nobody could use this one in production without extensive tweakage.
May 18, 2007 03:24 AM|Rich2006|LINK
Yes probably so, and that doesn't help small business startups that don't yet have the budget to purchase overly expensive commercial products [:(]
May 18, 2007 03:55 AM|Steve@Planet|LINK
The sampleUI provided with HMC is just that...a sample. It's supposed to be a demo for developers to "see" how you could write a UI. You are correct in saying with HMC 3 and 3.5 people deployed this SampleUI in their production environment...this would have
been a big mistake imo.
I think it's assumed that if companies have enough money to go ahead and implement HMC 4.0 then they could also afford a developer for a month or so to knock up a UI, for which the cost would be neglegable...or people would have their own onsite inhouse
dev who could write a sampleUI.
Writting additions, like Exchange Mobility and other features isn't a huge task at all...for an experienced dev.
May 18, 2007 05:14 AM|Rich2006|LINK
I realise that but it would be nice to be able to use this as a stepping stone to a full commerical product for internal use only. What you would call a negligable cost may not be to a company just starting up in the hosting business like my own. I have
spent enough money on the infrastructure and environment alone and money is tight now, so I was looking for a less expensive way to provision my customers short term.
Is there any implications in configuring things like active sync policies manually?
On a side note I have just sent a mail to Erik asking if you guys are willing to code for a Mars bar and a packet of crisps :)
May 18, 2007 05:41 AM|Steve@Planet|LINK
I can see where you're coming from...
Nope, there is nothing wrong with configuring things manually by creating xml requests and submitting them using provtest.
Hell, I'd code for a pack of Skittles and a Crunchie ;)