The following table describes which features are available with which versions of Microsoft Windows Mobile:

Table: Windows Mobile Features

Windows Mobile version Productivity features Security features Deployment cost-reduction features Monitoring features

Windows Mobile 6

  • Enhanced E-mail: HTML, flags, quick message fetch
  • Enhanced Calendar: Attendee status, integration with Global Address List (GAL), forward meetings, reply to attendees and originator, enhanced agenda and week views
  • Exchange Server Search: On device as well as mail left on server, Doc Access (Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, UNC)
  • Out of Office management
  • Smart filter on-device search

Stronger device password policy, PIN Reset, Storage Card Encryption, Information Rights Management Integration, PFX certificate import, Remote Wipe via OWA

Enhanced Certificate Enrollment, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Wildcard Certificate support

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), monitoring, Internet Information Services (IIS) log reporting

Windows Mobile 5 with Messaging and Security Feature Pack

Complete Outlook Mobile Experience:

  • Direct Push
  • GAL lookup
  • Task Sync

Device Password Policy Enforcement with Local Wipe, Remote Wipe, Certificate Based Authentication, S/MIME

Remotely manage and enforce select corporate IT policies over-the-air directly via the Exchange Server management console


All Windows Mobile Devices

Core Outlook Mobile Experience:

  • Core E-mail: Sync, read, attachments
  • Improved Contact Synchronization
  • Core Calendar: Sync, handle meeting requests, and so on

Encryption (SSL with 3DES or RC4); Authentication (Basic), Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server integration (Web publishing)

Tightly integrated with Exchange, over-the-air configuration, faster first-time sync

Reporting, SCOM integration, diagnostic tasks