ActiveSync even easier to setup in 2013 Refresh of Office 365 but a heads up

What

Good news.  ActiveSync doesn’t require you to know your “pod” (server) anymore when connecting ActiveSync to Exchange that has been upgraded in the Office 2013 refresh (wallbridge.com just got upgraded in the last 3 days).  The bad news is you may need to reset your ActiveSync settings as you may have an old Server entry in your settings.

So What

So that’s cool, it’s 3 easy steps now

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Note: your decisions for the above may/will probably vary (all on). I use wallbridge.com as a secondary email address so I don’t want any additional calendars or tasks.

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This last screen is the nice bit.  In the past, I had to help ActiveSync along by determining which “pod” I was in by logging into OWA.

Now What

Here’s the one heads up and your mileage may vary depending on when you started using Office 365 (I’ve been on there a long while).  For me, I had the my Pod/Server entered in the field highlighted in the screenshot earlier.  With the upgrade, I got new infrastructure.  It was painless really. I just deleted the Exchange account on my iPhone and added it new (data is nice and safe on the server).  Going forward, I think this is now behind me too … even better.

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