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How to configure text message-based notifications in Office 365 Exchange Online

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This article describes how to send text message-based notifications to both a Microsoft ActiveSync-based device and a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox.

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There is a Microsoft Exchange 2010 feature that lets you synchronize text message-based notifications (that are sent to your wireless device) with the Exchange mailbox. This feature is supported only for information workers who are using the following wireless Internet service providers (ISPs):
  • AT&T
  • Sprint PCS
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon Wireless
The following additional features are supported:
  • Missed call notifications and voice mail notifications
  • Calendar and agenda updates
  • Text messages that are sent and received through Microsoft Outlook Web App and through Microsoft Outlook 2010

To enable delivery of text message-based notifications to mobile devices, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Outlook Web App by using your user ID.
  2. As soon as you log on, click Options, and then click See All Options.
  3. From the navigation pane, click Phone, and then click Text Messaging.
  4. In the Text Messaging dialog box, select a locale and a mobile operator from the corresponding drop-down lists, and then click Next.
  5. Enter your telephone number, and then click Next.�A pass code is sent to the mobile phone in a text message.�
  6. Enter your pass code, and then click�Finish. The phone receives a final text message as soon as the process is completed.
As soon as text message-based notification is configured, you can customize the kinds of notifications that will be sent to the mobile device. You can use the following options to configure notification frequency:
  • Set up calendar notifications
  • Set up voicemail notifications
  • Set up e-mail notifications using an Inbox Rule
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article Info
Article ID : 2391795
Revision : 19
Created on : 12/9/2011
Published on : 12/9/2011
Exists online : False
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