Posted by David Burr, Last modified by David Burr on 11 March 2013 08:23 PM
ActiveSync Contacts and Calendar with Microsoft Exchange Server:
With this PBX feature you can synchronize contacts and calendar with your exchange server.
2. Then you can sync contacts with the “Sync” button or with a timer that syncs your contacts periodically according to the minutes you have provided in the settings.
This can be achieved by assigning a web password to the extension. sign out of admin and log in as user by entering the extension and web password. for more information on the user portal, User portal
but it's recommended that this field is left empty since the user name will have the exchange server address.
NOTE: Now your contacts will be synced. If the re-sync timer is not set to “Off”, the sync will be done repeatedly after every set number of minutes.
The synched contacts are available on Active-sync Contacts page'Bold text'. They are also included in the LDAP'Bold text and will be delivered to your device, like a VoIP phone, through LDAP'Bold text. So if your VoIP device is set for LDAP using the plug and play feature you will be able to access and dial your contacts synced from your exchange server
(including contacts on other devices that have synced up to the exchange like your mobile device). In other words, you will pretty much have access to all your contacts automatically on your device through the PBX.
Why Sync calendar with the Exchange Server?
Well, with this cool feature, you can setup and schedule conference calls on the PBX, by setting up a meeting on an Exchange Server' without configuring the PBX. The PBX will periodically Sync'Bold text the calendar from the server and if it is a conference call it will schedule one.
You will need to enable the Active sync Settings'Bold text' in your user account as shown in the first section, with your email address and password.
Calendar related settings on that page are:
NOTE: if the Also Sync Calendar setting is set to off, then only contacts Bold textwill be synched and the calendar entries will not be synced with the Exchange Server, in case you are only interested in the contacts.
How to setup a conference call
The PBX will only schedule a conference call where the location of the conference has been explicitly set to be pn the pbx“PBX”.
Setting up a conference call
Automatic call initiation:
SUMO will call all the participants (extensions) of the conference call at the conference start time.
The location field should read “PBX AUTOCALL”. when the PBX syncs the calendar will schedules a conference call, it will call all the participants (extensions) that were added in the conference at the starting time of the conference call.
How to cancel a conference call
When a meeting (conference call) is canceled on the exchange server and when the PBX syncs the calendar next time, it will cancel and remove the conference call, if one had been scheduled.