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Use Your iPad with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Calendars

If you use your iPad for a company that uses Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, calendar entries and meeting invitations from coworkers can be pushed to your device so that they show up on the screen moments after they’re entered, even if they’re entered on computers at work.

Setting up an account to facilitate this pushing of calendar entries to your iPad is a breeze, although you should check with your company’s tech or IT department to make sure that your employer allows it.

  1. Tap Settings→Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

  2. From the Add Account list, tap Microsoft Exchange.

  3. Fill in the E-Mail Address, Username, Password, and Description fields, and then tap Next.

  4. Enter your server address on the next screen that appears.

    The rest of the fields are filled in with the e-mail address, username, and password you just entered.

  5. Tap Next.

    If your company uses Microsoft Exchange 2007, you don’t have to enter the address of your Exchange server — your iPad can determine it automatically.

  6. Tap the On switches for all the information types you want to synchronize using Microsoft Exchange, from among Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

    You’re good to go now, although some employers may require you to add passcodes to safeguard company secrets.

If your business-issued iPad is ever lost or stolen — or it turns out that you’re a double agent working for a rival company — your employer’s IT administrators can remotely wipe your device clean. You, too, can wipe the slate clean, using a free component in Apple’s iCloud service, and take advantage of the Find My iPad feature.

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