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SharePoint Access from Mobile Devices Issue

  Asked By: Jayshree    Date: Nov 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1148

I have users who want to access SharePoint from their Blackberry devices and
are getting errors. I asked them to try entering:
http://servername/sites/mand other similar addresses, but each one got
an error of some kind.

Any ideas?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Mary Adams     Answered On: Nov 21

If the name of the site is http://servername/sites/mand
<http://servername/sites/mand> then have them access  the site with the address
of http://servername/sites/mand/m <http://servername/sites/mand/m> . It's
called Mobility redirect and will give them a WAP type view with access to the
lists and libraries of the site, but not the webparts. The one issue  they will
still have may be authentication. If you are using the default of Windows
Integrated Authentication I don't think it will work because the last I looked
Blackberriy's browser didn't support Windows Integrated Authentication. If you
set your site up for Forms based authentication or Basic Authentication they
should be fine.

Mobile browsers normally don't have the bandwidth or Javascript support to
display the standard SharePoint page from a site.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Kundan Jambhale     Answered On: Nov 21

my message appears to have been altered a bit. The SharePoint IP is
http://server/sites/team . The address my testers are is
http://server/sites/team/m . I currently have Integrated Windows
authentication (NTLM).

The erros range from 5500 to 503 to a few others. I have had my test group
try usng 3 or 4 different browsers. They do initially get prompted to enter
their domain information, then they get the error.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Chris Baldwin     Answered On: Apr 12

Another option is to use a 3rd party product such as SoftArtisans SilverDust to provide BlackBerry mobile  to SharePoint access. It helps get around the authentication (and bandwidth) issues described here.

http://silverdust.softartisans.com

 
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