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Connect mobile device to SP2013? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Community

        You can connect a mobile device to a SharePoint 2013 Server farm
    like a Windows phone or IPAD but how and what is the difference between
    a Windows phone and any other kind of smart phone?

        Thank you
        Shabeaut

    Friday, January 2, 2015 6:03 PM

Answers

  • No.  It means that most smart phones have browsers that are capable of accessing a SharePoint based web site just like any other web site.  There may be some differences between say IE on a Windows phone and Safari on an iPhone.  But SharePoint is a web based product.  You can access a SharePoint site using just a web browser if the SharePoint server is available on a network that the smart phone can reach.  But that has nothing to do with a specific smart phone, a USB connection, or Windows 8.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • Marked as answer by Shabeaut Friday, January 2, 2015 10:54 PM
    Friday, January 2, 2015 10:22 PM

All replies

  • There really isn't any difference other than the browsers supported.  There's also a different programming environment and obviously MS will be more inclined to write custom applications, like office clients, for their own platform first.  But there is nothing inherent in the Windows phone platform that makes it a better or worse mobile device to connect to a SharePoint farm.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Friday, January 2, 2015 6:52 PM
  • Does that mean all you have to do is plug any smart phone thru USB into
    a desktop and the server will download Windows 8 as the browser and the
    mobile device and then you can use the browser to log on to the server farm?

    Friday, January 2, 2015 7:08 PM
  • No.  It means that most smart phones have browsers that are capable of accessing a SharePoint based web site just like any other web site.  There may be some differences between say IE on a Windows phone and Safari on an iPhone.  But SharePoint is a web based product.  You can access a SharePoint site using just a web browser if the SharePoint server is available on a network that the smart phone can reach.  But that has nothing to do with a specific smart phone, a USB connection, or Windows 8.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • Marked as answer by Shabeaut Friday, January 2, 2015 10:54 PM
    Friday, January 2, 2015 10:22 PM