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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 is a component of Microsoft Office Mobile 2010. Office Mobile 2010 is available on devices that run Microsoft Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 6.5 (also known as Windows Mobile 6.5). You can use SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 to connect to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 sites of your organization and to work on shared files from these devices.

Note Your organization may host and manage SharePoint sites on an enterprise server. Or, your organization may access a SharePoint site service by using cloud services. Currently, SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 will not connect to a SharePoint site that is hosted on Microsoft cloud services.

This article describes how to connect to a SharePoint 2010 site by using SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 on a Windows Phone 7 device or on a Windows Phone 6.5 device.

More information

You can use SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 to connect to a SharePoint 2010 server in two ways:

  • From inside your organization, connect to the internal SharePoint site over a Wi-Fi connection.
  • From outside your organization, use a cellular connection or an external Wi-Fi connection to connect to the external SharePoint site through a Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) server.

Note If you provide a fully qualified domain name (for example, https://hrweb.contoso.com) as the SharePoint URL, SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 will consider the SharePoint site to be in the Internet Zone. This causes SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 to use the external connection method.

How to connect over the internal network

To connect directly to a SharePoint 2010 Server by using SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010, your phone must be able to establish a connection to the SharePoint server over Wi-Fi. To make this connection, your environment must meet the following requirements:
  • Your phone must have Wi-Fi enabled.
  • The Wi-Fi network must not be hidden.
  • Both your phone and the SharePoint server must be on the internal Wi-Fi network of your organization. This kind of access will not work over an Internet connection.
  • The SharePoint server must be configured for NTLM authentication. All other authentication schemes are unsupported for Wi-Fi access.

Configure the SharePoint server

  1. Make sure that Internet Protocol security (IPsec) is not required to access the site on the SharePoint 2010 server. If IPsec is required on the server, Windows Phone users will be unable to establish a connection to the SharePoint server.
  2. Add the URL that mobile users will use to connect the SharePoint 2010 server to the alternative access mapping list. For more information about how to plan alternative access mappings, visit the following Microsoft website:
    Plan alternate access mappings (Windows SharePoint Services) (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288609(office.12).aspx)
  3. Make sure that the site can be accessed from the internal Wi-Fi network.

Connect over an internal Wi-Fi network

To connect to the SharePoint 2010 site by using SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 over an internal Wi-Fi network, follow these steps, as appropriate for your version of Window Phone.
  • On Windows Phone 7:
    1. On your Windows Phone device, make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on and connected.
    2. Tap Office, and then under SharePoint, tap open URL.
    3. Tap the address bar, type the URL, and then tap the forward arrow.
  • On Windows Phone 6.5:
    1. On your Windows Phone device, make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on and connected.
    2. Tap Start, tap Office Mobile 2010, and then tap SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010.
    3. Tap the address bar, type the URL, and then tap Go.
You can also connect to a site by tapping a link to that site that is embedded in an email message or in a document.

Notes
  • Access the server over Wi-Fi by using the short name of the server instead of the FQDN of the server. If you access the server by using the FQDN, SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 will try to make an Internet connection instead of using the Wi-Fi connection. This may cause the connection to fail.
  • If Microsoft Exchange is configured in Windows Phone 6.5, and if your phone uses the same corporate credentials that you use to connect to the SharePoint site, you are not prompted for credentials. Windows Mobile 6.5 automatically reuses the Exchange credentials to sign in to the server.
  • f you do not have a connection to Microsoft Exchange configured, the first time that you connect to a site in Windows Phone 7 or in Windows Phone 6.5, you have to sign in by using an appropriate user name and password. If you cannot sign in, try to connect and sign in to the same site by using Internet Explorer from the Windows Phone. Then, try to sign in again by using SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010.
  • If you can access the site from your web browser by using the same URL but cannot access the site from SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010, contact your site administrator to configure mobile access to the site.

How to connect from an external network

SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 can connect to a SharePoint site from outside your network by using a Forefront United Access Gateway (UAG) server.

Configure a Forefront UAG server to enable mobile access

  1. Deploy a UAG server. For more information about how to do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
    How to deploy a UAG server (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd857358.aspx)
  2. Publish a SharePoint 2010 server site on the UAG server. For more information about how to do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
    Overview of SharePoint publishing (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd861429.aspx)
  3. Turn off signing for specific SharePoint pages. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. On the UAG server, start the Forefront UAG Management application.
    2. Click HTTPS Connections in the navigation pane, and then click the trunk name to open the trunk page.
    3. Click Configure in the Trunk Configuration box.
    4. Click the Edit button that is located on the right side of the Do not parse the response bodies to these requests text. This opens a window in which the top half shows the names of the server and the bottom half shows the pages to be skipped for each server.
    5. Add a server name without the protocol header. For example, if server is accessed internally as http://moss or as https://moss, add the server name as "moss."
    6. Add the following pages:

      .*/_vti_bin/webs\.asmx

      .*/_vti_bin/lists\.asmx
    7. Click OK.
    8. Enable the trunk configuration.
  4. Make sure that the Allow rich clients to bypass trunk authentication check box on thePortal tab of the Application Properties window is checked.



Connect from outside the network by using the Forefront UAG server

  1. Contact the site administrator to see whether the SharePoint 2010 server that you want to access supports mobile access by using a UAG server. If this is the case, obtain the UAG trunk URL, the user name, and the password.
  2. Configure the UAG server in the SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010 UAG Forefront settings. To do this, follow these steps, as appropriate for your version of Windows Phone.
    • On Windows Phone 7:
      1. Tap Office, and then under SharePoint, tap all.
      2. Tap the ellipses (...), tap settings, and then tap UAG Server.
      3. Enter the Forefront UAG server address.
      4. Enter the credentials to connect to the server.
      5. Tap done.
      6. Return to the main SharePoint Workspace Mobile page.
      7. Tap the address bar, enter the URL and then tap the forward arrow.
    • On Windows Phone 6.5: 
      1. Tap Start, tap Office Mobile 2010, and then tap SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010.
      2. Tap Menu, tap Settings, and then tap Configure Forefront UAG Server.
      3. Type the Forefront UAG trunk address.
      4. Type the credentials to connect to the server.
      5. Tap OK.
      6. Return to the main SharePoint Workspace Mobile page.
      7. Tap the address bar, type the URL, and then tap Go.
After the Forefront UAG settings are configured, you can also connect to a site by tapping a link to that site that is embedded in an email message or in a document.

Applies to
  • Windows Phone 7 Consumer
  • Windows Phone 7 Premier/OEM
  • Windows Phone Consumer
  • Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 for Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Microsoft Office Mobile 2010
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