In an effort to reduce the complications of connecting TaskTask with your Exchange server, I’ve been working on the development of a cloud service to act as a proxy for TaskTask communication. The primary goal for this service is to enable connectivity to servers that are not natively supported in TaskTask. Normally when TaskTask fails to connect to an Exchange server, the cause is either improper configuration (TaskTask guessed the wrong server), the server expects authentication that TaskTask cannot provide (for example, if the server is configured for Negotiate authentication), or the server is unreachable. The new service aims to eliminate these problems and increase the ease in which you can use TaskTask with your mail server.
The service will be free and provided for customers of TaskTask on their mobile devices. Initially the only client that will be enabled for the service is the upcoming TaskTask for Windows Phone 7. However, in time all TaskTask clients will receive the benefits of the service if you opt into using the service.
As I prepare for the release of TaskTask for WP7 and the cloud service, I’ll post more details about how it works and how TaskTask uses the service.
I’m interested in how you would feel about TaskTask using a service to proxy communication between your mobile device and your Exchange server. Let me know what you think about this idea in the comments!