How to implement MS Outlook 2007 with SMS

This page introduces a powerful solution for sending SMS messages from Microsoft Outlook 2007 to mobile phones. With this possibility you can revolutionize corporate communication channels. To setup this functionality a stable SMS gateway is needed, such as Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. Start to build your effective and well-functioning SMS system...

Step-by-step guide:
How to configure MS Outlook 2007 for sending SMS ( Video tutorial included)

Utilization

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 includes a new feature among its services. It is called Outlook Mobile Service. With the help of this application it is possible to create and send SMS text messages to mobile devices from your computer. In this way e-mail messages, reminders and calendar entries can be forwarded to your mobile device when you are out of the office. Therefore, you will be available in all the time and you will never miss important events or meetings. In other words, Outlook Mobile Services can function as a complete personal information manager.

These excellent features can be achieved with the use of an SMS gateway software. This software will provide the necessary SMS functionality to your corporate IT system. Therefore you will be able to send and receive SMS messages from your computer to mobile phones. With SMS technology you can keep in touch with your colleagues, customers, business partners.

Ozeki NG SMS Gateway is a software which is able to meet the above mentioned properties to provide SMS extension to your corporate IT environment. Using an SMS gateway software also makes bi-directional communication possible. This means that a text message is sent from your computer (from Outlook) is received on a mobile phone. The user of the phone can reply to this text message and this reply will be sent to the sender's mobile phone.

Ozeki NG SMS Gateway can be obtained by
opening the download page:
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How the system works

First you need to compose your message in Outlook. Microsoft Outlook 2007 connects to Ozeki NG SMS Gateway over web service. With the help of it, the message will be forwarded to the SMS gateway which will process it and send an SMS message to the given mobile phone with the text of your message.

If there is an IP SMS connection between your gateway and the SMS center of a mobile service provider then you can receive a reply to your SMS. It is possible because the SMS gateway is able to set the phone number, which was provided in Outlook, as the phone number of the sender. In this way you can get the reply to your mobile phone. This process can be examined in Figure 1.

Figure 1 - SMS solution for MS Outlook 2007 with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

How to implement SMS messaging for MS Outlook 2007

To send SMS messages in Microsoft Outlook 2007 you need to do some settings. This solution requires encrypted connection so first you need a certificate for this purpose. Then configuration in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway is also necessary. Here you need to create a new user and provide an address where you wish to provide this service. Finally you need to set Outlook also. For a detailed installation guide please go to setup instructions.

Conclusion for MS Outlook 2007 SMS solution

To sum the above mentioned, if you add SMS functionality to your corporate IT system with the help of an SMS gateway you will enjoy several advantages. This solution provides you a seamless communication experience at the highest level. SMS technology makes it possible to be available in all the time and to improve corporate communication. With the implementation of this solution you will get a secure, reliable and cost effective communication system based on SMS technology.

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