IOS6 and Exchange meeting hijacking – calendar issues


Few days ago, when Apple released iOS6 we informed you about IOS6 and Exchange problems:
Exchange ActiveSync problems after upgrading IPhone or IPad to iOS6

After recent release of iOS6 Microsoft noticed increased support calls due to meetings having the owner of the meeting changed – meeting “hijacking”.
Most instances reported to Microsoft to date involve users with delegates who first open a meeting request in Outlook and then act on that same meeting in iOS.

iOS6 take ownership of meetings

Microsoft discussed this issue with Apple and will let as know when problem will be resolved.

Right now Microsoft has soem recommendations to offer a few migitation options:

  • Tell users not to take action on calendars on iOS We’re not seeing this particular issue if users don’t take action on their calendar items (for example, accept, delete or change meetings).
  • Switch iOS users to POP3/IMAP4 Another option is to switch users over to POP/IMAP connections. This will remove calendar and contacts functionality while allowing users to still use email (though the email may shift to pull from push while using these protocols) Continue reading