It remains to be seen whether or not business users will be breaking their crackberry addictions when the iPhone launches next week, but a couple of features could sway you at the last minute. I know a few of you have asked us to cease and desist all coverage of the iPhone from here on out, but hey, there’s nothing else worth telling you about.
The iPhone will ship with the standard OS X VPN client, which allows connections to Mac and Windows VPN Servers on L2TP or PPTP over IPSEC. There are a few rumors swirling about that Cisco is working on a VPN client and Soft Phone integration into the Call Manager Server as well as e-mail functionality of IMAP over SSL. Take that Gartner!
Leopard’s Quick Look will make viewing Word and Excel documents a breeze on the iPhone, but unfortunately you won’t be able to edit them unless you jump to Google Docs & Spreadsheets via Safari. The awesomeness that is Quick Look will play nice with most every file type you’ll encounter, which will cement its case for business users to jump on board.