God and Satan join forces to bring Microsoft Exchange Hell spawn DirectPush support to iPhone, offering all the benefits of Windows Mobile (and then some) to Jesus phone users. This according to Mary Jo Foley at Zdnet.

Here’s what I’m hearing: Apple will announce this week — possibly as soon as June 27 — that it has licensed the Exchange ActiveSync licensing protocol. Via the licensing arrangement, Apple iPhone users will be able to connect to Exchange Server and make use of its wireless messaging and synchronization capabilities.

This will no doubt elicit a loud HUZZAH! from those of you that use a hosted Exchange service, like myself. Though personally I'm thinking of dumping the Microsoft ecosystem and using a mashup of various solutions like Google apps + .Mac.