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Blackberry integration

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nugget, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. nugget
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    Just a general info seeking question. Does anybody know if a late model blackberry (latest models) integrate into a windows 2003 network with exchange 2007 or does it need a blackberry server?

    A guy at work wants to get one but wants to know if it will work with our setup.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Should be ok with a BIS tariff mate.
     
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    bes express! classic 80's song and also very good free blackberry server!
     
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  4. AJ

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    Another vote for BES Express

    Free download and comes free with 75 licences I believe. Running it here at our school on the mail server no problems at all.

    Same software as BES server, just a bit cut down and runs from a web page.
     
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  5. Theprof

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    We use BES as well and that would be your best bet.
     
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    Dont you mean BES--t bet!
     
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  7. Theprof

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    Exactly!
     
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  8. nugget
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    Thanks guys. Although it's free and looks very interesting to set up, it's just too much to justify for just one blackberry user.
     
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  9. dales

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    that depends on what value you put on the data held on the BB. You might really really need the ability to wipe the device one day due to the drunken/forgetful escapade of the owner
     
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    There is an app to do that also without the full BES

    Emergency Wipe £3.99


    As a side not, we had users with BIS and Hosted Exchange 2007 that would constantly resync there whole mailbox all the time but couldn't nail the issue down, became a right pain in the ass but this was on a cluster setup.
     
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  11. nugget
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    It's okay, he won't be getting one now.
     
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  12. Shinigami

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    Just thought I would add to this that depending on how you've configured your Exchange servers, and you begin introducing BlackBerry devices to the environment, then the IO impact on a BB enabled mailbox is about 4x that of a non BB enabled mailbox... You wouldn't want to saturate your environment by having specced your servers to support X number of users as long as they were not BB enabled.
     
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  13. Sparky
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    True, as said if you had a BIS tariff on the handset thats all you would have needed without any server software.
     
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