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ademaio53
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Registered: ‎03-18-2013
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Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

We currently have 4 Blackberry users in our offce (2 9650's and 2 9930's) and would like to move everyone to a Blackberry 10 device.  We are running BES Express version 5.0.2.29 and have our Public Contacts folder syncing to our BB devices.  Having public contacts pushed to the phones is very important to our company.  Will BES 10 push public contacts to BB10 devices? 

 

What else will we need to do in order to migrate to BB 10?  I know that our BB OS7 devices will still need BESX 5 to function.  Once all of our users have BB10 devices, will we still need BESX 5 or will we only need BES 10?  Will we need to update oue BESX to the latest version?  Is that a simple installation?

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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

Exchange active sync can not access publlic folders.

 

codetwo folder sync works very well for our EAS users to sync items.

 

BES 10 is pretty easy to set up and does not need BES 5

 




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ademaio53
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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

So in other words, BES 10 has no public folder support?

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oliwer
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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

Yes, BES10 has no public folder support
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ademaio53
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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

So if I go out and spend $800 for 4 new phones, then another $400 for BES10 licenses, pay my IT company to install and setup the software, probably another $1,000, I will have less functionality than I currently do with the free version of BESX that I am running.

 

Would this assumption be correct?

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oliwer
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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

If you want to see it in that way, yes. But what if you take the chance to finally get rid of the public folder functionality that Microsoft likes sooooo much :smileywink:
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ademaio53
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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

What other options are there for public contacts then?
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oliwer
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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

Global Address List
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ademaio53
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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

How do I get the 1,000+ contacts that are currently into our public folder into the GAL?

Sidenote: I can't believe something this simple has to be this difficult.
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ademaio53
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Re: Moving to BB10 from BESX 5.0.2; public contacts

Isn't global address list just for the people that work for your organization?
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