03-12-2013 12:39 PM
Does BES 10 suport exchange public folders? we have a several thousand contacts in multiple publfic folder contact folders. These were synched sing bes5 to devices. Now with Bes10 and z10 I am trying to figure out a way to synch public folders. I sthis possible?
03-12-2013 02:04 PM
why the shift from core bes codebase that did it all to activesync which has a subset of the functionaility? isnt this regression? what is the plan for all the clients with public folder contacts who synced?
I'm rockin the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700
03-12-2013 03:42 PM
micosoft is pushing away from public folders too, they want people to use share point instead
BESAdmin's, please make a signature with your BES environment info.
BES 5.0.4 and BES 10.2.2 with Exchange 2010 and SQL 2008
03-19-2013 07:44 AM
I'm also looking for an answer to this.
I can't believe that so few companies aren't concerned about public contacts. Public contacts is the whole reason we moved to Blackberry in the first place.
03-19-2013 08:48 AM
global contact list is for organization-wide contacts. not the place to put all and sundry.
CRM is an additional upfront and maintenance cost and unjustified.
I'm not trying to be critical but after 2 years of doing nothing, i am flabergasted that Blackberry would come back to market with a new sexy phone and destroy the solid back end they butl up. the reason people have been loyal is because of BES primarily. Throw that away and there is simply not much competitive advantage. To remove public folders now means in order for us to get those contacts on to devices, we now need to replicate with individual user conact folders which creates seveal instances of the same contact and adds to server processing to manage changes. of course data storage consumption goes up. This is a major disappointment. I hope they rethink this strategy. Microsoft isnt abanonding public folders over night and neitehr should Blackberry. think transition here people! SIGH!
03-19-2013 08:56 AM
03-19-2013 09:33 AM
03-19-2013 09:51 AM
I agree that it is MS that controls active sync. However, it was Blackberry that made the choice to abandon their platform and use activesync. I can't say i agree with that as it doesnt offer any competitive advantage with andorid or IOS. They owned/controlled their own platform...why ditch it for Microsoft's? If they are intent on using activesync, surely they could intriduce another option for clients tht use public folder contacts. If you are going to make such a drastic change, give people a heads up and provide a suitable alternative or phase it out.
The samsung s4 is soon going to be on sale. what is the compelling reason to tell my staff to go with BB over that or iphone 5 now? the good old reasons blackberry has ripped from our grasp.
WE love blackberry. Love the z10. we just want our old functionality back...is that too much to ask for? lol