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BES Express Testing

Hi there, 


I'm working on an app that requires push notifications that I need to deploy via a client's BES server. I'm sending PAP formatted messages by POST request to the BES server, as in the example on page 17 of this RIM documentation: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/developers/deliverables/12029/Push_applications_for_the_BlackBerry_Ent...


I have all the code ready but I have no way to test if it actually works, and I'd like to ensure a smooth deployment with our clients, so I'd rather not test this with the client's real BES server.


Is there any way for me to test the push notifications with a test BES server? The only option I've found so far is to use BES express, but that requires an Exchange server. I'm working on OS X and would rather avoid setting up a Windows environment, with an Exchange server and BES Express, just for testing.


If this is the only option, I'm considering running an Amazon EC2 instance and installing BES Express on that. Are there any EC2 images with BES Express already installed, or any guides on how to properly do this?



Any help is very much appreciated.





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Re: BES Express Testing

Blackberry Enterprise Server compatibility chart


I know Zimbra works and there are some other free mailservers out there too.


also a google connector is suppored but dont know about the apps with it.


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