02-15-2009 08:45 PM
chances are great that they won't enable this on the limited bes > aka BPS.
If would be preferable for you to pay the $4k+ to upgrade to FULL BES and then enjoy all the great features like html..
02-15-2009 11:35 PM
Won't make sense for us to spend $4k for three users. I am sure there are a ton of similar companies for them it does not make sense either. It is hard to believe that HTML email posses an issue in the year 2009.
02-16-2009 01:18 AM
$4k is in AUS dollars.. who knows it might be alot cheaper elsewhere..
It seems fair to me to pay for something like that. regardless of how big the company is. if u want it, u pay for it.
02-16-2009 01:28 AM
Then RIM shouldn't market Professional as offering the same funtionality as BES. For companies that only have 3-4 users, paying $1000 per users seem unreasonable. We are already having to pay higher data plan rates to have BES (va BIS) but can't get html emails.
In my opinion I would prefer to give up some of the other BES functions in the Professional edition and have html or pay a few per use like the CAL.
What erk's me the most is just the lack of information from RIM. Tell people what the future of professional is and whether HTML will be coming or not. It will at least allow us to make decisions about device upgrades and for potential clients to select a different device/email offering. If it's a NO then just tell us but don't leave us hanging
02-16-2009 01:40 AM
With all the hype about 4.5, its very very unlikely..
Everyone, think about it.
BPS has never been service packed since it conception and delivery release.
Its a taster of what you could have if you paid for the upgrade. When RIM are the only ones in the world with this technology and precision, they can charge what they want for it. DATA plans included.
They aren't going to say yes, or no for html..
But think about it carefully... we are up to 4.1.7 service pack for full bes and are about to release 4.5 full bes.. why would a company waste time going backwards to enhance something they make bugger all money from..
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02-16-2009 02:58 PM - edited 02-16-2009 05:24 PM
Compare Outlook Express to Outlook 2003/2007.
BPS and BES are doing the same thing.
Whine all you want, its a RIM marketing thing.
2800.00 USD to get HTML email and 5 CALs are included with it.
So it is really like a 2300.00 USD upgrade if you need the CAL's.
Having full blown Enterprise BES, PRICELESS.
The old 15 user small bussiness express can do HTML, too bad its NLA.
And you have to down grade it to 4.1.4 to upgrade to BPS, LOL.
Maybe its because so many have BPS installed on the exchange server.
I bet it would take up too many resources on that server and people would be more upset when Exchange goes down because HTML was enabled.
BESAdmin's, please make a signature with your BES environment info.
BES 12 and BES 5.0.4 with Exchange 2010 and SQL 2012 Hyper V
02-19-2009 04:05 PM