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11-05-2008 02:00 PM
My Verizon Palm Treo 700w integrates email, contacts, calendar and notes seamlessly with my small company's MS Exchange server - Outlook 2007 - using free software that I installed on my office desktop pc without needing server software or any involvement from my IT department. Is there a comparable Blackberry solution available at low or no cost, as I am the only current smartphone company user?
11-05-2008 08:43 PM - edited 11-05-2008 08:44 PM
yes, BlackBerry Professional SOftware is free for one user
11-12-2008 07:23 AM
I am also considering upgrading a Palm Treo 700wx to a Blackberry Storm. When I looked at this link, it still seems like you needed to get your company IT department involved to install some server side software. My company will not do this.
So what I need to verify is whether I can receive my Outlook Exchange email in real time without my having to manually issue a "receive email" like command. I can deal without having my Calendar updated.
11-12-2008 08:23 PM
11-13-2008 07:18 AM
11-13-2008 09:12 AM
yes, you dont need anything other than BB with data plan. Here is how you cna set it up.
11-14-2008 01:25 AM
11-14-2008 06:33 AM
We have BlackBerry Enterprise Server set up in our own company with only 3 BlackBerry handsets being used (we started with just 1!) and now have installed for some of our clients too. It is definitely worth it, and not difficult to install or configure.
There are a few hurdles to overcome along the way, but it really is worth it. It's far more reliable and easier to maintain than ActiveSync / OMA etc. - particularly when handsets are replaced etc.
There are plenty of guides available on the Internet on how to set up on (e.g.) Windows 2003 Server. You will need a separate user account (we always use "BESAdmin" as the user name) for the BlackBerry services to run under, and will need to always log in as this user to manage handsets etc.
Invest the time - you won't regret it once up and running.