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02-08-2008, 10:17 AM
Here's my situation -- I have all my mail thru pop3. As part of my training, I'll be moving my email domain to a test exchange server. My company is not going to pay $2K for the BES software, especially for one person. Does anybody know if there is a 1 user demo, or a way for me to get my mail via blackberry without resorting to forwarding it thru Outlook?

02-08-2008, 10:19 AM
do a search for BES express. Its a free 1 license BES

02-08-2008, 11:54 AM
Its actually called BES Professional now.

BlackBerry - BlackBerry Professional Software (http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/professional/#tab_tab_pricing)

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02-08-2008, 11:57 AM
I think the BPS is not the same, i just downloaded a new version of BESXpress the other day. It would make sense that BPS Express is to BPS what BES Express is to BES though

BlackBerry - BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange (http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/server/exchange/#tab_ddetail_subtab_pricing)

02-08-2008, 12:02 PM
Really? Thats interesting. From what I understood, BES Express has been discontinued.

02-08-2008, 12:21 PM
still listed on the site as an option. dont ask me i just work here lol

02-08-2008, 12:29 PM
are you talking about updates or the new install file?

02-08-2008, 12:35 PM
it was an update, and apparently that link on the site is dead. they no longer offer it for small to medium businesses, that implies that they still do for Corporations. I knew the BPS was taking the place of the SMB BES, however to leave up a link is a bit misleading.

02-08-2008, 08:45 PM
Hi Iím new to the BB seen I will be getting my 8703 hopefully soon. Hereís the
Question when install the desktop manager I though I seen something about which mail service I think I took the one than did your personal email and your job? Do you have to pay extra for that email service and if so what will that cost
I though it was free the push email? If not were can find which one I took and can you change I know this long but one last one. Will the email still work and would be like I get now on my treo with windows. On BB.com they show 4.3 should I get one and leave off 4.2 service pack 2