BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2008, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Model: 8330
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 29
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Add GAL list to contacts list

Please Login to Remove!

I have a client who is using Windows 2003 SBS w/ the latest BES Pro expreess installed. Is it possible to add the GAL to each users contact list on there phone? I know you can do lookups but sometimes the people in the field may not know who they are looking for, so my client would prefer to have the entries in the phone. If this is not possible is there a way I can globally add contacts to a users phone?
Offline  
Old 09-11-2008, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Elite
 
knottyrope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Model: PRIV
OS: 5.1.1
PIN: t of blood has been taken
Carrier: AT&T-US with I dee ten tee errors
Posts: 7,180
Post Thanks: 362
Thanked 374 Times in 344 Posts
Default

Our soulution was to Keep a personnel list in publicfolders and add to each contact a category called personnel list.
Then show each BB user how to sort by category in their contacts folder.
Then they can delete the old entries via category and copy over the personell list to contacts once a month.
Also you can tell the BB to lookup via group of personnel list or whatever categories they have.

Not the best solution but it works very well offline for BB and windows mobile.
This also teaches the user how to better manage their contacts via categories.

Also we have outlook do lookups in the personell list (copy to favorites and enable address book) and not use GAL.
HR can manage it easier from a public folder too.


How users update:
goto contacts
View arrange by category
Delete catagory personnel list

Goto public folders/personnel list
highlight first user
press ctrl a
Drag drop into contact folder

is this easy enough?
65+ users here can handle it.
__________________
unlock your phone here http://freemyblackberry.com/
I am on http://supportforums.blackberry.com
BES 12 running sweet for my DTEK60
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

The VoIP Lounge Replacement 12 ft Gray Handset Curly Cord for Cisco 7900 Series
$9.83
The VoIP Lounge Replacement 12 ft Gray Handset Curly Cord for Cisco 7900 Series pictureThe VoIP Lounge 25 Ft Ash Handset Curly Cord for Nortel Norstar M Series Phones
$11.78
The VoIP Lounge 25 Ft Ash Handset Curly Cord for Nortel Norstar M Series Phones picturePolycom CX3000 Microsoft Lync VoIP PoE Conference Phone 2201-15810-001 w/ Mic
$25.0
Polycom CX3000 Microsoft Lync VoIP PoE Conference Phone 2201-15810-001 w/ Mic pictureLOT OF 25 Cisco CP-7942G Unified IP Phone - voip phone - used
$500.0
LOT OF 25 Cisco CP-7942G Unified IP Phone - voip phone - used picture3Com 3C10402A Business Telephone PBX VCX NBX IP VoIP Display Base Handset 3102-A
$41.99
3Com 3C10402A Business Telephone PBX VCX NBX IP VoIP Display Base Handset 3102-A picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.