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Old 09-11-2008, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've asked this before but didn't get a good answer. I heard that with 3rd party tools you can push Contacts from an excel file or csv from the BES to users, can this be done?
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If you are talking about contacts that appear in the address book, why not just add the addresses, etc. to the GAL?

If you are talking about BB Messenger, then no, there isn't a way currently that will allow you to do that.
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Another thing you may be looking for is the Emergency Contact List, do a search for ECL and you may find what is required.
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I've shown the users how to access the GAL from the device/address book. They would like to have them permanently in their address book though.
We don't keep users' phone numbers, address, etc. in AD, just the email address.

I would like to be able to add new users and remove old user to the BES and sync with the device and Exchange.
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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?

60+ users here can handle it.
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