Originally Posted by bdepew
also, our GAL isnt updated, someone in HR just updates the excel file, I actually got it yesterday and formatted it to import into outlook, but that was just for mine, how can i get this to everyones outlook then to their blackberry or just to their blackberry?
Microsoft has a free add on called Outlook PCS that will sync contact public folders to user's personal folders, which then can be wirelessly synced to your user's BBs.
We're using it with Outlook 2K & 2K3 and so far, so good. The drawbacks are that it's a manual sync (the user has to initiate from a button on a new toolbar within Outlook), it only works with contact folders, has to be installed on each user's computer, and any changes user's make to the synced record in their personal contacts is overwritten the next time they sync.
The advantages are that the sync is one way - the user's can't overwrite public folder information, each user can individually choose which folders they want to sync, it's stable, has a small footprint, and as soon as records start syncing to the personal folder they start to get synced out to the BB wirelessly.
So, you could copy the contacts that you imported to a public folder, then use this app to get them to individual user's copy of Outlook, then out to their BBs.
Hope that helps & Ciao