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Old 12-06-2006, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My company uses the BB 7250 and Exchange 2003 at the office. We have always just used the BB website to forward our mail to our BB devices. We have an opportunity to get on Corps. BES, and I was wondering what the advantages would be for us to do that. Thanks in advance!
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Welcome to the fourms electricd7.

With a BES you can wirelessly synchronize your data (i.e. calender, mail, contacts, tasks, etc.) for starters. Take a look at this thread; instead of a hosted (where you pay for the service) it would be hosted by your company however some properties from this thread would be applied to your BES:

The Hosted BES FAQ - Cheap BES/MDS - Wireless Outlook sync!

Keep in mind that once you become activated on your CC's BES you would then have different policies pushed to your handheld, i.e. website restrictions, security features, etc.

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Hello,

My company uses the BB 7250 and Exchange 2003 at the office. We have always just used the BB website to forward our mail to our BB devices. We have an opportunity to get on Corps. BES, and I was wondering what the advantages would be for us to do that. Thanks in advance!

As long as you don't have IT guys who love restricting everything you do, the BES is the way to go. No question.

...and welcome to the forums! You can do it, we can help! Hmmm...where have I heard that before!
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As long as you don't have IT guys who love restricting everything you do, the BES is the way to go. No question.

...and welcome to the forums! You can do it, we can help! Hmmm...where have I heard that before!
It's not the 'IT guy' who imposes the restrictions. There are business usage and data security that are set, usually higher than the admin's pay grade, and they need to be enforced.

Trust me when I say that we don't impose restrictions just for the fun of it.
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Electricd7

Where do you start...there's a lot of benefit on being on full BES rather than mail forward but some of the most simple benefits are

1) Sent item reconcilliation (emails sent from device are viewable on the desktop and vice-versa)

2) Full sync of fucntionality as mentiioned above

3) Controls over end-user devices (as mentioned above) - but perhaps more importantly the direct control over a lost/stolen device. In this case the IT guy can just "nuke" the device remotely and the next time it's turned on it will completely wipe all data on it...

4) Address List lookup - rather than having to maintain all your internal contacts manually on the device you can just 'lookup' a user name and pull their phone number, email etc directly from the GAL.

5) Being able to access applications behind the firewall e.g. intranet, phone server or similar. I use this for remote support of my machines and it's a really bonus. Means that I can go away for a weekend with just the 'bbery and could troubleshoot most issues remotely...

Note: that you'll have to pay additional $ for the plan with your provider to get activated on the BES not BIS service (it's more expensive) but worth it..

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Trust me when I say that we don't impose restrictions just for the fun of it.
Maybe *you* don't ;)
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Maybe *you* don't ;)
Exactly! Somebody posted not too long ago that they restrict the BB models that they'll allow on the BES because they don't want to support them all. I don't get that because they are all so similar but with minor differences from model to model.
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