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Old 07-10-2005, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am ready to dump my pocket pc phone for blackberry. Main question is can i synchronize outlook with both my home and work computers? ie, if i add a contant or memo to the work computer, will it make changes to outlook on the other one?

Any recommendations between getting 7290 vs. 7100? Which is easier for composing email? Thanks!!
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I cant speak to the 7100 but my preference is the 7290, alot easier to compose messages- I do the same thing with my work computer and home computer, you just have to set up your software and handheld properly, kind of a pain but in the end it is worth it. If you dont have an enterprise server and wont be using this for work, the Treo is a much better piece of equipt, just a little more delicate.
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i think that your bb will only synch with a single profile. so if you can vpn from your home to your work you can add/update contacts and have them show up, but i dont think that is what you want. i think that what you want is to have your bb synch to your home personal outlook set to a pop3 like hotmail and also have it synch to your work.

there are ways that you can try to get it to happen and some of them will work for a time, but ultimately you will be frustrated even if it is inly when yoiu choose to move to your next device.

dont go down a path where your data is not backed up or easily supportable. even if you feel smart for a time, ultimately you will regret it.
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I periodically export my work contacts to a CSV file then email them to the house and import. Not as high tech but it works...
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I am synching my 7520 with both my work and my home PCs. I have the desktop software set up almost the same except that, at work, I don't allow the BB Address Book data to flow to the desktop Contacts folder (mostly personal entries) but I do allow the work entries from Outlook to flow to the BB Address Book.

On the home PC, all data synchronizes fully between Outlook and the BB.

This has worked seamlessly until I recently upgraded my home PC version of Outlook to 2003. Now the sync doesn't work at all; I get machine language characters for the Outlook field definitions. I've seen threads elsewhere here which suggest fixes, i.e., checking to see that the older version of Outlook has been completely uninstalled.
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I am synching my 7520 with both my work and my home PCs. I have the desktop software set up almost the same except that, at work, I don't allow the BB Address Book data to flow to the desktop Contacts folder (mostly personal entries) but I do allow the work entries from Outlook to flow to the BB Address Book.

On the home PC, all data synchronizes fully between Outlook and the BB.

What settings are you using? I have been trying to figure out how to go one step further...I am trying to keep my personal contacts off my work pc, and work contacts off my personal--using the bb as a 'master'. All I have been able to achieve is that syncing with either my work contacts or personal contacts (respective pc's) causes the other to completely overwrite the other.

New corp directive saying no personal anything on corp assets...and for legal reasons, they actually check. Since this is my personal bb, but have permission for corp bes, I'd like to keep both on my bb?

Thanks for any tips.
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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+1
Similar question: I work at home, but do have an office computer at the office that runs 24/7 -- unlike my home unit. The office machine is set up to run the redirector with my Outlook client. (No BES for my co!) Part of that setup process is to physically connect the BB to the desktop computer in order to generate an encryption key. All this I did, and it's working fine.

I would like to synch contacts with my home computer, which is not on the office network. These are personal contacts, and info from my SIM. My concern is that the BB Desktop Manager software will require me during installation to generate a new encryption key...that will then invalidate the one currently forwarding me my emails from the office computer, miles and miles away and inconvenient to get to in person.

I don't want to screw things up just to find out. So here's the question: Can I leave my office computer fat, dumb, and happy sending me my emails via the redirector, and install BB Desktop Manager on my local machine and connect the BB to it to back up contacts to my local Outlook? Or will this mess up a good thing? (Local emails come to the BB via querying my pop3 from the BB web site.)

FYI, BB is 8700C, if that matters. Thanks.
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