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Old 02-14-2008, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Company is running Outlook 2007 through an Exchange Server. Will BIS support this? I've read contradictory comments about whether BIS plays nice with 2007 or not. Don't have access to a BES.
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can you access your email with OWA? If you can yous hould have no issues. go ahead and try to add it through the BIS setup site BlackBerry Internet Service
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Yes I can access my email thru owa. Is there any specific information I need from my exchange server to get this all set up?
Also, will I need the redirector software if I can live with the delay in receiving my emails and the hardwire syncing for my calendar/contacts? I understand there is about a 15 min delay in receiving an email on my BB coming from the exchange server?
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log into the BIS site and input your email and password, it should work just fine. The 15 minute is actually just the maximum it checks for Email. If it finds any email it then checks every 3 minutes for 5 cycles. If it doesnt find any within that time, it goes back to checking every 15 minutes.
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it should work just fine
*Might* work just fine...

RIM has not officially put the stamp of approval on OWA 2007 yet.
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i give it slightly better than 50% which is why i went with should
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Thanks guys. This concerns me. I don't want to buy this phone with the chance that it's not going to be compatible. It's useless to me if it's not going to work with my email at work. What should I do now?
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well you do get a 30 day trial on the device/network for most US carriers. Conversely you can try and set up your email on the demo in store, then delete it if it works.
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Can someone post the link to the page that shows all the carrier BIS sites? I want to setup my work emails as well, as its OWA.
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So if I can push email using BIS, what's the purpose of the redirector software? Does that provide additional capabilities?
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Redirector is for Exchange users who don't have BIS or BES available to them.
Redirector doesn't offer any additional functionality over BIS. In fact, I'd say is less useful.
It would also require your desktop PC to be on at all times. Your IT department may not even allow its use.
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Thanks. This stuff is finally starting to sink into my very thick head. I've spent more time than I probably should have researching these things. I really appreciate your patience with me.
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