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Old 08-02-2005, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been reading up on this quite a bit. It seems you can't wireless sync public calendars with BES 4.0.

I was curious if anyone has found a good work around that could sync your public calendar with your private one either on the Exchange side or the Outlook side.

I haven't been able to get it syncing a public folder using the desktop software that came with the Blackberry, so I could only imagine if my end users tried it.

I know add2exchange is suppose to do this, but I would like to see if anyone else had a suggestion before I go spending $550 more of my companies money on add2exchange licenses.
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Old 08-02-2005, 05:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the good new is that itís your companyís money and not yours. The bad new is your really donít have a choice that I know of. Syncing public folders is a very complicated and is internal to Exchange so if there is a cheep alternative out there buyer be ware. $550 is a small amount of money to pay as apposed to hosing up your BES or Exchange server with some cheep software alternative. But if you do find something let us know.
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was hoping to hear something like,

Copy this folder here then save these contents there, then spin around three times and do a backflip. Then magically everything will sync up perfectly.
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I use Outlook PCS. I believe it is a free download from Microsoft. It allows me to sync public folders to my contact list. So I have setup my departments public folder contact list to sync with my contact list using PCS. It adds a category to all those contacts as well so with 4.0 you can filter by that category if you want. I just have to manually sync with the public folder from within outlook periodically and any changes get sent to my Blackberry wirelessly. Works pretty well for a good work around.
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Before anyone asks, here is the link to download Outlook PCS
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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I have used Outlook Pocket Contact Sychronizer for awhile also. It updates your contact list by incorporating the information on a public folder contact list into your personal contacts. If you have a lot of contacts in your selected public folder, your contacts folder will include all of them. As far I have found, it does not sync calendar items.
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I'm sorry, I didn't even see the mention of Calendars by neonerz. You can't sync more than one calendar on BB, period.
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I only want to sync one calendar, a public one

We don't really use personal calendars.
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Originally Posted by udontknowjack
You can't sync more than one calendar on BB, period.
For clarification, this is only for wireless/BES, right? I can sync multiple calendars through the USB cable.
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