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Old 03-30-2009, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I apologize in advance for creating a new thread for such an amateur question, but I have a question that just can't get the exact answer on. I am a business owner and buying separate software and everything else that is required for operating a full stream BES server just doesn't make sense. Especially since I and 2 others would be the only ones using it's services. I'm very, very, very interested in syncing wirelessly my calendar, contacts, tasks, etc. with Outlook. I'm a former iPhone/Mac user who recently switched back to Blackberry and PC. While with iPhone, I utilized the MobileMe cloud that would wirelessly sync my iPhone with my laptop. I've seen crazy 3rd party apps that seem to allow you, but the process seems very daunting and like you're jumping through 10 hoops to try and wirelessly sync these items. Plugging my phone in a couple times of day isn't a back breaker, but not having to do that would be absolutely great. I've heard crazy rumors that you could possible buy a BES subscription from your wireless carrier? Is this true for AT&T? Are their companies that create BES subsriptions for those who don't work in a large corporation that have their own BES? Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Do you have hosted Email? The same provider may offer hosted BES services.
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I've heard crazy rumors that you could possible buy a BES subscription from your wireless carrier? Is this true for AT&T? Are their companies that create BES subsriptions for those who don't work in a large corporation that have their own BES?
Nope but there are plenty of hosted BES providers out there. Also check into BPS BlackBerry - BlackBerry Professional Software
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Nope but there are plenty of hosted BES providers out there. Also check into BPS BlackBerry - BlackBerry Professional Software
I would recommend against BPS as it is end of life.
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Does anyone have an official statement that BPS is coming to end of life?

Where is this info coming from?

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Does anyone have an official statement that BPS is coming to end of life?

Where is this info coming from?

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Old 08-19-2009, 07:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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As a fellow business owner, you might want to look at how I do it.

I use BIS for email. Sure, it can be delayed for as long as 15 minutes, but that has never been a concern. I have 2 company accounts, a personal comcast account and 4 client accounts coming to my BB.

I use Google Sync to keep my calendar up to date on mt BB, MacBook, office PC and home PC.

My contacts are relatively static but you can use Google sync the same way to keep contacts up to date.

Can't comment on the tasks function. I actually put tasks in my calendar as reminders rather than use a separate task app. Evernote might be an option for that since it syncs wirelessly across several platforms.
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Danny,

I installed BES on a virtual server and bought BES Professional with 5 seats. Was only like 499. only 3 people use it as of now and it works great for me.
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Just because BPS is EOL it's no reason not to use it. BES SBE has been EOL'd for a while and I have customers using it still. If it fits your needs use it.
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