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Old 12-02-2010, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Our company is running Exchange on Windows Server 2003 and the CEO would like his Exchange contacts synched with his BB. This is fine and dandy but his Address Book is cluttered with both business and personal contacts. Is there any way to create a business and personal contact folder? I have set up filters on his BB but he wasn't satisfied with this solution. Thanks in advance.
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Have you tried address book groups. Put his stuff in one group and the company stuff in another or the main listing..
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We have grouped his contacts but he would like to be able to open his address book and see two folders, business and personal, with the contacts sorted out between the two. Is this even possible? I find it hard to believe BB doesn't have this functionality while a $10 go phone does...
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A lot of people want multiple address books but unfortunately the BB is designed to support address book synchronization from a single source. Unless he is will to spend a few extra seconds opening a group within the address book or keeping his personal contacts in a separate folder it may not be possible to satisfy him. You might try looking for a address book App that will allow a second display icon. Ixxx8217;m willing to bet the next request will be for synchronization from your BES. Have you tried to give him a paper note book to carry? Only kidding, he may not like the joke and you would end up looking for a new job.
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We have grouped his contacts but he would like to be able to open his address book and see two folders, business and personal, with the contacts sorted out between the two. Is this even possible? I find it hard to believe BB doesn't have this functionality while a $10 go phone does...
Maybe I'm missing something, but if this is what is wanted, isn't the use of categories the solution? Set category personal on personal contacts and business on business contacts. Then when user wants to only see business, set the filter for business, and set filter to personal to only see personal. ........ Seems to me that's the equivalent of having two folders, one for business and one for personal.
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He is just a particular man. He hates having to filter the Address Book every time and wanted the simplicity of opening one folder or the other. In short, having two folders like I described is impossible, correct?
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Maybe I'm missing something, but if this is what is wanted, isn't the use of categories the solution? Set category personal on personal contacts and business on business contacts. Then when user wants to only see business, set the filter for business, and set filter to personal to only see personal. ........ Seems to me that's the equivalent of having two folders, one for business and one for personal.
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sometimes it is impossible to satisfy. I agree, groups would be the simplest
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Ahhhhh, I see you mentioned filters in your OP. My bad.
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If I may opine....and I'm going to anyway....This is why I keep writing over and over that BlackBerry is different. I see so many people wasting time and getting mad because they insist on wanting to do things the way they were used to doing on a previous system, when all they need to do is start from scratch with BlackBerry and forget their previous devices. ....... Now stepping off soapbox.
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Ixxx8217;m thinking of the Geico commercial where the Top Sergeant acting as a psychiatrist tells the patient to stop being a jack wagon and grow up. I wonder if his Boss would fit?
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I don't see why it would be a problem anyway, no matter how it's set up. Once you open your Address Book and type a couple of letters, it narrows down your search. Show your boss how easy it is if he uses it as it's designed.
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My job is done haha. I just needed evidence that it would not work the way he envisioned it. Perhaps BB isn't for him...Thanks a lot though
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OP wants to know if folders are possible, yes or no. That's what boss wants. Apparently other options have been demonstrated and have been shot down.

(I have no idea re folders.)
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My job is done haha. I just needed evidence that it would not work the way he envisioned it. Perhaps BB isn't for him...Thanks a lot though
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Tell him all the top CEO's use a blackberry and he will love it.
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