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fourstringfuror 06-11-2012 04:08 PM

New Company - No BES
 
Really excited for the new job, but not thrilled when they told me this morning that BES is being phased out. I was looking forward to finally having seamless integration with my Exchange account and my BB. :(

Do I have any options beside BIS if I want corporate connectivity? It was suggested I buy a "real phone" and use ActiveSync instead.

dc/dc 06-11-2012 04:38 PM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
Unfortunately not... You're pretty much SOL.

Before picking your new device though, find out whether your company requires device encryption via their Exchange policies. This will limit your choices if they do.

fourstringfuror 06-11-2012 04:49 PM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
Thanks for the information. I'm not sold on any other phone right now, so I'll put up with it for the time being while I weigh my options.

dc/dc 06-11-2012 05:00 PM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fourstringfuror (Post 1779903)
Thanks for the information. I'm not sold on any other phone right now, so I'll put up with it for the time being while I weigh my options.

Basically, if they require encryption, your choices are iPhone or a device running Android 4.0+.

jsconyers 06-12-2012 08:05 AM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
And possibly BB10 devices when they're released.

dc/dc 06-12-2012 08:57 AM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jsconyers (Post 1779952)
And possibly BB10 devices when they're released.

But that won't be until fall at the earliest right?

jsconyers 06-12-2012 08:59 AM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dc/dc (Post 1779953)
But that won't be until fall at the earliest right?

Most likely.

dc/dc 06-12-2012 09:02 AM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jsconyers (Post 1779954)
Most likely.

Ouch!

knottyrope 06-12-2012 09:10 AM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
if they have OWA access, you might be able to set up a BIS connection to it

it wont have all the features of BES but you can still use your BB.

Also look at astrasync too, it is BES like

jsconyers 06-12-2012 09:39 AM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
Astrasync would work with your current BB to allow it to be setup on the new company's ActiveSync server. We use NotifySync to accomplish that here as well.

fourstringfuror 06-12-2012 10:51 AM

Re: New Company - No BES
 
Good information, guys. Thank you.


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