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Old 05-09-2006, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I am very new to the Blackberry (just three days now). We have access to an enterprise server here at work, but I think I may want to manage my calendars, address books, and journals between work and home separately. Is this possible? Or can you send me a link for more info?

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Sorry, its not possible. If you try to sync your address book, calendar, and journal between BES and home you will mix everything together.
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You could do it with two blackberries (that's what I do). No way to separate this out with the current BB software. Sorry. The BES is sold as a solution and one pretty much has to do things the way the system was designed. But it does that one thing very well.

another PDA would likely so what you want, but I have a BlackBerry and not a Treo or something.
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Two blackberries mean two things to carry/keep track of/pay for. Isn't part of the purpose of a PDA to keep everything in one place? Having your schedule in one place helps one to avoid scheduling conflicts, it is all in one place. Just my $.02 worth.
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Well you could just merge you personal and work contacts/calendar/email. Then everything would be on the corporate servers, and the blackberry would be able to handle that. Again this isn't what you are asking for, but this is how a BB and a BES were designed to operate. BB/BES works in a pure corporate setting extremely well, but, not at all in your proposed hybrid scenario.

Depending on your power and influence at your work, you might be able to exchange you BB and BES for a different PDA solution, one that will handle your current setup.

From how I understand things, what you want is not possible with your current setup. I see three soutions.

1. Merge your personal and work information onto the corporate servers. Sync wirelessly from one location

2. Keep work and personal separate. Use the BB for work. Get anther PDA (could be a BB) for personal use, or forgo personal synchronizing altogether.

3. Get a different PDA that supports categorical sync'ing (Treo 650?) and replace the BB with this, get add-on corp software to support this PDA with your corporate mail servers, if needed.

Our executives exercise solution #1.

I understand your plight. I'm just telling you how I see things.
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OK - I'm also a new blackberry user. I've read that Intellisync will let you syncronize by data category. For example, you can have all of your contacts that are marked 'personal' moved to your home computer.

From what I read, the 'free' versions of intellisync do not do this, you have to pay for a super-duper enhanced version. Does anyone have any insight on this. Does intellisync work with the Blackberry?

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Hi there and thanks so much for your very speedy reply!

So, you can sync them both. That might not be a bad thing....I just wasn't sure if I could sync both of them and not have issues.

Any other points that you have?

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Aroc,

Thanks, so very much, for your well thought out response! I currently have a Palm that I have been using for calendar/memos/address book, so I could very easily use two devices. I bought this Blackberry for myself, and there is just something about combining work and personal that I would prefer not to do. however, like someone else mentioned, it would very nice to manage everything with just one device.

Something to think about, thanks again!

Suzanne


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Well you could just merge you personal and work contacts/calendar/email. Then everything would be on the corporate servers, and the blackberry would be able to handle that. Again this isn't what you are asking for, but this is how a BB and a BES were designed to operate. BB/BES works in a pure corporate setting extremely well, but, not at all in your proposed hybrid scenario.

Depending on your power and influence at your work, you might be able to exchange you BB and BES for a different PDA solution, one that will handle your current setup.

From how I understand things, what you want is not possible with your current setup. I see three soutions.

1. Merge your personal and work information onto the corporate servers. Sync wirelessly from one location

2. Keep work and personal separate. Use the BB for work. Get anther PDA (could be a BB) for personal use, or forgo personal synchronizing altogether.

3. Get a different PDA that supports categorical sync'ing (Treo 650?) and replace the BB with this, get add-on corp software to support this PDA with your corporate mail servers, if needed.

Our executives exercise solution #1.

I understand your plight. I'm just telling you how I see things.
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