Originally Posted by richard.critchlow
So, if the calender is tricky, how would you suggest getting round it? Using the delgate functions? Is there any kind of instruction manual for all this anywhere as I'm new to the inner working and could really do with something to read!
Secondly, I know it's possible to share global contacts as I have that facility on my corporate BB at the moment. However, when I leave that organisation on Friday, I want the same functionality on my business BB,
First, I suggest you play with it. As I said, it's tricky, and it's been a long time since I tried it.
Yes, using Exchange (don't know about other Enterprise environments), you can share a Contact Database in Public Folders on a BB, but the sync mechanism for Contacts is completely different than that of the Calendar - or email for that matter. If you set up PIM Sync manually, the Calendar is "Wireless Calendar" but everything else points to the corresponding Outlook folder.
Note that this also has nothing to do with the ability to Lookup entries in the Exchange Global Address List (GAL) which doesn't reside on the BlackBerry at all (our company's US GAL [35,000+ entries] wouldn't fit on a BB - let alone the Global GAL [70,000+ entries]!)
The tricky part is that when you break the Wireless Calendar setup, you have to set up the rest of the sync manually, but when you set those, it defaults back to Wireless Calendar.
You may be better off with a Web calendar like Yahoo or Google!