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Old 07-24-2006, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have two BBs: a work on7290e (heavily locked down - e.g. no browser) on BES and a personal 8707 which I sync with my personal Outlook client. Is there any way to sync the calendars on the two BBs - or at least to be able to send appointments from one to the other.

There is little in life quite as frustrating (or dangerous) as having two diaries!

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I have two BBs: a work on7290e (heavily locked down - e.g. no browser) on BES and a personal 8707 which I sync with my personal Outlook client. Is there any way to sync the calendars on the two BBs - or at least to be able to send appointments from one to the other.

There is little in life quite as frustrating (or dangerous) as having two diaries!

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If your work BES is version 4, you should be able to set it up to sync wirelessly. Then you don't need to set up DM for work and you can use it only for your personal Outlook profile. Use the latest version of DM which distinguishes setup for either a BES or BIS account. Then, if you're using only one Outlook profile for both your work and personal email, DM shouldn't even attempt to connect to the BES.

You might be able to set it up if you have a separate Windows login ID for one of the blackberries and use it only to sync that BB.

Even that might not be possible since, when you set up DM, you need to specify if it will be a BES or BIS installation. Wireless Sync on your work BB is your best bet.
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That would be great, but I probably didn't explain the situation fully. The work PC and BB are totally locked down (I work for a bank) and there's no possibility of changes to the BES. The work BB is set up for over-the-air sync with Exchange.

The personal PC and BB are all mine, and I can do what I want with them.
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That would be great, but I probably didn't explain the situation fully. The work PC and BB are totally locked down (I work for a bank) and there's no possibility of changes to the BES. The work BB is set up for over-the-air sync with Exchange.

The personal PC and BB are all mine, and I can do what I want with them.
Then I'm completely confused. What do you want to do?

If you're trying to merge info - say Contacts, your best bet is to export the data from Outlook as a PST, and then import it.
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I'm just talking about calendars. Simply put, I have business appointments made on Exchange, which sync OTA to my work BB. I have my personal life on my personal BB. I'd like to be able to see information from one on the other, so that business and personal don't conflict.

In order of preference, here's how I think I could do it:

(1) In an ideal world I'd be looking for a sync solution, but given the constraints of the work systems that may not be able to happen.

(2) I'd settle for being able to 'send' individual or batches of appointments from one BB to another.

(3) Failing that, send appointments from work Exchange to home pst.

Sounds like you're saying that (3) is the only option?
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I have two BBs: a work on7290e (heavily locked down - e.g. no browser) on BES and a personal 8707 which I sync with my personal Outlook client. Is there any way to sync the calendars on the two BBs - or at least to be able to send appointments from one to the other.

There is little in life quite as frustrating (or dangerous) as having two diaries!

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In theory you should be able to do this depending upon the controls that your IT department puts on your Outlook. I'll assume that you want to synch with your work Outlook. If so, you will set up both Blackberries to synch with Calendar on your work Outlook. You can also have your personal Blackberry synch with Calendar on your home Outlook. You will however create a mess if you start making conflicting changes in two places.
To give you an analogy as to how this can work, I synch my (just one) Blackberry with Outlook at both work and home. The Blackberry becomes the medium by which those two versions of Outlook have the exact same content (except for filters for private appointments that I apply to Calendar at work). You simply will do the opposite: use Outlook as a medium by which your two Blackberries have the same Calendar.
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Thanks, both. I'll give them a spin. I'm pretty sure the .pst approach will work, though it's the least elegant. A little nervous re the bank's IT security policy so will run it by a friendly support guy first I think.
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Since your home DTM is already set up to just sync (not access a BES) your best bet is to plug your work BB into your home puter, and sync just the calendar. This will put all your work appointments to your home calendar. Then just sync your personal BB to your home computer as you would normally. It sees all the work appt's as new appt's and syncs to personal BB.

It's really not hard.

EDIT: if you sync your personal BB to your work computer it will prompt you to change BB's every time you connect it. If you sync your work BB to home, you'll have to turn off wireless sync first on the handheld.

Maybe I was wrong in saying to use the home computer. Depends on if you NEED wireless sync for your work BB...or if you can even turn it off.

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Old 08-18-2006, 09:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a question on this. I have a 7100i and have been synchronizing it with an outlook profile just fine. I recently bought the wife a 7100i and we want to be able to share the calendar in my outlook profile with her 7100i also. When I go in the Desktop manager and try and configure the PIM, it won't allow me to choose the outlook profile that has my calendar in it. I can choose another profile and use that but I cannot choose the same profile that I am synching with. Any ideas?
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