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So BIS has been updated to 2.3 now, and I have a VZW 8830. I don't see how you send a meeting request at all. Any ideas?
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So BIS has been updated to 2.3 now, and I have a VZW 8830. I don't see how you send a meeting request at all. Any ideas?
Go to BlackBerry - BlackBerry Support | Knowledge Base, Product Documentation Software & Support Programs and do a search for BIS 2.3 - lots of updated KB articles including iCal
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I figured at least one part of it out. I can send meeting requests from Outlook and it will populate on my Berry. That is awesome.
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In your Options->Advanced Options->Service Book, which one has CICAL?
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All of my email accounts have CICAL. I guess that means I can receive meeting requests via any email account. I thought I would be able to send meeting requests as well. Maybe not. Either way this has the potential to revolutionize how I manage the employees schedules.
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All of my email accounts have CICAL. I guess that means I can receive meeting requests via any email account. I thought I would be able to send meeting requests as well. Maybe not. Either way this has the potential to revolutionize how I manage my employees schedules.
Do you also have BES on your BB?
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No, just BIS.

Interestingly...I manage the schedules for a small staff of interpreters, most of whom have BlackBerrys. I have 3 staff with an 8703e (Verizon), 2 or 3 with a 7250 (Verizon) and one with a 7520 (Nextel).

I receive meeting requests with my 8830 and they auto populate on my calendar with the options to attend, decline, etc, but the 8703e I'm testing gets something in an unsupported format. I thought I read somewhere that the iCal functions were supported by 4.1, but I guess only 4.2 supports that.

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No, just BIS.

Interestingly...I manage the schedules for a small staff of interpreters, most of whom have BlackBerrys. I have 3 staff with an 8703e (Verizon), 2 or 3 with a 7250 (Verizon) and one with a 7520 (Nextel).

I receive meeting requests with my 8830 and they auto populate on my calendar with the options to attend, decline, etc, but the 8703e I'm testing gets something in an unsupported format. I thought I read somewhere that the iCal functions were supported by 4.1, but I guess only 4.2 supports that.

Damn.
You might be correct about the OS 4.2 - when I receive an iCal request it shows an unsupported header type in the message on BIS email. Works fine on BES.
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Something else...when I imported my Yahoo calendar to Outlook and try to send meeting requests, it comes through on my 8830 as a winmail.dat attachment and will not automatically populate to my calendar. If I generate a new meeting or appointment in Outlook, it comes through fine. Not sure what's going on with that...will have to Google that.
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Great. The BlackBerrys that the staff have are their own and not company provided. So I guess I'm stuck using Yahoo calendar with them for now. It would have been nice to be able to send them their schedule and have it populate on their Berry automatically, but I doubt all of them will run out and upgrade to the 8830 (I did) just to make my job easier.

Oh well...
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Great. The BlackBerrys that the staff have are their own and not company provided. So I guess I'm stuck using Yahoo calendar with them for now. It would have been nice to be able to send them their schedule and have it populate on their Berry automatically, but I doubt all of them will run out and upgrade to the 8830 (I did) just to make my job easier.

Oh well...
BTW, how do you like your new 8830? What was your previous device?
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I've had the 7100g, 7290, 8700c, 8703e. I *love* the 8830. I'm looking forward to more people upgrading to an 88xx device so it will be more convenient for me.
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I've noticed something odd. When I send meeting requests, it comes through as a different BIS account, but not my Outlook (using outlook web access) account .

It seems to ignore the default message service set in options -> advanced -> message service...

I'm running at&t's 4.2.0.73...

Any ideas?

I'm wondering if it just doesn't support sending meeting requests on OWA? BTW I'm pretty sure we're using exchange 2003.

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Yes. Seems to be. I have my [email address] set as my default email address, but all of my meeting requests are sent from my berry address.
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It should be noted that when I respond to meeting requests received with my work account, the responses are sent from that account. It's only when I initiate meeting requests.
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