Originally Posted by Bernie_in_Miami
My question is if RIM will EVER provide integration of OWA 2007 accounts via BIS since they are obviously more interested in promoting BES, which my employer already stated that we will NOT implement. I think I made a mistake moving to BB a month ago. I had this issue until I ready the statement that OWA 2007 accounts are not supported by BIS. Now what? Stuck with a BB... until... the obvious solution was just mentioned... forward the corporate e-mail my BB e-mail address. This will only allow reading the mails, not answering them using the company's e-mail address, which we have been ordered not to do. Bummer!
In the mean time - bummer for you I'm afraid
One thought though - can you get at your Exchange mailbox via IMAP? This would provide the same functionality is OWA.
I imagine RIM intends to support Exchange 2007 via BIS as they do with 2003. However, given that they are already aware of the situation it may be that either they are being slow in sorting it out or that Exchange 2007 presents a technical difficultly for them in integrating with their systems. I rather suspect it might be the latter.
I'm sure RIM are heavily geared towards promoting BES, but clearly they have had a shift in strategy towards prosumers and small businesses. With that in mind I would hope that they can see that continuing development of BIS is a necessity (especially with the flood of improved (dare I say that
) WM devices on the market).