Originally Posted by sickchilly
Just saw this thread and I have to say it's about time! I can't believe no one has exploited this market niche until now. My company is in the same boat... we host/own our own Exchange server but have a mix of BB and WM clients. Obviously the WM clients are in full sync bliss. BB clients get the usual BIS through OWA access.
So for a lot of companies similar to mine, I'm sure hosted BES makes great sense. However, I have to say, I'm not enthused about the price. 30/mo is pretty steep for what I see as a a minimal upgrade from BIS. If it were more of a total BES solution (full sync, folders, etc.) then maybe. But until then, I think $10/mo is more like it.
Not to sidetrack or poopoo the thread but I'm currently researching a SyncML solution on Linux. I'm more than happy with the email portion of BIS. What I would like to eliminate is the need to hook up to a desktop in order to sync Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Memos. So I'm looking into running a SyncML server on a Linux box which syncs to the Exchange server. You can then use a SyncML client on the BB (there are several) in order to get your data. True, this part wouldn't be push, but on demand... but at least it would be wireless eliminating the desktop. I've almost got it going, just working out the Linux-Exchange sync part. If only the SyncML client on the BB could be automated or scheduled...
Anyway, bravo exchangemymail. I hope you get the total solution working soon and increase the value factor somewhat. Also, if it worked entirely over BIS that would be perfect. ;)
How's that SyncML thing going?
Did you ever get it fully functional?
I'd like to do something like that here.
Anyone else have anything like this in their environment?