I have been tracking Research In Motion’s (RIM) slow progress toward a hosted service that will allow BlackBerry device integration with the Microsoft Office 365 Exchange hosting service. In late October, RIM announced the new Business Cloud Services product for Office 365 and I blogged about it shortly afterward.
General availability is still slated for this month, January 2012, and RIM now has a page dedicated to the new Business Cloud Services product. I will keep an eye for the final announcement of availability and update our blog with the announcement. Remember, though, if you’re a small business or professional Office 365 subscriber, the service will not be available for you; BlackBerry Business Cloud Services is initially available only for Office 365 Enterprise plan subscribers.