Research In Motion (RIM) finally released its evolution of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), BlackBerry Business Cloud Services (BCS), earlier this week on January 30, 2012. BCS provides mobile device service integration with the Microsoft Office 365 hosted Exchange Service and replaces much of the functionality formerly provided by BES. This is a good move forward for RIM
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
I wanted to post a quick update on RIM’s new BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) for hosted Exchange on Microsoft Office 365, officially called BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. In my October post, RIM announced the final release date for the service beginning in January 2012 along with a beta program that began in October.
I’ve been keeping tabs on when RIM will support its new BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) for hosted Exchange on Microsoft Office 365, officially called BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. In my mid-August post, it looked like we would see the release sometime in Q4, although I was skeptical at the time that RIM
I posted yesterday about a hopeful timeline for RIM to release a cloud-based BlackBerry Exchange Services (BES) offering that integrates with Office 365. The solution will be available in Q4 of 2011 if things go well and then BlackBerry device users with Exchange mailboxes hosted on Office 365 can sync email, calendars, contacts and tasks.
We migrated our Exchange mail hosting to Microsoft’s Office 365 when the O 365 service went live in May. We support BlackBerry clients and have been between a rock and a hard place the last couple of months waiting on the promised hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES). BES allows BlackBerry devices to synchronize contacts, calendars
We are looking into installing the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express as a temporary solution for BlackBerry mail, calendar, contact and task synchronization with Office 365 until RIM begins offering its hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express solution later in 2011. I have a workaround in place right now to use text messaging for daily calendar notifications instead of
WebAD recently switched from one hosted Exchange mail provider to Office 365 after Office 365 went live last week. This allows us to cut Exchange mail hosting costs by almost 70% while increasing our storage by 12.5 times. We also get the benefit of hosted SharePoint (not sure if there’s much value there, though) and