BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Supports Microsoft Exchange

BlackBerry manufacturer, Research In Motion, has announced their BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) v5.0 software for corporate e-mail deployment now supports, the still-in-development, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. This is included as a part of the recently available BlackBerry Enterprise Server Service Pack 1, Maintenance Release 1.

The BES v5.0 SP1 MR1 update is available gratis to all BlackBerry Enterprise Server customers running v5.0.

Download: BlackBerry v5.0 SP1 MR1

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Does anyone have any experience of the load v5 puts on the exchange server? Is 4 Outlook users per blackberry still a reasonable figure?

I appreciate there are a lot of differences in the storage load depending on what version of exchange being run i.e. 2003, 2007 or 2010 but wondered if anyone has used BES 5.0 yet and has any example load figures please?

Many thanks

Steve.

I wish they would update their free version of BES, BlackBerry Professional Service. I would LOVE to be able to HTML email from my Exchange server...heck, if they would just bump it up to the last version of BES 4, I would be happy.

The BES v5.0 SP1 MR1 update is available gratis to all BlackBerry Enterprise Server customers running v5.0.

uh, what is a Norwegian word doing in the middle of a English article?

morphen said,
uh, what is a Norwegian word doing in the middle of a English article? ;)

It's common in the English vernacular to use words from other languages, i.e. Hola, gratis, je ne sais quoi, and so on.

BES doesn't actually do a lot more from an end user point of view. But no, without third party applications, Blackberry's do not support ActiveSync

Can't Blackberry's still use ActiveSync yet? I mean I know BES does a lot more, but for some companies BES can be expensive to implement. Basic mail, calendar and contacts would be enough for most people.

I'd love to see my company implement BES5 - some of the calendar features would be very useful for us. Then again, I'd love to see them implement Exchange 2010, but they are still on 2003, so I won't hold my breath.

Unfortunatly as great as this software IS almost every phone provider requires you to pay extra.

IE Sprint is 20$ extra a month.