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November 9, 2008  10:55 PM

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System (BES MVS)

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Ascendant Voice Mobility Suite, BES MVS, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System, BlackBerry MVS Services, MVS Client, RIM

Hi folks, so here's a nice new product from the folks at RIM. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System, or BES MVS for short. It's an add-on that you purchase to implement in your BES environment and what it gives you is the ability to leverage your VOIP system for use with your BlackBerry...

October 14, 2008  5:29 PM

RIM takeover rumour by Microsoft

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Google Android, iPhone, Microsoft, RIM, rumor, rumour, takeover, Windows Mobile

So I don't know if you guys heard yet but the rumour mill is starting to crank out some interesting tidbits about RIM! The rumour is that Microsoft wants to takeover RIM. RIM is the company that makes the famous BlackBerry devices. Now this would be a great move for Microsoft in the mobile...

September 22, 2008  4:26 AM

BlackBerry announces support for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Asterisk, BlackBerry, BlackBerry support for Microsoft Office Communication S, IM, instant messaging, IT consultant, Jabber, Microsoft OCS 2007, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

So BlackBerry just announced support for Microsoft OCS 2007. What does this mean to us? This means greater support and integration between BlackBerry and Microsoft products. One of the greatest things missing in my opinion from the BlackBerry suite of software is interoperability with other...

September 12, 2008  2:14 PM

How to enable address lookups for individual companies in Hosted BES environments

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, global address list, hosted BES, HostedServer, multiple global address lists, registry, restrict lookups to one global address list

Sometimes when you are hosting a BES server in an environment where you are hosting multiple domain names on a single BES server you need the ability to separate global address list lookups. You wouldn't want people in one organization looking up contacts from another organization. There is a...

September 7, 2008  10:37 PM

BlackBerry Bold

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, BlackBerry Bold, Blackberry Bold WiFi, BlackBerry Curve, Bold, iPhone

One of the latest mobile devices to come out of the RIM camp is the BlackBerry Bold. I personally use a BlackBerry curve but I have had a chance to check out the Bold and I have to say I wish it was smaller. In this day and age of devices...

August 24, 2008  4:51 PM

How to configure your BlackBerry to delete messages on the BlackBerry device and in your Outlook Inbox in a BES environment

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES environment, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Email Reconciliation settings, Mailbox and Handheld, Mailbox Wins, Message reconciliation, outlook inbox, synchronize deletions, wireless reconcile, wireless reconciliation settings

One of the simplest configuration checks you should do when having BlackBerry synchronization issues with deletions in a BES environment is to check your reconciliation settings. First go into the Messages section of your BlackBerry. Then click on the BlackBerry button to access the menu for...

August 24, 2008  4:19 PM

Shift deleting of message in your inbox not deleting on your BlackBerry?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES synchronization, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Doc ID KB14142, Blackberry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry synchronization, hard delete, hard delete reconciliation, hard deletions, outlook inbox, shift deleting, synchronize deleted emails

Another common BlackBerry question I get is regarding deletion of messages. I could probably write a whole novel about all the different issues you can run into with BlackBerry synchronization but I'll spare you the pain and just mention a few things. :) When people hold the shift key down and...

July 2, 2008  3:09 PM

Installing BES in a Virtual Environment

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, ESX Server, IT consultant, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX

Hi folks, today I'd like to talk about BES installations. I find that BES is one of those server installations that lends itself well to virtualization. You see I like to run BES on it's own server so if you need to reboot it or perform any maintenance, it won't affect other services.


June 21, 2008  6:24 PM

RSS Reader for BlackBerries

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Blog, IT consultant, Mobile synchronization, RSS, Viigo

I've had a few clients asking me about how to get RSS feeds on their BlackBerries. I have tried out a few and I seem to really like the Viigo reader. It's completely free and easy to use. The best part about it? I can add all of the blogs here at IT Knowledge Exchange to the reader so I can read...

June 19, 2008  10:21 PM

BES and Synchronizing folders other than your inbox and sent items on your Blackberry

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, IT consultant, Mobile synchronization

Now this seems like a simple enough thing to do, but I get this question asked of me numerous times during BES implementations. How do you tell your BlackBerry to synchronize other folders than your inbox or sent items? The reason the question is asked so much is because the setting is buried in...

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