- To add an Exchange account to your Mobile device, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange.
- Then, enter your email address, domain, username, password, and a description. The description just describes the account, for example “Brett’s Account.” If you do not know your domain, ask your network administrator.
- Your mobile device will now try and retrieve the connection settings by itself using Autodiscovery. Most of the time this will fail and you will be prompted with the following screen. When you are, you need to enter the mail servers address (e.g. mail.mydomain.com). Again if you do not know this, contact your network administrator.
- The next screen allows you to choose which items you would like to synchronize. Most of the time you want to leave the default which is Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. To adjust additional settings, you need to go back into Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
Recently, BVA began recommending the Blackberry Server Enterprise Express edition to many of our small to medium sized clients due to the fact that it is now FREE. This seems to be a move by RIM due to the fact that there are so many Active-Sync phones (iPhone, Droid, HTC-EVO, etc…) that are flooding the market and can accomplish the same tasks as a blackberry (sync contacts, calendar, and email) with no expensive server. It is extremely cost effective and very functional, and allows all of your mobile devices to be managed from a central location.
What is the price?
It’s free! Yep that is correct it now costs you nothing! You simply download the application and install it in your existing exchange environment (We recommend you have a professional do the install).
What do I need?
You need to have existing infrastructure with a Microsoft Exchange server or Small Business Server. It will support up to 75 users when installed on top of the Exchange server. If you require more users, it is recommended that you install it on a separate server.
What features does it have?
Although it is now free, there are still many features available. Blackberry Server Enterprise Express edition has an easy to use web based management console that can be accessed from any PC, making it very easy for consulting companies and administrators to create and manage users.
It also offers multiple IT policies to help govern your workforce. You can also push out applications, create groups, and even push device software updates seamlessly to the users.
GET IT NOW!
If you feel that your organization could benefit from this great FREE piece of software, let BVA help. We have installed the Blackberry Server Enterprise Express edition in a wide variety of environments and configurations. From a single small business server to companies with many servers, we can help you accomplish the task.
For more information on Blackberry Enterprise Express Edition, please see the video below.