BlackBerry unveils new server to access work email

BlackBerry maker Research In
Motion Tuesday unveiled new server that will allow its smart phone
users to wirelessly access their work or corporate email ‘without
compromising security.’

A RIM statement here said the free
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express software will meet many demands of
two segments of its market.

First, the software will offer
economical advantages to small and mid-sized businesses seeking
enterprise-grade security and manageability of BlackBerry Enterprise Server without requiring all of its advanced

Second, the free software will enable IT departments to
connect employees’ personal BlackBerry smart phones to their work email
and allow many other functions.

‘BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Express works with Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2007 and 2003 and Microsoft
Windows Small Business Server 2008 and 2003 to provide users with
secure, push-based, wireless access to email, calendar, contacts, notes
and tasks, as well as other business applications and enterprise systems
behind the firewall. Importantly, the new server software utilizes the
same robust security architecture found in BlackBerry Enterprise
Server,” the RIM statement said.

‘Today we are announcing an
exciting new offering that further expands the market opportunity for
the BlackBerry platform,” said RIM c-CEO Mike Lazaridis in the

‘In a marketplace where smart phones are becoming
ubiquitous, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express significantly raises
the bar by providing a cost-effective solution that allows companies of
all sizes to support enterprise-grade mobile connectivity for all
employees without compromising security or manageability,” the RIM
co-CEO said.

Once the new server connects their smart phones to
Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Windows Small Business Server,
BlackBerry users can wirelessly synchronize their email, calendar,
contacts, notes and tasks.

Further, they can access files on the
company network, manage email folders and search email on the mail
server remotely, and set an out-of-office reply.

BlackBerry users
can now also edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files using
Documents To Go. They will also be able to use mobile applications to
access business systems behind the firewall.


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