Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the introduction of BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express, a new free server software that synchronizes BlackBerry smartphones with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Windows Small Business Server.
“In a marketplace where smartphones 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”, said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion.
The new enterprise software for BlackBerry platform will be available free of charge to address even small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that cannot access, for economical reasons, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, but need the same enterprise-grade security and manageability. Also, the increase usage of BlackBerry smartphones justifies the need for a free software that meets the growing demand from employees to be able to connect their personal BlackBerry smartphones to their work email.
The software works with Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2007 and 2003 and Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 and 2003. Features include secure, push-based, wireless access to email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks, as well as other business applications and enterprise systems behind the firewall.
Users will be able to wirelessly synchronize their email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks, manage email folders, search email on the mail server remotely, book meetings and appointments, check availability and forward calendar attachments, set an out-of-office reply, use various business applications, access files stored on the company network and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files using Documents To Go application.
Research In Motion is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications.
RIM’s portfolio of products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements.