syncing Global address list automatically

Posted on 2005-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Is it possible to sync the Global address list automatically (or push changes out to the blackberries).

I know we can have each individual person use the 'Lookup' feature, but that seems like over kill.  I also want updates to AD (like address changes) to sync automatically.  

Right now, to put the contacts on, I put the GAL into Outlook and sync from there.  It seem counter productive.  

Our GAL is small (under 50 contacts).  I just want to be able to push new employees out.  Most of our BB users are Execs who can't be (and shouldn't be) bothered to do this.  

Thanks in adavance
Question by:jmerulla
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JammyPak earned 2000 total points
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Actually, I would say that pushing all the changes to all the blackberries is overkill...using the 'lookup' feature is easy, and very efficient. In my experience, even execs can be taught to do this.

For what you're looking for, I really don't think it's possible without a custom application to do it. You may be able to find somewhere to buy it, or someone to build it...

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but the 'lookup' feature is working only when the BB is Online.
what about flight mode. we need to find solution for that.
and also the 'lookup' works slowly....
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well, you can't send emails when the BB's offline anyway, so I don't see that as an issue...you're going to be saving drafts and sending them later regardless. I don't find the lookup to be too slow, but I guess it depends on your situation.

Anyway, maybe you can find an application somewhere that will do what you want...in the meantime, they'll have to use the functionality as it is.

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You can compose an email and set it up to send when you reactivate the wireless sync.  I'm not sure if there's a good solution to this.  Use the lookup feature is a silly answer when you have a small company. I have more people than that on my cell phone and it's fine.  

The lookup feature does work but requires thought.  In the end, I still feel there should be the ability to easily push contacts out.  Yes, it doesn't seem there is a way to do this, YET. Will that change who knows.  

Another example is composing emails on the subway.  The wireless rec is off (since the subway gets no phone signals).  However, when you get above ground, the wireless rec turns back on automatically.  

Just my 2¢ on this issue.

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