[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Blackberry 4.1 Synching to Exchange multiple calendars

Posted on 2006-03-23
11
Medium Priority
?
9,882 Views
Last Modified: 2010-09-17
We have a BES 4.1 server and Exchange.  

Is it possible to:

1) On exchange, we have two calendar folders, "Business1" and "Business2" and would like to synch our Blackberrys to both.  Is that possible?

0
Comment
Question by:vamail2
11 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:JConchie
ID: 16274876
Yes, as long as you set it to one-way sync....Outlook to HandHeld......if you do it both ways, you will end up blending both calanders together.
0
 

Author Comment

by:vamail2
ID: 16275105
>>Yes, as long as you set it to one-way sync

What is "it"?  Set "what" to sync?  Where, what menu?  I don't use Desktop redirector
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:JConchie
ID: 16275118
To be more specific, when you go into "Choose" in the PIM Calander settings to set up your two calanders,  under "Operation", be sure you select "import" to pull  from outlook to the handheld and not the other way around.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:vamail2
ID: 16275385
This sounds like you use desktop manager a lot.  We only use OTA and....

we would need to synch BOTH calendars both ways...
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:JConchie
ID: 16276127
I you sync both calndars both ways, you will end up with two blended calendars...ie with all of the appointments from one added to the other...and vice versa....  Think about it:
1) Calendar A syncs its data with a handheld.....and gets the current appointments on the handheld back.
2) Calendar B syncs it's data with the handheld....and gets back it's current appointments...which now include all the appointments from calendar A
3) Calendar A again syncs with the handheld....and gets back all it's current appointments...which now include all the appointments from calendar B

4) End result:  your Exchange server now has two folders with exactly the same data of calendar AB.

The catch, which you are missing, is that there is only one calendar folder on the handheld.....although you can feed it with appointments from multiple exchange calendar folders.

And if you mean that you are using OWA (what's OTA?) to feed your exchange to your blackberry service provider's web client, you are really up a creek.  The web client gives you little functionality beyond basic mail redirection.   If you want more than that, you need to use either the desktop redirector/manager software, or a Bes....or both.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:JConchie
ID: 16276159
Sorry, having a senior moment here...just reread your question and realized that you do have a BES and are obviously talking about over-the-air......which doesn't change things much.....you will still end up with two copies of the same blended calendar.
0
 

Author Comment

by:vamail2
ID: 16284823
Okay - that makes sense.  Yes uyou are correct - over-the-air setup.  So Must I use Desktop director?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
JConchie earned 2000 total points
ID: 16285281
Yes, it's the only way to set up one way sync so that you don't blend the calendars.
0
 

Author Comment

by:vamail2
ID: 16285851
Thanks.  I'll try it for now
0
 

Expert Comment

by:yosinyc
ID: 23932529
I think the new version of Blackberry Desktop Mananger lets you add another calendar, and it will merge everything onto your calendar on the BB.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will help those of you having problems with the Nextel Blackberry 8350i.  Recent Software updates cause the problems issues described below, and this article will help you revert back to the older software. As we know, Nextel has alw…
Last night I received a weird phone call, from a number I didn’t recognized.  I answered it and no one responded back so I hung up.   Didn’t look at my phone until my husband said “Your phone is doing something weird”.   I had what I’ll consider the…
Are you ready to place your question in front of subject-matter experts for more timely responses? With the release of Priority Question, Premium Members, Team Accounts and Qualified Experts can now identify the emergent level of their issue, signal…
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…
Suggested Courses

825 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question