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Snyc Goldmine 5.7 with Outlook

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I dont know too much about Goldmine 5.7 but I want to manually sync GM with Outlook, than remotely sync outlook contacts & calendars with my phone. What are the steps required to make this happen? We have SBS 2003.
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SQSM81-Thanks
stevengraff-Using exchange with activesync.

So using the articles looks like I can Sync with Outlook and use server agents administrator to schedule it to happen every few hours.
Goldmine is already configured so that when I email it comes from my Outlook. Being that my Email client information is already setup in there, this should be an easy transition?
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The only issue with the server agent is that it will not start by itself.

Solution: either 1) create a shortcut on a taskbar to launch it manually (requires a person to click it), or 2) create a macro that launches it and then make note of the macro number for that user (in the ?:\goldmine\macros folder). Then modify their shortcut to launch GoldMine, log in and run the macro

?:\goldmine\gmwX.exe /u:username /p:password /m:Macro#
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I'm generally cautious about using the word "easy." Sometimes, after I've gotten something to work, I look back and say, "gee, that was easy." But I rarely speculate in advance, using that word.

Good luck!

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Now we have Blackberrys but we dont have the BES, is that going to mean that the contacts and calender isnt going to sync with the phones from Outlook?
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Well, a BES is designed to provide extension of your corporate infrastructure to the Blackberry hand-held pda phones. Naturally, these have the Blackberry operating system on them. BES for Exchange Server syncs email, contacts, and calendar data between the Blackberry and Exchange.

If you had hand-helds with the Windows Mobile operating system on them, Active Sync would work "natively" to do the same thing.

Maybe someone else can chime in relative to syncing Exchange with Blackberries, using Active Sync or some other system without a BES.

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Thanks Stevengraff, spending 3k on a BES is a little outrages for 3 phones.
automationstation:If I upgrade to  8.5.1 how much is that going to cost? We run the application from the server and about 4 people use the UNC to connect to it. And how will Goldmine mobile work? Will the contacts just show up, and also my calender get synced without purchasing BES?

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Level9tech, $3k is too high. I didn't know how many users you had. You can do the same thing with a BPS, Blackberry Professional Server, for about $500.
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GMGenius-It looks like GISME is only available for 6.0 or higher. Im still waiting to find out exactly how much mgoldmine and an upgrade to 8+ will be.

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Also is that $500 fee for Blackberry Professional Server a one time fee? Or is that yearly? And is their monthy fees on top of that? Thanks.
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Hi level9tech,

With regards to all the options here you will have to upgrade to GoldMine Premium to get the benifits.

If you look at the CompanionLink option that should work for older versions of GoldMine , including 5.7

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GMGenius- If we do upgrade to 8+ were not going to also want to purchase a Blackberry server. Will Goldmine mobile work with Blackberrys without the need for a blackberry server?
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level9tech, you want to synchronize your Blackberries, wirelessly, but without a Blackberry server? Your original question says "remotely sync." If Companion Link isn't doing it for you, then the full and correct answer to your original question would seem to be "sorry, can't do that."

Syncing GoldMine to Outlook is pretty straightforward; Outlook to Blackberry seems like it shouldn't be that hard, but, again, that's why RIM invented the BES. The BES concept (echoed by the BPS) is that companies want/need a "secure extension of their corporate IT infrastructure" especially as it relates to contacts, calendar, and email, but also, access to other corporate databases. Note emphasis on "secure." That's a BES.

btw, I notice you included the zone "Blackberry Operating System" in your question... maybe someone from that side of the world would have some ideas for you.

As always, I could  be mistaken, so, of course, I'm open to corrections, comments, etc.

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Thanks everyone. The solution I am opposing to them is to either get new phones or BPS. Than we can go from their.

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