Blackberry Enterprise Server Express on exchange

Hey guys,

Just wondering how does the BES express edition works on exchange. Is that available for free to use or just for testing? Can it be used in production? What is the major different in express and paid version.

Please guide.

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Limited to 75 phones.

The single biggest advantage of enterprise BES in my opinion is the elimination of the desktop software.  It allows IT to make changes to the blackberry over the air.  It also includes migration tools, for transferring users phone to phone.

This side-by-side comparison chart should tell you everything you need to know:


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BES Express is free (both software and CALs), regardless of the number of users. If you're installing  BES Express on a SBS server, then there is a limit of 75 users. If you install BES Express on a separate server, you can add up to 2000 users per server, with no real limit on the number of physical servers either.

BES Express has the same basic features as a full BlackBerry Enterprise Server, with only a few enterprise features removed, i.e. high availability, etc. This info is on the BlackBerry website.

 The biggest feature of BES Express is that you dont need to have a full BlackBerry data plan to opereate, only a BIS plan is needed. Your carrier can give you more details.

Hope this helps.
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