ActiveSync wth blackberry torch 9800

Does Active sync over the air work with the new blackberry torch 9800?
DavidpnelsonAsked:
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endital1097Commented:
you need to have either a bes server or the client on the workstation
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epohlCommented:
Blackberry does not use Activesync. You will connect using BES or BIS.
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athomsfereCommented:
I would assume the various BIS and BES features will still be present in Blackberry OS 6. As far as I have seen the details are still scarce.

Is this for personal use, or enterprise? For Enterprise the BES would still be the best route if the company has the infrastructure to support it.
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DavidpnelsonAuthor Commented:
Would I need to install the (Free) Blackberry Server Express for this to work?  Also will that install on SBS 2008? I only need this feature for one user.
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endital1097Commented:
yes, that will work and can be installed on SBS 2008
BlackBerry's support site has a KB on how to do this
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JamesSenior Cloud Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Activesync is over-the-air synching directly from the Exchange server - has nothing to do with desktops. Winmobiles, Iphones, and Droids (among others) all have the activesync protocol built in so they sync natively with Exchange over the air; they never have to be connected to a computer (that defeats the purpose of having a cellular device). RIM continues to avoid building activesync in because they want to force people to pay for BES, which adds unnecessary complexity and cost for 90% of the installations out there...
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Freaky_FridayCommented:
Davidpnelson-
Unfortunately, Exchange Activesync isn't supported by BlackBerry handhelds. I doubt it will ever be, since they are directly competing technologies.
Have you considered installing the BlackBerry Enterprise Server: Express version on one of your member servers? It is an excellent solution for small businesses and the best thing is that RIM offers it for FREE!
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/business/server/express/?CPID=OTC-RFBPSE 
Hope this answers your question.
-Friday
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DavidpnelsonAuthor Commented:
Freaky Friday, thank you for that, I might try that 1st.  however, if we deciede to manually sync with hotsync, does this phone have any issues with windows 7 and usb?
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epohlCommented:
To manually sync you will need to install Blackberry Desktop Manager software on the PC.
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Freaky_FridayCommented:
Davidpnelson-
Currently I have Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate and BlackBerry Desktop Manager installed. I haven't had any issues whatsoever with the USB, with either version 5.0 or the latest 6.0.
-Friday
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DavidpnelsonAuthor Commented:
I know the palm treo has issues  ok I will try and let you know. Thanks for your help
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