Is there a way of having push email to blackberry's using exchange 2010 without a blackberry enterprise server?

I have an exchange 2010 box setup and would like my users blackberry to get push emails, but i dont want to spend 3K on a blackberry enterprise server.
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Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Might be a silly question but what's wrong with the free version of Blackberry Express?
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Not tried this personally, but the following software claims to do the same for a Blackberry as Activesync does for an iPhone:
-. alternative : BESx (BES Express) is free.
-. There are several 3rd party solutions that allow this without interfering the BES: NotifySync (, AstraSync (formerly AstraBerry --or something like that -, etc.

Prices: i don't know. Both offers free trial though.
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EEchinwanAuthor Commented:
I didnt know about the free express version. Thanks

What is the difference between the two?
Glen KnightCommented:
The differences between the versions can be found here:
Rob KnightConsultantCommented:

As already suggested, the most obvious solution is BES Express.

There are some potential alternatives using a service to sync calendar and contacts etc. and use BES with OWA for email sync:

 BIS setup with OWA


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