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I have a client that has a Blackberry from TMobile.  He wants to sync it with Exchange 2010.  The IPhones and Droids have an account manager for setting up activesync with Exchange.  Blackberry does not.  They seem to want you to subscribe to their Blackberry Exchange Server.  I have heard that there are 3rd party applications you can download for Blackberrys that will setup activesync.  Does anybody have any recommendations?
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Mine used to be on a BES, but I removed it and I'm able to get my Exchange email on my Blackberry through setup> personal email setup > other > and just typing in my email and password for my company.  For a more manually type of sync to Outlook Blackberry Desktop Manager can be used.

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My Blackberry (9700) is able to retrieve e-mail from our Exchange 2010 and I'm NOT on the BES solution.
My Blackberry runs OS6. In the setup option select "Email Accounts". Proceed to "Internet Mail Account"
Your phone will probably look for updates at this stage. Once that step is complete select "set up another account" Select "other" in the account types. Enter the e-mail address and the AD password in question. proceed and select continue. This step will fail. You will then have the option to provide additional options. Select outlook web access and provide the Exchange OWA link: https://yourdomainname.exchange.com/owa for example. Also ensure to add the correct corresponding AD info as requested.
This should do the trick

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Does this sync the calendar and contacts?

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Yes -it should

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It provides me with the option to add calendar events as I receive them via e-mail, It does not sync thou.(It does not add calendar events I send to others) Neither does it sync my Contacts. (This is based on my instructions in 1st comment) Manual sync still required with computer and USB cable for calendar and contacts.
I order to Sync with an Exchange server with all options, you will need a BES " Blackberry Enterprise Server" installed within your own network. Blackberry allows a single user install of the BES for free, all other users will require an additional software license purchase.
I am able to sync my calendar without BES.  After adding the email address I went to calendar > hit the menu button > options > select your email address > and change wireless synchronization to yes.

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I'm not sure if the OS version has anything to do with it, but it does not work on mine.
Over the internet sync of calendar, contacts will not work on a BlackBerry only unles you have a BES on your network. You will have to use a USB to sync calendar, contacts.

All other phones that use Exchagne Active Sync have no problems BlackBerry is the only one..

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As per my second comment.
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I think I need to point out a correction/clafication to a post above.
I order to Sync with an Exchange server with all options, you will need a BES " Blackberry Enterprise Server" installed within your own network.  Blackberry allows a single user install of the BES for free, all other users will require an additional software license purchase.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is free, and supports up to 2000 users on a single server, without requiring purchase of any licenses.
the BlackBerry Enterprise server for Exchange is not Free. Just ckeck this site from RIM.

http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/server/exchange/#tab_tab_pricing

You can download the Pro Server for Free with 1 license, but other users will cost you.

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You're correct, BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) is not free.  BESX (BlackBerry Enterprise Server Expres) however, is free.  If you can live with some of the limitations of BESX (I would argue that almost all small-med businesses can), then it's a wonderful solution.  BlackBerry Professional Server is an old product which is no longer current.  Here's a link to BESX:
http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/business/server/express/

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Thanks for the good recommendation.

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