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Exchange 2010 - Outlook - Gmail - Blackberry Sync - IMAP ?

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I have multiple Blackberry users, in a Windows 2011 Small Business Server environment running Exchange Server.  Our email is hosted via GMAIL.  Clients are runnig outlook 2007 / 2010 to manage email, shared calednars, public calendars, and public contacts.

Currently the pop email account is linked though the blackberry mail system to allow the blackberry's to pickup/ and send email from the gmail accounts.

We do not use the gmail interface via the web, unless we are unable to access our email via our local pop clients.  Within the LAN, and when travelling.

Calendars are a big deal, we have public calendars which get modified and updated daily, along with user calendar sharing.

We currently do not use BES server.

Options ?

I have thought about using IMAP for the blackberry users HOWEVER, how will this impact the calendars, along with what is happening within the users gmail account. ?  Pros ? Cons ? Opionions ?

I have thought of using a BES server, pros ? cons ? opinions ?

I also have the option of using OWA, but that doesn't solve anything except give the clients access to email / calendars from any workstation.

I have been reading about google sync, again, Pros ? Cons ? Options ?

So many options, which one is the best for long term, and ease of use.

I appreciate everyones input and I am willing to offer points to anyone who is able to shed some light on what the most effective solution would be.

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