RIM announces BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express
Good news for any small businesses, or even large sized ones, out there that are looking to get a leg up in finding a software solution that can accommodate their BlackBerry smartphones. RIM is now introducing BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express that enables just about any sized business to quickly and easily get started by offering synchronization from a myriad of offerings. The software itself allows smartphones to sync email with Microsoft Exchange (2003, 2007, 2010) and Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (2003, 2008) – giving users a secure push-based wireless access. On top of being able to sync your calendar, contacts, notes, and tasks, it can even allow you to edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files that are accessed on the business network. Now the main reason why this is so ground breaking is because of its free price tag – which basically resembles a simpler solution to the full featured version of BES. It's expected to be made available in March – so now it won't be too far off before businesses can start taking advantage of it.