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Exporting BES User info to a contact list
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:59 AM
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Default Exporting BES User info to a contact list

I am required to be able to send a mass PIN message to all users in my company from another Blackberry when the BES/Echange server is experiencing an outage.

The only way I can imagine doing this is by keeping my address book updated with all the users on the BES including their PIN's.

Is there any way to export the BES user list to an Outlook contact list?
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:43 PM
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Do you have T-Support? They offer that kind of a service.

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Old 03-13-2009, 03:54 PM
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Does this not work?

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:54 PM
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Yeah it does.. i posted it across all forums at the same time to see what i come up with :P sorry.

What I am being requested to do is getting to be a bit ridiculous.

The idea is that if the Exchange server goes down AND the BES is not available. To be able to send a PIN message to almost 800 Users. The post above yours pointed me to T-Service. I still need to contact them to see if they can provide this kind of service for me independant of my BES/Exchange environment.

SO I am investigating the feasibility of exporting this info and importing it into Outlook, then synching it onto a BB address book. But now I am faced with the issue of adding the contacts into the message. I can't possibly add each user one by one. And creating a distribution list on the BB will take forever. BES does not synch distribution lists as of yet.

The other things I have not investigated yet is the possibility of a maximum amount of contacts in a BB distribution list.. or the maximum amount of recipients in a PIN message.

I don't want to do all this work to make this happen only to find out i can send to 50 recipients at a time or something. If T-Service does in fact provide this, then that would be the easiest solution.

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Old 03-13-2009, 07:07 PM
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A company named Itrezzo offers the ability to create PIN DLs through their BCP product. Their free product, BlackBerry Performance Pack, allows you to create a DL based on your BlackBerry users (separated by server). I'm not sure how much licensing is situated for this need, but it's worth talking to them about. Here's some information regarding this portion of the solution:

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