AstraSync 4.2 Beta is now available - Exchange Activesync for BlackBerry

By Bla1ze on 29 Oct 2010 12:47 pm EDT

If paying for a BES really isn't in your budget, then maybe Astrasync is a viable alternative for you. Astrasync has just rolled out their latest beta release to customers and it's bundled with a ton of new additions and features to make the services even more of a compelling offer. The following improvements have been made in AstraSync 4.2 Beta over AstraSync 4.1:

  • Support for creation of meetings requests.
  • Email content encryption.
  • Kinetic scrolling of the message list on touch screen devices.
  • Leaner, faster message store system.
  • More performance settings for power users including control of Direct Push behavior, email truncation size, PIM status checks and Auto Discover.

We previously reviewed Astrasync and it has always been one of those offerings that we seen as a cost effective way to get BES like services at a lesser cost. Well worth a look into if you need what they offer.

Reader comments

AstraSync 4.2 Beta is now available - Exchange Activesync for BlackBerry


Great idea...but BES Express is free and works fine with the lower cost BIS service.....

What's BES Express? My company discourages use of BBs in favor of Active Sync phones because they say they have to pay for employees to use BBs to receive emails via BB.

With the release of the FREE verison of BES why does AstraCrap even still exist? I tried using this dumpy buggy software and it's horrible. They still don't have access to RIMS apis so that means no custom notifications no LED light up on new e-mails. It has a horrible 100% java based interface that crashes a lot.. Just horrible.


BES express is a free version of BlackBerry Enterprise "they" have been misinformed.

Well, kinda... you still need someone to setup and configure BESX on your local network, as well as a dedicated or semi-dedicated machine for it... If you just need one or two users astrasync is easier imho...