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Google Apps Connector v3.0 - Now supporting BES Express

Google Apps Connector
By Bla1ze on 1 Nov 2010 03:45 pm EDT

Are you a Google Apps Connector user? If so, you'll be pleased as punch to know that Google has updated Google Apps Connector to version 3.0. With the update in versions comes a lot of needed additions as well. One of the key updates was the addition of BESX. Although, the full list has many others:

  • Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.2.
  • Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express.
  • Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2.
  • Improved Dynamic GAL synchronization.
  • Improvements to some calendar synchronization components to provide enhanced robustness and accuracy.

Kind of curious as to how many SMB's out there actually make use of BESX and Google Apps Connector. With the two now working together, it makes it rather easy to deploy a BES environment for a fraction of the cost. If you're making use of these services, please free to leave us some comments on how it's working out for you.

Source: BerryReview

Reader comments

Google Apps Connector v3.0 - Now supporting BES Express


Good to see RIM doing this. It would work out to be approximately $55 per month per user/device for the BES and Google Apps combination, which isn't too bad.

Now only if they released BES on GNU/Linux, that would truly cut the costs of SMEs.

This is a Google release not a RIM release. The BES Express is FREE and the Google Apps Premier account costs $50/year per user. Not per month.

As somewone who runs and SME, the Google Apps proposition never made sense to me. I settled for hosted BES, $10/mo from rackspace + $5/mo to my carrier, and have never been happier. Now I switch devices with a click of a button - and all my calendar, tasks, notes, contacts *everything* gets moved over to the new BlackBerry OTA within minutes.

Google Apps didn't sync tasks which was a big thing for me.

They seem to be charging $10 for Hosted Exchange + $10 for BES, so that would make it $20 per month?