We have had a lot of interest from our education customers on integration with BES in Exchange Online in Office 365. This is something that has not been available in Live@EDU in the past. RIM is making their BlackBerry Could Services for Microsoft Office 365 available at no cost. While the general availability is scheduled for Q1 2012, they are currently in ‘Open Beta’ phase.

Office 365 for education now provides a complete mobility story for your end-users at no cost. Whether you are using a phone powered by Windows, iOS, Android, Symbian, Web OS and now Blackberry you have a method to synchronize natively e-mail, calendar and contacts. What if you don’t have a Smart Phone, you still have the option to use POP or IMAP.

Read the complete blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/educloud/archive/2011/10/14/bes-integration-with-exchange-online-in-education.aspx

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