Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blackberry Enterprise Server

Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) is the name of the middleware software package that is part of the Blackberry wireless platform from Research In Motion.

BES connects to messaging and collaboration software (Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Novell GroupWise, Zimbra) on enterprise networks to synchronize email and PIM information between desktop and mobile software.

Coincidentally, "bes" also happens to be the Dutch word for "berry".

Previous to v4.0, BES was largely two separate code bases: the 2.2 version for Domino and the 3.6 version for Exchange. In version 4.0 and beyond, much of the code is integrated, but separate distributions still remain for each mail platform.

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