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RIM launches Microsoft SharePoint on BlackBerry

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One of Microsoft’s popular services, SharePoint has now been launched for BlackBerry users, confirmed the Canada-based company yesterday. The BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint, adds RIM, is the best of its kind SharePoint solution available in the market today. RIM adds that the with BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint it aims to deliver quick and efficient information sharing all brought down to the comfort of a mobile phone. Additionally, it is being learnt that the app is secured by BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which RIM claims provides for a secure and cost-effective solution. The Enterprise Server, according to RIM will also facilitate the connectivity between the BlackBerry smartphones and SharePoint servers.

RIM claims that the Microsoft SharePoint app on BlackBerry smartphones has streamlined navigation, which will allow quick access to documents. The list of features, that can be expected to be included in the app are:

  • The app would integrate with core BlackBerry features and functions such as email, calendar, browser, and Universal Search
  • Check-out, check-in, and versioning of files reflected on the SharePoint server
  • Can edit Microsoft Office document using Documents To Go (pre-installed on BlackBerry smartphones). Users can download, create, revise and upload documents
  • Provides access to Blogs, Wikis and Lists and allows update from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Can carry out content searches across multiple SharePoint sites using a BlackBerry smartphone

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Yuck, blackberry, made me sick the one time I had some. Don't like the phone either.
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SharePoint service on a Blackberry? Not sure how well that's going to work. SharePoint's are notorious for being bandwidth hogs.
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