The following instructions will guide you though connecting your Blackbery device to the Uiversity of Manitoba's Exchange email system.
Setup Options - BIS versus BES
There are currently two ways of connecting your Blackberry device to Microsoft Exchange, by using either “BIS” or “BES”. The purpose of this document is to explain the differences between these two methods, allowing you to make the choice that’s right for you.
What is BIS?
BIS is the Blackberry Internet Service, which provides internet access to your Blackberry device, controlled by your carrier (MTS, Rogers, Telus, etc). Using BIS, you can setup your Blackberry device to send and receive your U of M Exchange Email, though the BIS service. Different carriers will often differ in the levels of BIS service they provide. Depending on your device and your carrier, you can configure your Exchange email account on your device (using a similar method you would use to use any other email address on your device) to send and receive your U of M Exchange Email.
What is BES?
BES stands for Blackberry Enterprise Server. The U of M has a Blackberry Enterprise server, available for use by all U of M Exchange users.
Connecting your Blackberry device to the U of M BES server provides a more complete synchronization of your Exchange account with your device. The key services BES provides are: Email, calendar, address book, and to-do list synchronization. BES has the ability to provide additional feature sets that may be offered in the future
BES vs. BIS - the difference
Setting up your device
Having trouble configuring your Blackberry?
Please contact your departmental compurep.
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