Feb 13 2012

RIM and Microsoft Team Up to Offer Office 365 to BlackBerry Users

The collaboration between RIM and Microsoft makes mobility easier for SMBs that have already deployed Office 365.

BlackBerry has long been a favorite smartphone brand in the enterprise. Now, with its deep integration with Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud solution, businesses have even more reason to love their BlackBerrys.

Research In Motion announced the launch and general availability of the BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Office 365 on January 30. The new service promises to seamlessly integrate with an enterprise’s existing Office 365 deployment to mobile devices without compromising on security and productivity.

Here are some of the key features announced in RIM’s press release:

  • Wireless synchronization with Microsoft Exchange Online e-mail, calendar and organizer data from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which presents a unified view of work and personal content on a BlackBerry smartphone while keeping the content separate and secure
  • An intuitive web-based console for IT administrators to provision, manage and secure BlackBerry smartphones from anywhere
  • Online access to employee self-service smartphone security functions, allowing users to easily reset a device password or remotely lock or wipe a device in the event of loss or theft

Does the successful mobile integration with RIM make you or your business more likely to consider Microsoft’s Office 365?

For more information on BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Office 365, read the official press release from RIM.

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