Full Blackberry BES sync support for Zimbra and SugarCRM now available

I just spotted DataSync's news that it now offers full Blackberry BES sync support for Zimbra and SugarCRM. I

I just spotted DataSync's news that it now offers full Blackberry BES sync support for Zimbra and SugarCRM. I no longer use a Blackberry, but for those enterprises (like mine) that use SugarCRM and Zimbra, this will no doubt be a big benefit.

For those who have been frustrated by NotifyLink (Hear! Hear!), the product is still in beta but promises to be better than the mostly lame NotifyLink service:

Zimbra is currently in "beta" BlackBerry support mode, however we have had a very solid response over the past 30 days in our test environment. We've decided to offer this service commercially because of the overall stability of the system.

Even though it isn't 100 percent solid yet, it's a massive improvement over NotifyLink's software (which regularly angered DataSync and our users). So in light of the move forward, we've decided to pull support for Notify and move our users exclusively to BES.

If someone can report on whether it works as advertised, please let me know. If it does, it will be a great addition to to the Zimbra/SugarCRM arsenal.

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