Connectivity between BlackBerry smartphones and SharePoint servers is made possible with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server software
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has introduced the BlackBerry Client app for Microsoft SharePoint.
RIM said the BlackBerry Client app provides a deeply integrated and intuitive mobile experience for users together with the manageability and security of BlackBerry Enterprise Server, providing a secure and cost-effective offering for businesses and government organisations.
BlackBerry smartphones and SharePoint servers are connected with the help of BlackBerry Enterprise Server software.
The BlackBerry Client features include: client app integration 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; Microsoft Office document editing using Documents To Go to download, create, revise and upload documents; access to Blogs, Wikis and Lists; and the ability to update from a BlackBerry smartphone and Content searches across multiple SharePoint sites from a BlackBerry smartphone.
Application management and over-the-air provisioning of the Client app is made easy for IT departments with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, said the company.
RIM said the DataSmart efficiency of the BlackBerry offering transmits more data with less monthly data plan usage, allowing organisations to consider smaller or more budget-friendly plans and confidential company information is transmitted securely over the wireless network between BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry smartphones.
RIM Enterprise Product Management and Marketing vice-president Alan Panezic said RIM was asked by enterprise and government customers to bring a refined mobile experience to SharePoint. The BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint delivers on that requirement, said Panezic.
The BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint is available in over six languages and more than 25 countries, said RIM.