Research in Motion launched BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. The service allows enterprise users of Office 365 to manage employee BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud.
The service is free for current medium-sized or enterprise subscribers of the Office 365 Suite or standalone Exchange Online.
BlackBerry Business Cloud Servicrs advanced administration and self-service features for BlackBerry deployment include:
- Wireless synchronization with Microsoft Exchange Online email, calendar and organizer data from a BlackBerry smartphone.
- BlackBerry Balance for a unified view of to separate work and personal content on a BlackBerry smartphone.
- Ave web-based console for IT administrators to provision, manage and secure BlackBerry smartphones from anywhere.
- Online access to employee self-service smartphone security functions such as password reset and remote lock or wipe data due to loss or theft.
Managd service providers, systems integrators, carriers, resellers and other partners can also use the cloud service to manage BlackBerry deployments on behalf of their customers.
Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service, is the first and only major cloud-based platform to offer leading information privacy and security standards for customers operating in the European Union and United States.
Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service. With Office 365, moving to the cloud does not require people to change the way they work because it’s based on the familiar tools.. Employees get new ways to work together on virtually any device or mobile phone, using familiar applications with security features and IT controls.