Official SharePoint Client for BlackBerry Coming This Year

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We’ve recently heard about some of the updates coming to the BlackBerry Platform with respect to the enterprise side of things including cloud-based BES solutions. Alec Taylor, vice president of product marketing at RIM, has confirmed that we’ll also be seeing an official SharePoint client for BlackBerry that lets you manage documents and calendar events for your device.

“[The client] allows you access to SharePoint from your BlackBerry,” enabling users to get work documents and collaborate with colleagues while out of the office or away from their PC, Taylor said. The SharePoint client would also function with the BES.

It’s pretty incredible how long RIM has gone without a SharePoint for BlackBerry solution. If you’re interested in Sharepoint for BlackBerry, keep in mind that a solution has been available for some time by third parties. WICKSoft’s solution is used by government and enterprise and has been fine-tuning itself for many years.