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Google is dropping Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday March 06, 2014.

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Google has announced plans to end its support for using Google Apps services on BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The change affects only customers still using BlackBerry OS 7 or older, which happens to be the bulk of BlackBerry users. Google gives the following reason for the end of support:

Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server allows BlackBerry 7 OS and older devices to connect to Google Apps through the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). However, BlackBerry no longer supports the version of BES that the Connector needs. The latest BlackBerry devices also do not require a BES. As a result, we're ending support for the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server on March 5, 2015.

BlackBerry 7 users are encouraged to upgrade to BB10 OS and access Google services through IMAP, CalDAV, and CardDAV. Another option is to switch to Android or iOS for better support. Google Apps users with BlackBerry devices have one year to decide their next move.

source: Google

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