BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 Available in Beta

We recently reported on how RIM was implementing ways of using BES and Microsoft’s Office 365, within Blackberry’s Business Cloud Messaging Service, well today RIM has annouced applications for participation in the Open Beta Program.  The application is for beta testing only, and final released is planned in January if of course it is ready. Review the instructions on how to enable your Microsoft Office 365 client on your BlackBerry from the Office 365 Blog.

To enable your Microsoft Office 365 tenant for BlackBerry service, you must log in to your office 365 account as an administrator an follow these steps:
On the Admin page, under Resources click on Setting up email on mobile phones

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Under Set up BlackBerry Business Cloud Services click on Enable BlackBerry Business Cloud Services
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Next step to activate the service is to authorize RIM to access your Office 365 account meaning that RIM will have Full Access to your Exchange Online information. If you are ok with that in the Beta program, confirm the the page.
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Once you are done, you will be directed back to the Office 365 Admin page and you can see BlackBerry service is there under Authorized Services
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If youclick on Manage, you will be redirected to BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 Provisioning page on BlackBerry’s website which you can nominate your business for participation in Beta Program by visiting http://www.blackberry.com/beta/businesscloud
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and clicking on Nominate an Organization on the right.
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