Premier vs Standard Edition

One of the advantages of upgrading to Google Apps Premier Edition is the ability to integrate your existing Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES).  In November, Google upgraded the connector in several ways:

  • Increased Capacity: Administrators can now run up to 500 users per Blackberry Enterprise Server
  • 64-bit Support: The Google Apps Connector now supports 64-bit Windows systems
  • Support for Blackberry Professional Software
  • Hosted Support: The Google Apps Connector now includes support for multiple companies on a single server
  • Enhanced Logging

For small and mid-size businesses, this means easier connectivity and emerging options to use 3rd party BES hosting services.  You can now get the full BES, native Blackberry, user experience for email, calendar, and contacts without the capital investment of running the BES server in-house.