Update Report on my Blackberry Storm

Yesterday I met with Bill Lambert at ArcSpecs. He asked how my experience with the Storm has been and I thought I would share my comments with all of you.

Three or so weeks into using the Blackberry I'd have to say that I am about 70% happy with it. If Verizon released a new windows mobile phone today, I would probably run out and buy it.

Links for 1-8-2009

Twitter Facts Blog
Facts and opinions on Twitter and the Twitosphere
The Cubs « blog maverick
Mark Cuban shares his thoughts on his offer to buy the Chicago Cubs
Hands-on with Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds - Engadget
Despite its size - I still think this is really cool.

Links for 1-2-2009

Happy New Year!

Since I do not have time every day to share a full post - I will start publishing a semi-daily list of links I found helpful or amusing. Enjoy!

Top Engadget Posts for 2008

Got Hotmail and Outlook? Then you need this add-in...
Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds photographed and reviewed Dual screen laptop? Very cool.

A week with the Blackberry Storm: Day 4

4 days into using my BlackBerry Storm and I still cannot open attachments from my work email account. At this point, I suspect that the problem is with my BES configuration.

I did manage to find some useful utilities from emPower. I've installed the trial versions of their BES Mailbox and HTML Email Viewer utilities which are working as advertised.

A week with the Blackberry Storm: Day 3

Most of my interaction today with the blackberry storm was related to its (mostly not) syncing  with BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).

I've installed BES over a dozen times and it never seems to work the first time. I'm glad to report that I was able to finally get it working for me after spending about 2-3 hours working on it (off and on).

Details about our BES setup: Server A - Dell PowerEdge 2950, Win 2K3 x64, Exchange 2007 and SQL 2005 Server B - Dell PowerEdge 2650, Wink 2k3, BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1.4

The BES was installed on a different server within our environment (a new configuration for me). This required that Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 be installed along with Exchange Server Management Tools.