Distributing the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint to devices

You can distribute the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint to BlackBerry devices using any of the following methods:

Method

Advantages

Disadvantages

Send BlackBerry device users a link to install the application over the wireless network

  • Users can install the application on their devices without assistance from their administrator
  • Users require only their devices and access to the wireless network; they do not need to have access to their computers
  • Less work for the administrator
  • You cannot control when users install the application

Send a link to users that they can use to install the application using the browser on their computers and the BlackBerry Application Web Loader

  • Users can install the application on their devices without assistance from their administrator
  • Less work for the administrator
  • You cannot control when users install the application
  • Users must have access to their computers

Install the application on devices using the BlackBerry Administration Service

  • You can control how and when the application is installed on devices
  • You can easily update or remove the application as necessary
  • No effort is required from users
  • More work for the administrator

Each release of the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy for Microsoft SharePoint is packaged with a new version of the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint. If you install a new version of the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy, you can use any of the distribution methods to update the version of the application on devices.


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