BlackBerry - Calendar invitations from Outlook 2007

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TrustedChoiceAgency

We have a BlackBerry Storm and Tour. Outlook 2007 at work (32 bit) and
Outlook 2007 at home (64 bit). Invitations to calendar items from work come
into the BlackBerries as emails that can be accepted (just like from one
computer with Outlook to another) but invitations to calendar items from home
cannot be accepted to the calendar, they come in only as e-mail attachments.
Being that the only difference between the computers is that one is 64 bit,
could that be the problem? We cannot find any other setting that seem to
cause this.

And you might say, just synch the BlackBerries to the computers - but
there's a failure on that also, not to mention I don't necessarily want all
the calendar items from work on the BlackBerry.
 
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TrustedChoiceAgency

The BlackBerries are new for us. We haven't yet synched because we tried
several times at home using Desktop Manager 4.7 which came with the BB Storm
and it seemed to get almost all the the way through then fail. We then
realized that we didn't really need to synch everything anyway, we simply
need for "invitations" to Outlook Calendar items to be received by the
BlackBerry in such a way that they can be accepted and automatically added to
the calendar - but that fails from home.

Thanks for any suggestions you can give!!

Diane Poremsky said:
How do you sync each computer to the BB? Do you use BIS at home and BES at
work?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
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Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

TrustedChoiceAgency said:
We have a BlackBerry Storm and Tour. Outlook 2007 at work (32 bit) and
Outlook 2007 at home (64 bit). Invitations to calendar items from work
come
into the BlackBerries as emails that can be accepted (just like from one
computer with Outlook to another) but invitations to calendar items from
home
cannot be accepted to the calendar, they come in only as e-mail
attachments.
Being that the only difference between the computers is that one is 64
bit,
could that be the problem? We cannot find any other setting that seem to
cause this.

And you might say, just synch the BlackBerries to the computers - but
there's a failure on that also, not to mention I don't necessarily want
all
the calendar items from work on the BlackBerry.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

How are the accounts configured on the blackberry? Do both the home and
work accounts get mail the exact same way? How do they get the mail? Is one
using BIS and the other BES?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:da[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

TrustedChoiceAgency said:
The BlackBerries are new for us. We haven't yet synched because we tried
several times at home using Desktop Manager 4.7 which came with the BB
Storm
and it seemed to get almost all the the way through then fail. We then
realized that we didn't really need to synch everything anyway, we simply
need for "invitations" to Outlook Calendar items to be received by the
BlackBerry in such a way that they can be accepted and automatically added
to
the calendar - but that fails from home.

Thanks for any suggestions you can give!!

Diane Poremsky said:
How do you sync each computer to the BB? Do you use BIS at home and BES
at
work?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

"TrustedChoiceAgency" <[email protected]>
wrote
in message news:[email protected]
We have a BlackBerry Storm and Tour. Outlook 2007 at work (32 bit) and
Outlook 2007 at home (64 bit). Invitations to calendar items from work
come
into the BlackBerries as emails that can be accepted (just like from
one
computer with Outlook to another) but invitations to calendar items
from
home
cannot be accepted to the calendar, they come in only as e-mail
attachments.
Being that the only difference between the computers is that one is 64
bit,
could that be the problem? We cannot find any other setting that seem
to
cause this.

And you might say, just synch the BlackBerries to the computers - but
there's a failure on that also, not to mention I don't necessarily want
all
the calendar items from work on the BlackBerry.
 
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TrustedChoiceAgency

Both are BIS, Windows XP Professional, Outlook 2007, and so I thought they
should function exactly the same, shouldn't they?

Diane Poremsky said:
How are the accounts configured on the blackberry? Do both the home and
work accounts get mail the exact same way? How do they get the mail? Is one
using BIS and the other BES?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
"TrustedChoiceAgency" <[email protected]> wrote
in message news:[email protected]
The BlackBerries are new for us. We haven't yet synched because we tried
several times at home using Desktop Manager 4.7 which came with the BB
Storm and it seemed to get almost all the the way through then fail. We then
realized that we didn't really need to synch everything anyway, we simply
need for "invitations" to Outlook Calendar items to be received by the
BlackBerry in such a way that they can be accepted and automatically added
to the calendar - but that fails from home.

Thanks for any suggestions you can give!!

Diane Poremsky said:
How do you sync each computer to the BB? Do you use BIS at home and BES
at
work?
--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

"TrustedChoiceAgency" <[email protected]>
wrote
in message We have a BlackBerry Storm and Tour. Outlook 2007 at work (32 bit) and
Outlook 2007 at home (64 bit). Invitations to calendar items from work
come into the BlackBerries as emails that can be accepted (just like from
one computer with Outlook to another) but invitations to calendar items
from home cannot be accepted to the calendar, they come in only as e-mail
attachments. Being that the only difference between the computers is that one > >> > is 64 bit, could that be the problem? We cannot find any other settings that > >> > seem to cause this.

And you might say, just synch the BlackBerries to the computers - but
there's a failure on that also, not to mention I don't necessarily want
all the calendar items from work on the BlackBerry.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

They should work the same, provided the TNEF data isn't removed or both are
sent as ics, not vcals. I know BIS doesn't handle attachments and some
things as well as BES, but its been awhile since I used BIS and I don't
recall if meeting requests was one of the things.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

TrustedChoiceAgency said:
Both are BIS, Windows XP Professional, Outlook 2007, and so I thought they
should function exactly the same, shouldn't they?

Diane Poremsky said:
How are the accounts configured on the blackberry? Do both the home and
work accounts get mail the exact same way? How do they get the mail? Is
one
using BIS and the other BES?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
"TrustedChoiceAgency" <[email protected]>
wrote
in message news:[email protected]
The BlackBerries are new for us. We haven't yet synched because we
tried
several times at home using Desktop Manager 4.7 which came with the BB
Storm and it seemed to get almost all the the way through then fail. We
then
realized that we didn't really need to synch everything anyway, we
simply
need for "invitations" to Outlook Calendar items to be received by the
BlackBerry in such a way that they can be accepted and automatically
added
to the calendar - but that fails from home.

Thanks for any suggestions you can give!!

:

How do you sync each computer to the BB? Do you use BIS at home and
BES
at
work?
--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

"TrustedChoiceAgency" <[email protected]>
wrote
in message We have a BlackBerry Storm and Tour. Outlook 2007 at work (32 bit)
and
Outlook 2007 at home (64 bit). Invitations to calendar items from
work
come into the BlackBerries as emails that can be accepted (just like
from
one computer with Outlook to another) but invitations to calendar
items
from home cannot be accepted to the calendar, they come in only as
e-mail
attachments. Being that the only difference between the computers is
that one > >> > is 64 bit, could that be the problem? We cannot find
any other settings that > >> > seem to cause this.

And you might say, just synch the BlackBerries to the computers -
but
there's a failure on that also, not to mention I don't necessarily
want
all the calendar items from work on the BlackBerry.
 
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TrustedChoiceAgency

We are not trying to import or export, just using the "Invitation" option. I
don't really know what it all means, but it looks to me like we're TNEF, not
ics or vcals.

I had someone else at work send my office computer an invitation and I sent
it an invitation from home. (To my office computer so I could view the coding
under "Message Options") This is how they were similar/different.

Home:
Content-Type: application/ms-tnef;
name="winmail.dat"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename="winmail.dat"
(This one comes in as an e-mail attachment and cannot be accepted as a
calendar item on the BB)

Work:
Content-Type: application/ms-tnef;
name="winmail.dat"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
(This one works perfectly on the BB)

Thanks again, for any assistance...

Diane Poremsky said:
They should work the same, provided the TNEF data isn't removed or both are
sent as ics, not vcals. I know BIS doesn't handle attachments and some
things as well as BES, but its been awhile since I used BIS and I don't
recall if meeting requests was one of the things.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

TrustedChoiceAgency said:
Both are BIS, Windows XP Professional, Outlook 2007, and so I thought they
should function exactly the same, shouldn't they?

Diane Poremsky said:
How are the accounts configured on the blackberry? Do both the home and
work accounts get mail the exact same way? How do they get the mail? Is
one
using BIS and the other BES?
"TrustedChoiceAgency" <[email protected]>
wrote
in message The BlackBerries are new for us. We haven't yet synched because we
tried
several times at home using Desktop Manager 4.7 which came with the BB
Storm and it seemed to get almost all the the way through then fail. We
then
realized that we didn't really need to synch everything anyway, we
simply
need for "invitations" to Outlook Calendar items to be received by the
BlackBerry in such a way that they can be accepted and automatically
added
to the calendar - but that fails from home.

Thanks for any suggestions you can give!!

:

How do you sync each computer to the BB? Do you use BIS at home and
BES
at
work?
--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

"TrustedChoiceAgency" <[email protected]>
wrote
in message We have a BlackBerry Storm and Tour. Outlook 2007 at work (32 bit)
and
Outlook 2007 at home (64 bit). Invitations to calendar items from
work
come into the BlackBerries as emails that can be accepted (just like
from
one computer with Outlook to another) but invitations to calendar
items
from home cannot be accepted to the calendar, they come in only as
e-mail
attachments. Being that the only difference between the computers is
that one > >> > is 64 bit, could that be the problem? We cannot find
any other settings that > >> > seem to cause this.

And you might say, just synch the BlackBerries to the computers -
but
there's a failure on that also, not to mention I don't necessarily
want
all the calendar items from work on the BlackBerry.
 

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