RIM launches Microsoft SharePoint on BlackBerry

One of Microsoft’s popular services, SharePoint has now been launched for BlackBerry users, confirmed the Canada-based company yesterday. The BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint, adds RIM, is the best of its kind SharePoint solution available in the market today. RIM adds that the with BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint it aims to deliver quick and efficient information sharing all brought down to the comfort of a mobile phone. Additionally, it is being learnt that the app is secured by BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which RIM claims provides for a secure and cost-effective solution. The Enterprise Server, according to RIM will also facilitate the connectivity between the BlackBerry smartphones and SharePoint servers.

The Microsoft SharePoint app on BlackBerry smartphones

The Microsoft SharePoint app on BlackBerry smartphones



RIM claims that the Microsoft SharePoint app on BlackBerry smartphones has streamlined navigation, which will allow quick access to documents. The list of features, that can be expected to be included in the app  are:


  • The app would integrate with core BlackBerry features and functions such as email, calendar, browser, and Universal Search 
  • Check-out, check-in, and versioning of files reflected on the SharePoint server
  • Can edit Microsoft Office document using Documents To Go (pre-installed on BlackBerry smartphones). Users can download, create, revise and upload documents
  • Provides access to Blogs, Wikis and Lists and allows update from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Can carry out content searches across multiple SharePoint sites using a BlackBerry smartphone


The Microsoft SharePoint app, adds RIM has been optimized for use across a range of BlackBerry smartphones, including the one running on the latest BlackBerry 7 OS. Other smartphones in this list, include - BlackBerry 8700 Series, 8800 Series, Pearl 8100 Series, Pearl Flip 8220, Pearl 9100, Pearl 9105, Curve 8300, Curve 8310, Curve 8500 Series, Curve 8900/8910, Curve 8980, Curve 9300, Curve 9330, Curve 9350/9360/9370, Storm 9500, Storm 9530, Storm2 Series, Tour 9630, Bold 9000, Bold 9650, Bold 9700, Bold 9780, Bold 9900/9930, Torch 9800/9810, Torch 9850 and Torch 9860.