Improved installation and management features
Good security options
Not all device-management features available on all device platforms
All your users will want their own BlackBerry
BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 for Exchange, starts at $2,999. Research In Motion, (877) 255-2377. www.blackberry.com
For this review, I tested BES 4.0 for Microsoft Exchange in my home lab and throughout the Washington, D.C., area. (For a review of BES 3.6, go to www.mobilepipeline.com/ 19201871.) I used two servers, one running Exchange Server 2003 (Service Pack 1), the other running BES 4.0. Both machines had 1 GB of RAM and ran Windows Server 2003. On the client side, RIM supplied me with a BlackBerry 7780.