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Microsoft's push e-mail isn't really push?
#11  vadim 06-22-2005, 07:44 PM
You bet, Collin, I AM right. However, it is not all that gloomy. First, GoodLink provides a very well documented and supported technology which is truly "push" (I do not know how good Blackberry or anything else is). Second, at least partially, ActiveSync still works. That is not an Up-Date-Notification feature but manual and scheduled sync. Push or pull, as long as it works it is fine. One advantage of 'pull' technology it is easily controllable on the cell side. That is you can schedule your device to check for updates, say, every 30 min and then, on weekend, when you do not really care, you can change it to check every 2 hrs. If you have an unlimited data plan then it is not that important that you send a request to the server even every 5 min, so it is almost real time update.
However, what is true, you have to pay for it (sniff, sniff) - data plan fee with ActiveSync and data plan AND license fee with GoodLink.

#12  Spawneh 04-29-2009, 10:36 PM
I have been supporting Blackberry's for many many years, I have also Supported Good's Solution and am beginning to Support the Active Sync solution also.

Blackberry is true push and utilise's the Blackberry devices unique id or PIN to associate and send things to the devices, but none the less the server is doing the work with "Notify" messages from the exchange telling it when things change. Most Blackberry users will tell you,there email is always on the device a few minutes earlier than they hit the outlook client.

Good - was more or less an offshoot on Blackberry from my understanding some of the core members of Good's Design team were ex-RIM employee's so i'm guessing RIM are getting a nice settlement out of each Good subscription. Good again is a true push technology however and have some very good tools to troubleshoot and check if a device is still alive on the network.

Activesync
I personally don't regard this as a push service, to me it seems like an outlook client sitting on a mobile phone, nothing more nothing less. I did however believe there was an MS push service but I tend to believe this is just a coded SMS/TXT? which is sent to the phone telling it to go grab something new..

So overall yes there is a significant difference in the solutions and also with the devices which can be used for any given solution which ultimately means each business will need to choose the best for them.

thats my 2cents anyway

#13  HarryT 04-30-2009, 05:47 AM
There's very little point in adding a comment to a 4-year-old thread .

#14  JSWolf 04-30-2009, 08:10 AM
So why keep it open then?

#15  tompe 04-30-2009, 08:25 AM
Quote HarryT
There's very little point in adding a comment to a 4-year-old thread .
Why? If people want to continue the discussion there is a point.

#16  HarryT 04-30-2009, 09:47 AM
Well, for one thing, if the person you're answering to is not a member of MR any more, they aren't going to read your reply .

#17  Spawneh 05-01-2009, 12:43 AM
Haha sorry I was doing a google search on this topic and it came here, I posted the response and then realised the date of previous posts, my bad.

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