BIS 3.0 Rolling Out on March 28th to North American Users


After the official announcement of BIS 3.0 features on the knowledge center two weeks ago, it appears now RIM is giving advance alert to all North American BIS users about the 4 hours downtime scheduled on next Sunday during which RIM will be upgrading their servers to support BIS 3.0. Read the details of the upgrade after the jump.

BIS 3.0 Upgrade Details

  • There will be scheduled network maintenance by Research In Motion (RIM) affecting BIS customers between 0100 CT / 0200 EDT on March 28th and 0500 CT / 0600 EDT on March 28th.
  • Blackberry will be performing a BlackBerry Internet Service v2.8 upgrade to BlackBerry Internet Service v3.0
  • BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to send or receive messages using their BlackBerry hosted email account or integrated third-party email accounts, view email attachments, activate email service, or request to see ""more"" text during the maintenance.
  • Wireless service providers and device resellers may be unable to create subscriber accounts or provision services for subscribers.
  • The estimated duration of impact is 4 hours and affects 100% of BIS customers

So according to the above notice, after the downtime of just 4 hours, all BIS users would be getting the ability to add/delete Gmail labels, support for .wma and OpenOffice files for sure. We’ll see how it goes for 2-way Gmail sync.


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