Research In Motion announced BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365:
“… a new RIM-hosted online service for midsized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones, and allows organizations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. An open beta for the service is launching today in over 30 countries.“
1. The service works with Exchange Online in Office 365 – for email, calendar, and other PIM data.
2. Office 365 includes other capabilities too – SharePoint Online, Lync Online, Office Professional Plus, and Office Web Apps – but there is no mention of support for these. Hopefully the lack of support for these other services is reflective of a staged approach, with Exchange Online support the beachhead.