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BlackBerry Desktop Software Works on Windows 8 – Enhanced Support Coming

BlackBerry Manager windows 8

I was waiting for some official word on this now that Windows 8 is coming out in a few days. RIM has put up a new knowledge base article today about support of BlackBerry Desktop Manager 7.1 on Windows 8. The good news is that BlackBerry Desktop Manager will function on Windows 8 BUT .NET Framework 3.5 must be installed (Available here) and enabled prior to the install. RIM also promises that a new release of BlackBerry Desktop software will be released in the coming weeks to “provide enhanced support for Windows 8 users.”

Let us know how it works for you if you install Desktop Manager on Windows 8!

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  1. I have been using Desktop Manager on Windows 8 RTM for months with no issues via media sync, PIM sync, upgrades,etc.

    I am still able to use BBSAK, BBHTool and BB Boss without issues to play with my BB devices

  2. cool, my windows 8 should be shipping anytime soon tomorrow.
    Does windows 8 require the same drivers as windows 7 provided they are the same bit version?

  3. Windows 8 requires the same drivers as versions as Windows 7.

  4. Nice, thanks for the tip about the needed NET Framework installation, nice to get that taken care of before hand.

  5. My calendar on Windows 8 does not want to sync with the BlackBerry 7.1. Am I doing something wrong?

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