Tag Archives: BlackBerry Enterprise Server
1:51 pm on Feb 19, 2013 |
BlackBerry has just confirmed and released a knowledge base article concerning a recently exposed hack. This hack involves BlackBerry Enterprise Server software and is related to TIFF image access. BlackBerry has released an update to BES that patches this hole; however, many companies may not have applied this update yet and could still be at risk. If you’re involved with managing or administrating a BES server, hit the link below for all the information on this latest vulnerability.
9:42 am on Nov 21, 2012 |
RIM has announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5, Service Pack 4 is now available for Novell GroupWise users. This update is vital to prepare for the transition to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 when BlackBerry 10 launches. There are lots of key features in this upgrade pack, including:
- BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integration
- BlackBerry Balance capabilities
- Microsoft Office 2010 attachments support
- The ability to export data from into .CSV or .XML files for reporting and reference
- Enhancements and stability improvements to BlackBerry Administration Service
There is some additional information about the update available on the BlackBerry for Business Blog. If you’re involved in IT with your company, be sure to check it out.
12:37 pm on Sep 20, 2012 |
All we have been hearing lately in regards to RIM’s Enterprise product offerings has been about BES 10 and the future of BlackBerry in Enterprise. Today, RIM has shifted the focus back to the present with some announcements on the availability of Mobile Fusion Service Pack 1 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Service Pack 4. They have also announced a new partnership with the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance to help make RIM’s Enterprise offerings flourish internationally. Read on past the break for the details of these new software releases, as well as the information on RIM’s new partnership with GEMA.
9:17 pm on Aug 9, 2012 |
Bloomberg is reporting tonight that IBM is in communication with RIM concerning the possible purchase of their Enterprise Division. Two sources close to the situation state that IBM is looking to purchase all of RIM’s Enterprise Division, including the BlackBerry Enterprise Server network and its architecture and possibly the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Network. RIM has repeatedly stated that a sale is the least favorable option and that they are actively investigating the possible licensure of BlackBerry 10 software.
While RIM has stated they aren’t looking for an outright sale, the sell-off of the Enterprise Division would basically be just that. The Enterprise Division is what makes up the majority of modern-day Research In Motion. A sale of that division would most likely be the final death knell for RIM and the BlackBerry brand. We must keep in mind; however, that this story is only a rumor and could turn out to be completely false in the end.
Source : Bloomberg
This weekend was not kind to RIM. We saw reports of a shrinking developer base, more shareholder unrest, additional patents added to the Nokia lawsuit, and RIM lost a major lawsuit. The suit we’re talking about was brought against RIM by Mformation Technologies. This company specializes in remote mobile device management and they have won a suit claiming that RIM is infringing on their patents with BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
The technology in question involves some of the remote management features of BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Mformation holds patents on many device management systems and features, some of which have cropped up in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server system. As a result, RIM has lost the lawsuit and was ordered to pay $147.2 Million in damages to Mformation. The damages in the case amount to about $8 per device that has connected to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This is a big hit for RIM, especially with the company’s funds and stock prices teetering so low. The stock is currently down 4.49% to 6.92 a share. You can read RIM’s official Press Release regarding this lawsuit after the break.
9:32 am on Apr 3, 2012 |
Today, RIM has rolled out the carpet for a full-scale launch of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. They have published an official Press Release announcing it’s full availability, which you can view past the break. This full-scale launch builds on the limited launch of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion that came with the launch of PlayBook OS 2.0.
Now, support is not only available for BlackBerry-branded Smartphones and Tablets, but for iOS and Android devices as well. The latest version of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion includes Universal Device Service, the platform that will allow IT Administrators to manage all of these devices on one system. This is a big step for RIM and a great option for businesses looking to mix device brands. Read on for the Press Release.
Source : Inside BlackBerry
6:53 pm on Mar 8, 2012 |
We know that BlackBerry Mobile Fusion launched a few weeks ago but we haven’t had much coverage of this new service yet. BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is the new Smartphone and Tablet management solution for Enterprise that allows management of not only BlackBerry Smartphones, but of the PlayBook Tablet, iOS Devices, and Android Devices.
Today, on the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog, RIM has posted some important information on BlackBerry Device Service for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. This is the part of the service that will allow IT Administrators to manage BlackBerry PlayBooks on their company’s Mobile Fusion Servers. There is detailed discussion on BlackBerry Device Service, BlackBerry Balance, and Mobile Fusion available at the link below. If you’re interested in BlackBerry for enterprise, this is a must read.
10:32 am on Jan 30, 2012 |
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced general availability of BlackBerry® Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 – a new service for business and government organizations that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones and allows customers to manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. The service is available at no additional charge to current medium-sized or enterprise subscribers of the Office 365 suite or standalone Exchange Online and works with BlackBerry smartphones on business or consumer data plans.
“RIM is pleased to launch BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. This new cloud-based option allows customers to cost-effectively support mobility across their organizations and easily manage and secure their BlackBerry deployments,” said Alan Panezic, Vice President, Enterprise Product Management and Marketing at Research In Motion. “We continue to build upon the end-to-end BlackBerry solution for our business and government customers with both on-premise and cloud-based solutions, a range of technical support options to suit any size organization, and a growing ecosystem of apps and services for users.”
A new version of BlackBerry Bridge, v188.8.131.52, has just hit App World. This version has one specific purpose, to fix the issues that users were having when attempting to add an additional PlayBook or change to a different PlayBook using the same BlackBerry. This update fixes that issue and it is recommended that all users of BlackBerry Bridge update to this latest version.
11:55 pm on Dec 6, 2011 |
While Beta Zone users have had the pleasure of testing out the latest version of Twitter for BlackBerry, RIM has decided to let others in on the fun. Twitter for BlackBerry version 2.1 is officially available for download via BlackBerry App World.
New in V2.1
- Additional Profile Functions
- Multi-Account Support
While it may take up to 24hrs for the update to be made available for everyone, most users are saying that the new version is now available for download. Let us know what you think of the new version in the comment section below.
12:50 pm on Dec 6, 2011 |
RIM has updated their Mobile Conferencing application to v2.0 today. There are a few new features including Email call scheduling and conference caller ID history. You can read all about BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing in the press release which starts below and continues past the break.
Free application, popular with business users, dials conference call numbers and passwords automatically
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today makes it even easier for customers to manage conference calls on their BlackBerry® smartphone with the release of BlackBerry® Mobile Conferencing version 2.0. This innovative and popular free app includes a number of enhancements, such as the ability to automatically turn an email thread into a conference call using the user’s conference bridge details.
BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing automates tedious and error prone tasks such as dialing into a conference call that could include multiple main numbers, a conference ID and other codes, with a simple one-click “Join Now” prompt, as well as the ability to quickly reconnect if dropped from a conference call. The app also integrates with the BlackBerry® Calendar allowing users to quickly and easily schedule and join conference calls directly from within the Calendar. Users can download BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing on BlackBerry® App World™, and organizations can automatically push the app to their users through BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.
12:17 pm on Jul 7, 2010 |
BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Service Pack 2 is now available for download by BES administrators. The update to BES 2.0 brings many new features that will help employers and employees to better utilize their BlackBerrys and data. The biggest new feature set allows businesses to further separate a user’s business content from their personal information. The update gives the employer more control while allowing the employee more access. There is also a new single sign on feature that allows the user to enter their username and password only once to gain full access to all areas of the intranet. More details from RIM on BES 2.0.2 are featured after the break.