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BES 5.0 SP2 Specifications Leak Out

bes50sp2 Its nice to get a sneak peak at RIM’s next major service pack for BES 5.0. The team @ scored a copy of the performance and feature enhancements document for BES 5.0 SP2. My favorite new feature will be that RIM has raised the message pre-population limits to 30 days worth of mail messages or 3000 messages after you activate on the BES.

Check them all out below:

Enhanced Performance and Expanded Certification

Enhanced BES to Exchange Performance

  • BES no longer writes updates statistics for user mailboxes is to Reduce the load on the Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Contributes to lower TCO messaging

Additional Platform Certification

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 *
  • MS Hyper-V 2008

Expanded Web Browser Support

Expanded Support for the Following Web Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6
  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Safari 4 (For Mac)

Administration BlackBerry Administration Service

Simplified usability and control from the management console

  • Pre-defined groups added That administration can be used to support best practices
  • IT Policy Reconciliation added to Simplify assignment policy is user accounts and groups
  • Better controls for searching and Displaying user information
  • Calendar Slow Sync Forced That ensures users will have a calendaring Consistent experience (Domino Only) *

BAS Administration Enhancements (Continued) Simplified administration of BlackBerry users and domains

More BlackBerry Domain-wide configuration settings

  • SQL Mirroring now configured at the domain level
  • BAS administer communication protocols at the domain level

Additional domain wide administration tool to Simplify user administration

  • BlackBerry Domain Search

Monitoring the BlackBerry Monitoring Service (BMS)

UI Improvements, additional metrics and reporting

  • BMS Improvements – layout of the information Improved
  • Additional metrics, reports and Notifications introduced to help monitor the system health
    • Average latency Checks in coverage for devices
    • Monitoring and notification of uninitialized users
    • Pending messages per server


Enhanced Logging meeting Security & Compliance Needs

  • Logging Enhancements
    • Expanded Ability to control maximum age of daily logs for all components logged via the console BAS
    • Logging for the BlackBerry Server Configuration panel added
  • New URL Based RSA Authentication – More control over two-factor authentication, RSA

End-User Enhancements

Improved BlackBerry Experience

  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • User self-service tools
  • Enhanced BlackBerry experience
  • Message pre-POPULATION is a device
  • Expanded capacity for calendar entries

Single Sign On (SSO) – Seamless access the BAS site

Desktop and enterprise resources

  • Integrated authentication for the Web Desktop Manager
  • Integrated authentication, the BAS will save time for administrators
  • Integrated authentication from the BlackBerry to access enterprise resources (MDS-CS SSO)

User Self Service Reducing Overall Costs

Web Desktop enhancements:

  • New Capabilities for managing devices introduced
  • Secure a lost device, Including the Ability to set password and lock
  • BlackBerry if it is lost or stolen
  • Delete all device data and disable the device
  • Improved Organization of controls in the Web Interface GUI Desktop

Enhanced BlackBerry Experience

  • Device activation enhancement
  • Message pre-POPULATION limits have been increased to 30 days worth of mail messages or 3000
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server will now display the ‘junk’ email folder for Enterprise Activation messages
  • Full body of email messages Sent From The Desktop To The device Delivered
  • Calendar entry body size increased

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