In case you have not been paying attention RIM has been cooking up their BlackBerry Management Center for a few months now. They have been beta testing their latest small business product and so far people are really liking it. It lets small businesses manage BlackBerrys without a BES server by linking their BIS accounts together along with BlackBerry Protect. That way one central administrator or administrators can manage the business or family BlackBerrys and make sure they are backed up and have the correct settings. You can also centrally control the BlackBerry Protect settings that let you find or wipe lost phones.
RIM sent out the email below to beta participants who were kind enough to forward it along. The current tentative date for BlackBerry Management Center to launch is Mid August and hopefully RIM will be able to pull that off.
BlackBerry Management Center v1.0 Beta | End-of-Beta Notice
We would like to take a moment to provide an update regarding the close of the BlackBerry Management Center v1.0 beta program. This beta program will continue to run until July 29, 2011 (9:00pm EST.).
General Availability of the BlackBerry Management Center v1.0 is currently scheduled for the mid-August timeframe.
- General Availability date is subject to change.
- After July 29th, end users should upgrade their BlackBerry Protect client from the beta version to the latest version available on BlackBerry App World.
- Our goal is to have your BlackBerry Management Center v1.0 accounts migrated from the beta environment to the production environment automatically. You will however be required to accept the new terms & conditions before proceeding. Please stand by for further instructions closer to the General Availability date on how to complete this.
We thank you for your participation on the BlackBerry Management Center beta program and for all the feedback that you have provided. If you have any further questions regarding this notice or the program in general, please feel free to email us!
BlackBerry Beta Zone Team