RIM has also updated their BlackBerry Mobile Fusion solution to Service Pack 1 today. This new version improves its integration with the BlackBerry PlayBook along with making iOS management easier. iOS devices will see improved configuration of Wi-Fi, VPN and ActiveSync service across devices, and the ability to manage the distribution of apps. It also adds support for iOS 5 which is nice to see. This also enables an upcoming feature for the PlayBook to allow for over the air enrollment of devices and configuration including full device encryption and certificate based authentication.
RIM is also expanding Mobile Fusion to an additional 37 countries with Service Pack 1 bringing it to a total of 81 countries. Here is the feature breakdown from RIM’s announcement post:
Universal Device Service
- Improved iOS 5 support, including new features for Wi-Fi®, VPN, Microsoft® ActiveSync®, and managed app distribution
- iOS enterprise app distribution via web client
- Simplified error messages and notifications for updates
- Enhancements to iOS device enrollment
- iOS 6 compatibility
- Touchdown email configuration for Android devices (requires update to the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion client from Google Play – available today)
BlackBerry Device Service
- Over The Air (OTA) enrollment directly from a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Once enrolled, enterprise configurations such as email, Wi-Fi, VPN profiles, and enterprise applications can be wirelessly pushed to the device
- Full device encryption option as a new IT policy (including personal and work areas)
- Developer mode can be disabled on enterprise-connected BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
- Support for Microsoft ActiveSync certificate-based authentication
Check out the latest Service Pack 1 available now from RIM.