I have had quite a few people ask me when BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 service pack 1 (BES 10.1) will be released and what features it will contain. We have it on good authority that the much awaited BES 10 service pack 1 is coming in May. BB10.ch (Swiss German) has confirmed as much along with releasing a list of the high level features that are coming in BES 10.1.
Check them out below: (keep in mind the English is off due to Google Translate but I have fact checked them against other documents I have seen)
- Merging of BDS, UDS and management studio in a single pack. There will only be one installation package for BES10 SP1
- The Management Studio to get some extensions and integration in BDS / UDS is greatly enhanced
- Deleting user from the Management Studio will be possible
- Detailed info for each smartphone
- Uniform interface for BES10/BES5
- Evaluate options to export the data in BES10 by other means – Additional query options to carriers, platforms, …
- High Availability (HA) for BES10 (Active / Passive), similarly solved as in the old BES5
- Creating "EMM Advanced Users "will be possible. (NOTE this allows advanced IT Policies)
- Advanced Enterprise Mobility management is introduced. It will be possible to operate the BlackBerrys in a work-only mode, expand policies to drive as certain hardware features, personal elements, links, etc. restrict (80 policies)
- New logging options for SMS / MMS / Phone / BBM / Video Chat / PIN in a CSV
- Secure Workspace for iOS & Android devices. There will be Secure Email, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks, and browser. A rollout of business apps, which is also possible to communicate in a secure tunnel to the corporate network. Secure the container can be assigned to users via BES10. Of course, the Workspace (container) can be disabled via the Admin panel, deleted or deactivated. (Eg for a user leaves the company or the unit has lost)
- All apps via the Secure Workspace pushed, have access to the corporate network and you do not care about the VPN. VPN go on mobile devices much to the detriment of the battery. It will probably be the case that even Android and iOS devices do not require direct connection to the BES10 and / or mail system. All traffic is routed through the RIM data center.
Pretty sweet stuff! We will go into more detail on some of these features but let us know if you have any questions! Kudos again to BB10.ch for the score and ZO for the tip!