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BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Service Pack 4 for Novell GroupWise Now Available

RIM has long had a loyal following of Novell GroupWise customers using BlackBerry Enterprise Server. RIM has a holiday gift for them in the form of Service Pack 4 for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5. This essentially brings them up to date with exchange and supports the upgrade to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 when it launches…

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Strategy Analytics Finds BlackBerry Enterprise Server Has 39% Lower Total Cost of Ownership

One of our readers, Mr Mo, pointed out a fascinating new study that was just released by Strategy Analytics and commissioned by RIM. Strategy Analytics analyzed the total cost of ownership after one year comparing a 100 user BlackBerry Enterprise Server deployment with a 100 user “walled garden” approach where non-BlackBerrys were managed with a…

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RIM Publishes Changes in Upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0.4

RIM has not even announced BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP4 but they have just made its features official. Piotr @BBNews.pl noticed that RIM published a knowledge base article detailing the new features of BES 5.0.4 for Exchange, Novell GroupWise, and IBM Lotus Domino. Many of these updates seem to mimic the latest BIS update but…

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RIM VP of BlackBerry Enterprise Server Software John Vandermay Leaves

The latest VP to leave RIM is John Vandermay who used to be the Vice President of BlackBerry Enterprise Server Software (BES). According to the Financial Post he is leaving for a Vancouver based mining company to be the VP of product development. While I am sad to see another VP go I am also…

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RIM Talks Multi-Platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution – Sign Up for Preview!

RIM put up an interview on their Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog with Pete Devenyi, Vice President Communications Platform Group at RIM, where he talks about the upcoming Multi-Platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. Quite a few customers are looking for one solution to manage their BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android deployments and RIM is addressing that need…

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RIM Finally Details Features of BlackBerry Balance

RIM has mentioned BlackBerry Balance a few times as a solution for employee owned phones but even in their announcement yesterday it was a little light on details. They have corrected that a bit with a new landing page on their website at www.blackberry.com/balance. The new page details how different apps are classified and how…

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RIM Releases The Two BES IT Policies for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Until now we only knew about one BES IT policy that would be available for the BlackBerry PlayBook at launch. It turns out there is a second but it is sort of inconsequential. The main IT policy sets if users are allowed to use the BlackBerry Bridge to connect to the BlackBerry Smartphone. The second…

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Service Pack 3 (BES 5.0.3) Released!

RIM has quietly launched BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Service Pack 3 (AKA BES 5.0.3). The release is available for both Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino but not Novell Groupwise. They have also left BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express 5.0 out of this update but that is supposedly coming next month. You can pick up BES…

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