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Announcing BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express v5.0.2

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express v5.0.2


BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express v5.0.2 is based off of BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v5.0.2 and includes the following enhancements:


BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Service Pack 2 offers improved manageability, performance, administration and security features



Single Sign-on (SSO)

  • Seamless access with integrated authentication for the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, BlackBerry Administration Service and enterprise resources (BlackBerry MDS-CS SSO), simplifying usability for end users and administrators.
  • Enables organizations to configure the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry® Mobile Data System (BlackBerry MDS) Connection Service to authenticate users to the organization's network, automatically, using their Windows® accounts.  


BlackBerry Administration Service Enhancements

  •  Includes new pre-defined administration groups, better controls for searching and displaying results, and the option to configure BlackBerry Administration Service instances to communicate with each other using additional protocols.


Logging Enhancements

  • When the BlackBerry Configuration Panel is used to change Microsoft® Active Directory® account information, the BlackBerry Configuration Panel can write the following information to its log file:
    • Name of the Windows account that was used to log in to the computer
    • Date and time 


IT Policies

  • IT policies have been increased from 35+ to over 75, providing even greater control over the BlackBerry smartphones.
  • IT policy reconciliation allows administrators to apply policies to groups. End users will then have a policy that is blended due to membership in multiple groups.


Additional Platform Certification

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V 2008.
  • Support for additional web browsers that access the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.


Expanded Web Browser Support for BlackBerry Administration Service & BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager 

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


* Compatibility mode not required

** Device management not supported


User Self Service

  • Administrators have the ability to give end users the freedom of managing their BlackBerry smartphones with new user self service features.
  • Users can now use BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager to secure their
    BlackBerry smartphone, including the ability to lock, delete all data or disable the smartphone if it is lost or stolen.


Improved BlackBerry Enterprise Server to Microsoft Exchange Performance

  • Reduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express load on Microsoft Exchange servers to enhance performance.


Additional Language Support

  • Localization for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese.


Set-up and Installation Made Easier

  • Enhancements to the setup application including the option to remotely stop BlackBerry Administration Service services on other computers during the upgrade process, verification that the SRP ID specified is available for use and that sufficient disk space is available for installation. The option to include or not include the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Attachment Service when installing the software is also available.


Enhanced BlackBerry Smartphone Experience


Device Activation Enhancement

  • Message pre-population limits have been increased to 30 days worth of mail or 3000 messages.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server will now monitor the ‘junk’ email folder for Enterprise Activation messages.
  • Full body of email messages sent from the desktop will be delivered to the device.
  • Calendar entry body size has been increased.


Download BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express-free link to homepage.

Or for Existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express customers download the service pack link


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Additional Support


For additional support related questions please visit http://www.blackberry.com/support/BESExpress.

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