News dnia: Specyfikacja BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2!

Piotr Barycki
09.06.2010

Obiecaliśmy wczoraj BES’owcom małą niespodziankę i dotrzymujemy danego słowa – wczoraj w nasze ręce wpadła specyfikacja nadchodzącego Service Pack’a dla BlackBerry Enterprise Server, oznaczonego numerem drugim. Z najciekawszych zmian warto wymienić dodanie trzech nowych platform do listy oficjalnie wspieranych przez RIM i liczne usprawnienia i ułatwienia w sposobie administrowania BES’e. Nie jest jeszcze znana data premiery.

Poniżej kompletna lista zmian (nie tłumaczyliśmy jej, w celu uniknięcia potencjalnych nieporozumień):

Performance & Platform Enhancements

Enhanced Performance and Expanded Certification

Enhanced BES to Exchange Performance

  • BES no longer writes updates for user statistics to mailboxes to reduce the load on the Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Contributes to lower messaging TCO

Additional Platform Certification

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 *
  • MS Hyper-V 2008


Expanded Web Browser Support

Expanded Support for the following Web Browsers:

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



Administration BlackBerry Administration Service

Simplified usability and control from the management console

  • Pre-defined administration groups added that can be used to support best practices
  • IT Policy Reconciliation added to simplify policy assignment to user accounts and groups
  • Better controls for searching and displaying user information
  • Forced Calendar Slow Sync ensures that users will have a consistent calendaring experience (Domino Only)*


Administration BAS Enhancements (Continued) Simplified administration of BlackBerry domains and users

More BlackBerry Domain-wide configuration settings

  • SQL Mirroring now configured at the domain level
  • Administer BAS communication protocols at the domain level

Additional domain wide administration tool to simplify user administration

  • BlackBerry Domain Search


Monitoring BlackBerry Monitoring Service (BMS)

UI improvements, additional metrics and reporting

  • BMS improvements – layout of the information improved
  • Additional metrics, reports and notifications introduced to help monitor system health
    • Average latency checks for in coverage devices
    • Monitoring and notification of uninitialized users
    • Pending messages per server


Management

Enhanced Logging meeting Security & Compliance needs

  • Logging Enhancements
  • Expanded ability to control maximum age of daily logs for all components logged via BAS console
  • Logging for BlackBerry Server Configuration Panel added
  • New URL Based RSA Authentication
  • More control over 2-factor RSA authentication


End User Enhancements

Improved BlackBerry Experience

  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • User self service tools
  • Enhanced BlackBerry experience
  • Message pre-population to device
  • Expanded capacity for calendar entries


Single Sign On (SSO) – Seamless access to BAS, Web

Desktop and enterprise resources

  • Integrated authentication for the Web Desktop Manager
  • Integrated authentication to BAS will save time for administrators
  • Integrated authentication from the BlackBerry to access enterprise resources (MDS-CS SSO)


User Self Service reducing overall costs

Web Desktop enhancements:

  • New capabilities introduced for managing devices
  • Secure a lost device, including the ability to set password and lock
  • BlackBerry if it is lost or stolen
  • Delete all device data and disable the device
  • Improved organization of controls in the Web Desktop Interface GUI


Enhanced BlackBerry 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 delivered to the device
  • Calendar entry body size increased