Just Announced! BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5

This just arrived in my inbox … no mention of support for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1!

Packed with new features to simplify administration and increase productivity! Includes BlackBerry® Monitoring Service for high availability through enhanced monitoring, alert, troubleshooting and reporting capabilities. Enhanced security features include encrypted attachment viewing and increased control over GPS and Bluetooth®. Plus, BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager simplifies upgrades by letting users install and manage software using browser-enabled computers.

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5 will be available soon. More details will be published in next month’s issue of BlackBerry Connection.

Register now for these webcasts:
What’s New in BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v4.1 with Service Pack 5 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®: February 20, 2008

What’s New in BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v4.1 with Service Pack 5 for Microsoft® Exchange®: February 21, 2008

Feature overview

What’s New with BlackBerry Enterprise Solution v4.1 Updated with Service Pack 5

With the latest release of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution, your organization gains new wireless capabilities as well as access to enhanced administrative features.

Improve End User Productivity

  • Support for HTML and Rich Text email allows BlackBerry smartphone users to receive email messages with their original formatting preserved.
    • Users can read email more easily, view embedded images, hyperlinks, tables, bullets, numbering and indentation.
  • Free-busy calendar lookup improves meeting scheduling on the go.
    • Users can view the meeting attendee availability and automatically find the next available time that attendees can meet.
  • Download and edit email attachments in their native file formats for improved productivity while users are away from their desks.
    • Users can save file attachments to their BlackBerry smartphones, work on the documents and include them in replies to colleagues
  • Advanced instant messaging and presence features include improved address book integration, IM contact “click to call”, IM session “convert to call” and advanced emoticon support.
    • Allows coworkers to collaborate and communicate more effectively using their BlackBerry smartphone
  • BlackBerry Client for IBM® Lotus® Connections provides social software for business. Learn about a new way to collaborate.
    • Your employees can build new connections and communicate and collaborate more easily.

Simplify Management and Support

  • BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager is a web-based application that is designed to lower the total cost of ownership for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution.
    • Reduces the number of BlackBerry® software components installed on end-user workstations
    • Allows BlackBerry smartphone users to install software and manage their devices using any browser-enabled computer
  • BlackBerry® Monitoring Service helps organizations maintain high availability and high performance of their BlackBerry Enterprise Solution infrastructure.
    • Provides administrators with enhanced monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting capabilities
    • Enables proactive issue identification and resolution

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