BES admins can now download the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Service Pack 2 and take advantage of some cool new features such as additional metrics, reports and notifications to help monitor the system health as well as user self-service tools and pre-population of messages of up to 3000. Recently, we saw the leaked feature set, which was a pretty clear indication that SP2 was on the way.
BES 5.02 features single sign-on (SSO), initial support for separating business vs. personal content on the BlackBerry, new security self-service options for BlackBerry smartphone users, all new support for Microsoft Hyper-V for server virtualization, and much more.
Remember when we said RIM soft announced features to deal with corporate liable vs employee liable devices? Well it looks like this update is what they were talking about. Remote removal of corporate data from employee-owned devices is a new function built into BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.2 that is expected to be supported with an upcoming versions of the BlackBerry OS, allowing IT administrators to remove only corporate data from an employee-owned BlackBerry without affecting the employee’s personal information and applications. Additional features for keeping corporate content separate from personal content on employee-owned devices are expected later this year.
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