Whats new in BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0 Service Pack 1

Article ID: KB19556

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-14-2011

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Domino
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  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 5.0 SP1
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With the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0 SP1 the following features have been added. For more information on these features please review the BlackBerry Enterprise Server documentation which can be found at www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs.

Enhancements to the BlackBerry Monitoring Service home page

  • The BlackBerry Monitoring Service home page is enhanced so that you can view performance data and user statistics, graphs, messaging server mappings, and component overview information for all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances that the BlackBerry Monitoring Service monitors.

BlackBerry device dashboard

  • You can use the BlackBerry device dashboard to access the BlackBerry Monitoring Service from BlackBerry smartphones. You can view alarms, messages, and the status of BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances and BlackBerry Enterprise Server components.

Database component page in the BlackBerry Monitoring Service

  • You can use the Database component page in the BlackBerry Monitoring Service to view data attributes for the BlackBerry Configuration Database such as index fragmentation, the file size of transaction logs, and the file size of data logs. You can also use the Database components page to manage the thresholds for the data attributes.

Directory Service Markup Language (DSML) support

  • You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to use DSML to search for and retrieve certificates from DSML certificate servers.

Enhancements to calendar synchronization

  • You can use settings in the traittool.exe to compare the calendars on BlackBerry smartphones and users' computers for a specified number of days in the future and to correct inconsistencies between the calendar entries.

Enhancements to the BlackBerry Administration Service

  • When managing BlackBerry smartphone user accounts, you can right-click on user names to access a menu of various tasks
  • You can navigate search results for BlackBerry smartphone user accounts more easily than in BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0. If you associate less than 100 BlackBerry smartphone user accounts with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you are not required to perform a search before you can manage the BlackBerry smartphone user accounts. The BlackBerry Administration Service displays the BlackBerry smartphone user accounts on a single page.
  • You can view BlackBerry smartphone user account information when you add and manage applications. When you manage applications, you can view the BlackBerry smartphone user accounts that you assigned the application to and the individual properties for each BlackBerry smartphone user account. The BlackBerry Administration Service displays the list of BlackBerry smartphone user accounts as hyperlinks so that you can view the properties for each BlackBerry smartphone user account.

Enhancements to the user creation process in the BlackBerry Administration Service

  • When you create BlackBerry smartphone user accounts, you can assign the BlackBerry smartphone user account to groups, software configurations, and a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
  • You can assign multiple BlackBerry smartphone user accounts to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server and to groups by importing the BlackBerry smartphone user account information from a CSV file.
  • You can create BlackBerry smartphone user accounts on the page that displays information for a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry Administration Service does not prompt you to select a BlackBerry Enterprise Server during the user creation process.

Improved log file information so that you can troubleshoot issues for the BlackBerry Attachment Service

  • The logs files for the BlackBerry Attachment Service contain more information in BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0 SP1 than they did in previous versions. You can test audio attachments in the BlackBerry Configuration Panel using the same method that you use to test documents and images so that you can troubleshoot issues.

Language support

  • The BlackBerry Enterprise Server is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. You can select a language before you log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service or BlackBerry Monitoring Service.

Microsoft® Active Directory® authentication with a Microsoft® Exchange resource forest

  • If your organization's environment includes a resource forest that is dedicated to running Microsoft® Exchange, you can configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to authenticate BlackBerry smartphone user accounts that are located in other forests using Microsoft Active Directory authentication.

New administrative permissions

  • You can turn off the ability for the Security role and Enterprise role to assign a BlackBerry smartphone to a user account, specify an activation password, or send an activation email to the BlackBerry smartphone user account. These permissions control which administrators have the authorization to activate BlackBerry smartphones and send messages to BlackBerry smartphone user accounts.

Support for importing Wi-Fi® profiles and Virtual Private Network (VPN) profiles from a file

  • You can add, delete, or update the Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles that you assign to BlackBerry smartphone user accounts by importing a CSV file.

Support for IBM® Lotus® Domino® version 8.5.1

  • The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports IBM Lotus Domino version 8.5.1.

Support for IBM® Lotus Notes® ID vault

  • If your organization's environment includes IBM Lotus Domino version 8.5 SP1, you can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to import the IBM Lotus Notes .id file automatically into the BlackBerry smartphone from the IBM Lotus Notes ID vault.

Support for Windows® Internet Explorer® version 8

You can use Windows Internet Explorer version 8 to access the BlackBerry Administration Service, BlackBerry Monitoring Service console, and the BlackBerry MDS Application Console.

Support for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008

  • The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. You can configure database mirroring or transactional replication to provide high availability for the BlackBerry Configuration Database and BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

Support for the out-of-office service

  • The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports the out-of-office service included in IBM Lotus Domino version 8 and later. To use this feature, you must run IBM Lotus Domino version 8.5 SP1 on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

New IT policy rules

  • For information about new IT policy groups and IT policy rules, visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
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For a listing of new BlackBerry smartphone specific features that BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 offers please review KB17712.

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