Free BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Express Software Updated to 5.0 SP2

Handset-maker RIM released an update to its free BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Express software for SMBs, adding new administrative and user self-service tools.

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Thu, August 12, 2010

CIO — Organizations that employ Research In Motion's (RIM) (RIM) free BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Express software to connect BlackBerry smartphones to corporate systems and resources this morning have access to a new software update, BES Express 5.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or v5.0.0.2.

RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express
RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Express

BES Express is a "slimmed-down" version of RIM's widely used BlackBerry Enterprise Server software that organizations can download for free for access to a subsection of the mobile device management and security features packed into the full BES, which can be quite pricey. (Read more about the differences between BES and BES Express here. Note: BES Express requires Microsoft (MSFT) Exchange or Windows Small Business Server.)

The latest version of the free software adds a number of new administrative tools and features, as well as new user self-service utilities.

Enhancements include:

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