At the time, the BES 5.0 additions didn’t come as much of a surprise, since most of the new features had leaked months earlier. But it was still comforting to see RIM confirm some of that rumored functionality, such as a new, Web-based BlackBerry Administration Service, wireless device upgrades, colored e-mail message flags, remote access to corporate drives and more.
Today I discovered a few feature comparison charts that pit the latest BES for Microsoft Exchange against a variety of earlier versions going all the way back to v1.6, which was released more than a decade ago.
The charts are particularly valuable because you can not only compare your current BES version to the latest and greatest, v5.0, but you can see how your BES measures up to all of RIM’s recent BES releases.
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