RIM Quickly Releases BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0.3 Maintenance Update
Just days after releasing a major update to BES 5.0 for Exchange and Domino, BlackBerry-maker RIM issued a maintenance release.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) on Monday released a significant update to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0 software for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino, BES 5.0 Service Pack 3, or BES 5.0.3. Today, RIM is releasing another minor update, BES 5.0.3 Maintenance Release 1 (MR1) to address an issue with the BES BlackBerry Administration Service and to add another feature.
Here are some details on the BlackBerry Administration Service issue address in the BES 5.0.3 MR1 update, from related release notes:
“If one BlackBerry Administration Service instance sent a reconciliation task to a second instance, and the connection between the instances dropped before the second instance could notify the first that the reconciliation was complete, reconciliation stopped on all BlackBerry Administration Service instances. The first BlackBerry Administration Service instance then wrote the following error to its log file: ‘org.jboss.remoting.CannotConnectException: Can not get connection to server. Problem establishing socket connection for InvokerLocator [sslsocket:’. “
RIM also added a new feature to the BES BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool as part of the 5.0.3 MR1 update.
Details on the new trait, from RIM, are as follows:
“The BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool includes a new trait named ExchangeEnablePropertyPromotion. This trait specifies if and how the BlackBerry Messaging Agent promotes MAPI properties. The possible values are: 0 – disabled; 1- The BlackBerry Messaging Agent promotes MAPI properties on all folder reloads, if required; and, 2 – The BlackBerry Messaging Agent promotes MAPI properties on all folder reloads, if required, except for the first folder reload. On the first folder reload the BlackBerry Messaging Agent does not promote MAPI properties.”
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.