BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0.2 MR3 Released for Exchange, Domino
RIM this week issued a new maintenance update for BES 5.0.2 for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) this week released a new software maintenance update for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0 service pack 2 (5.0.2) for both Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino deployments.
BES 5.0.2 maintenance release 3 (MR3) fixes a number of known issues with earlier version of BES 5.0.2 for Exchange and Domino. Specifically, BES 5.0.2 MR3 resolves bugs related to the BES BlackBerry Administration Service, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent and the BlackBerry Monitoring Service, among other fixes to core BES components. And the update patches another security flaw in BES 5.0.2, identified by RIM earlier this month, and related yet again to the BES BlackBerry Attachment Service’s troublesome PDF Distiller tool.
The 5.0.2 MR3 update is currently only available for Exchange and Domino, and it doesn’t seem to affect BES Express deployments. BES Express is a slimmed down, free version of BES for organizations that may not demand the level of BlackBerry security and IT control available via full BES.
The last major BES 5.0.2 maintenance update was issued last November. RIM is also expected to release the next version of BES, 5.0.3, “very, very soon.” BES 5.0.3 will be the first BlackBerry server to features RIM’s new BlackBerry Balance service, which is designed to help BlackBerry admins separate potentially-sensitive corporate data and personal information on users’ smartphones. (Read more about BlackBerry Balance here.)
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.