Over the last three days there has been a major BIS outage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. RIM reported that the issue was failure of a core switch and the backup procedure did not work. Well this morning we can now report that Canada, Mexico and the US are now affected. There has [...]
RIM reported to the AP news that the BlackBerry outage that has been effecting EMEA region for the last two days was caused by a “core switch failure”. The cause for the outage was the extreme data delay that happened when they switched from the core that they were using at the time. I would [...]
The UAE’s integrated telecom operator, Du has sent a tweet letting everyone know there is a confirmed BIS outage affecting Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Hi the break for more on the outage.
RIM has officially confirmed the new features of BIS 4.1! The BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) is designed to provide BlackBerry smartphone users with access to email messaging, instant messaging, Internet browsing, and more. BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers can receive automatic delivery of email messages from up to ten email accounts on their BlackBerry smartphones. The [...]
A few days ago, we told you about the security hole in the current BES that had a patch fix. Well now there is a maintenance release that will fix the current BES bugs and those are listed below: BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0.3 MR4 for Microsoft Exchange BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0.3 MR4 for IBM Lotus [...]
We let you in on word that RIM would be working on a SharePoint client early this year. Although its release is a little later than expected, this new client will allow secure enterprise collaboration to occur using the BES. It also will take advantage of the features of Blackberry Balance, that allows the end user to seperate [...]
The BES from v5.0.1 to v5.0.3 MR2 were the ones that affected the most. But the issues that made them vulnerable were fixed in ES v5.0.3 MR3 for both Exchange and Lotus Domino,it exploited by users visiting a website with a malicious TIFF or PNG image file or even an email with such an image. [...]
RIM Announces BlackBerry Management Center for Small Business Free Online Service Helps Small Businesses Centrally Manage and Protect BlackBerry Smartphones in the Cloud Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced BlackBerry® Management Center – a free online service* for small businesses to centrally manage company- or employee-owned BlackBerry® smartphones [...]
Most of you that are part of Beta Zone have seen the BlackBerry Management Center already, but for those of you who haven’t it is a way to manage all of the handsets without having to utilize and expensive BES server or the BlackBerry Protect software linking all of the units. This software is geared to small business [...]
Well the title states the obvious, It looks like RIM could kick the crap out of Apple, If the Russian government decides to ban the iPad. Reports are circulating that the Russian government is looking for more secure tablets. The Russian government is still up in the air on what tablet to go with RIM’s [...]
RIM has Released Blackberry Mobile Voice System (MVS) 5.1 and is now available for Avaya in North America, in addition to the existing North American Cisco and Mitel functionality to support BlackBerry MVS. BlackBerry MVS is available to the UK through the Cisco platform. MVS allows calls to be transferred between networks as well as enhance employee [...]
With the launch of BlackBerry OS 7 around the corner, it appears as though RIM will be updating BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) to v4.1. BIS v4.1 will be launched in Asia Pacific – September 10th, Europe September 23rd, and North America October 8th. BIS 4.1. Features include: Improved email experience Inbox priming Account management updates [...]
Mobile Link We recently reported on how RIM was implementing ways of using BES and Microsoft’s Office 365, within Blackberry’s Business Cloud Messaging Service, well today Alec Taylor, Vice President of Product Marketing at RIM goes more in depth into just how it all works. He discusses the overall benefits, insight of the trends, and [...]
With the announcement of another cloud service, RIM rolls out documentation detailing how companies can use Blackberry Enterprise Service and Microsoft Office 365 through a highly secure connection using its Blackberry Business Cloud Services. It was announced at Blackberry World 2011 that Microsoft and Blackberry were going into some type of partnership.
Mobile Viewing Link Here is a video from our friends at PocketBerry showing Pete Devenyi, Vice President Communications Platform Group at RIM discussing the plans for a multi-platform enterprise solution at BlackBerry World Conference. From the video we see that this should launch at the end of the year. Watch the video and you can [...]
All the new surrounding IT policies on the PlayBook stated that only one policy would be available at the launch. It turns out there are two policies that will be available. The first policy is for bridging the PlayBook to the BlackBerry Smartphone. The second policy focuses on sending log files to BlackBerry’s Tech Solution [...]
RIM has finnaly released BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0 Service Pack 3 (BES v5.0.3). The update is for both Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino. Novell Groupwise has not been updated as of yet. RIM did not include BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express 5.0 in this build. It is supposed to launch next month.
N4BB has leaked BlackBerry Enterprise Software Roadmap for 2011! It looks like we will see BES v5.0.3 very soon, With BESx 5.0.3 showing its face around June! BES for Google Apps will be set up around July. According to N4BB the orange bubbles may be the beta dates, with the blue bubbles being the [...]
RIM has announced that effective July 2 2011 BES 4.1.x will no long be supported. If a company is still on BES 4.1 they will still be able to use the program but RIM will no longer be offering patches, hotfixes, or any other technical support for this build. Upgrading to the newer versions of [...]
Most of the paperwork has surfaced for the new BES 5.0.3. This release has been delayed a bit but should be released shortly. There is no mention of the BlackBerry PlayBook but there is a mention of BlackBerry Balance features that they have been rolling out with RIM’s new Employee Liable IT policy. This new [...]