RIM Updates BESX with New Features
Research In Motion offered an update to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express product today. BESX is a free version of its BES, though it offers fewer features than the full BES product. BESX 5.0.2, however, adds a number of features that were recently added to BES. The new tools offered by BESX 5.0.2 include: Single sign-on for business intranets, BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager and BESX's admin tools; employee self-service tools for securing a lost or stolen device; added web browser support (Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome 4.0 and Safari 4); and support for more email servers. The update is free to users of BESX. BESX hooks directly into a business' Microsoft Exchange email systems, and doesn't require a BlackBerry server.
Outlook Web App for Android Available to Limited Phones
Microsoft today followed through on a promise it made earlier this year to deliver an Android version of its Outlook Web App. Outlook Web App is an email application that offers all the features and functionality of Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync technology.
BlackBerry Debuts BES 12.2
BlackBerry today made BES 12.2 available to its business customers. The improved mobile device management platform adds a handful of features, especially those aimed at platforms other than BlackBerry.
BlackBerry Delivers Significant Update to Priv and DTEK50
BlackBerry today began rolling out a series of software updates to its Android-based handsets, the Priv and DTEK50. The upgraded software adds new features and improves functionality across various apps.
BlackBerry to Allow Rivals to Manage BB10 Devices
BlackBerry today announced that it has agreed to allow several other, large mobile device management companies to support its BlackBerry smartphones. Until today, BlackBerry has only allowed its devices to be managed by its own Blackberry Enterprise Services product.