New Features for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.4 with Maintenance Release 2 (Now Available!)

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Guest post from Matt L. – Ed.

Fresh on the heels of the launch of BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 comes an update for in-market BlackBerry OS customers looking to support the latest version of Microsoft Exchange in their businesses. We’re pleased to announce that BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.4 Maintenance Release 2 is now available. Take a look at the top features in this update:

Support for Stand-Alone Microsoft Exchange 2013 (E15) and Microsoft Windows Server 2012

As promised in a previous Inside BlackBerry for Business blog post, BlackBerry remains committed to offering our customers compatibility with the latest Microsoft technologies. With the release of this BES update we are excited to announce support and certification of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 as well as Microsoft Windows Server 2012. We’ll continue to update our compatibility matrix with the latest certifications to ensure that our customers keep getting the most from their BlackBerry technology.

At minimum, Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) and Collaboration Data Object (CDO.DLL) 8.03.0.8309.000 or higher is required. Learn more in the BlackBerry Knowledge Base.

Enterprise Instant Messaging Support for Microsoft Lync 2013

We know that many organizations use Microsoft Lync instant messaging for collaboration and communication. With this update, we’re providing updated BlackBerry enterprise instant messaging to include support for Microsoft Lync 2013. We also intend to announce BlackBerry 10 support for Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2, Microsoft Lync 2010, and Microsoft Lync 2013. BlackBerry will continue to ensure that our customers can instantly collaborate securely on a number of platforms.

If you’ve got a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the good news is that there’s a simple upgrade path to the new BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, which allows administrators to manage existing BlackBerry devices and new BlackBerry 10 devices, along with iOS and Android devices from one unified console. Get more information at www.blackberry.com/bes10.

To download the Maintenance Release update for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, head over to www.blackberry.com/go/serverdownloads

Have questions about the latest release? Share in the comments below.

About Luke Reimer

@Luke_Reimer is an Enterprise Marketing Manager at BlackBerry helping to design, launch, and manage enterprise marketing programs - particularly concerning content across digital mediums. Beyond spreading BlackBerry goodness in enterprise communities, you can find Luke cooking up a storm, out on his motorcycle (when Canadian weather allows), or digging into a good science fiction book.

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