BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a platform that extends corporate messaging and collaboration services to BlackBerry devices. It supports management and administration of devices, and also supports deployment of third-party applications on the BlackBerry device platform. The basics of installing BlackBerry Enterprise Server are familiar for most administrators, but the server is infinitely configurable and contains extended administration features.
This book focuses on BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange, providing detailed information on planning and implementing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server deployment. It will show you how to use the BES to manage the flow of e-mail data, ensuring that it is directed to its ultimate destination—the BlackBerry Smartphone. It covers all the new features of the BES version 5.0 and also looks at areas that have been enhanced from the previous versions. If you are new to BlackBerry Enterprise Server, then this is the perfect guide to help with your planning and deployment.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports a variety of messaging platforms, including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise. As you begin reading this book, you will first learn about the two prominent features introduced with BES 5: BlackBerry Administration Service Console and Server Routing Protocol. As we proceed further, we will learn about 200 more configurable IT policies provided by BES 5 as opposed to the earlier versions. We will look at Mobile Data Service and third party applications that can be deployed to BlackBerry devices. We will also look at a monitoring portal included in the installation process of BES 5, which provides health scores to check the BES performance and a much more stable and robust SNMP. Written by mobile and wireless technology experts, this book provides a detailed approach to installing, configuring, and managing your BlackBerry Enterprise Server.