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Coming Soon!

BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5

Now Available*

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5 comes with a long list of new features to meet the evolving needs of IT and end users. This latest release makes life easier for IT administrators with many new features to streamline management of their BlackBerry® deployment. Some features will require BlackBerry Device Software 4.5, scheduled for release later this year.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the new features designed to simplify management, bolster security and improve productivity for your mobile users.


Simpler Management and Support
These new features make it even easier to manage and support your BlackBerry deployment:

  • Over-the-Air Smartphone Software Upgrades4 – Enables wireless updates of BlackBerry smartphone software. It really is as simple as it sounds! Now you have a fast, cost-effective method for remotely supporting users and managing BlackBerry smartphone software lifecycles.

  • BlackBerry® Monitoring Service3A new software component for high availability! Provides enhanced monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting capabilities for administrators.
    Learn more about BlackBerry Monitoring Service >>

  • BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager – A new software component for high availability! Provides enhanced monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting capabilities for administrators.
    Learn more about BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager >>

  • Expanded Systems Compatibility – BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 with Service Pack 5 is certified with Microsoft® Exchange 2007 SP1 and supports IBM® Lotus® Domino® versions 7.03 and 8.0.

Enhanced Security
Security remains at the forefront of BlackBerry Enterprise Server software, with over 400 IT policy settings and controls to give administrators maximum control and flexibility. Newly introduced IT policies further enhance the security and control of your BlackBerry deployment5 to include:

  • Encrypted Attachment Viewing – Users will be able view attachments within encrypted PGP and S/MIME messages.

  • Increased Control over GPS – Administrators will have the ability to control which applications access GPS functionality on BlackBerry smartphones.

  • Increased Bluetooth® Controls – Administrators will have the ability to enable or disable certain Bluetooth profiles as well as set the allowable 'discoverable time'.

Productivity Improvements
These enhanced features are designed to boost the productivity of all your users, while being easy to manage:  

  • Download, Save and Edit1 - Now users can work on Microsoft® Word documents or Microsoft PowerPoint® slides from anywhere, by simply downloading attachments and typing. With Dataviz™ WordToGo and SlideshowToGo, users will enjoy many familiar features like copy and paste, change font sizes and colors, adjust bullets and numbering and more.

  • Remote Search for Messages1 - Remote search allows users to find emails that are still stored on your Email Server using name, subject and other search options to narrow the field.

  • Free Busy Calendar Lookup1 - Users can stay on top of project timelines by seeing who’s free for a meeting, and scheduling right from their BlackBerry® smartphones.

  • Advanced Enterprise Instant Messaging and Presence1 - If your company runs IBM Lotus Sametime® or Microsoft Live Communications Server you’ll enjoy a range of enhanced IM features like contact “click to call”, IM session “convert to call” and advanced emoticon support.

  • BlackBerry Client for IBM® Lotus® Connections - provides social software for business. Learn about a new way to collaborate. Your employees can build new connections and communicate and collaborate more easily.
    Learn about a new way to collaborate >>

Learn More
To learn more about the latest release of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution: 

  • 1. Requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1.5 and BlackBerry device software v4.5 or above, available Spring 2008.
  • 2. Microsoft Office Word and PowerPoint files will be supported in conjunction with BlackBerry device software v4.5.
  • 3. Included in BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1.5 for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino, and included in BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1.4 for GroupWise.
  • 4. Requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1.4 and BlackBerry device software v4.5 or above.

* Not currently available in France. Available in Hong Kong as a software download only.

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