Some great news for all GroupWise customers who are awaiting the latest release of the Blackberry Enterprise Server for GroupWise - it's coming. RIM have opened up applications for their beta program, for BES 5.0.1 for GroupWise. We at Novell always participate in the beta program and generally run the BES beta against the latest GroupWise beta code, as well as device beta code - to make sure that we get maximum coverage. It's always a very positive experience for us, so grab the chance while you can.
As for what's coming in this release:
RIM engineers have been working hard to move to a 100% SOAP architecture for GroupWise, so we expect to see significant performance increases. In addition some very exciting features:
- Multiple address book support
- Built in High Availability and Reliability
- Remote file access
- Email folder management
- Enhanced application deployment and management
To apply simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am not sure of the RIM process, but for Novell beta applications more info is often better - tell them why you think you should qualify, and include the number of Blackberry devices you support.
Finally - Enjoy!
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