GroupWise Mobility Service 2.0 provides substantial enhancements over the Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack, both for mobile device users and for you as the Mobility system administrator.
ActiveSync 12.1 Support: Synchronization capabilities of newer mobile devices are supported by ActiveSync 12.1.
More Supported Devices and Device Operating Systems: New in GroupWise Mobility Service 2.0 is BlackBerry Z10 support. Later versions of existing device operating systems are now supported.
Task Support: Previously available only as a preview feature, GroupWise tasks are now fully supported. This includes personal tasks that you create for yourself, as well as tasks that others assign to you. It includes tasks that are originally created as tasks, as well as other item types that are changed into tasks or displayed as tasks.
Phone Message Support: GroupWise phone messages are now synchronized.
Improved Address Book Management: Users can select which GroupWise personal address book new contacts are added to when they are created on mobile devices.
Increased Scalability: A Mobility system can support approximately 750 users and 1000 devices on a single Mobility server.
Redesigned Administration Console: The browser-based Mobility Admin console has a fresh look. Users and groups are easier to manage.
Improved User/Device Synchronization Status: User and device synchronization status can now be monitored from a single page in the Mobility Admin console.
New Monitoring Dashboard: The new Dashboard in the Mobility Admin console provides detailed monitoring and reporting capabilities to keep you up to date on the functionality of your Mobility system.
New Email Alert Notifications: To assist you when you are not watching the Dashboard, email alert notifications arrive in your mailbox to let you know when administrator intervention is required to keep your Mobility system running smoothly.
New User Source Alternatives: During installation, and also in the Mobility Admin console, you can choose the user source (LDAP or GroupWise) for your Mobility system.
New AutoDiscover Service: By default, mobile device users need to know the IP address or DNS hostname of the Mobility server in order to configure their email accounts on their devices. The AutoDiscover Service enables you to configure DNS so that supported mobile devices are automatically redirected to the Mobility server based on users’ email addresses.
Improved Synchronization Troubleshooting: The MCheck utility compares device data with GroupWise data and suggests solutions when discrepancies occur.
For information on using the new features, see the following sections in the GroupWise Mobility Service 2.0 Administration Guide:
If you updated to GroupWise Mobility Service 2.0 from a version of the Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack earlier than 1.2.5, the following functionality is also new for you: