BES 10.2 has been rolling along since the last beta release and it looks like an official release is right around the corner. We're getting word that the Gold Candidate was released to beta testers today so that means a full-on release can't be too far off.

This version contains a few tweaks, fixes and improvements so it's just about ready to hit the streets. 

Check out the full list of updates below. We'll let you know when this one goes official. 

Regulated BlackBerry Balance

Regulated BlackBerry Balance gives your organization full control over devices that have a work space and a personal space and are activated on the BlackBerry Device Service. Users with devices activated with the regulated BlackBerry Balance activation type should be aware that all data on the device can be audited by their organization, even if they are using the device or application for personal use.

User Privacy Activation on iOS and Android Devices

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2 lets you define the activation type for iOS and Android devices. 

Support for LDAP Company Directory Integration

You can configure an LDAP company directory with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2. Organizations that are not using Active Directory can connect to LDAP company directories such as IBM Domino Directory and Novell eDirectory. LDAP company directory integration is supported in both the BlackBerry Device Service console and the Universal Device Service console.

Support for Organizational Control over both the Work and Personal Spaces on BlackBerry Devices

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2 provides work space only activation and management for organizations that would like to have full control over the work space and some control over the personal space on BlackBerry devices. For example, you could use IT policies to control specific functionality for Facebook, such as disabling use of Facebook when at work, on a user’s personal space. You can specify the level of control by selecting the BlackBerry Balance+Regulated activation type profile.

Support for Viewing the Status of the BlackBerry Secure Connect Service in the Universal Device Service Console

You can monitor the status of the BlackBerry Secure Connect Service from the Universal Device Service console and BlackBerry Management Studio. The BlackBerry Secure Connect Service is a web service that provides a single access port for activation and management traffic for iOS devices and Android devices. The BlackBerry Secure Connect Service allows you to connect directly to the BlackBerry Infrastructure by routing data through a TCP proxy server.

Support for BlackBerry Device Integrity Alert Compliance Rule

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2 allows you to allows you to configure the Integrity Alert device compliance rule to encourage users to comply with the device conditions that your organization requires. You can send a notification to users to ask them to meet your organization's requirements or you can delete work data, or delete all data from the device.

Support for Smart Card over Wi-Fi

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2 provides Smart Card support over Wi-Fi for Supplicant, Non-IPSec VPN, and IPSec VPN. This provides an additional layer of security for organizations.

Support for Enterprise Authentication Enhancements in the BlackBerry Device Service Console

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2 provides enhancements to Single Sign-On and enterprise authentication. You can configure an IT policy so users may only receive minimal prompting for their enterprise credentials when accessing enterprise resources using any work space apps, such as the work browser, using the following forms-based authentication methods:

  • NTLM v1
  • NTLM v2
  • Kerberos without gateways
  • Proxy servers (including BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10)

Ability to Reset Work Space Password Only

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2 allows you to reset only the work space password on a BlackBerry device. If a user forgets their work space password on their BlackBerry device, you can reset this from either the BlackBerry Device Service or BlackBerry Management Studio and notify the user of their new password.

BES10 Self-Service Web-based Console

BES10 Self-Service is a web-based application that a BlackBerry device, iOS device, or Android device user can use to perform certain tasks on their devices, for example, creating a password to activate their device. If a device is lost or stolen, users can remotely change the password on their devices or delete data from their devices. Users do not need to install any software or connect their devices to their computers to use BES10 Self-Service. You need to provide the web address and login information that users need to log in to BES10 Self-Service. This application may help reduce your administrative workload by enabling users to perform simple administrative commands themselves.

Support for installing BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 on a computer that has a non-English operating system

You can install BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2 on computers with English, French, German, or Spanish operating systems.

Improved support for IBM Notes Traveler

You can now enable synchronization of IBM Notes TravelerToDo lists in BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. Secure Work Space for iOS and Android now supports IBM Notes Traveler.