While much of the BES focus at BlackBerry has been on BES 10 since its release, there's still plenty of working being done on BES 5 and if the new documents posted are any sign, BES 5 admins will have a new maintenance release to roll out soon. The documents for BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 have now been posted to the BlackBerry Enterprise Portal for IBM Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell Groupwise. Across the board, the following changes are noted.

  • Updates to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP4 MR7 include installation of JRE version 1.7, update 51 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform version 5.1.2.
  • CPU utilization in BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP4 MR7 increases slightly (13-14%) over previous versions of BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

If you're a BES admin, you'll want to read through the full PDF files as there is other changes included with this update that you'll need to be aware of, as well as a full list of fixed issues and ongoing known issues.