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BlackBerry preparing for BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 rollout

By Bla1ze on 9 Apr 2014 09:45 pm EDT

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.

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BlackBerry preparing for BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 rollout


Of course they are, it isnt end of life and they have to update the java version for vulnerabilities. This is just good business.


As a side note, this has been released now.

Maybe the fact they sold more BB7 devices than BB10 devices has a little something to do with it... maybe.

Ding Ding!

Yeeuuup! They ditch service early and force to upgrade when compression all delivery is still very efficient in some parts of the world, mostly it's about allowing the existence service subscribers more time to evaluate.

BlackBerry Q10  & Full Metal CB10!

Well that a good question. But at one point they have to keep supporting the old OS base users.
The question should be : Why did BES10 did not have provision to support previous OS 7 right from its launch ?
It generally take times before companies upgrades to newer system. Once everything is in place and functional for their needs, they didn't jumps right away to newbies (ex windows XP). They first put it to trial, then budget it. After they progressively do a migration program to replace their old stuff.
But now, with BB10, these devices requires a different BES system. So they must implement a new BES service and then still have to maintain two different systems for months/years.
If BES10 would have support the previous OS 7, and be like a general upgrade to their existing BES system (supporting all BlackBerry devices), ..the BB10 sales picture may had been quite different.

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Exactly Blaze! I really don't get how people can write off BBOS that easy! I think we all would like to see everyone with a legacy device upgrade to BB10 but realistically speaking people don't have the financial freedom to upgrade every time a new phone is released.

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I think if they only had BES on bb10 phones that companies would upgrade? They might not be happy but I think they would still take the bait?

Posted using my z10 running Z10STL100-2/

Old tech needs to be phased out as appropriate, but BBOS7 still works...

Remember, a LOT of corporate users are still on Windows XP, all the banks here haven't upgraded yet, but they can afford the million dollar extended support contracts with Microsoft.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "