BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 update now available for Novell GroupWise

By Adam Zeis on 19 Nov 2012 10:24 am EST

Novell Groupwise

RIM has announced today the availability of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 update with support for Novell Groupwise. The update includes support for BlackBerry Balance as well as BlackBerry Mobile Fusion compatibility. Service Pack 4 will allow you to easily upgrade from Enterprise Server to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 with the launch of BlackBerry 10. 

Included features:

  • BlackBerry Balance technology support
  • BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integration
  • Microsoft Office 2010 attachments are now supported, including password-protected attachments
  • Email pre-population changes; the full body of a message can now be delivered to the smartphone and the default number of messages can be increased to 1000 or 14 days
  • Email pre-population now takes place on every activation (it's no longer dependent on PIN change)
  • The Maximum Allowed Attachment size for viewing or downloading is increased to 10MB
  • Common features and fixes for all BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.4 updates from version 5.0.2 and 5.0.3 - including over 200 individual fixes
  • All BlackBerry Enterprise Server for GroupWise maintenance releases and quick-fixes delivered since BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise 5.0.1
  • BlackBerry Monitoring Service will not be included as part of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.4 installation package 

Find out more on this release at the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 update now available for Novell GroupWise


I could be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure that Express only supported Exchange/Lotus Notes. Don't think it ever did support Novell.

Troy~£€€ blackberry service in cambodia is not working me please even I had called to staffs but they bullshit not know about bb

It would be nice if someday they expanded support to other platforms like Zimbra or Communigate etc.

I can't imagne Groupwise has much marketshare any more.

WOW. You're commenting on an enterprise solution (it offers much more than PIM & Email) with a) a web-based solution with no real market-share to begin with along with being cloud based ; of which MANY corporations will not legally accept due to the nature of their business. b) another solution that is trying to get business primarily with providers ... sounds like the old OpenWave solution that didn't last as long as well - and they partnered with feature phone manufacturers by creating browsers; long before smartphones where decent (pre-S60/Palm/WM6.1 days), data peaks where with GPRS (3G had yet to be a news buzzword), and competiting with large providers' own internal solutions??

Just about every Nuclear powerplant in the USA, Canada or S. America uses GroupWise made by Novel. There is plenty of market-share for them to be profitable.