BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Implementation Guide

BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) is a platform that extends corporate messaging and collaboration services to BlackBerry devices. It supports management and administration of devices, and also supports deployment of third-party applications on the BlackBerry device platform. The basics of installing BlackBerry Enterprise Server are familiar for most administrators, but the server is infinitely configurable and contains extended administration features.

This book focuses on BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange, providing detailed information on planning and implementing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server deployment. It will show you how to use the BES to manage the flow of e-mail data ensuring that it is directed to its ultimate destination – the BlackBerry Smartphone. It covers all the new features of the BES version 5.0 and also looks at areas that have been enhanced from the previous versions. If you are new to BlackBerry Enterprise Server, this is the perfect guide to help with your planning and deployment.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports a variety of messaging platforms, including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise. As you begin reading this book you will first learn about the two prominent features introduced with BES 5: BlackBerry Administration Service Console and Server Routing Protocol. As you proceed further you will learn about 200 more configurable IT Policies provided by BES 5 as opposed to the earlier versions. We will look at Mobile Data Service and third-party applications that can be deployed to BlackBerry devices. We will also look at a monitoring portal included in the installation process of BES 5, which provides health scores to check the BES performance and a much more stable and robust SNMP. Written by mobile and wireless technology experts, this book provides a detailed approach to installing, configuring, and managing your BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

A straightforward guide to setting up your BlackBerry Enterprise Server, provisioning users and devices, and implementing administrative techniques

What you will learn from this book :

  • Control and administer the BES using Microsoft Internet Explorer along with Active X plugins with the help of Blackberry Administration Service
  • Communicate and authenticate your BES server with RIM BlackBerry relay circuit using the Server Routing Protocol
  • See how third-party applications can be deployed to BlackBerry devices
  • Manage devices, back up, restore data, and update device software using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
  • Create a robust application repository, which will allow you to create application lists to ease management
  • Manage and synchronize e-mail folders using BlackBerry Device Software version 5.0 to make message filing simpler
  • Make changes to the configuration database after the installation process using the Blackberry Configuration Panel
  • Handle compression and encryption for the BlackBerry data using BlackBerry Dispatcher
  • Sync organization data, such as calendars, tasks, and so on, between the e-mail server and the BlackBerry devices using Blackberry Synchronization Service, which now offers public folder synching
  • Administer users efficiently; offer hyperlinks and right-click functionality using the new dashboard-style administrator tool
  • Connect to the wireless network and route data to and from BlackBerry devices using the BlackBerry Router

This book combines clear factual information with easy-to-use step-by-step instructions. There are chapters with background information on the architecture and features of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and chapters with specific installation and configuration instructions. This combined approach gives you the knowledge to make the best implementation decisions for your environment.

Who this book is written for
This book is written for IT professionals and network administrators who need to implement a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The text assumes basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server administration, but provides detailed instructions for administrators with varying levels of experience.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (February, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849690480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849690485
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