BlackBerry UEM Version 12.6 Update: What You Need to Know About New Features in the Management Console

BlackBerry UEM

BlackBerry UEMBlackBerry (Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) version 12.6 is a service pack (SP) update for the product formerly known as BES12. This release includes a number of improvements; read on for details about the new features for the Management Console, then click over to our other post to learn about new features for Android and iOS devices, installation, device activation, and IBM Notes Traveler in BlackBerry UEM 12.6.

Management Console

  • User list: You can use Shift+Click to select multiple users in the user list.
  • Additional options for Microsoft Active Directory connections: When you specify key distribution center (KDC) domain controllers and global catalog servers, you can optionally include the port number that the domain controller uses (for example, kdc01.example.com:88). When you configure the Microsoft Active Directory account for each forest, you can also specify the KDC domain controllers and global catalog servers that you want BlackBerry UEM to use.
  • Rate and review apps: You can specify whether users in your organization can rate and provide reviews of iOS, Android, and Windows 10 apps and see reviews provided by other users for internal custom apps or apps that are downloaded from public app storefronts. You must have the most recent version of the BlackBerry UEM Client installed on your organization’s Android and Windows 10 devices before you can use this feature. The first version of the client that will be compatible with this feature will be available in January 2017.
  • Logging: BlackBerry UEM now generates log files where you can view phone call and SMS/MMS activity for Android for Work devices activated with “Work space only (Android for Work – Premium)” and Samsung KNOX Workspace devices activated with “Work and personal – full control (Samsung KNOX)” or “Work space only (Samsung KNOX).” You must have the most recent version of the BlackBerry UEM Client installed on your organization’s devices before you can use this feature. The first version of the client that will be compatible with this feature will be available in January 2017.
  • Remove a Secure Work Space connection: If you have an existing Secure Work Space connection, you can remove the connection and the menu item from the management console.
  • Restrict BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus to specific work space apps on Android for Work devices: You can enable per-app VPN for Android for Work devices to restrict the use of BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus to specific work space apps that you add to an allowed list.

For more information about these and other BlackBerry UEM features, visit the BlackBerry UEM page on BlackBerry Help. And don’t forget to read our other post about new features for Android and iOS devices, installation, device activation, and IBM Notes Traveler in BlackBerry UEM 12.6.

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