BlackBerry Alert desktop app for Windows
BlackBerry Alertdesktop app for Windows
What’s new in this release?
Each release consists of new and enhanced features and resolved and known issues in the
BlackBerry Alertdesktop app.
- Support for multiple certificates: Support was added for multiple certificates for CAC authentication. This enables users in multiple-user environments to authenticate on a shared computer.
- Support for multiple desktop client editions: Support was added for multiple client editions on the same computer. When requesting a new desktop app, there are now multiple editions available forBlackBerry AtHocandBlackBerry Alert. Multiple editions can run on the same computer and can point to different organizations on the sameBlackBerry AtHocsystem or on different systems. Multiple instances of the same edition on the same computer are not supported.The following client editions are available:
- BlackBerry Alert: 0_BlackBerryAlert
- BlackBerry AtHoc: 1_BlackBerryAtHoc
- BlackBerry AtHocAlt: 2_BlackBerryAtHocAlt
- BlackBerry AtHocAux: 3_BlackBerryAtHocAux
- Internet Explorer dependency removed: The desktop app 7.1 for Windows is no longer restricted to using only Internet Explorer and can now also be used with Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. The desktop app now uses the user-defined system default browser when:
- Self Service or any other URL is launched from the desktop app menu.
- A desktop alert is delivered to a browser. Deep links in a desktop alert to Self Service or the live map also open in the user's system default browser.
- :BlackBerry AlertreleaseBlackBerry Alertdesktop app release 7.0 or later is compatible only withBlackBerry Alertrelease 2.0 or later release.
- Update from previous desktop app versions: Users cannot upgrade toBlackBerry Alertdesktop app version 7.0 from previous 6.x releases. Users must uninstall any existing 6.x desktop app clients before installing 7.0.
- Registration process: After installing the Windows desktop app, if the Defer to Self Service authentication method is configured, users are redirected to Self Service to generate a registration code to complete the registration process and connect.
- Localization: The About screen and its tabs are fully localized.
- C++ client migrated to C#: The desktop client was updated from using C++ technology to using the C# language. This update enables support for .net framework 4.5 and later releases and simplifies creating the desktop client MSI.
- 508 compliance: 508 compliance improvements were made in the following areas:
- Screen readers (for delivered alert content, response options, and desktop app contents)
- Color contrast ratio
- Mouse navigation
- Keyboard navigation