xMatters Five Ohhhhhhh! (11/18/2011)

We're continuing to spread the word about xMatters 5.0! We announced the release last month at the Relevance Revolution in Chicago, and yesterday we put on a webinar for everyone that wasn't able to join the party. If you couldn't attend any of those, don't fret, here's the recording so you can view it any time and as often as you'd like. It's nowhere near as fun as an xMatters party, but at the very least it will help you with planning and timing.

The release is still cooking, and we promise to keep you updated through frequent blogs highlighting the changes. Make sure you're following our blog space. And if you have any questions, feel free to send me a personal message using here on the Community.

One request for you folks: in the webinar I talked about some challenges we are facing as RIM adopts a new app-centric strategy. Basically, they are telling us that they will remove the Blackberry Browser Push technology at some point in the future. What does that mean for you? Well, we will not be able to push messages without installing an app on your Blackberry. This was in part why we suffered a Blackberry outage for OS6 as RIM had taken their eyes off Browser Push even in their current product. We don't believe an app-only push strategy is the right choice for our clients: urgent messages should be deliverable to anyone with a Blackberry regardless of the presence of an app on the device. Do you want to have to install an app just to get a push message from us? If you agree with us and you are a Blackberry shop please make sure you reach out to your RIM representative to let them know how you feel. And if you don't mind, add your comments below so we can include you in our discussions.

UPDATE: We are getting a fair amount of questions on delivery dates, which have changed with respect to what is in the video. We don't want to pull the video because it is full of all kinds of other useful information, but please refer to the latest communications for release timing. As of the time of this update the timing is here: 5.0 - It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore!

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