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GroupWise DST Tool Fixes Appointments Already Made February 23, 2007

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GroupWise Development team has found a way to fix all those pesky appointments during the time in question…depending on what client you used to create the appointment.

We are targeting releasing a tool on March 1st that will resolve this issue for the majority of appointments. Here is a list of what the tool is, and is NOT:

more info here.

Novell OES Training and Support Promo Extended through June 30, 2007 February 22, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Clustering, GroupWise, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Support, Training, Virtualization.
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To help our customers and partners deploy Novell Open Enterprise Server on Linux with confidence, Novell recently launched a training and support services promotion. The response to this promotion has been extremely positive, and many organizations have taken advantage of the free training and support it offers. To increase its benefit, we are pleased to announce that the promotion is being extended through June 30, 2007.

This extension will help your customers and partners make the most of the significant opportunity to migrate workgroup services to Linux. By taking advantage of the free training, and then leveraging the extended window of free support, they will be well on the road to success. For more information, customers can visit www.novell.com/oespromo. Partners can get all the details at www.novell.com/partners.

Finally, we’d like to make you aware of a new web page that has been created to help customers and partners leverage the power of the Novell Open Workgroup Suite and migrate its component products to Linux. This page contains tried and true migration resources, as well as information on customers who have successfully migrated their workgroup services to Linux. For more information, please visit www.novell.com/migrate.

Automated Tool to Address Daylight Saving Time Impact on GroupWise Appointments: Critical Information for GroupWise and IT Administrators February 22, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, GroupWise, Security, Support, Training.
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Coming March 1st to the download website…

The coming legislative changes in Daylight Saving Time can impact some appointments in Novell GroupWise systems by changing their scheduled appointment time by one hour. Novell is building an automated tool to accompany the manual correction measures already provided by the Novell GroupWise team. The tool will be a GWCheck option and will be available for download at http://download.novell.com by March 1, 2007. Administrators will need to run the tool on all post offices in order to automatically adjust the majority of affected appointment items.

It’s important to understand that the tool alone will not resolve all known issues. We will provide specific details next week when we post the tool. If you prefer to get a jump on the process, please visit https://secure-support.novell.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/741/3802376_f.SAL_Public.html to reference the Daylight Saving Time manual process documentation. Thank you for your attention to this issue.

For information on Daylight Saving Time changes relative to other Novell products, visit http://www.novell.com/info/daylight_saving.html.

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SiteScape Signs OEM Agreement With Novell SiteScape’s Next Generation Collaboration Platform to Complement the Novell Open Workgroup Suite February 17, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, GroupWise, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, Press.
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SiteScape, Inc. (www.sitescape.com), the premier provider of secure web-based workflow and collaboration solutions, today announced that Waltham, MA-based Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) has signed an agreement to distribute SiteScape’s next generation of collaboration software. The new software will round out Novell’s offerings in the workgroup productivity market, through team workspace and real-time conferencing solutions.

“This new software will provide strong collaboration capabilities to the many customers who have already deployed proven Novell workgroup services on Linux,” said Kent Erickson, Vice President and General Manager of Novell Workgroup Solutions.

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Microsoft-Novell Interoperability Lab – Sneak Peek February 15, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Clustering, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Virtualization.
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Sam Ramji at Microsoft writes:

Based on the email I received I would say that many Port 25 readers noticed my post last week on job openings in my new lab. Thank you for your positive responses (and especially the resume submissions)! Brad Cutler, my counterpart at Novell, has been overwhelmed with responses as well, so thank you on his behalf.

I’ve called this a sneak peek because there is much work ahead of us, but it’s time to talk in a little more detail about what the lab will be doing. I and my colleagues at Novell and within Microsoft have been putting in long hours for the last several weeks – nights and weekends as well – detailing the plans for our work together.

more info here.

Novell Strengthens Workgroup Portfolio with Team Workspace and Real-Time Collaboration Offerings February 14, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in GroupWise, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Press.
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Novell today announced the addition of team workspace and real-time collaboration solutions to its workgroup product portfolio. The new offerings will help boost end-user productivity and reduce overall customer costs by simplifying the everyday business activities people engage in to create, share, discuss and manage information.

more info here.

Virtual Windows to Run Unmodified on Linux February 14, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, Press, Virtualization.
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Novell and Intel Corporation today announced the availability of paravirtualized network and block device drivers that will allow Microsoft* Windows* Server 2000/2003/XP to run unmodified in Xen* virtual environments on SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell®, operating on Intel-based server platforms featuring Intel® Virtualization Technology.

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Data Protection and Security with Novell Open Enterprise Server February 7, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Clustering, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Studies / Papers.
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We’ve recently posted some backup and anti-virus partner profiles as part of a Cool Solutions article. These profiles explain what these partner products support in OES today. Yes, we do have support for NetWare, and more importantly, we do have partners that support OES — specifically NSS volumes on Linux, eDirectory and GroupWise environments. Take a look at the article and share it with others on your team. These partners have also stated early commitment for OES 2.

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Daylight Savings Time Changes February 6, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in GroupWise, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Support.
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With the upcoming changes to Daylight Saving Time here in North America, there are several technical information documents (TID’s) that describe the process of updating core products to allow for this change. It is critical that you apply the changes to your GroupWise systems NOW in order to minimize the instances where future appointments in the time span affected are off by one hour.

GroupWise customers can also reference TID #3802376


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Novell, Microsoft Staff Up Interoperability Lab February 2, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare.
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When Novell and Microsoft announced their unlikely partnership, a part of the arrangement that got little attention at the time was that they’d create a joint research facility, where both companies’ technical experts would collaborate on new joint software solutions. Now, they’re staffing up.

According to Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s director of platform technology strategy, the companies are looking for a few good program managers and software engineers to populate that joint research facility.

more info here.