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Dell to Partner with Microsoft, Novell on Interoperability May 7, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, Press, Virtualization.
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Under the agreement to be announced May 7, Dell will buy  SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft that it will make
available to its customers.

It will also establish a services and marketing program to migrate
current Linux users who are not Dell Linux customers to SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server, Rick Becker, senior vice president of strategic
solutions for Dell’s product group, told eWEEK.

Dell will also establish a dedicated customer marketing team for
migrating current Linux users to SUSE Linux. This effort will focus on
three areas: interoperability workshops, migration proof-of-concepts and
migration services, he said.

more info here.


GroupWise 7 SP2 Released April 19, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in GroupWise, Support.
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SP2 was released late on April 16th and is available for public download.
SP2 consists of many bug fixes, including issues seen with the Home views and new InstallShield tools to address MSI issues.
SP2 also provides GW support for Vista for the Windows client.


Novell Cleans Up Mail Message, Stakes Collaboration Claim April 10, 2007

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Recent article in CRN discussioning GroupWise and its market position.

more info here.

SLES, OES – How do I tell the version? March 28, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, Support.
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A popular question indeed.  Here is a link to a Techical Information Document (TID) #3594951 that describes how to interpret the kernel versions.


BrainShare: NOWS, you just don’t know the Value March 21, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Competition, GroupWise, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Press.
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You may ask yourself, how could Novell possibly squeeze more value into the Open Workgroup Suite?

The new Novell Open Workgroup Suite Value Pack program entitles customers who purchase the Novell Open Workgroup Suite or renew their maintenance contracts between March 19 and Aug. 31, 2007, to purchase select third-party products at a discount. These products – which include GWAVA* Retain*, McAfee* LinuxShield*, Omni Technology Solutions’ Linux Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, and Syncsort* Backup Express – add value to one or more components of the Novell Open Workgroup Suite.

more info here

BrainShare: Press Kit March 21, 2007

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Keep up to date on all the latest announcements from BrainShare 2007.

more info here.

BrainShare: New OES Migration Site March 21, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Training.
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Curtains please … at BrainShare, Novell has rolled out a new Novell Open Enterprise Server deployment site that will give you, our loyal and valued customers, easy access to the best tools and resources to simplify the move to OES – Linux.

The new site is organized by migration path (NetWare to Linux or Windows to Linux), with all relevant resources displayed according to the user’s input. The site includes dynamic access to content from the OES Cool Solutions Community and Migration Support Forum, as well as collateral, documentation, articles, web links, third-party resources and more.

more info here.

Microsoft customers melting down over Daylight Saving patches March 8, 2007

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A number of users in the DST chat room are reporting problems getting their Blackberry servers and devices to sync up with their DST-patched Exchange servers. Others, in spite of Microsoft warnings to apply DST patches in a specific order, are running into problems because they are attempting to patch Exchange before Windows.

more info here.

DST Tool Released March 2, 2007

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The GroupWise DST Adjuster 2007 is now released and available for download here.


DST Tool March 1, 2007

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Here we are on March 1, 2007. Our GroupWise development team has completed work on the DST GWCheck tool. This Daylight Savings Time option in GWCheck is much anticipated.

The download is not yet ready. I am told late tomorrow or sometime during the weekend for the release (Monday on the outside) as we work to complete testing. We have identified 17,000 cases that need to tested prior to release. The team has been working around the clock on this task. Please stay tuned.