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Feedback Requested – iFolder in OES

iFolder was revolutionary when it was introduced. 2.x version on NetWare and the initial versions on OES and how they tied into the rest of system like NetStorage was superb. iFolder 3.x based on mono – improved on 2.x in many areas like user experience, multiple folder sharing etc, but we lost some capabilities as …

GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 Ships!

I am excited to announce that we have released GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 (14.2.1). This patch is available for customers active on maintenance and will be available to download in the next couple of days from your customer account if it is not already available. While this release is mainly a support pack – it …

Enterprise Printing: From Pain to Gain – iPrint 2.1 Coming Soon!

Take a look at Gartner’s 2016 CIO Agenda Report, and you’ll notice that “technology challenges” were named as a top barrier to success for CIOs this year. Many enterprises are still struggling with inefficient, confusing and unreliable systems that are slowing down operations and negatively impacting productivity. Unfortunately, enterprise-printing systems are perpetuating this negative sentiment. …

File and Print Community Webinars for July and August

We have been off to a great start for the File and Print Community Webinars in June. I hope the webinars were useful to you and are excited to see more. In case you missed the earlier webinars they can found here. We want to keep this momentum going and I am pleased to announce …

Local File Storage Is a BAD IDEA for Businesses

Envision this scenario: One of your employees opens his laptop, only to discover he is locked out. The machine is infected with the malicious form of malware known as ransomware. The situation gets worse. All of his files are stored locally, instead of on your business’s servers. There is no backup, leaving you with a …

Import / Export Bundles Idea we just implemented in #ZENworks 2017

More good news from the ZENworks 2017 development team! I’m pleased to announce that we have just recently completed implementing https://ideas.microfocus.com/MFI/novell-zcm/Idea/Detail/102. This was a great Idea voted on by many of you, and something we were able to pull off as we brought some new folks up to speed. If you are participating in the closed Beta …

July Collaboration Community Webinar Scheduled!

Due to overwhelming response and positive feedback I am pleased to let you know that we have scheduled “Using Calendars in GroupWise – a tutorial on using calendars the way they were designed Part II”, for Wednesday July 27 at 10am MST. Register Now! Have you ever wondered, what were they thinking when they designed …

GroupWise Coexistence Solution for Exchange webinar Posted!

Another Collaboration Community Webinar completed, recorded and available to you! Today’s “GroupWise Coexistence Solution for Microsoft Exchange” webinar is now available to review here. If you were able to attend but just want to see it again you also have access to the recording. Don’t forget we choose the topics for Collaboration Community Technical Webinar …

GroupWise Resource Archive – June 2016

The June release is another free GroupWise Resource Archive providing easy research of NGW Digest email discussions between GroupWise administrators, partners and consultants. Use the high speed text search capabilities to discover invaluable guidance within topics ranging from GroupWise technical issues to Micro Focus/Novell business discussions.

Your Employees Probably Don’t Care About Data Security

Imagine that Joe in marketing receives a request from a colleague for a document containing private information. Trying to be helpful, Joe shares the document without asking for the recipient’s credentials. This could lead to a potentially costly data breach—and one that may have significant repercussions for your enterprise. This type of data breach—stemming from …

GroupWise & Friends Webinar Series 2016 – Video On-Demand

Did you miss our recent webinar in our GroupWise & Friends Webinar Series? If you did, you’re in luck. We’ve just uploaded Session 1: Real-life Reasons to Upgrade to GroupWise 2014 R2 to Netmail TV for you to watch on-demand.

Top Five Reasons to Use Filr for Enterprise File Sharing

Imagine telling your young children they must stay at home to play, where it’s safe, then leaving them unsupervised for a long period of time. The risks they would face at home—like staircases and sharp objects—could potentially equal the dangers they would face in the neighborhood. A similar case could be made about file sharing …

Upgrading to OES 2015 SP1—Easier Than Ever

Sometimes, doing any sort of server upgrade can be a time-consuming process. That’s especially true if you are still using physical media and have to manually tend each machine during the upgrade process. Well—with OES 2015 SP1, you can now use the patch or upgrade channel to do your upgrades. This should reduce the time …

OES 2015 SP1 is now available for download

Hello Everyone, We released OES 2015 SP1 yesterday and you can download it from here. Key highlights of the release include: Salvage / Purge support over CIFS (for both eDirectory and AD users) CIFS Performance improvements NSS Performance improvements by reducing disk fragmentation Enhancements to NSS AD Integration FTP support for AD users Multi-forest Support …

ZENworks 2017: One Tool To Rule Them All

Right now there is a major transformation happening in the Endpoint Management market as client management services are converging with mobile device management services. Driving this transformation is widespread demand from IT managers to control all endpoints from a single pane of glass. This demand, in fact, has led to the emergence of a new …

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