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September Collaboration Community Technical Webinar Scheduled

We keep rolling with the monthly Collaboration Community Technical webinars. The next one will be held on September 29 at 10am Mountain time. The Topic: Digging into GroupWise Messenger: How to use it now and what’s coming in the future. In this webinar you will learn from the Messenger Engineering team how to setup and configure …

GroupWise Resource Archive – August 2016

The August release is now available, a 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.

ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

On August 15, 2016, Microsoft announced a change in the update model for older versions of Windows. This change, which becomes effective in October 2016, affects Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 and mirrors the update model for Windows 10. NOTE: This change applies …

GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 HP1 (14.2.1.1) Available!

Last week we shipped GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 HP1 (14.2.1.1) and it is now available for customers that are active on maintenance to download and apply. This release contains no new features and is a straight hot patch. We highly recommend that customers on GroupWise 2014 R2 and later update to this hot patch. Customers …

We’re Looking for Input on the Future of Our “Community” Site

With the merger of Novell, NetIQ, and SUSE with Attachmate…… then the merger of The Attachmate Group with Micro Focus……. Then the Micro Focus acquisition of Serena, well…… we currently have a quite a disjointed customer community running on multiple platforms and it’s quite a mess. When I talk “community”, it’s the places where you can …

Feature Focus: File Reporter Tree Map

In an earlier article, I briefly covered the high level capabilities of the new File Reporter Tree Map along with those of the other Data Analytics tools – the Dashboard and the Pivot Grid. But until now, I really didn’t have the time to give the Tree Map the attention it deserved. But first, a …

What’s New in The Micro Focus iPrint iOS 3.0 App

We’ve recently released a new iOS app for iPrint. This app brings with it many new features that you may not be aware of. These new features include: Revamped UI experience Photo Printing Camera Printing Web Page printing Job history iOS App extensions support WalkUp Job management Let’s take a moment to look at each …

Looking for ideas about ZENworks Patch Management reports, dashboard, and status

I’m currently gathering ideas about ways we can improve the reports, dashboard, and patch status data in ZENworks Patch Management. If you are interested in influencing the direction of the product in these areas, drop me an email at darrin.vandenbos@microfocus.com and we’ll set up a time to talk

Operating File and Print in the Modern Enterprise: Why OES remains a great decision

The growth of data in the enterprise isn’t slowing down. In fact—IDC expects storage needs to reach in excess of 73 million terabytes by 2020. If solving your enterprise’s file and storage needs were as easy as hooking up another hard-drive, there wouldn’t be a huge problem. However, we all know it isn’t as simple …

Impressive New Capabilities Introduced in New Storage Manager 5.0 for Active Directory

The recent release of Micro Focus Storage Manager 5.0 for Active Directory introduces a complete administrative interface makeover, as well as some impressive new capabilities designed to both ease administration and expand the product’s management role in the network file system. Some of these new features have been driven by customer requests, others by the …

Use Micro Focus File Analysis to Enable Next-Gen Data Processing

Recently, I was talking with the owner of a large agricultural establishment who wants to use drones to gather information on his livestock and crops. The master plan is to equip unmanned aerial vehicles with high-power cameras and sensors to capture key patterns and changes in local farm environments. In collecting such information, the company …

Today’s ZCTW – System Update on Servers recording now available

We had a great call this morning lead by Arvind and Madhu from our Support and Engineering teams. Great deep dive on the server side aspects of System Update. If you were able to join us I hope you found it helpful, if you didn’t you can view the recording here. Don’t forget we have …

Mandatory baselines being removed in ZENworks 2017 Patch Management

Patch policies were introduced in the ZENworks 11 SP3 release with the intent to eventually replace the Mandatory Baseline functionality. Mandatory baselines can be used to deploy a base set of specific patches to a group of devices. Patch policies provide the same capability (deploying specific patches), but add the flexibility to deploy patches via …

What Policies (GPO’s) are in effect on a workstation?

Today I pick up on my ramblings about the various things that challenge us in our daily routine in IT. Whilst I am a GroupWise geek I’m going to do something a little different again. Most environments that I work in push out policies in one form or another to the workstations. A common complaint …

Introducing the New ZENworks Inventory Collector!

As a Cool Solutions reader and ZENworks customer, you may recall that a couple of months back, the ZENworks Inventory/Asset Management Team had started to revamp the existing Windows Inventory Collector (both hardware and software) to a more current software technology and flexible architecture. This significant change was necessary as we start to support the …

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