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Special GroupWise Pricing for Security & Archiving

I am sure you are all aware that Micro Focus acquired GWAVA. I don’t normally want to use this blog/forum for strictly marketing messages, however I do feel this message is important and I want to make sure everyone is aware of some special promotions that are happening now to celebrate this acquisition. This acquisition …

Why NOW is the Perfect Time to Upgrade your GroupWise Email Security & Archiving

GWAVA (now part of Micro Focus) is running a special offer to trade out your current competing security and/or archiving licenses and replace them with Retain and/or GWAVA*. If you’re running GroupWise, you should make the switch because you’ll enjoy…

Update to ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

In August 2016, I wrote a Cool Solutions article (ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates) explaining that, starting in October 2016, Microsoft would be changing their operating system update model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. True to their …

Want A Better MDM Solution? We Have You Covered with ZENworks 2017

With the New Year starting, now is a good time to think about some IT-related processes that you want to improve in 2017. Here’s one to add to your list of resolutions: Make it a point to optimize your business’s mobile device management (MDM) strategy, to improve security and make life easier in your organization. …

Windows 10 Migration Can Be a Dream

At this point, Windows 10 — released in 2015 — is well beyond its nascent stage. In fact, Microsoft is already planning on ending support for its debut version, 1507, within the next 18 months. Many businesses, though, still haven’t migrated to Windows 10. In a recent survey, 41 percent of companies claimed they have …

Installing ZENworks Agent through Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) can help build an automated installation source for deploying Windows OS and Office. The build can also include device drivers, Windows updates, and any other software. The ZENworks Agent is one such software that needs to be installed during deployment. Now, let me explain the way …

File and Print Community Webinars – 2016 Recap and a Look Ahead to 2017

A new year is upon us and I feel this is a good time for us to recap our community webinar efforts for the File and Print portfolio. Starting with June this year, several webinars were delivered on OES, Filr, and iPrint in the File and Print portfolio. Here are the webinars, we had in …

Customizing ZENworks Application Window using ZENworks End User Branding Policy

ZENworks Application (ZAPP) is the next generation of Novell Application Launcher (NAL). ZAPP contains all of the existing features of NAL and more. ZAPP provides a new cool look and feel and new capabilities over NAL. Here is the comparison between NAL and ZAPP…

Veeam Adds OES 2015 Support

Veeam Backup & Replication is a leading Data Protection and Availability solution. Its unique approach for protecting virtualized environments allows for agentless imaged-based backups that still allow for granular restores including File Level Restore (FLR).

GroupWise Resource Archive – November 2016

The November release of the free GroupWise Resource Archive, which provides easy research of the NGW Digest email discussions between GroupWise administrators, partners and consultants, is now available.

Micro Focus Desktop Containers (MFDC) – ZENworks Integration over SSL

This document explains the steps involved in integrating Micro Focus Desktop Container (MFDC) – ZENworks product over SSL. This integration will help in capturing the network software usage of MFDC applications streamed from different devices on ZENworks server’s console.

Beta Invitation – Domain Services for Windows

As we had been communicating over the various forums in the last couple of months, we are getting ready to release a Domain Services for Windows update that updates the schema level to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. This will not just include the schema updates, but also add support for AES …

Business Continuity Clustering 2.5

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Micro Focus Business Continuity Clustering 2.5 (BCC 2.5). This BCC update adds support for the following versions of Open Enterprise Server…

Build Your Own Self Service Portal in Micro Focus Service Desk 7.3

We’ve all experienced the following scenarios: Your mouse or computer breaks, making it impossible to work. You need a new application, but can’t download it. Or a software license expires, leaving you unable to access your critical files. What do you when these issues arise? You submit a ticket request…and then the waiting begins.

Micro Focus Service Desk 7.2/7.3 – Customizing Login and Logout Screens

This document explains how to customize Micro Focus Service Desk Login and Logout screens.

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