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Performance improvements due to better NSS disk storage allocation policies with OES 2015 SP1

Beginning with the OES 2015 SP1 release, the NSS file system has improved disk storage allocation policies. This improvement in disk storage allocation is referred to as delayed block allocation. Delayed block allocation improves the file system performance and reduces the file fragmentation by effectively writing larger amounts of data at a time. Delayed block …

ZENworks Patch Management Support for Windows 10 Updates

Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft changed their business model for operating system delivery and support. Over the last several months, I’ve received lots of questions about how ZENworks Patch Management handles “Windows 10 updates.” In response to these questions, here’s a short review of Microsoft’s new model and how ZENworks supports this model. Review of …

New File Reporter 3.0 Release Includes Significant Feature and Performance Enhancements

With each new release of File Reporter, we’ve tended to introduce notable performance or feature enhancements. This week’s release of File Reporter is consistent with that tradition with both performance breakthroughs and new data analytics tools. Micro Focus Branding Perhaps the most visible change to the product is the complete Micro Focus branding. Installation wizards, …

Unleash the power of Filr by automating & integrating using REST APIs!

Why APIs? Ability to integrate, automate & customize are becoming must haves for software of current times. Automation & integration helps save a lot of time & money and potentially cuts down the risk of manual mistakes. Customization helps make the IT administrator & end user’s life a lot simpler. APIs are the programming interfaces …

Help us improve ZENworks Inventory & Asset Management Reporting

As you may be aware, we have embarked upon an exercise where we are revamping domains within ZENworks Reporting. This is to ensure that we meet your expectations both from usability and performance aspects. As first output of this exercise, we have already created a new domain for ZENworks…

Introducing Micro Focus Desktop Containers!

Over the past few months, the Micro Focus team has been hard at work overhauling (ZENworks) Micro Focus Application Virtualization. We’re pleased to announce that come August, Application Virtualization will be replaced by a new product name: Micro Focus Desktop Containers—the only solution on the market for Windows desktop application containerization across any Windows x86/x86_64 …

Join us for a TechTalk on OES 2015 SP1 – What’s New and Improved

Hello Everyone, join us for a TechTalk on OES 2015 SP1 this Thursday – hosted by Lothar Wegner, Technology Specialist, and myself. You can register for the Webinar here…

New set of ZENworks Community Webinars

It’s been a busy couple of months as we continue to march towards ZENworks 2017, so we’ve taken a bit of a break from the webinars, but I’m pleased to announce the next round. Two of these sessions related to System Update come not from the Ideas portal, but from numerous conversations with customers. July …

GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1: Moving forward to the future

“Nature repeats herself, or almost does: repeat, repeat, repeat; revise, revise, revise.” –Elizabeth Bishop from North Haven It’s a common theme in software, the “mid cycle” release. Software developers like to do these types of releases because it demonstrates commitment to patching bugs, making incremental improvements, and further developing the product. But is it …

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 …

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