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What’s an Interim Release then, eh?



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September 29, 2007 6:56 am

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We’ve just released ZENworks 7 SP1 IR1 and it’s available from https://download.novell.com – these patches are currently in beta, and if all goes well, they will move out of beta status in a week or two. If you download them you’ll be sent an email inviting you to give your opinion of the patch, and thus can help when it’s time to decide if the patch is good enough to move from beta status.

So why “Interim Release”, why not another “Hot Patch” ? The resources needed for testing a set of patches varies considerably from Hot Patch to Interim Release, and from Interim Release to Support Pack. If we only put out Interim Releases or Support Packs, we’d only be able to release patches on a much more infrequent basis. It’s always a balancing act between getting patches out in a timely fashion, and putting them through a rigorous testing regime. I know we don’t always get it right, but we try to!

We look forward to getting your feedback on this set of patches…

I’m leaving the UK for two weeks vacation in Mexico, at a cookery school in Oaxaca now, so look after yourselves, and I look forward to seeing your comments when I get back.

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Virtualize Linux, Windows AND NetWare, you say?



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September 28, 2007 4:05 pm

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If you’re looking for more information on virtualization, we aren’t letting you down. Novell just launched “Virtualization from Novell. Built to Innovate.” As the site says, “Only Novell gives you the ability to virtualize Linux, Windows and NetWare on one common Linux platform with complete support for all three operating systems.” And like you’d expect …

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What have I been up to?



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September 28, 2007 1:23 pm

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It’s been a few weeks since I last blogged so what have I been up to?  Well, one of the most recent things was dealing with DST in New Zealand.  Just like the US they moved their start and end dates.  We tackled it by licensing a custom made module for Omni Riva.  The module inserts a query folder into everyones mailbox that displays all appointments in the extra weeks of DST.  Riva has a large amount of other modules already available.

We are approaching closed Beta for GroupWise Bonsai and GMS on Linux is already in closed Beta so our engineering teams are working flat out.  Teaming+Conferencing is also in closed beta right now and it’s looking good.  The other thing that we are about to embark on is nailing down the features for GroupWise Monterrey, which is the version after Bonsai.  All in all, October is going to be a busy month.

There are a mountain of other things that I am working on right now, which I will be sure to blog about when I am able to.  And of course, a few of us are in Miami next week for GW Advisor, which looks like it will be good week.

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Fixing iChain Fonts in Firefox



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September 28, 2007 12:02 pm

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If your problem is iChain fonts that are too large in Firefox, Klaus Gast has your answer …

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Installing and Configuring Samba on Open Enterprise Server 2



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September 27, 2007 5:10 pm

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Joe Harmon walks you through the process of installing and configuring Samba after the installation of OES 2.

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DOS Boot Menu for NetWare



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September 27, 2007 3:19 pm

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James Rudd shows you how to setup a DOS boot menu for a NetWare server. Use it for firmware upgrades or to load the server with flags for troubleshooting. This guide should also work for NetWare servers running as virtualized guests on OES2.

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Solution for Error: nbackup: Unable to retrieve the Target Service Name list from xx.xx.xx.xx



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September 27, 2007 3:19 pm

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If you’re migrating data from NetWare 5.1 to OES 2 and get the following error: “nbackup: Unable to retrieve the Target Service Name list from xx.xx.xx.xx”, here’s a tip from Shashikala BV on how to fix it.

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BrainShare 2008 Sponsorship Opportunities Open



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September 27, 2007 1:43 pm

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As a BrainShare 2008 exhibitor and/or sponsor, you can reach this influential global audience to increase awareness—and sales—of your company’s products and services. Come see the exciting new sponsorship opportunities that are now available.

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Check this if you can’t Remote Control a Workstation



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September 26, 2007 11:22 pm

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This seems very obvious, but it is one of those irritatingly obvious things that can slip past the radar as you can be convinced it is something else causing the problem. Hope this helps someone else.

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ZENworks Inventory Software Dictionary Update 12

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September 26, 2007 2:55 pm

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Heads up all of you who use ZENworks Desktop Management 6.5 and 7 – there’s a new update for you.

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