The open beta for Open Enterprise Server 2 Service Pack 1 is now available (see press brief at http://www.novell.com/news/press/novell-announces-...). This service pack focuses on interoperability, giving you even more powerful ways to help customers streamline administration and manage a mixed environment. The release includes CIFS and AFP support, enhanced iPrint support (including support for print accounting), 64-bit eDirectory, and enhanced migration tools featuring a single GUI. It also includes the highly anticipated Domain Services for Windows, which enables secure cross-authentication between eDirectory and Active Directory.
ACCESS THE OPEN BETA...
You and your customers can access the open beta at http://www.novell.com/promo/upgradeormigrate.html. This site also includes valuable product resources such as:
> A white paper that makes the business case for upgrading to Novell Open Enterprise Server vs. migrating to Windows Server
> A Gartner research note providing guidance to NetWare customers currently assessing their options
> Open Enterprise Server 2 product information, including a Flash demo and an ROI calculator
Alternately, you can download the open beta from http://www.novell.com/beta.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ENABLEMENT RESOURCES...
We've produced an on-demand sales webcast to provide you with important product details. You can access it at: http://www.novell.com/huddle/event/client.php?even.... You can also download the presentation slide deck (which includes a detailed appendix) at:
The first service pack is an important milestone in a product's lifecycle--one that must occur before many customers will purchase and deploy. As such, the release of Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 provides an ideal opportunity to drive upgrade business and add-on sales. Download the open beta and see for yourself how it can be a critical factor in your success during 2009.