Novell released the latest and final support pack today for Novell GroupWise 7. It is Novell GroupWise 7.0.4 and it is available for immediate download.
GroupWise 7.0.4 is a compilation of all Hot Patches and Field Test Files since Novell released GroupWise 7.0.3. GroupWise 7.0.3 was released in early 2008 and since then customers have been able to download Hot Patches, updates and changes through regular support channels and their Novell Technical Services representative
You can download 7.0.4 here.
Here is the readme.
You must log in and have a maintenance contract to access the 7.0.4 download. The change log is part of the download and provides a summary of all of the changes that were made.
Since the last Hot Patch, 7.0.3 HP5, there have been roughly 45 additional software changes. These code fixes were all driven by customer reported issues and add to the overall stability of the product. The majority of the changes were concentrated on the agent components of the product. Many of these fixes have already been made available to customers through field test files and have proven trustworthy in production environments.
In coordination with releasing 7.0.4, Novell is also announcing the transition of the GroupWise 7 product line from General Support to Extended Support on April 2, 2010. This will be the last support pack issued for GroupWise 7.
Additional information on the GroupWise 7 product lifecycle is available here.
We encourage any GroupWise 7 customers to upgrade to GroupWise 8 as soon as possible. GroupWise 8 is a mature product that offers productivity-enhancing features like a web-enabled Home View, cross-boundary calendaring, enhanced contact management and auto-save for messages in progress.
A new support pack, Novell GroupWise 8 SP2, is also scheduled to ship later this year. This support pack will include a number of new features designed to enhance integration with Novell Teaming and the upcoming Novell Conferencing.
Here are some resources you can use to help your upgrade decision.
• White Paper - Comparing the Cost of E-mail Systems:
• Press Article - Grading the Latest in Mail Servers:
• Upgrade Video - Upgrading to Novell GroupWise 8: A Technical Discussion:
• Cheat Sheet – Upgrading to GroupWise 8:
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Travis Grandpre, Novell GroupWise Product Marketing Manager, or Alex Evans, Novell GroupWise Product Manager.
We encourage all of our customers to take advantage of all of the additional benefits of upgrading to GroupWise 8. A majority of our current customer base has already upgraded!
GroupWise 8 includes additional features that your end-users have been requesting. In addition, GroupWise 8 supports more server operating system platforms, browsers and desktop platforms. GroupWise 8 will be a requirement for the Novell DataSynchronizer Mobility Connector that will provide support for all ActiveSync enabled devices -including the iPhone.
The Mobility Connector has begun its Novell internal rollout in preparation for authorized BETA. Authorized BETA is currently scheduled for April.
GroupWise 8 SP2 is still on schedule to be available mid-year. A new release of GroupWise, code named Ascot, is being planned for later this year/beginning of next year. Further details will be available at BrainShare Salt Lake City next week.
Hope to see you all at BrainShare!
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It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.