Today, Novell announced availability of GroupWise 8.0.2 Public BETA.
It is available for immediate download. GroupWise 8.0.2 is still scheduled to release in June. It is a regular update to the GroupWise 8 product line, but it also contains several important changes that make GroupWise 8.0.2 a must for most organizations.
Today’s release is just Public BETA, final release is scheduled for June. We are working to coordinate the final Novell DataSynchronizer release with the final release of GroupWise 8.0.2. GroupWise 8.0.2 will be a requirement for the new Novell DataSynchronizer technology. There are around two dozen changes in the POA/SOAP communication layer that facilitate a full functioning mobility solution. Previous versions of GroupWise 8.0.1 can be used, but will have a series of issues that will not be resolved until you have upgraded to 8.0.2.
We encourage all of our GroupWise customers to prepare, not only to preview the Public BETA of GroupWise 8.0.2, but to also prepare to rollout GroupWise 8.0.2 when it finally ships in just a few weeks.
As a reminder, GroupWise 8.0.2 will also include several new enhancements. These enhancements include the following:
- Limit the # of recipients on an email
- Access Control Lists for the 'use' of System Distribution Lists
- Limit the types of attachments a user can send
- Teaming Integration - Searches in GroupWise also search Teaming repository
- Teaming Integration - Allow drag and drop capability from GroupWise directly to Teaming workspaces.
- Conferencing Integration - Schedule a Conference as easily as scheduling an appointment; Join a conference call directly from my appointments
Novell Conferencing is also scheduled for final release this week. Novell Messenger has been updated and will also be available for download later this month. It also contains some very cool integrations with Novell Conferencing. GroupWise 8.0.2 contains Integrations with Teaming 2.1 and Novell Conferencing. Our integrated approach to collaboration will have an impact on your organization’s productivity and management of your organizations’ content.
You can download the GroupWise 8.0.2 Public BETA here!
GroupWise 8.0.2 also contains fixes to address reliability concerns. Stability changes have been made to GWIA and GWINTER, as well as the POA and the Windows Client. We have also made several performance tweaks and API changes that will improve things with 3rd-party products, like BES. GroupWise 8.0.2 addresses changes required by the new BES 5.0.1, which RIM will release later this summer.
Extensive internal rollout of GroupWise 8.0.2 began several weeks ago and will expand and continue through the Public BETA. We have several current BETA sites that will also be participating in GroupWise 8.0.2 rollouts and pilots. These include our Novell Conferencing Authorized BETA sites and our Novell DataSynchronizer Authorized BETA sites.
The readme can be found here!
Feedback on Public BETA can be provided here!
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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.