There were a lot of questions asked about the advantages of moving to the latest version of eDirectory. Some said my 873 setup is just running fine, should I still upgrade the setup to 88??? What benefits would the new setup bring in?
There were some doubts if there was no need for new feature in 88X, should customers still upgrade to 88X???
We have come up with a white paper which explains the benefits of moving to eDirectory 88SP5. The direct URL for the same is: http://www.novell.com/docrep/2009/08/Benefits_of_Novell_eDirectory_8-8_SP5_over_8-7-3x_en.pdf
The same can be accessed by going to the URL: http://www.novell.com/whitepapers
Select the Product as eDirectory, Select Item type as whitepaper and in the results one of the document should be "Benefits of Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP5 over 8.7.3x Technical White PaperWhite Paper".
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