OK, back from a few days in Munich where I presented at GWAVACon Europe.
Over the last few years GWAVACon has been a great GroupWise event (indeed, this isn't just a GWAVA event, it's all about GroupWise) and this time we extended the event and made it a GroupWise and ZENworks conference. As you might understand my main focus has been ZENworks but it was interesting to speak with some of the GroupWise partners/customers and talk about what they thought of the event and the fact that ZENworks was added next to GroupWise. Well, we had some great feedback about the fact that the event combined the GroupWise and ZENworks and as a result GWAVA has planned to do the same for GWAVACon North America in January (more info will follow) :-).
If I just look at the ZENworks part of the event, we had 22 ZENworks sessions that where highly attended, besides Novell speakers we had sessions from ENGL, Macrovision, Tall Tower and Touchpaper who discussed how their products tie into ZENworks. Of course the sessions that where held has been an important part of what we've done, but the benefit of an event like this where there is a high focus on just two of our products is that it's more easy to have some discussions outside the normal schedule. One of the interesting discussions I had was with one of the attendees from Czech, he pointed me to a great new add-on product they had developed around ZENworks that makes managing desktops in an education environment. If you are working in an education environment have a look at Z for Classrooms, I was impressed by the first look I had at this.
Before I forget, of course one of the highlights for us was the fact that we where able to show a pre-alpha build of our next generation ZENworks, our evilzenscientist did a great job explaining the great benefits of the new architecture and the feedback from the people in the room was great.
Well, enough for now and back to work....