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Novell Ships GroupWise 7

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Posted: 18 Aug 2005

Novell® GroupWise® 7 is now available worldwide. Novell GroupWise is the most secure and reliable collaboration platform in the industry and runs on multiple operating system platforms. GroupWise 7 delivers significant advances to increase end-user productivity such as integrated e-mail and instant messaging, enhanced Microsoft* Outlook* support and a pre-bundled license of SUSETM Linux Enterprise Server. As a result, customers benefit from reduced costs and increased productivity as GroupWise 7 manages mission-critical collaboration functions.

"The new features in GroupWise 7 combined with the migration tools and incentives we are offering make it the ideal collaboration platform,"

"Customers are often afraid to disrupt their day-to-day business to make a change, but GroupWise 7 makes migration from Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes* extremely easy, technically and financially."

David Patrick, VP and General Manager of Linux, Open Source Platforms and Services for Novell.

Organizations around the world are deploying Novell GroupWise to provide immediate benefit to their businesses. "Novell has provided us with a clear path to the future with GroupWise 7," said Roger Fenner, infrastructure services manager for Comair, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. "It maintains the reliability and security we've come to expect and rely upon from Novell and GroupWise, while adding features that allow us to offer greater flexibility and capability to our user community. We've been waiting for the amazing features and broad-based support that only GroupWise 7 offers."

Fred Candelaria, supervisor of WAN Engineering for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, said, "GroupWise has been a key component of our enterprise for some time, providing a high level of corporate security that has protected us against vulnerabilities and attacks. Now GroupWise 7 security enhancements give us more options for configuring how we protect our collaboration system. GroupWise 7 will enable us to keep our users connected regardless of location, device or platform, while maintaining a very low total cost of ownership."

Press Release

GroupWise 7 enhancements and new features

What's new in GroupWise 7
(from the new GroupWise 7 Documentation)

Windows Client Enhancements: The Windows client has a new look and feel that includes the Nav Bar, Panels, Home Folder, color schemes, and new icons. In addition to the new look and feel, you can now create and view multiple calendars, create all day events, spell check as you type, use Quick Filters, see the Messenger presence information for users, create HTML signatures, and control inline quotations. more

Cross-Platform Enhancements: The Cross-Platform client has added many features including spell checking, rules, junk mail handling, cleanup tools for your mailbox, backup and restore, and the ability to set your default views, create all day events, and control inline quotations. more

WebAccess Client Enhancements: The WebAccess client has a new look and feel that brings it closer to the look and feel of the Windows client. Some of the new features include easier tabbed navigation, the ability to drag and drop items, right-click on items, folder management, Work in Progress folder, and name completion from your Frequent Contacts Address Book. more

Administration Enhancements: GroupWise administrators have additional control over users' working environments, including granting rights to users to edit distribution lists, appending global signatures to users' messages, and controlling the appearance of the GroupWise Windows client interface. more

Agent Enhancements: The POA now supports SOAP, so that SOAP clients such as EvolutionTM can connect to GroupWise. The GroupWise Linux agents can now run as a non-root user and the new High Availability service automatically restarts the Linux agents if they go down unexpectedly. The Linux and Windows agents support IPV6. IPV6 support is not currently available on NetWare?. more

GroupWise Internet Agent Enhancements

GroupWise Monitor Enhancements

Novell GroupWise 7 product information

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