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IT Reality: Hewitt Associates

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April 12th, 2007

This week, by popular request, we give you a new episode concept for Novell Open Audio. “IT Reality” episodes will periodically feature conversations with Information Technology (IT) managers who use Novell software. For our debut edition, the extremely eloquent Jim Brice explains to Erin and Ted some of the inner workings of Hewitt Associates’ enterprise, and how they put Novell software to work.
Time: 36:02
MP3 Size:
12.5 MB

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AppleTalk Filing Protocol on Linux, News from Support

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April 6th, 2007

Once again, Jason Williams returns yet again, this time bearing fruit. Specifically, Apples. More specifically, news about AppleTalk Filing Protocol (AFP) support on Linux. Then our old pals Randy and Dave are back for another episode of News from Support.
Time: 38:24
MP3 Size:
13.2 MB

Segment Times

  1. Apple Filing Announcement for OES with Jason Williams: 6:12 – 18:07
  2. News from Support: 22:12 – 37:12

Links for this Episode:

News from Support links:

NOA Backstage:

  • Yes, alert listener, Mike the Audio Guy did chime in at one point on this episode.
  • We had not anticipated that Dave Mair would ever change jobs. We fully intend to continue calling the segment News from Support. With a little luck, Randy will stay in his current role for all eternity.

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Novell Access Manager (Part 2)

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March 5th, 2007

Overview
To tell us more about how Novell Access Manager works, Lee Howarth returns to Novell Open Audio…and this time, he brought a lead engineer. Then we briefly cover some listener feedback.
Time: 36:35
MP3 Size:
25.1 MB

Segment Times

  1. Novell Access Manager: 6:53 – 30:42
  2. Listener Feedback: 30:42 – 35:40

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SLED10 Design and Usability, News from Support

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February 22nd, 2007

Overview
On its initial release, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED10) met widespread acclaim for it’s smoothly polished look and feel, and some of the interface updates that it introduced to the GNOME desktop. Now with Service Pack 1 targeted for a spring 2007 release, we catch up with the woman in charge of SLED10 usability, Anna Dirks, to find out how her team makes SLED10 so dang sexy. Then we’re off on another wild ride with Dave “Slasher” Mair and Randy “The Tip Master” Goddard in News from Support.
Time: 39:58
MP3 Size:
27.4 MB

Segment Times

  1. SLED10 design and usability: 1:35 – 22:33
  2. News from Support: 22:53 – 36:39

Links for this Episode:

  • Click “More” for the News From Support links

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ZENworks & Windows Vista, Listener Feedback

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February 16th, 2007

Overview
With SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 competing for desktop share against Windows Vista, many want to know if ZENworks will be able to manage both. We interview Martin on ZENworks support for Vista and SLED10, as well as what the ZENworks team will be doing at BrainShare 2007. Then we cover some recent listener feedback and questions.
Time: 30:34
MP3 Size:
21 MB

Segment Times

  1. ZENworks: 7:08 – 22:24
  2. Listener Feedback: 22:38 – 29.51

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Using Open Source at Novell, Daylight Saving Time

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February 8th, 2007

Overview
Ted and Erin interview the guys in Novell IS&T to find out how and why they use open source software for running Novell’s business. Then comes News from Support, where we delve into what the upcoming change in Daylight Saving Time may mean to your organization.
Time: 30:38
Size:
21.0 MB

Segment Times

  1. Using Open Source at Novell: 3:12-16:13
  2. News from Support: 17:23-29:34

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Insight: Tools of the Back Line Support Gurus (Winter Shutdown Special Episode)

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January 25th, 2007

Overview
So, how do Randy Goddard and Dave Mair actually help customers troubleshoot ailing servers? The gents from News from Support tell about the tools and techniques that they use to keep customers going.
Time: 11:05
Size:
34.4 MB

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Tip: Consolidating SLES9 going from Physical to Virtual (Winter Shutdown Special Episode)

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January 11th, 2007

Overview
The intrepid Randy Goddard explains how you can migrate a physical SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 system to a Xen-hosted virtual system.
Time: 7:14
Size:
6.63 MB

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