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Migrating to a ZENworks Configuration Management 11 SP4 Appliance

Check out the new video tutorial that takes you step-by-step through migrating a ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM) 11 SP3 Appliance to a ZCM 11 SP4 Appliance. This video will guide you through the following steps …

Feedback on ZENworks 2016 Preview!

It’s been almost a month since we announced first preview of ZENworks 2016 and the response has been amazing. Many thanks to our partners and customers across regions who have so enthusiastically participated in it. If you still haven’t done so, you can do from here. As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the …

Filr 1.2 Desktop Application for OS-X 10.11 “El Capitan”

As the Product Manager for Filr, I wanted to take a quick minute and provide an update on the status of Filr support for OS-X 10.11 “El Capitan”. As I’m sure most of you know, the Novell Filr 1.2 Desktop Application for Mac doesn’t currently work on this important OS-X release as described here. You …

The Novell (Attachmate) and Micro Focus Merger: One Year Later

It’s hard to believe, but almost a whole year has passed since Novell, creator of the world-renowned ZENworks, Open Enterprise Server, and GroupWise, was officially acquired by Micro Focus International, a leading provider of software and IT services. Now that the lengthy acquisition process is complete, and the companies have been fully integrated for about …

1st Collaboration Community Webinar: How to use the Native Mac apps for Calendar and Contact with GW 2014 R2

Mark your calendars and save the date! Register today, and attend our first Collaboration Community Webinar!

Change in November Community Technical Webinar Topic

As I indicated in our last Community Technical Webinar we need to change the topic for our November 18 webinar. The original topic was ZENworks and Intel AMT. Unfortunately due to some technical challenges we will be unable to present this topic at this time. Once we are able to overcome those challenges we will …

ZENworks in the Cloud focus groups

As we look at the future of ZENworks one of the trends we see strongly is the emergence of cloud based solutions for device management. At present these are pre-dominately Enterprise Mobility Management solutions like Microsoft In-Tune, Airwatch, MobileIron, etc. However …

Your Network Called – It’s Time To Upgrade To Open Enterprise Server 2015

Your network is currently struggling with the following problems: First and foremost, your network is close to, or currently at its storage capacity limit, a problem that needs to be addressed immediately considering the ever-increasing amount of data your business uses on a daily basis. Secondly, your end users can’t easily access the applications and …

ZENworks Mobile Management now manages Windows Phone!

Last month we released the ZENworks Mobile Management 3.2 release and yesterday we followed that up with the ZENworks Mobile Management 3.2.1 update. Unfortunately, I’ve been quite busy and haven’t had enough free cycles to introduce you all to the fact that starting with 3.2 we can now manage Windows Phone 8.1 devices as well …

AMIE Adapter for Importing Discovered Printers from ZCM

In a call with our Customer Care team the other day someone asked if there was an easy way to import printers into the Micro Focus Service Desk (MFSD) system. In order to do that you could use a straight CSV import if you already have a system that knows about these printers, or if …

“The Proper Way to Implement ZENworks Patch Policies” Community Technical Webinar recording now available

We held a well-attended Community Technical Webinar today for ZENworks Patch Management. Bryan Thoreson and Chris Seiler addressed best practices for implementing and configuring Patch policies, and provided tips around troubleshooting patch content issues. If you missed the webinar, you can view the recording here.

Useful tools in ZENworks Imaging distro

ZENworks Imaging distro (distribution) is a minimal bootable ISO based on SLE. As ZENworks Imaging is a highly automated solution, most of the regular use cases can be served without the user manually booting into the distro. However, there are scenarios where manual intervention might be required, for example to test custom scripts or troubleshooting. This …

Are Your Courtrooms Being Impacted by Slow System and Application Speeds? [Micro Focus Service Desk WEBINAR]

There’s only one thing that can slow down the justice system more than dereliction in courtroom behaviors, such as contempt of court, and that’s system and application downtime. After all, court cases need to move along expeditiously, given that many cases come before the presiding judge each day. So when video conferences, system directories, email …

Experience Email Collaboration Like You Never Have Before

Now that your company is becoming increasingly remote, and your employees are constantly on the go, you need more than just a basic email service to ensure that business gets completed in a timely manner, and that team members are in constant communication with one another. What you need is a robust secure workforce productivity …

What’s New with the Technology Preview Program

A couple of weeks ago I told you about a new Technology Preview Program that combined all of our Tech Previews into one. Since then we’ve added the new GroupWise Mobility Service (GMS) code-named Afton. This new version will officially support use Outlook as a client using ActiveSync. Updated code for Filr Axion has also …

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