Some of you may have already seen or heard the announcement we just made during the closing keynote of BrainShare, but for those who haven’t, we have some exciting news to share.
We are acutely aware of the pressing need for a mobility solution to replace GroupWise Mobile Server. As many of you know, we have been actively working on a solution, the Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack, for several months. The mobility pack includes a sync engine, a GroupWise connector and a mobility connector that supports all ActiveSync-enabled devices. The mobility pack is scheduled for authorized beta in April.
However, I pleased to let you know that in today’s closing BrainShare keynote, we announced a technology preview of the product. This open preview will be available at http://www.novell.com/mobilitypreview as of 3:00 p.m. MT on Thursday, March 25.
There are some very important details to bear in mind:
Remember that this is a technology preview that is not supported or recommended for production environments.
We plans to refresh the code with regular builds, that should be used at your own risk.
The mobility pack requires GroupWise 8 with latest patches and 64-bit SLES 11.*
Technology preview users can provide feedback and interact with each other at http://forums.novell.com/novell-product-support-forums/data-synchronizer/mobility-pack-tech-preview/
Please note that while product engineers will monitor comments, they will not be able to respond to all feedback and requests provided through this forum.
Customers can apply for the authorized beta (scheduled for April) at http://www.novell.com/beta/
The shipping mobility pack will be provided free of charge to all
Novell GroupWise, Novell Teaming, Novell Open Workgroup Suite and Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition customers with current maintenance coverage.
You will need to re-install and re-configure the mobility pack when it ships. The technology preview cannot be converted into a production deployment.
Thank you for your patience to this point, and we hope that you will have an extremely positive experience with this new solution.