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About Dean Lythgoe

Dean Lythgoe is the Director of Product Management for Novell Collaboration Solutions. He is responsible for tracking customer and market needs, setting product direction, and evangelizing the product at events around the world. He is a frequent speaker and blogger and a passionate advocate for the GroupWise community. Dean has been writing enterprise software--and managing enterprise software teams--for 24 years. Prior to his current role, Dean served as the Director of GroupWise Engineering. Dean holds a Master's degree in Business/Technology Management and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

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GroupWise: We will meet again!

Dean Lythgoe

May 27, 2014 9:00 am

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With the release of GroupWise 2014, I am closing a chapter in my career that I can only look back on with amazement. I have worked for WordPerfect-Novell-Attachmate for 24 years. On June 2nd, a page will turn and a new chapter will begin. I have enjoyed so many things about the opportunities, experiences, assignments, …

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Why It’s Time to Upgrade to GroupWise 2014…

Dean Lythgoe

May 21, 2014 11:31 am

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Comments:2

GroupWise has always been known for bringing enterprise users the very best in collaboration and productivity tools. GroupWise 2014 continues that legacy with improved productivity, interoperability and flexibility—and most importantly, GroupWise 2014 lets users step out of the office and still do their work. If you’re still using GroupWise 2012 or older versions, the new …

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GroupWise Events in Europe!

Dean Lythgoe

April 25, 2014 11:04 am

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Comments:1

Now that GroupWise 2014 is available, it is time for all of us to promote adoptions and deployments.  Earlier this month, I spent two weeks meeting with approximately 200 individual customers, partners, and employees to explain all of the value in GroupWise 2014, and to also share in the tremendous enthusiasm and continued excitement about …

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GroupWise 2014 SHIPS!

Dean Lythgoe

April 2, 2014 8:45 am

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Comments:9

Novell is thrilled to announce the shipment and immediate availability of GroupWise 2014 for all customers and partners.   All customers who are current on their GroupWise maintenance are entitled to this significant upgrade and its related entitlements. I think most know what is in GroupWise 2014 and the great new functionality that it includes – …

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Introducing Novell GroupWisr

Dean Lythgoe

April 1, 2014 11:25 am

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Comments:3

Now that it’s April 2nd … we’ll start this article with – Happy April Fools Day. Novell is thrilled to announce its newest and greatest innovation; Novell GroupWisr!  While building Novell GroupWise® 2014, we wanted to make it as responsive as possible. We know that email can take up to 92.54% of your day, so …

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GroupWise: The Email you love; Fresh and New!

Dean Lythgoe

March 11, 2014 2:47 pm

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I hope that all of you saw the communication that went out yesterday and today to all customers, partners, and sales personnel.    Here is an excerpt: The next major release of Novell GroupWise happens in late March! Code-named Windermere and shipping as GroupWise 2014, this release offers something for everyone: Active Directory integration and …

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GroupWise Community Posts GroupWise 2014 Articles/Information

Dean Lythgoe

March 4, 2014 3:46 pm

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As the latest version of GroupWise prepares for final delivery, it is very encouraging to see so many voices within the GroupWise community speak up and talk about the product.   We have had several people contact us with ideas, suggestions, and requests to write articles, publish utilities, share information, and sponsor events. I wanted …

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GroupWise: GroupWise Mobility Service 2.0.1 Ships!

Dean Lythgoe

March 4, 2014 10:57 am

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Comments:1

Today – Novell announced the immediate availability of the GroupWise Mobility Service 2.0.1 (GMS) release! Novell has released this version ahead of the GroupWise 2014 release because this version of GMS is required for all customers who will soon be deploying GroupWise 2014. Over the course of the last several weeks, our beta sites, customers, …

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GroupWise 2014 IDM Driver BETA!

Dean Lythgoe

February 14, 2014 1:19 pm

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Comments:2

We would like to announce to you and invite you to participate in the GroupWise 2014 IDM Driver BETA.   It is scheduled to begin immediately and we are looking for customers who are available to help test and validate before its final release. The BETA cycle is fairly limited and therefore will not require …

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GroupWise 2014 Licensing Changes….

Dean Lythgoe

February 6, 2014 9:03 am

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Comments:4

The Licensing (End-User License Agreement) is changing for GroupWise 2014.  It is important that every organization familiarize themselves with the changes and determine how this will affect their organization if at all. The EULA has five new and noteworthy things to call out, but please read through the entire EULA to make sure you understand …

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