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Introducing the Novell Ideas Portal!

jblackett

June 16, 2015 7:55 am

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I’m sure a lot of you have entered a lot of enhancements requests and I’m equally sure that most of you never heard back from us on what happened to your idea and for that I apologize. In most cases what happened is that a Product Manager did an initial review of the request, determined …

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Help us make inventory better

jblackett

May 27, 2015 8:21 am

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The ZENworks Development team is currently working to rebuild the existing Windows Inventory Collector(s) (based on C) into a refreshed, modern, and more flexible .NET architecture. The purpose of this change is to allows us to respond to customer issues in less time and allows us to quickly and easily integrate the new features that are latest …

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Community building survey

jblackett

May 5, 2015 4:43 pm

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One of the things that we hear from customers is that they can’t find other people that are running Novell products or that have Novell skills. There are a lot more of you than you may realize and as a Novell Product Management team we are looking for ways we can help reinvigorate the Novell communities that can …

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Filr 1.2 is here!

jblackett

April 23, 2015 11:18 am

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Filr 1.2 was released yesterday so I thought I’d take a quick minute and give a shout out to the engineering and test teams, beta customers and technical previewers to say thanks for all you do. I also want to take a minute and share a few highlights of the release. Some of the key …

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Distributing Novell Filr for Windows with ZENworks Configuration Management

jblackett

April 21, 2015 11:51 am

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This solution provides instructions for distributing Novell Filr with ZENworks Configuration Management on Windows devices. As with other solutions powered by the ZENworks bundle management capabilities, the bundles created as part of this solution are also available to you by subscribing to the ZENguru zone. For more information about subscribing to the ZENworks zone please …

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Distributing the .NET Framework 4.5.2 with ZENworks bundles

jblackett

April 16, 2015 9:50 am

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Many applications require the use of the .NET Framework in order to use them. These include applications such as the latest ZENworks agent, Novell Filr, and many others. This cool solutions looks at how to build a bundle that will install the .NET Framework either standalone or as a dependent application. In order to build …

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Distributing Visual Studio C++ 2010 SP1 Libraries with ZENworks

jblackett

April 13, 2015 9:54 am

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Many applications require that the Visual Studio C++ 2010 SP1 libraries or other versions of these libraries be installed prior to installing them. To simplify management of these, I typically create standalone bundles that can be used in a dependency chain as needed. The principles used in this solution can be applied to other versions …

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Agile @ Novell

jblackett

March 31, 2015 9:55 am

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Agile software development is certainly not a new trend, nor is it a passing fad. If you look at the things happening in the market today you can see many changes that are being driven by this approach to software development. For instance, the way mobile applications are delivered in a very feature focused, iterative …

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Tutorial: ZENworks Mobile Management 3.1 and Certificate Management

jblackett

March 27, 2015 9:40 am

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ZENworks Mobile Management 3.1 is due to be released shortly. There are several key new features that I will be discussing shortly, but one of the most interesting capabilities is the ability to use ZENworks Mobile Management to provision your devices with certificates that can be used to authenticate to your WPA2-Enterprise networks and your …

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What exactly is the Filr merged view client and why will you want it?

jblackett

March 26, 2015 9:35 am

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One of the exciting new features we are working on for Novell Filr is something that a number of people throughout the organization refer to as a “Merged View” client. While it’s a descriptive name once you understand what’s happening, it’s not something that really helps customers get it. I thought I’d take a few …

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