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Overall Patch Policy Compliance Status Report for MS SQL

jblackett

December 4, 2014 1:58 pm

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As you saw from my prior posts I was onsite for a customer the week before Thanksgiving. I’m trying to push out all of the things we learned or created there. This cool solution provides the report that we worked with them to build. Basically the requirement they had was that they need a report …

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Introducing PatchWatcher and DateComparor

jblackett

December 1, 2014 12:20 pm

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Disclaimer : I don’t pretend to be an engineer, but I managed to make this work for me and this customer, so use at your own risk if it makes your job easier and your end users happier. You accept any liability that comes with implementing this in your environment. As I indicated in my …

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Distributing only content that matters

jblackett

November 18, 2014 4:54 pm

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I am out at customer site this week and I learned something pretty cool from Craig Wilson that I thought I’d share with everyone. This is a little known fact that even engineering didn’t seem to know and could have huge wins for many customers. As I’m sure you are aware, starting in ZENworks 11SP2 …

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An Update on the Windows Phone client for Filr

jblackett

November 14, 2014 4:18 pm

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As many of you know I was recently asked to help Richard Lindstedt on the Novell Filr project, in addition to my ZENworks involvement. Those of you who have read some of my prior posts know that I believe it’s important that we be as transparent with the community as possible — such is the …

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The search for ZENworks beta customers

jblackett

November 7, 2014 9:53 am

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Now that BrainShare is over it’s time to get back to the business of making sure we can get the next great versions of ZENworks out. We are looking for customers that are interested in making a difference. Over the next couple of months we’ll be starting Closed Beta programs for both ZENworks 11SP4 and …

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ZENworks Quality

jblackett

September 25, 2014 11:07 am

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As many of you are aware of early versions of ZENworks Configuration Management could be challenging. Over the last eight years we’ve put a lot of work into tweaking our development processes, talking with customers and the support team, and trying to improve quality. So far our efforts appear to be paying off – with …

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Using Wireshark to Trace ZENworks and other SSL secured traffic

jblackett

September 18, 2014 4:50 pm

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When I started at Novell almost twenty years ago I had the privilege of working on the LAN support team. Our job was to basically use tools like Network General’s Sniffer and LANalyzer to troubleshoot network communications. With help from great people like Earle Wells and Thom Kerby I quickly learned how to use these …

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Proof of Life [Mobile Device Management]

jblackett

September 15, 2014 10:55 am

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I’m sure many of you have heard for quite some time that eventually the mobile management capabilities found in ZENworks Mobile Management will eventually be making their way into the ZENworks architecture. I’ve had numerous questions about whether this is true, when it will happen, and many others. So today I just wanted to share …

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Introducing Novell ZENworks Mobile Management 3.0

jblackett

September 11, 2014 9:07 am

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As the Novell Product Manager for Mobile Device Management it’s great to see rapid development of new capabilities again. After a hiatus earlier in the year, we’ve released 2.9, 2.9.1 and now 3.0. I expect another release or two before the year is out. Today I want to give you a quick overview of what’s …

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What Does Mobility Mean?

jblackett

September 8, 2014 9:51 am

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I was having this discussion earlier in the week with a person I met here in India about what mobility means. I  Figured I’d see how closely this is to what you all think? For me mobility doesn’t mean just working on my cell phone or my tablet. For me mobility means that I can …

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