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ZENguru Cool Solutions Zone

jblackett

March 13, 2014 4:59 pm

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Now that ZENworks 11SP3 has been released I’m happy to announce that I’ve setup my own ZENworks zone on the Internet that you can subscribe to and download common Cool Solutions bundles. Initially I expect the content will be pretty sparse, but over time I expect you’ll see lots more. The purpose of this solution is to describe how to setup a subscription to my zone and discuss the currently available bundles.

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Understanding ZENworks Mobile Management certificates

jblackett

February 10, 2014 12:06 pm

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One of the most common questions I get from both internal Novell employees and customers alike is “what certificate does what in ZENworks Mobile Management?” So in this blog post I want to answer that question. Understanding the Components on the Managed Device Before I answer that question though it’s important to understand one other …

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Introducing ZENworks Mobile Management 2.9

jblackett

January 27, 2014 10:29 am

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Happy New Year! It’s been a busy couple of weeks since I got back from the holidays so I apologize for not posting something sooner. In this post I want to introduce you to a the new capabilities of the upcoming ZENworks Mobile Management 2.9 release. The key new features are: Filr App Configuration Application …

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ZENworks Content Reporting Package

jblackett

December 3, 2013 4:00 pm

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The ZENworks Content Reporting Package is a ZENworks Reporting 5 domain for building custom ZR5 reports and views, a set of approximately 20 predefined ad hoc views and a set of default reports that can be used to obtain information about the content stored in the ZENworks Content Repository. This domain currently supports only zones …

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ZENworks Mobile Management Reporting Package

jblackett

November 26, 2013 4:43 pm

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The ZENworks Mobile Management Reporting Package is a ZENworks Reporting 5 domain for building custom ZR5 reports and views and a set of predefined reports similar to those available in the ZMM dashboard. I encourage you to provide feedback so that any additional requirements can be taken care of as we work to productize this …

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ZENworks Application Virtualization Server Usage Reporting Packaging

jblackett

November 21, 2013 4:01 pm

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The ZAV Server Usage Reporting Package is a ZENworks Reporting 5 domain for building custom ZR5 reports and views, a set of approximately 20 predefined ad hoc views, a predefined usage dashboard and a set of default reports that can be used to obtain information about the usage of virtualized applications accessed via the ZAV …

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Linux Package Management and ZENworks Configuration Management

jblackett

November 15, 2013 3:05 pm

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On a recent call with a former ZENworks Linux Management customer that has since updated to ZENworks Configuration Management the other day I was reminded that things changed significantly between the two. The customer couldn’t figure out what we’d done with the functionality of a ZLM Catalog, and apparently it’s not very well documented, so …

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Using SpoonReg and SpoonPlay to Integrate Virtual Applications into your Environment

jblackett

November 5, 2013 3:32 pm

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ZENworks Application Virtualization provides tools to register virtual applications with the local machine so that even though the application is virtualized it looks and acts like a native application. A tool also exists that allows you to stream the application from a file server, web server, or ZENworks Application Virtualization Server. This article examines how …

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What’s happening with ZENworks Application Virtualization?

jblackett

October 17, 2013 11:41 am

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In addition to product managing ZENworks Configuration Management, I also own ZENworks Application Virtualization. Check out this blog post to find out what’s happening later this year in ZENworks Application Virtualization 10.1.

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Getting Bundle Chaining to work the way it did in ZENworks 7

jblackett

October 9, 2013 11:52 am

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This last week I’ve been in Europe attending GWAVACon Dusseldorf, training our SEs and partners on ZENworks 11 SP3, and visiting with customers and partners. During one of my visits this week I got asked a question that comes up frequently. The question was…”In ZENworks 7 when you chain applications together, if App1 (Word) depends on App2 (Office) then every time I launch Word it checks the version of Office and if it is newer then it updates the dependent application. How do I get the same behavior in ZENworks Configuration Management?”

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