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What’s in Micro Focus maintenance?



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January 13, 2017 11:27 am

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Often, I’m asked why companies should continue to pay maintenance on their Micro Focus software licenses.  Most licenses nowadays are perpetual.  In other words—you bought the right to use the version of the product you’re on.  So what’s the value of maintenance after that?  Many times, IT professionals don’t really know what they are getting …

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Categories: Collaboration, Expert Views, File & Networking Services, Filr, General, GroupWise, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite

Using Public Cloud File Sharing and Storage? This Will Make You Reconsider

Gil Cattelain

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January 12, 2017 2:59 pm

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Think about all of the private files that your company stores inside online cloud repositories. There are documents containing trade secrets. Outlines for new products. Executive memos meant for select eyes only. Items, in other words, that would create significant problems if they were made publicly available. Unfortunately, this very problem happened to some Box.com …

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Want A Better MDM Solution? We Have You Covered with ZENworks 2017

Gil Cattelain

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January 3, 2017 10:17 am

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With the New Year starting, now is a good time to think about some IT-related processes that you want to improve in 2017.  Here’s one to add to your list of resolutions: Make it a point to optimize your business’s mobile device management (MDM) strategy, to improve security and make life easier in your organization. …

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Categories: Expert Views, General, PR Blog, Technical, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management

Windows 10 Migration Can Be a Dream

Gil Cattelain

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January 3, 2017 10:01 am

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At this point, Windows 10 — released in 2015 — is well beyond its nascent stage. In fact, Microsoft is already planning on ending support for its debut version, 1507, within the next 18 months. Many businesses, though, still haven’t migrated to Windows 10. In a recent survey, 41 percent of companies claimed they have …

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Better Printing, Happier Customers: iPrint with Open Enterprise Server



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December 6, 2016 10:52 am

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I’m always amazed when I hear an Open Enterprise Server customer hasn’t deployed iPrint in their enterprise.  First of all, it’s a free entitlement for being current with your Open Enterprise Server maintenance.  What’s not to like about free?  And more importantly, it’s incredibly easy to use and saves lots of time for both end-users …

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Categories: Expert Views, File & Networking Services, General, iPrint, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite

Micro Focus Service Desk 7.3 Is Now Shipping!

Gil Cattelain

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November 21, 2016 2:44 pm

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We are thrilled to announce that Micro Focus is now shipping Service Desk 7.3 to customers. If you are new to the Service Desk platform, this program simplifies the asset ordering and delivery process for enterprises. As I explained in a recent blog post, think of it as a one-stop-shop where users, customers, IT and …

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Build Your Own Self Service Portal in Micro Focus Service Desk 7.3

Gil Cattelain

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November 3, 2016 3:21 pm

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We’ve all experienced the following scenarios: Your mouse or computer breaks, making it impossible to work. You need a new application, but can’t download it. Or a software license expires, leaving you unable to access your critical files. What do you when these issues arise? You submit a ticket request…and then the waiting begins. Using …

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Filr 3.0 Unleashing Today!

Gil Cattelain

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October 25, 2016 2:40 pm

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I’m pleased to announce that Filr 3.0 is now ready for download. In Filr 3.0, we’re introducing several new exciting features listed here below but also introducing a Filr Advanced Edition: What’s new in Micro Focus Filr 3.0? Filr Standard Edition (All current Filr customers: the current Filr product you own is automatically renamed to …

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What’s Next for Filr? Look for Version 3.0 in the Next Couple Weeks!

Gil Cattelain

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October 18, 2016 2:58 pm

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There’s one product update that I’m very excited about: Filr 3.0, which we hope to release very soon. In case you’re new to this product line, Filr (currently in v. 2.0), is our secure enterprise file sharing product. It’s an on premises hub for storing, collaborating and sharing files securely across the enterprise. Filr gives …

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What will GWAVA mean to Micro Focus GroupWise?



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October 11, 2016 2:58 pm

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As you’ve probably heard by now—Micro Focus has acquired GWAVA. As soon as it was announced—there were questions pouring in. Does this mean GroupWise will finally have a built-in archive/restoration function? Will the roadmap of either portfolio change? Will GWAVA kill off its support for other email platforms other than GroupWise? And on an on …

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