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Open Enterprise Server 11 – A note on the impending end of general support

Madhan

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May 12, 2017 10:23 am

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As many of you are aware, OES 11 is finally exiting the general support phase after serving you and us well, for over 5.5 years on June 13, 2017. This was to happen in December 2016 and after a lot of feedback, we extended it by 6 months to help plan your move to OES …

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Categories: Customer Care, File & Networking Services, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite

Client for OES and Windows 10 RS2

Madhan

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April 6, 2017 12:54 pm

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Score:5

In testing the pre-release version(s) of the Windows 10 “Creators Update” (also referred to as “Redstone 2” or “RS2”), we found an issue where in the Client for OES, login settings are lost after applying this update (because of the manner in which the upgrade process uninstalls and…

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Categories: Client, File & Networking Services, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite, Technical

Mirror iManager Plug-ins on local server



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March 31, 2017 3:05 pm

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Your environment runs fine, all hosts are up and running. You install the latest OES updates but then, you have to install a few iManager NPMs which are not delivered with the OES patches. Normally you do not allow your iManager to connect to the internet. So you have to reconfigure iManager to use the …

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Categories: Cool Tools, End-user How-to, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite

Help us get some insights into your Disaster Recovery strategies for OES

Madhan

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March 28, 2017 1:34 pm

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We are running a short anonymous survey to gather your DR needs for OES and how that’s being met today. We are also trying to determine if you will be interested in a maximum RPO / minimum RTO solution to protect OES workloads using PlateSpin solutions. The survey should take no more than …

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Categories: Cluster Services, File & Networking Services, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite, Technical

Open Enterprise Server: It’s a Windows world, right?



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February 14, 2017 11:17 am

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What’s with this “either-or” thinking lately?  “Windows” or bust!  Give me “Linux” or give me death!  An “Apple” a day keeps the viruses at bay!   All in all, it can get pretty contentious, even in the IT world.  But is taking such a strong stance really necessary?  Shouldn’t it all be about value, cost, and …

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

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, File & Networking Services, Filr, General, GroupWise, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite

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

Beta Invitation – Domain Services for Windows

Madhan

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November 23, 2016 8:58 am

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As we had been communicating over the various forums in the last couple of months, we are getting ready to release a Domain Services for Windows update that updates the schema level to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. This will not just include the schema updates, but also add support for AES …

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Categories: File & Networking Services, General, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite, Patch Notifications, Technical

Business Continuity Clustering 2.5

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November 23, 2016 8:53 am

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We are pleased to announce the general availability of Micro Focus Business Continuity Clustering 2.5 (BCC 2.5). This BCC update adds support for the following versions of Open Enterprise Server…

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Categories: Business Continuity Clustering, Cluster Services, File & Networking Services, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite, Patch Notifications, Technical

Getting Open Enterprise Server the Mind Share It Deserves



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October 6, 2016 3:21 pm

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It’s difficult sometimes to get upper management or others in your organization to understand why Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server (OES) is so valuable and cost-effective to your business.  Sound familiar? Well—if you’re struggling to capture their attention and mind share—don’t despair.  It’s easy to arm yourself with all the latest and greatest information about …

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Categories: File & Networking Services, Novell, Open Enterprise Server, Open Workgroup Suite

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