We had our first Gold Master Candidate build available this morning for testing, development, IS&T, etc. We met as the CCB (Change Control Board) and we still have a few more issues to work out, but we are very close. Currently we have 8 issues we are investigating, trying to duplicate and have identified as “show stoppers”.
We have met all of our engineering ship criteria and now are working on some of the auxiliary functions like export, digital signing of images, final readme and marketing and sales alignment. Engineering ship criteria includes quality metrics, testing runs, functionality requirements and platform support.
IS&T will continue internal rollout, our authorized BETA sites have been very helpful in identifying any remaining issues and NTS is helping us prioritize our final list of deliverables. As with any software product, perfection can be elusive. However, I am confident that we have added upon the quality standards currently shipping in 7.0.3 and 8.0.0.
Please stay tuned as we move through the final days of GroupWise 8.0.1 engineering efforts and prepare for General Availability!!
We are very excited for this release and I know that the anticipation continues to be very strong. We are confident you will find not only the functionality significantly improved over the 7.x product, but the quality as well. Get ready – 8.0.1 is coming!!