Today, Novell released a statement and communication about Attachmate’s commitment to Novell GroupWise!
This is a further affirmation of the statement that Attachmate has already made with regards to product roadmaps and strategies. This is excellent news and information regarding the future of this important collaboration product.
The engineering team is very excited about this statement of support. As we work hard on the delivery of Ascot – the next major release of the GroupWise product line – we are encouraged by the continued support of Novell, Attachmante, our Partners and especially our customers!
Here is the quote from Jeff Hawn, Attachmate Corporation Chairman and CEO
Attachmate Corporation considers GroupWise an important part of our go-forward market strategy. It is a solution that is of great value to both our organization and customers.
We have already publicly stated that we will support existing roadmaps and release schedules across the Novell and SUSE product lines and that commitment includes GroupWise.
More importantly, we are committed to meeting GroupWise customers’ needs well beyond these stated plans. We plan to leverage the collective expertise of the Novell team, invest in GroupWise R&D resources, and deliver key product capabilities customers require—including integration with collaboration products from Novell and others—over the long term.
Check out the website for additional details…
Ascot is feature complete! We have met our internal milestones on completing features. We have been performing final check-off demos for Product Management and preparing for BETA. We are scheduled to go to BETA in April and are working very hard to make that happen. We are excited about several important aspects of Ascot. New features, improved performance around SOAP, improved quality through significant bug fixing efforts and new architectural changes that position us well for more dramatic changes and features in the future.
Our next internal demo is scheduled for this Friday and is completely focused on the progress of our new tablet templates for WebAccess. We are specifically targeting the iPad, but these templates can be used on all tablet style devices and only require the device browser for access. No client to download or install, no specific setup or adminstration overhead. I am very excited about this aspect of Ascot!
I also think that some of the great new features of WebAccess will be a welcome addition to the GroupWise product. So – who is going to join us for our Ascot BETA program? Please let us know!!