The GroupWise Engineering team released to its Authorized BETA sites and Partners a refresh to the Bonsai BETA. This is the first refresh we have delivered since our original BETA release back in November 2007. Now that a few other things are off our plate, we expect to have more frequent refreshes until we get to Public BETA. 7.0.3 shipped, BrainShare is over, Public BETA for GMS on Linux was also released and we expect to SHIP GMS on Linux in a few weeks.
The entire engineering team is now completely focused on Bonsai and we are making significant progress already to Public BETA and final release. We expect to resolve all outstanding/known Critical and High Priority defects over the next couple of weeks and then we will refresh the BETA again. We are targeting the first week in May to have the next refresh. The QA team has completed all of their P0 runs and have begun a P1 run that will also complete before our next refresh. We are milestone driven and quality metrics driven in our release cycle. As each milestone is met, we will progress to the next milestone and push hard to make sure we deliver an ever increasingly solid product.
I hope you all enjoyed BrainShare. It was a pleasure meeting many of you and I hope you found answers, insight and direction for GroupWise and for Collaboration at Novell.