So, those of you that have been paying attention will have seen that we released the GroupWise 7 SP1 IR1 (Interim Release) Beta. Then you probably also noticed that we pulled it again. We found two problems with the first Beta; a calendar problem in all non-US clients and some POAs not starting. We rereleased the Beta again late last week and we should be having the full IR1 public, as in not-beta, release hopefully sometime in December. Actually, to let you in on a little secret, some fool managed to pull the wrong patch, which had us scrambling to fix that first. No names, ahem!
Now, every time I come on here and say we’ll be releasing a patch on so-and-so it all goes horribly wrong – so make sure you take that date with a large dose of salt.
What else have we been doing? We released the GroupWise Server Migration Utility which will migrate your domains, post offices and gateways from NetWare or Windows to Linux. Basically it’s a smart interactive wrapper around DBCopy – it started as an initiative by an external developer and we liked what we saw so we picked it up and ran with it.
What’s in the pipeline? The much new and improved Exchange Migration and PST Import utilities are nearing completion and wow! There has been some seriously hard work done on those and they are looking good – anyone out there about to start a migration from Exchange?
Then the Exchange gateway with the 2 way busy search is done – we are planning on a small beta before releasing but it’s looking good too.
We have released the 6.5 client with all the BES fixes. This is RIM’s recommended client version for your BES servers.
Lastly we are validating a new version of GMS for a release next year, which will add support for a whole slew of new devices including all those fancy new Nokias.
All in all, a very busy period for us. Looking forwards to my deep fried Thanksgiving Turkey.