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Novell Vibe Cloud Service Ending September 30, 2011



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August 1, 2011 11:41 am

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The Vibe team has announced plans to speed up the consolidation of our Vibe products onto the Novell Vibe OnPrem platform. They have decided to decommission the Novell Vibe Cloud service as of September 30, 2011. These plans are part of Novell’s focus to bring the enterprise social experience to products across our collaboration portfolio, including into Novell GroupWise. You can read more about Novell’s focus and commitments here.

Message from Vibe Team

As the team of people who conceived, built, marketed, used and still love Novell Vibe Cloud, we thank you for trying this innovative social collaboration solution. We have gathered feedback on what features people use the most and are building those into the combined Vibe platform over time. Some features are already in our Novell Vibe OnPrem 3.1 release; others will make it into our Firestone release coming in October, and still more in our 2012 releases.

Consolidating into one Vibe product has been our plan since we announced Vibe in 2010–we believe people in the workplace need social tools in context of team collaboration tools that help them work better together. However, we recognize that removing a cloud service from our portfolio represents a departure from our original intention to provide both cloud and on-premise versions of Vibe. Doing so allows us to put our focus into one, powerful solution that lends depth and ease to social, team collaboration and then leverage that functionality into GroupWise to bridge email and social communication for our customers.

If you liked Novell Vibe Cloud for its ability to help you connect with people on topics and projects and get live updates, take a look at Novell Vibe OnPrem. With similar features such as group folders, the “What’s New” activity stream, blogs and wikis, it’s easy to stay connected with colleagues and work better and faster together. Novell Vibe OnPrem requires license purchase and on-premises deployment. Everyone can take advantage of 10-free user licenses to get started.

If you have files in Novell Vibe Cloud you want to save, log in to Vibe, then go to the desired file and simply right-click to save the file to your chosen location. If you have Vibe messages you want to retrieve, stay tuned for a feature the week of August 8th that allows you to easily print or save a message thread as an html message, and export a message thread as XML. As soon as this feature is available, we’ll notify followers through a message in the Vibe Getting Started group.

If you have questions or feedback, please let us know through the Feedback group in Vibe. Thank you again for your support of Novell Vibe.

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