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About Dean Lythgoe

Dean Lythgoe is the Director of Product Management for Novell Collaboration Solutions. He is responsible for tracking customer and market needs, setting product direction, and evangelizing the product at events around the world. He is a frequent speaker and blogger and a passionate advocate for the GroupWise community. Dean has been writing enterprise software--and managing enterprise software teams--for 24 years. Prior to his current role, Dean served as the Director of GroupWise Engineering. Dean holds a Master's degree in Business/Technology Management and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

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50 Questions about and around GroupWise 2014

Dean Lythgoe

December 18, 2013 10:06 am

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Novell recently hosted a webinar that was attended by over 170 customers and partners.  It included a status-update for GroupWise 2014 as well as a summary of the product features. In addition, there was an in-depth technical presentation on how to upgrade to GroupWise 2014. You are welcome to view the recorded webinar here. Attendees of …

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GroupWise: Change your mind about Frequent Contacts!

Dean Lythgoe

December 16, 2013 1:41 pm

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Throughout the history of GroupWise, there are few features that are as full of controversy and are as divisive as the Frequent Contacts address book.   This feature has created a love/hate relationship with several users of the product.   In fact, some of the most passionate supporters and users of GroupWise have regularly told me that …

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GroupWise: Professional Email Etiquette….

Dean Lythgoe

December 11, 2013 12:10 pm

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Comments:1

Occasionally there are articles, stories, or blogs on the internet regarding email usage and I am immediately interested in what the article has to say.   I recently caught an article in my query regarding “7 email etiquette rules every professional should know”.   I read it and found several of the suggestions to be …

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GroupWise: GroupWise Mobility Service 2.0 Ships!

Dean Lythgoe

December 5, 2013 11:31 am

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Today – Novell announced the immediate availability of the GroupWise Mobility Service 2.0 release!   Code named ‘Eenou‘ – this product not only has a new major version but a new name as well.   Novell’s history with mobile solutions has been a lengthy one, but this latest version marks a significant milestone and transition. …

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GroupWise: Skype Integrations

Dean Lythgoe

November 15, 2013 9:55 am

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We have received several reports, and experienced for ourselves, a message that now appears when GroupWise is started and Skype is already installed and integrated with the GroupWise Windows Client. The message says: “starting December 2013 GroupWise can no longer use Skype.” The message also refers users to a Microsoft web site that shares the …

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GroupWise: Tech Preview for Windermere!

Dean Lythgoe

November 13, 2013 5:30 pm

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Novell released the much anticipated Tech Preview for GroupWise Windermere and Novell has officially named the product – GroupWise 2014! The following message was sent to partners, customers, consultants, and employees on November 13th. The next major release of Novell GroupWise, shipping as GroupWise 2014 and code-named Windermere, is right around the corner! This release …

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GroupWise: The Shape of Email

Dean Lythgoe

October 21, 2013 11:53 am

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Comments:0

Research has provided a unique insight into some interesting facts about your inbox….

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GroupWise Events: Open Horizons, GWAVACon, Sales Engineering Training…

Dean Lythgoe

October 7, 2013 2:59 pm

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Customers and partners in Europe and partners in North America have a great opportunity in the next few days and weeks to attend Novell events that provide updates, status, and news on most of the Novell product portfolio. You are all invited! See if there is an event near you! Each year, about this time, …

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GroupWise: Windermere Update!

Dean Lythgoe

September 16, 2013 1:49 pm

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Comments:1

Keeping everyone updated on the status and progress of the Collaboration portfolio is a constant and continuing endeavor! However, it is also exciting to see how things are progressing and gauge the progress and success of each new build and mark each new milestone. A lot of this information is very similar to the information …

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GroupWise: Partner Profile – TDP

Dean Lythgoe

August 21, 2013 3:46 pm

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Novell would like to introduce you to one of our partners – TDP. You may have met them at one of Novell’s events that they sponsor and attend – Open Horizons, GWAVACon or BrainShare. Václav is a very recognizable member of the GroupWise and Novell community. Get to know Václav and TDP.

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