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Consultant’s Corner: GroupWise 2014 Administration Console – Part 2

Gregg Hinchman


April 1, 2014 11:24 am

Reads: 32

“The window is open, so’s that door…wow am I so ready for this change”. I think we all are ready for a weather change for sure and most importantly a GroupWise change. Enter GroupWise 2014 and more specifically, the GroupWise Administration Console (GAC). As you may recall from the first article on the GroupWise Administration …

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Categories: GroupWise, Technical

BYOD: What’s Solved, What’s Not



March 27, 2014 4:06 pm

Reads: 20

We know you’re sick of hearing the term BYOD. Everyone in IT is. But that doesn’t mean everyone in IT has solved all the problems associated with employees bringing their devices to work. We’ve solved some, sure. But many still linger. Let’s travel back to 2011, when the BYOD hype was just building up, and …

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Categories: Expert Views

Loading Java Applets in Vibe

Vibe Library


March 27, 2014 12:01 pm

Reads: 171

A recent Java release (1.7.0_51) has caused a Security Exception error to show up indicating that certain permissions were missing to load Java Applets in Vibe. The affected features in Vibe include the use of ‘drag-and-drop file upload’, ‘edit-in-place’, and ‘workflow designer preview’. The error message looks something like this: Application Error: Security Exception Missing …

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Categories: Technical, Vibe

Long-term co-existence between GroupWise & Exchange



March 27, 2014 11:53 am

Reads: 129

Webinar: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:00 AM – 11:45 PM EDT – The GroupWise/Exchange coexistence solution helps you configure your GroupWise system and your Exchange system so that they work together efficiently for users of both systems. When the coexistence solution is implemented, email users do not need to be concerned about which email system other users are on when they send messages and schedule appointments.

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Categories: Events, Expert Views, GroupWise

How Much Should IT Vendors Help with Migrations?

Bret Fitzgerald


March 26, 2014 12:35 pm

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Is it an IT vendor’s responsibility to help customers move from old systems to new ones? According to Net Applications, more than 29 percent of desktops were still running Windows XP in January 2014: With the XP support deadline nearing, this is a timely question. Should Microsoft incentivize the cautious? To help organizations move to …

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Categories: Expert Views, Novell, PR Blog

Novell iPrint Appliance 1.1 – register for beta program


March 24, 2014 12:18 pm

Reads: 38

I print, You print, WE all print. Novell iPrint Appliance 1.0 simplified managing printers & printing and enabled mobile printing. Novell iPrint team is getting ready for making  printing even more simpler and more fun with our upcoming release of Novell iPrint Appliance 1.1. Following are some of the interesting features planned for Novell iPrint …

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Categories: iPrint, Technical

Filr Desktop Client update now available



March 20, 2014 11:27 pm

Reads: 19

  The owner of this desktop needs an intervention.  Someone needs to let him or her know that there is a better way to manage file access and sharing. At Novell, we know that providing users access to the files they need has to be easy. Sharing those files should also be simple and secure …

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Categories: Announcements, Collaboration, End-user How-to, Filr, Mobility, Novell, PR Blog

Containerization with the End-User in Mind


By: and

March 20, 2014 1:05 pm

Reads: 252

When you consider the risks that employee-owned devices and applications present to enterprise data, it’s not surprising that companies are looking into enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions such as containerization, which creates two isolated modes on mobile devices to separate corporate functions from personal functions. EMM has been growing and was recently named one of …

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Categories: PR Blog

Windows XP Support in ZENworks



March 20, 2014 12:02 pm

Reads: 404

As you might expect we are trying to determine how long we need to support Windows XP in ZENworks. I would like to understand from you when you plan to be completely off of Windows XP.

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Categories: Technical, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, ZENworks Full Disk Encryption, ZENworks Patch Management, ZENworks Suite

Updated DNS / DHCP Console for OS X ( Apple Macintosh )


March 20, 2014 11:38 am

Reads: 7

UPDATED MARCH 2014: The tool has been improved! It now uses the DNS/DHCP Console code from OES 11sp2, there is no need to make any modifications to OS X when running it, and some support for Retina displays is available.

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Categories: Cool Tools, Open Enterprise Server, Technical