Today Novell announced the immediate availability of GroupWise 8.0.3 HP1. This includes an update for the GroupWise Mac client!
This includes a security patch to address an issue with the Stellant Viewers from Oracle on both Linux and Windows servers. Novell is still working with Oracle to develop a fix for NetWare. And while I know there are a lot of NetWare sites out there still, wouldn’t this be a good time to just move on over to Linux? GroupWise 2012 is not available for NetWare, and it’s becoming more and more evident that it’s harder to get fixes from third parties (like Oracle) for GW on NetWare. Give it some thought – GroupWise 2012 is really very solid, and SP1 is just around the corner!
GroupWise Mac Client Update
If you have Mac users, you can also update the Mac client to address some bugs and even some slight enhancements. Obviously, we’re hoping for some news from Novell regarding the direction for Mac (a birdy tells me we’ll have an announcement with SP1), but this new Mac client will give your users a better GroupWise experience. You can use this updated Mac client on the following agent versions:
- GroupWise 8.0.2 HP3
- GroupWise 8.0.3 and 8.0.3 HP1
- GroupWise 2012
- Upcoming GroupWise 2012 SP1
As an aside, I’d like to invite you to a webinar that Richard Bliss and I are doing on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time. This is a new venture that I’ve been working on with Richard regarding funding our passions and dreams. I’ll soon be doing a Kickstarter campaign on my new book, which will be about my 20 years of working at home, and where that is leading me. I hope you will attend this webinar! “Seating” is limited though, so it will be recorded and available for replay (details later). To register for the webinar, go to Mastering Kickstarter and Crowdfunding. You can also find out more about my “life at home” on my web page, Move Out of the Office.