As the blog has solicited input regarding decisions that will impact Windermere, there was a need to communicate back to this audience and update each blog affected. Here are a list of decisions that because of your input and feedback, Windermere plans and direction have been adjusted.
Windermere will support Windows XP as a desktop OS. There are several comments, emails, and private discussions that have helped us reconsider our original thinking. While Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP during the first few months of 2014, Novell and GroupWise will continue to support the GroupWise Windows Client running on Windows XP. You should make sure your desktop OS version is completely patched and that you have a desktop migration upgrade strategy in place as soon as possible. With Microsoft discontinuing support, any issue that is reported to Novell that would require a fix from Microsoft will result in a request by support to the customer to upgrade their OS first.
As a result of supporting Windows XP for Windermere, IE8 running on XP will also be supported. IE9 and IE10 will be the supported browsers for Windows 7/8. Please plan accordingly.
We had communicated that the plan was to remove Gateway Link Types for Windermere. We are reversing this decision and Gateway Links will remain in Windermere and will be administered through the new Admin Console. THANK YOU for your feedback, advice, and technical insight.
It was also communicated that Addressing rules were also under consideration to be removed. After further consideration, Windermere will continue to support Addressing Rules. While the plan continues to lead us to remove this functionality and deem it legacy, the capability will remain for Windermere.
References to this blog and this update will be added to previous blogs to direct readers to this more current message and thinking.
Once again, we want to thank you for your input and participation as we discuss, push the envelope and look for ways to stream line, improve, and push forward the GroupWise platform.