We are getting near to the next release of GroupWise; GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 (14.2.1) and GroupWise Mobility Service 2014 R2 SP1 (14.2.1). While these releases are mainly support packs - they do have new features in each release that come directly from the IDEAS forum, Customer visits by PM, and some frequently reported customer enhancements.
In addition to the features above, there are a number of smaller bug-fix-like enhancements to functionality, performance or usability that were made in order to resolve customer reports. These are some of those types of changes:
We added hotkeys for reply, reply-to-all, and forward
Recurrence now automatically sets the day of the week for weekly recurrence based on the start date
Increased the performance of opening attachments in the client
Added server information and peak data to the information collected when sending the snapshot csv file
Groups can now be expanded from within the Address Selector
Can now accept items in subscribed calendars
Alarms can be set/cleared all instances of recurring appointments
Nicknames can used in send, forward and reply rule actions
Users can navigate directly to the last page of the published calendars list
I want to open up our beta program to the GroupWise community at large. We are interested in your feedback prior to officially shipping SP1.
With this being a support pack and one we want to get out in short order, this will be a forums-only beta, and we are mostly interested in your feedback on the "new stuff." So, we'd hope that you'd respond quickly and focus on the new things. This benefit to participating in this beta vs a typical public beta or tech preview is the forums are monitored by Engineering, QA & PM for feedback on the new features. While we may not be able to reply to every post, we are watching closely to improve the product prior to release.
If you have not participated in a beta before and are interested in participating, send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Version of GroupWise you are currently using in production
Do you plan to upgrade to the latest version?
A brief description of why you would like to participate in the beta.
Keep in mind this is beta software so do not run it in production, there will be no support offered while in beta. The beta forums are also not a place for getting support on your production system, they are for feedback on the beta. We anticipate posting the GroupWise software in the next couple of weeks with the GMS software coming a few weeks after that.
So please, if you have the time come help us by providing your feedback on the new features and getting and advance look at this next release!
I originally published this blog before the email was setup. My apologies. That should be resolved now so please send in your email if you are interested in participating in the beta.
I would be very pleased if I heard R2 SP1 is propably coming in June or at least in August. That's because It would help to plan our own IT- roadmap and it would be nice to tell the users who wait some advantages of R2. You understand it's very stupib to upgrade to R2 now if SP1 is coming tomorrow... Anyway, let's have a fine Summer '16! BR Arto