If you've got customers waiting for the first service pack to deploy Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, now's the time to drive that upgrade business. With the newly available Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1, you can offer them the server virtualization, Dynamic Storage Technology and other innovative capabilities from the initial release, as well as the following new features designed to increase simplicity and interoperability.
> Domain Services for Windows, enabling secure cross-authentication between eDirectory and Active Directory > Support for Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), delivering streamlined interoperability with Windows and Mac clients > iFolder 3.7, supporting groups and multiple iFolders, with enhanced clients for Mac and Linux > 64-bit eDirectory > An integrated GUI to streamline upgrades from NetWare to Linux
Finally, as Open Enterprise Server is a critical part of Novell's collaboration solution, we encourage you to review the new collaboration-level sales training available at http://www.novell.com/partners/secure/enablement/. This training will be supplemented with Open Enterprise Server product-level materials in early January.
Since many organizations view the first service pack as a critical milestone for deployment, customer anticipation for this product is high. We look forward to supporting you in a successful 2009 with Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1.