tombott
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Re: An interesting trend for Novell

Mary Wood;2343044 wrote:
A recent debacle here at my place of employ featured highly-paid SWINE
(Someone Who Is Not Educated) claiming that "using Novell GroupWise
going forward would be a burden because there's no 'interoperability' -
all software that is being written now is being written for Microsoft."


I’ve just had a similar experience with a 3rd party consultancy firm saying the same thing about our set-up, and that the legal industry as a whole no longer uses Novell products. I've been told that no PMS / DMS providers will work with Novell, full-stop. Thing is they had the classic view that Novell was NetWare etc, no idea that Novell products now run on various platforms and that the majority of our servers are now Linux.
I'm now in the process of putting pricing together for all their recommendations, i.e moving our entire setup to Microsoft. Costings so far are at £300,000 and that doesn't include training costs yet either!

Now if I could just get Outlook 2013 and GroupWise talking to each other.......
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Re: An interesting trend for Novell

On 11/06/2015 11:36, tombott wrote:
> Now if I could just get Outlook 2013 and GroupWise talking to each
> other.......

I do miss the provider they had with GW7 so you could set up a profile
and access it via outlook. I had salesdroids who never knew they were on
GW....



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: An interesting trend for Novell

Dave Howe,
> I do miss the provider they had with GW7 so you could set up a profile
> and access it via outlook.


You can do that with Mobility IIRC.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: An interesting trend for Novell

Anders Gustafsson sounds like they 'said':

> Dave Howe,
> > I do miss the provider they had with GW7 so you could set up a
> > profile and access it via outlook.

>
> You can do that with Mobility IIRC.


So my response to Anders's comment is...

Yes, you can, and if you have GW licensing, you get access to GMS
(Mobility) also.

--
Stevo
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: An interesting trend for Novell

On 23/06/2015 14:39, Stevo wrote:
> Anders Gustafsson sounds like they 'said':
>
>> Dave Howe,
>>> I do miss the provider they had with GW7 so you could set up a
>>> profile and access it via outlook.

>>
>> You can do that with Mobility IIRC.


Been a couple of years, but couldn't get the appointment free/busy
search stuff working with mobility. They may have fixed that since then
of course.

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bpenris1 Absent Member.
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Re: An interesting trend for Novell

Mary Wood;2343044 wrote:
A recent debacle here at my place of employ featured highly-paid SWINE
(Someone Who Is Not Educated) claiming that "using Novell GroupWise
going forward would be a burden because there's no 'interoperability' -
all software that is being written now is being written for Microsoft."

Can Novell compete with Microsoft?

No and they shouldn't want to. They've moved into different directions. Micro Focus is to find the niches where it excels. The future is cloudy though. MF has some tough decisions to make.
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simeonof Frequent Contributor.
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Re: An interesting trend for Novell

Well, I think that was it. As it is written on the web site - Micro Focus (formerly NOVELL) is focusing everything under its own brand, which means Novell is history. Kind'a similar to what Oracle did to Sun. I wonder if they're going to do the same with NetIQ. At least SUSE is safe for the moment. For those of us who are not S.W.I.N.E and have been involved with Novell technologies, education and the company itself for many years, this is a sad moment.
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