Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What if GroupWise could use AD?

In article <cnXQl.1642$rb5.1457@kovat.provo.novell.com>,
abendorg@gmail.com says...
> Looks like, at least from the info shown in the IT in Action tour - "GW9"
> will be disconnected from eDir & can use AD if you want. No more C1 either,
> it will be it's own managment web interface like ZCM (not imanager either,
> since I guess that is dead & outdated as well). Personally, I don't mind
> having the C1 integration, so if they could have kept that, that would have
> been great. As far as the AD side of things, why not make an MMC and
> integrate it into active directory users & computers (like exch03 used to
> be, instead of splitting it off into a diff mmc like exch07 did). If they
> can pull off the webinterface as well as Omni-ts has with eControl, that
> wouldnt be a bad secondary way to admin gwise...
>
> Add in all the novell product & 3rd party product integration (especially
> social networking & CRM) that "GW9" will have, the ability to run it on pure
> AD, and what will hopefully be a considerably lower price/user than
> exchange - what then would be a reason to go with exchange over gwise?
>
>


At that point, the only "business" reason I could see would be items
that require Outlook for the client (since we're not Outlook connector-
less) or that only work with Exchange on the server-end.

Granted, the OMNI stuff looks cool, but I've not looked at their
pricing.

Keep in mind, most of my customers already have AD and Windows servers
in place, in addition to Unix, Linux, and NetWare, so the "cost" factor
of migrating to Exchange is pretty much the cost of the Exchange
software/licenses itself. Customers already have the hardware and OS
licenses.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What if GroupWise could use AD?

It does look like "GW9" will have some omni-like connectivity to social
networking & CRM as well, without having to buy into omni, however omni will
probably be much more in depth & cover more CRMs. So unless it is a CRM that
is not covered, "GW9" should be able to match ol/exch feature for feature,
and possibly more. All that work should also make it easier for a 3rd party
to finally be able to write to the gwclient just as easy as they could to OL
as well... (only took them 15 yrs or so?). So at that point it would be the
cost of licensing of gw vs ol/exch, as the platform/integration advantage
will actually be gw's...


> At that point, the only "business" reason I could see would be items
> that require Outlook for the client (since we're not Outlook connector-
> less) or that only work with Exchange on the server-end.
>
> Granted, the OMNI stuff looks cool, but I've not looked at their
> pricing.
>
> Keep in mind, most of my customers already have AD and Windows servers
> in place, in addition to Unix, Linux, and NetWare, so the "cost" factor
> of migrating to Exchange is pretty much the cost of the Exchange
> software/licenses itself. Customers already have the hardware and OS
> licenses.
>


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buckesfeld Absent Member.
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Re: What if GroupWise could use AD?

On Wed, 20 May 2009 19:06:01 GMT
TheBarron <TheBarron@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> Cool. So it should only take you an hour or so to write that up into a
> doc. I'll look for it from you next week. 😉


No, it would be a hands-on training. Writing a doc is much more
complicated.

U
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