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NetWare End of Life - Another question

How does this effect products that run on NetWare - that have an end of Life that exceeds that of NetWare? Such as GroupWise 8, for instance?

GroupWise 8, General Support End Date is listed as 17Nov 2011.

Does this mean, if a Netware OS specific problem exists that effects the running of GroupWise 8, we can expect a fix up until 2011?

fwiw, I have a situation where this is an issue, although is of less concern to me now, as I have migrated our GroupWise to OES2 Linux.
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Re: NetWare End of Life - Another question

Excellent question.

Here are some details for the Extended Support phase:

"During the Extended Support phase, Novell will continue to make available critical security related software maintenance for customers who have purchased an Extended Support agreement. Non-security related software maintenance may be provided if Novell deems appropriate and strategic."

NetWare will follow this same guideline during its Extended Support phase. So if there's an issue with GroupWise 8 and NetWare that meet the criteria, a fix would be provided.

Also, as part of Novell's "Move IT" campaign, you're entitled to NetWare's Extended Support program if you have OES Maintenance.


Todd Abney
Global Support Director
Novell Technical Support
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