SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11 Is Here!

Finally SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 is here! As part of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 platform upgrade, this exciting, high-sizzle release brings your customers the following enhancements:

> Upgrades to all key productivity applications like OpenOffice.org Novell Edition, Mozilla Firefox, Novell Evolution email & calendaring, and more
> Richer multimedia capabilities including support for Microsoft Silverlight, and Advanced Audio Coding, Microsoft Windows Media Audio and Microsoft Windows Media Video files
> Green IT innovations like CPU throttling, switching off the hard drive when it is not needed and dimming the display when the desktop is idle
> PolicyKit feature that secures access to privileged processes but keeps user flexibility in mind
> Enhancements to user accessibility and wired, wireless, and wireless broadband connectivity

With this product, you can also capitalize on the growing interest in low-cost, emerging form factors like netbooks and nettops. Perhaps most importantly, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 gives you a strong response to customers and prospects looking for more cost-effective solutions to help them weather the current worldwide recession. Underscoring this opportunity is a recent market study, conducted by IDC and sponsored by Novell, in which 68 percent of IT executives indicated they are actively evaluating or have already decided to increase their adoption of Linux on the desktop.

> Read the Novell press release on this study: http://www.novell.com/news/press/it-organizations-...
> Read the related IDC white paper and listen to the IDC podcast: http://www.novell.com/linux/idc.html

You can also use the following resources to spark sales conversations and help your customers and prospects learn more about this exciting product:

> Check Out SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 YouTube Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbBacSqwyQs&feature...
> Promote the Data Center Evolution Tour : http://www.novell.com/events/tours/datacenter/?cm_...
> Access Business Presentation: http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/25/b...
> Access Technical Presentation: http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/25/b...
> Access Product Flyer: http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/14/b...
> Access Product Data Sheet: http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/14/b...
> Access Product Battlecard: http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/3801...
> Access Reviewer's Guide: http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/1602...
> Read FAQ: http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/13/b...

How to Access (Read), Share Blogs / RSS Feeds in GroupWise 8

It's becoming a daily routine for Internet users to read / update blogs to get the new Information / News about various domains.

RSS Feeds or Web Feed have gained in popularity in the INTERNET because of its capability, usage, etc.

Almost all domain sites publish their important and necessary information through RSS Feeds.

There are many RSS Feed Readers. Some of the popular ones are:

One good solution to all of these readers is, instead of daily opening all the blogs/sites to view the updated information, we can subscribe to the RSS Feeds in our GroupWise 8 client and see the latest content without actually going to each and every site through the browser.

In this article we will see some of the features of the GroupWise 8 Client.

How to use GroupWise 8 as an RSS Feed reader and how to share the the content and posts.

  1. How to Access the Blogs, News, etc. that have RSS Feeds:

    Step 1: Go the site or the blog (IE or Firefox), at the end of the url textbox you will see the RSS icon.

    For example:

    http://www.novell.com/communities/coolsolutions (go to the site and click on the RSS icon)

    If the icon is shown in Firefox or IE, it means the site has published RSS Feeds.

  2. Click on the RSS icon.

    If the browser is capable of recognizing the RSS feeds, it will list the entries that are published for that blog / service / url.

  3. Copy the url: http://www.novell.com/communities/node/1351/feed
  4. Now go to the GroupWise 8 Client.

    Click on File > New > RSS Feed …

    Enter the details of the RSS Feed.

    Source: Enter the url that we have copied: http://www.novell.com/communities/node/1351/feed
    Folder Name: Provide the name of folder where the blog posts should be stored.
    Update Frequency: This depends on how frequently the FEED will get updated and you want to view the recent changes.
    Enable "Trust HTML external images from this feed" to view the blog post in the HTML enabled content.

    After providing the necessary details click "OK". The GroupWise 8 client validates the URL and if it is valid it adds a New Folder (with the folder name we have provided) under the parent folder "GroupWise Feeds". The "GroupWise Feeds" folder is the default parent folder for all of the RSS feeds.

    Now we can see the Folder "Novell Cool Solutions" under GroupWise Feeds.

    All of the posts are listed as mail. We can see the author of the post in the "Name" column.

    To view the post, click on the item, the post will be visible in the "Quick Viewer ctrl + Q"

    NOTE: To view the post in HTML Format (the HTML Content of the post) click on the "Display: Full page" which is on the right side of the quick viewer.

How to share the Posts / Blogs:

  1. Sharing the Posts: If you would like to share a post in the blog to other users, right click on the post and click on Forward (like a mail message), add the users you want to send the post to, then click SEND.
  2. Sharing the entire blog:
    Right-Click on the blog folder (Novell Cool Solutions) and click Properties.

    Go to the "Sharing" options and select the users and press "OK".

    The client will send an e-mail to the users as "shared folder Notification". When the users accept it, then it will be an item for them in their GroupWise 8 client.

    If we want to personalize the blog post, it's possible as we do it for the mail message.

Extended Software Packaging Capabilities in ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM)

In March 2009, Novell announced a new agreement with Acresso Software that extends the software packaging capabilities of ZENworks Configuration Management from the previously limited version of AdminStudio to the full AdminStudio Standard Edition.

This expanded AdminStudio version is now available. Existing ZENworks Configuration Management customers can download it - at no additional charge - by visiting:

Download: http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=UUnzXeYn6GE~

For information on how to register AdminStudio ZENworks Edition 9 see TID 7001301: Registering AdminStudio ZENworks Editions.

Other changes related to this announcement are summarized below:

Novell will provide support for AdminStudio Standard Edition to qualified ZENworks Configuration Management customers.

Customers will receive license keys for AdminStudio via the Novell Customer Center and not through Acresso, as they did before.

AdminStudio will no longer be restricted to a single installation per management zone.

Customers can install as many instances of AdminStudio Standard Edition as they need to support their organizations.