Novell Vibe OnPrem 3 Now Available!!

Novell has released the latest installment of the Novell Vibe OnPrem product. This is version 3, code named Durango, and formally known as ‘Novell Teaming’.

The collaboration story, product line and solutions continue to grow within Novell. All of our customers will benefit from this solid delivery of a variety of collaboration tools and products. If you have collaboration needs, Novell has collaboration solutions!


What’s New!

Now on to Novell Vibe. Novell Teaming released version 2.1, back in February. This version builds significantly on those features to bring a much improved user interaction experience, a better organized user interface layout and significantly more features.

  • General User Experience Improvements (throughout the product)
  • Branding/Theming (supporting for BOTH site and workspace branding support, simple/fast branding experience)
  • Expanded User Profile (User experience improvements, additional user properties with support to identify knowledge experts, and "fly over" support for user profiles
  • User Management improvements (better group and user synchronization, tighter directory and workspace synchronization, and support for disabling accounts in Teaming)
  • Entry History/Versioning and Promotion (entry level history/versioning support including the ability to promote a previous to current)
  • Document Management improvements (including version deletion, major/minor version, and version categories like "official", "current" etc., and file level access control)
  • Search Improvements. Significant performance improvements (through updated Lucene indexing services and support for multi read/write threads)
  • Significantly improved relevance (applied to Teaming search results)
  • Integrated Windows Authentication (delivering Windows NTLM and Kerberos authentication)
  • Wiki Improvements
  • Advanced User Enhancements
  • What’s New Page – very cool activity streaming so you can benefit from the social aspects of Novell Vibe.
  • Novell Messenger Presence Integration
  • Novell Conferencing Integration
  • and much much more . . .

You will want to review the documentation for all of the details. Here are a few screen shots to give you a glimpse of what to expect with this version...




Get it

There are several ways to get this product. If you are currently a Novell Teaming customer and have a current maintenance contract, you will be able to get this update from the Novell Customer Center. Just login…

http://download.novell.com
Select Login and login with your credentials
Select "Customer Center"

If you are a new customer and would like to purchase the product. Simply, check out the product page on Novell’s website.

Here is the direct link: http://www.novell.com/products/vibe-onprem/how-to-buy/

If you want to simply check it out, play with it or try an evaluation copy of the product. Here are a couple of options…

  1. Virtual Sandbox: A place where you can see the product in action and play with it without having to install or do any setup.
  2. 10 user Starter Pack: This will allow you to install the product in your environment and set up users and configure it specifically for your needs and try it out before you purchase.
  3. Vibe OnPrem Resource Library: This library contains forms and workflows that can be used in the customer environment, workspace templates, use cases, audio and video demos, and success stories.


What’s Next

I also want to give you a brief look at what is planned for the subsequent release of the product. The product continues to release on a very regular schedule with new functionality and continued reliability. The high-level set of features that are planned for the next version include:

  • GroupWise Calendar/Task sync
  • MSOffice integrations
  • Task management improvements
  • File versioning management
  • Improved commonality with Novell Vibe Cloud
  • Landing page improvements

The next version is code named – Evergreen - and is expected to release in 2011.

We know you will appreciate this latest version of Novell Vibe OnPrem. Check out the documentation and then download the product….Come on – Social Get Working!

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