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GroupWise 2012 now available

Novell has great plans for the future of collaboration. With a renewed focus on customers and an increase in engineering investment, we are amping up Novell GroupWise with some hotly anticipated new capabilities. 

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GroupWise 2012 now available

Novell has great plans for the future of collaboration. With a renewed focus on customers and an increase in engineering investment, we are amping up Novell GroupWise with some hotly anticipated new capabilities. See how GroupWise 2012 delivers features like including iPad support, enhanced Web access, improved calendaring, integrations with Novell Vibe® and Skype and easier information sharing.

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Tackle information overload with the Home View Dashboard

The GroupWise Home View is a personal productivity dashboard that consolidates the tools and Web applications you use most frequently in your workday. From emails and appointments to RSS feeds and team workspaces, you can grab what matters most and put it front and center.

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Use GroupWise on your mobile device

Data Synchronizer lets you synchronize data from GroupWise to virtually any ActiveSync-enabled device so you can use GroupWise away from your desk. Novell Data Synchronizer is a free entitlement for GroupWise customers with maintenance. BlackBerry users are also covered through our partnership with Research In Motion.

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Share Calendar information with other systems

You can subscribe to external calendars and publish your own calendar and free/busy information to external colleagues—even those on different messaging systems. And GroupWise 2012 introduces enhancements that simplify tasks like setting recurring appointments and delegating or modifying existing appointments.

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Transform business contacts into business currency

Keep track of people, histories, agreements, connections and more, right within GroupWise. Display your contact information in ways that make sense to you. Add in all the details—like photos and map locations—that give you a complete picture of who your contacts are and how to find them.

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Administer your system with ease

With GroupWise you can support up to 10,000 users on a single server. And centralized, policy-based administration means that many actual GroupWise customers manage up to 10,000 user accounts with a single administrator. (Yes, you read that right.)

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Get all the benefits of GroupWise in the cloud

Through our partners, you can get all of the rich features of GroupWise in a secure, scalable cloud environment. HostedEM, Inc., a managed services provider, now offers Hosted Enterprise Mail powered by GroupWise, and DigeTekS, a longtime Novell partner, has an established hosted GroupWise practice. These partners (and more) are available to give you all the traditional benefits of GroupWise in the cloud.

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Technical Specifications

Novell GroupWise Technical Specifications

 


Server (GroupWise 2012)

Minimum system requirements for installation
  • x86-32 processor or x86-64 processor

(Note that on a 64-bit processor, GroupWise still runs as a 32-bit application.)

  • Any of the following server operating systems for the GroupWise agents (Post Office Agent, Message Transfer Agent, Document Viewer Agent, Internet Agent, Monitor Agent):
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 (Linux version) or OES 11, plus the latest Support Pack
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 or SLES 11, plus the latest Support Pack
    • Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2, plus the latest Service Pack
  • eDirectory® 8.7 or later, plus the latest Support Pack, with LDAP enabled
  • ConsoleOne® 1.3.6h or later, with the LDAP snap-in installed

Windows Client (GroupWise 2012)

GroupWise Windows client workstation requirements
  • x86-32 processor or x86-64 processor 
    On a 64-bit processor, GroupWise still runs as a 32-bit application.
  • Any of the following desktop operating systems for the GroupWise Windows client:
    • Windows XP on a 300 MHz or higher workstation with at least 128 MB of RAM
    • Windows Vista on a 1 GHz or higher workstation with at least 1 GB of RAM
    • Windows 7 on a 1 GHz or higher workstation with at least 1 GB of RAM
  • Approximately 200 MB of free disk space on each user’s workstation to install the Windows client

Linux Client (GroupWise 8)

GroupWise Linux client workstation requirements

Any of the following desktop operating systems, plus the latest support pack:

  • 32-bit/x86 processor or 64-bit/x86 processor running in 32-bit mode
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, plus the KDE desktop or the GNOME desktop
  • 200 MB of free disk space on each user's workstation to install the Linux client

Mac Client (GroupWise 8)

GroupWise Macintosh client workstation requirements

Any of the following desktop operating systems, plus the latest support pack:

  • 32-bit/x86 processor or 64-bit/x86 processor running in 32-bit mode; PowerPC
  • Any of the following desktop operating systems:
    • Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)
    • Mac OS X for Intel
    • Mac OS X for PowerPC
  • Apple Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.5 or later
  • 75 MB of free disk space on each user's workstation to install the Mac client

WebAccess (GroupWise 2012)

GroupWise Windows client workstation requirements

Any of the following user environments:

  • Any of the following Web browsers:
    • Linux: Mozilla Firefox
    • Windows: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or later; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
    • Macintosh: The latest version of Safari for your version of Mac OS; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Apple iPad 1 or 2, with the latest version of Safari
  • Any mobile device that supports Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) and has a microbrowser that supports Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 4.0 or later

Novell Data Synchronizer

Hardware Requirements
  • Hardware requirements for the Synchronizer server:
    • 64-bit/x86 processor
    • 2.2 GHz processor; multi-processor system recommended
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 45 MB of disk space for the Synchronizer software
    • 200 GB of disk space recommended for data storage during system operation

      Data storage disk space varies widely depending on the amount of data being synchronized, the number of users participating in synchronization, the logging level for Synchronizer log files, and other variables specific to your Synchronizer system implementation.

      The largest consumers of disk space are the Synchronizer database (/var/lib/pgsql) and Synchronizer log files (/var/log/datasync). You might want to configure the Synchronizer server so that /var is on a separate partition to allow for convenient expansion.
    • Static IP address
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, plus the latest Support Pack
  • PostgreSQL

    If PostgreSQL is not already installed on the Synchronizer server, the Mobility Pack Installation program installs it for you.