About Marvin Huffaker

Marvin Huffaker is one the most experienced Micro Focus GroupWise experts in the world, providing independent consulting services to business customers globally. Marvin actively supports GroupWise every single day for these customers. When it comes to GroupWise, there aren't many people that have made a career supporting it almost exclusively. Marvin has been working with GroupWise for over 15 years, has been through extensive training, has lectured about GroupWise migration strategies, and has been heavily involved with the GroupWise Beta Team for many of the recent GroupWise releases. When you work with Marvin Huffaker, you're working with one of the best in the industry!

March 2019

Obtaining GroupWise Cores on SLES 12 and SLES 15

By |2019-04-01T15:36:02-07:00March 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

When I first started moving GroupWise systems to SLES 12, I had a horrible time just configuring GroupWise to capture a core in the event of a crash. It took a long time to figure it out since it's not as automatic as on SLES 11. SLES 15 would also have the same nuances as SLES 12. I was finally able to compile a list of needed items to either try to prevent the crash or create a good core [...]

GroupWise WebAccess 18.x Best Practices

By |2019-03-31T16:14:01-07:00March 31st, 2019|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise 18 WebAccess on Windows Server Here is a list of things required to get GroupWise WebAccess 18 running on a Windows Server. The architecture is different than previous versions of GroupWise, the main difference being that it uses Apache Tomcat instead of IIS for the web services. This outlines the challenges associated with the change. If you'd like to, you can reference this Micro Focus TID, however please note that it contains mistakes in syntax and general inaccuracies [...]

June 2018

Introducing the VIP Prepaid Services Block Packages

By |2018-06-06T02:47:19-07:00June 6th, 2018|Featured Offering|

I'm pleased to announce the availability of my updated and improved VIP Prepaid Services Block Hours packages. The VIP Prepaid Service Hours are a great way to retain consulting services when you need help on a regular basis without a monthly contract. This option eliminates the paperwork and billing hassles, so the focus and effort can be on your projects and support issues. Hot tip: Billing is easy. If you want to get started on your project quickly, you can buy [...]

Introducing the VIP GroupWise Annual Support Package

By |2018-06-06T00:42:20-07:00June 6th, 2018|Featured Offering|

I'm pleased to announce the availability of my new GroupWise Annual Support Package. Revised and updated to include new features and options for GroupWise 18 and beyond, it's an all inclusive offering that gives you unprecedented service and support for a fixed annual free. Plus, no overages and no surprise billing.  Check out the brochure for full details of this offering.

June 2014

Q3 2014 Server Baseline Updates

By |2016-12-22T14:36:22-07:00June 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Major Patches Published through June 30, 2014. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This [...]

How to Login to GroupWise via IMAP Using a Trusted Application

By |2016-12-22T14:36:25-07:00June 15th, 2014|GroupWise, Technical|

If you ever find yourself attempting to troubleshoot GroupWise mailboxes using IMAP and Trusted Applications, you will soon find that it can be a cumbersome process. You will also find that it's very difficult to actually find information that tells you how do be successful in your Trusted App login. Why would you need this?  Well, in my case I was troubleshooting an issue with a customer that uses Baracuda Archiving for long term message storage. It was having issues [...]

February 2014

Server Baseline Document: Q1 2014
(Current Versions through Feb 28, 2014)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00February 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Major Patches Published through Feb 28, 2014. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This [...]

July 2013

Server Baseline Document: For Q3 2013 (Current Versions From Apr 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00July 1st, 2013|Baseline|

Major Patches Published April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied [...]

December 2011

GroupWise 2012 New Feature: Shared Folder Tree

By |2016-12-22T14:36:30-07:00December 12th, 2011|GroupWise 2012|

Part of an ongoing series about GroupWise 2012. One of my favorite new features of GroupWise 2012 is the Shared Folder Tree.  It essentially allows you to share an entire folder and sub-folder structure all the while keeping the hierarchy in tact. This is a great improvement and will make sharing folders easier to manage and the overall process more efficient. In GroupWise 8 and previous versions, all folders had to be shared individually. You could certainly share a subfolder, but it was [...]

5 Reasons Why Social Media and Instant Messaging Can’t Replace Email

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00December 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|

There have been a few news stories recently about a French IT company called Atos that has announced their intention to replace email with Social Networking and Instant Messaging over the next few years. The company has 74,000 users and claims that most of the current email is either worthless or it is spam. Whether the company pulls it off is yet to be seen, and some people may argue that it is simply a publicity stunt (I'm one of [...]