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. 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!

July 2012

GroupWise 8 SP3 - Time to Get it Installed

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 9th, 2012|GroupWise|

You may have heard that GroupWise 8 SP3 was released recently.  If you haven't already upgraded to GroupWise 2012, now would be a good time to get GroupWise 8 SP3 installed.  There are always various bug fixes, but in the case of GroupWise 8, there is one major security concern that needs to be patched: Security Vulnerability Novell bug 712163, CVE-2012-0410 There is a GroupWise vulnerability that could expose your server through the WebAccess component.  This issue is resolved in SP3  [...]

Server Baseline Document Q3 2012
(Jul 2012 - Sep 2012)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 5th, 2012|Baseline|

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 accomplishes the following: • Implements bug fixes and other defects • Resolves known security vulnerabilities • May include [...]

June 2012

GroupWise 2012 update

By |2016-12-22T14:36:28-07:00June 29th, 2012|GroupWise 2012|

Some of you may be wondering when GroupWise 2012 SP1 will be released. GroupWise 2012 has been out since January 2012. The product has been very stable and Novell continues to be run the shipping GroupWise 2012 code internally. No major issues have been found. SP1 is expected to be released in July which will include primarily minor bug fixes. Novell has already been working on GroupWise 2012 SP2 for a while. In fact, they are promising a "GroupWise/Exchange co-existence [...]

Just posted - VMware vSphere 5 Administration Quickstart

By |2016-12-22T14:36:28-07:00June 15th, 2012|VMWare|

About a year ago, we implemented a small VMware solution for a customer. At the end of the project, the customer requested that we provide some basic information about the system. They didn't want anything crazy, they just wanted to know how to get around the system and have a basic understanding of how to do their normal system day to day support tasks, but in a virtual world. I wrote up a nice document with screenshots, how-to's, and such. [...]

May 2012

Summer Release Planned for GroupWise 2012 SP1

By |2016-12-22T14:36:28-07:00May 7th, 2012|GroupWise 2012|

Summer Release Planned for GroupWise 2012 Service Pack 1 Since we were on the Beta team for GroupWise 2012, Novell recently contacted us to invite us to be on the GroupWise 2012 SP1 beta team. The beta is scheduled to start within a few weeks. This was a little bit of a surprise, for a couple reasons: It's been almost 5 months since the initial release of GroupWise 2012, and there have been no hotpatches released. Novell previously established a [...]

April 2012

GroupWise 2012 Quality Update

By |2014-06-15T18:40:28-07:00April 25th, 2012|GroupWise 2012|

First, a few words from the horse's mouth and then also from our experience. According to Dean Lythgoe, Director of Product Management for Novell Collaboration Solutions... We recently evaluated the initial quality of GroupWise 2012 as we near the first 90 day mark of the release. We first evaluated Novell’s production GroupWise systems. The feedback from both the backend perspective and the helpdesk perspective has been very positive. In fact, according to Kevin Crutchfield, “we are not aware of any [...]

Server Baseline Document Q2 2012
(April 2012 - June 2012)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:28-07:00April 3rd, 2012|Baseline, GroupWise 2012, Open Enterprise Server 11, VMWare|

Click Here To Subscribe - We'll Email You When This Baseline Document is Updated 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 accomplishes the following: • [...]

February 2012

OES 11 backup vendor support for NSS volumes

By |2016-12-22T14:36:28-07:00February 3rd, 2012|Open Enterprise Server 11|

With Open Enterprise Server 11 being released back in December, we're now getting questions about backup vendors support for OES 11 and NSS volumes. Thanks to Joe Marton in the forums for providing a link to OES backup vendors and their support level for OES 2 and OES 11 NSS volumes. http://www.novell.com/products/openenterpriseserver/partner-products.html

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