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3 05, 2013

Server Baseline Document: April 30, 2013

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00May 3rd, 2013|Baseline|

Major Patches Published Through April 30, 2013. Note: Normally this document would have been released on April 1st and included all patches through March 31st 2013. Because it was delayed by 30 days, we have also included patches released in April since many of them are quite significant. 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, [...]

11 10, 2012

Server Baseline Document Q4 2012
(Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00October 11th, 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 [...]

16 08, 2012

cloud computing vs virtualization

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00August 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

There are many questions out there about what cloud computing really is. Virtualization is now understood pretty well. So what's the difference? Here are a few links to resources that I have found to be very helpful in explaining the differences: http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2011/03/03/chou-s-theories-of-cloud-computing-the-5-3-2-principle.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2010/12/17/cloud-computing-concepts-for-it-pros-2-3.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrastructure_as_a_service#Service_models http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2011/03/07/highly-virtualized-computing-vs-private-cloud.aspx http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-145/SP800-145.pdf

10 07, 2012

GroupWise Vulnerability - MD5 (Short Version)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 10th, 2012|GroupWise|

NOTE: This is the condensed version. You may be interested in the longer and more technical blog entry.I'm writing this to provide some general information related to GroupWise, Security, and the MD5 hash algorithm. You may not fully understand what MD5 is or how it works, and that's okay. But you do need to be aware that your GroupWise system could be at risk if you are using MD5 anywhere in your system. GroupWise Vulnerability with MD5 Hash Your GroupWise [...]

9 07, 2012

GroupWise Vulnerability - Systems at risk if using MD5 Encryption

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

NOTE: This is the TECHNICAL version. You may be interested in the Short and Concise Version. I'm writing this to provide some general information related to GroupWise, Security, and the MD5 hash algorithm. You may not fully understand what MD5 is or how it works, and that's okay. But you do need to be aware that your GroupWise system could be at risk if you are using MD5 anywhere in your system. Since there are potentially many points of exposure, [...]

9 07, 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  [...]

5 07, 2012

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 [...]

29 06, 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 [...]

15 06, 2012

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. [...]

7 05, 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 [...]

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