[ngw] next release of GW

Aldo Zanoni Aldo at omni-ts.com
Wed Apr 14 13:56:54 UTC 2010

In addition to the relatively expensive Microsoft Entourage support
through Microsoft Office 2008 Professional (Web Services Edition), with
Snow Leopard, you don't need to buy anything for integration.  
I'm not a Mac officianado, but in our Riva compatibility testing, we
have tested the new Snow Leopard native integration with Exchange and
it's comprehensive and transparent.  Very easy to configure the native
Mac Mail, Address Book and iCal apps to communicate with Exchange
through Exchange Web Services (also used for Outlook Web Access).  What
that means for Omni is that Riva provideds full CRM integration to any
Snow Leopard client who uses Exchange.  
For GroupWise to be able to compete in the Mac space, it needs to
provide access to the native Snow Leopard apps.  Snow Leopard does it
using Exchange Web Services.  Hey, maybe an innovative company could
build an interface through GroupWise WebAccess that could provide
mobility and access for other email platforms using WebAccess as the
Aldo Zanoni
CEO, Managing Director
Omni Technology Solutions Inc.
The Integration Company
aldo at omni-ts.com 
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."  Leonardo da Vinci    

>>> Matt Weisberg <matt at weisberg.net> 2010/04/14 7:39 AM >>>

Microsoft is quite committed to the Mac, here from the Mactopia site:

"Second, along with the new edition of Office 2008, the team is hard at
work on the next version of Office for Mac which will launch in time for
the 2010 Holiday season. This next version includes a new application–
Outlook for Mac. Outlook for Mac is being built from the ground up as a
Mac OS X application using Cocoa. It will have a new database that
delivers a reliable, high performance, and integrated experience with
Mac OS X.  Users will be able to back-up with Time Machine and search
email, calendar and contacts with Spotlight. Additionally, Outlook for
Mac and the rest of Office will include Information Rights Management,
which helps keep sensitive information for only audiences that you
intend. IRM compatibility will make it possible for Mac users to share
and receive sensitive information using Microsoft Office tools.  This is
just a taste of things to come in Outlook for Mac, we’ll share more over
the coming months."

I'll refrain from any more comments before I put my foot in my mouth


On Apr 14, 2010, at 9:12 AM, Randy Grein wrote:

> There was a notes client for Mac - about 15 years ago. Don't know
about now. Microsoft has been pretty good about supporting Macs on
exchange - not identical, but it comes with Office for mac. Of course
Microsoft is the biggest Apple developer...
> Randy Grein
> On Apr 14, 2010, at 5:43 AM, Alan Bens wrote:
>> As I read through all the post for the Next release, I wonder since
I've never dealt with Exchange or Lotus notes, are there Linux/Mac
clients for them?  Do those companies try and take care of all the
different platforms? 
>> As far as web access I agree that if Novell doesn't stabilize WA and
make it full feature like the fat client then it will be a mute point,
but if they do, it will at least save me hours of having to deploy new
fat clients, making sure that they work with all of the software on the
system, or does it work with MS newest OS disaster.  
>> Yes Novell has a long way to go with the WA and the clients, but if
it works with IE, FF, Safari, Chrome, then I believe they are making the
step forward before the competition. 
>> One mans opinion.
>> Al
>> >>> On 4/13/2010 at 11:38 AM, "Steve Bogdanski"
<bogdansk at cvm.msu.edu> wrote:
>> Shouldn't be too difficult if they use HTML5 in the future for
WebAccess.  This is exactly where Gmail is moving and why Google is
discontinuing Gears (how offline caching is currently done).
>> As for Mac/Linux support, I almost feel that Novell should focus
more allowing integration with OS X's (and Linux) native apps, like
iMail.  Usually seems that Linux and Mac users already have their
favorite apps for email, calendaring, contacts and would be happier if
those could properly integrate with GroupWise rather to have to
use/learn another client.
>> -Steve
>> >>> On 4/13/2010 at 11:29 AM, "Steve Singhose" <ssinghose at wccg.net>
>> That functionality could be sufficient if done well.
>> Steve.
>> >>> Joseph Marton <jmmarton at gmail.com> 4/13/2010 08:07 >>>
>> Not true.  Look at Gmail.  I can cache several days of e-mail using
>> browser (and it doesn't have to be Chrome) so that I can access my
>> mailbox even if I'm online.  It can be done.  No reason Novell
>> add this to WebAccess as well.
>> Joe
>> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Steve Singhose
<ssinghose at wccg.net> wrote:
>> > Biggest pain I can think of for web clients is lack of caching or
remote mode.  Users without connectivity are not supported.
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