Novell Announces GroupWise Open Beta

3 September 2008

WALTHAM, Mass. - Sept. 3, 2008 – Focused on making employees productive no matter where or how they work, Novell today announced open beta availability of the newest version of Novell® GroupWise®, a leading collaboration solution. Available as a free download, the beta version of Novell GroupWise offers customers and partners a single integrated solution that combines traditional e-mail and calendaring functionality in a personal dashboard with team collaboration workspaces and new Web 2.0 resources, such as wikis, blogs and RSS feeds. Designed to run on Windows*, Linux*, Mac*, Web and mobile device platforms, GroupWise helps people stay connected and productive while also supporting customers' mixed-platform IT choices.

GroupWise offers a wide range of new functionality and collaboration tools to give users the most integrated and connected work environment available today. A "mash-up" style personal productivity dashboard allows users to customize their workspace, providing a comprehensive, single overview of the folders, e-mails, appointments, tasks, collaboration and Web tools that matter most to them. The new contact management features help users track, manage and develop business relationships. GroupWise also supports hundreds of hand-held devices with real-time synchronization for instant, secure sync of collaboration information between the GroupWise server and the device.

"Organizations are looking for innovative collaboration tools that keep their employees focused on moving business forward and their systems running smoothly without increasing their costs," said Kent Erickson, senior vice president and general manager of Novell Workgroup Solutions. "GroupWise builds on its reputation as the most secure and reliable e-mail platform, bringing Novell's strengths with traditional collaboration together with social networking tools to give customers a solution that works like they do, enabling them to harness their creativity, drive efficiency and advance business relationships."

Beta Software Availability
Open beta versions of Novell GroupWise are now available for free download at Pricing will be announced at general product availability. For more information about GroupWise, visit

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