Kickoff Meeting GroupWise User Group USA & Canada

On Tuesday August 29 everyone was quite surprised by the large crowd which gathered for the Kickoff meeting of the GroupWise User Group - North America (GUG-NA) in the Presidents Suite of the J.W. Marriot in Phoenix, USA. This meeting was organized by Danita Zanrè, Gregg Hinchman, Andreas Bach, Willem Bagchus together with Novell and GroupWiseR. Based on the pre-event registration on Monday morning we expected around 20 people. However, since this meeting was held in the same hotel as the GroupWise Advisor Summit during the last two days many more people signed up and on the evening itself more than 50 people actually showed up.
After a brief introduction by Erno de Korte, one of the GroupWiseR members, the discussion soon started on how we could get this GUG-NA really on the road. Many people volunteered to become a leading figure for their area, as most activities for thus GUG-NA will probably have to be regional for many reasons. You can read more about this evening as well as register yourself at this page.


Transition Dates for Daylight Saving Time are Changing

Starting in 2007, Daylight Saving Time will be extended by 4 weeks in most U.S. and Canadian time zones. Daylight Saving Time will begin the second Sunday in March (3 weeks earlier) and will end the first Sunday in November (1 week later). This change complies with a provision of the Energy Preservation Act of 2005 and affects all U.S. time zones that observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). Many Canadian provinces that share or border these time zones have also announced plans to adopt this change. Daylight Saving Time transition rules are part of time zone definitions maintained by server and workstation operating systems. In addition, a set of GroupWise time zone definitions is maintained by ConsoleOne. These definitions need to be updated with the new transition rules. Calendaring applications, including GroupWise, rely on these definitions to correctly calculate and store appointment times.

Preview of Linux & Apple client - Bonsai Project

Ken Muir, Director of Engineering for Novell GroupWise, has recently published a first preview of the new Linux & Apple client as it will become available as partof Bonsai, to be expected end of 2007. Very cool to see how the Win32 and multi-platform client are getting closer and closer to feature parity, check it out.