Stories by Travis Berkley

GroupWise 6 is No. 1 with a bullet

After an extremely smooth and ahead-of-schedule beta-test cycle, Novell Inc. has released the next version of its collaboration and groupware software, GroupWise. Version 6 was code-named bulletproof, reflecting Novell's desire to improve reliability and stability of the groupware platform. And Novell managed to add some nice goodies along the way. When it comes to features, GroupWise can go toe-to-toe with Exchange anytime.

How We Did It: Bv-Control

Our Exchange Server and bv-Control were installed on a Tangent Pentium II 300-MHz server with 256M bytes of RAM and 9G bytes of disk storage memory. Exchange 5.5 with Service Pack 3 was installed on top of Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6, and was populated with roughly 2,000 user accounts. Our desktop units were typically Dell Computer Corp. OptiPlex G1 machines.

How We Did It

Our Exchange server and Discus Data Solutions LLC's Exchange Management System were installed on a Tangent Computer's Pentium II 300-MHz server with 256M bytes of RAM and 9G bytes of disk space. Exchange 5.5 Service Pack 3 was installed on top of Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, and was populated with approximately 2,000 user accounts. Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Information Server was also running on our server.

Ease the Pain of Managing Exchange Server

There's no question that Exchange is a popular e-mail package. Your feelings toward this product, however, may vary depending on whether you are an Exchange user or an Exchange administrator. While users often find using the Outlook client an easy thing, administrators often wish they had a little help in getting their jobs done.

E-mail Please, Hold the Spam

Whether it's a seldom-seen nuisance or an in-box clogger, e-mail spam is annoying. There are numerous programs to can spam at the client level, but a better solution for most organizations is to shut it off at the server.