What's New in GroupWise

What’s New in GroupWise 2014 R2 SP2?

Micro Focus has released a new version of GroupWise®: GroupWise 2014 R2 SP2 in conjunction with GroupWise Mobility Service 2014 R2 SP2.

The following are the new features and enhancement of these releases:

  • Micro Focus Filr integrations to reduce the amount of storage needed for email servers, allowing users to store email attachments in Filr, rather than sending them through the GroupWise message store
  • DE Mail supported for German governmental customers
  • GroupWise client and engine support rules on mobile devices, allowing one to set separate messages for external vacation rules replies, as well as limit the external replies to just users listed in the address book
  • The ability to modify Vacation Rules through web access
  • GroupWise Mobility Service: Integrations with GWAVA products
  • GroupWise Mobility Service: ActiveSync 16.0 support

GroupWise 2014 R2 SP2 can be downloaded through the Customer Center for all customers with active maintenance contracts.

What's New in GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1?

Building on the great base of GroupWise 2014 R2, Service Pack 1 has key new features and enhancements that are sure to please.

  • Save email as PDF: Now you can save email as PDFs directly out of GroupWise, one of the top requests out of the GroupWise Ideas Forum.
  • Changing ownership of shared folders: When the owner of a shared folder changes roles or leaves, admins or team members can now change the owner.
  • Set “time due” when creating a task: Timing matters, and if a task needs to be done by a certain time on a certain day—you can now all that when you create the task.
  • Enhanced support for Active Directory Single Sign On: Now you can support single sign-on (SSO) to Active Directory (AD), even when the Post Office Agent is running on Linux.
  • Micro Focus branding: Micro Focus believes in GroupWise and wants you to know it. It’s more than just a name and logo change—it’s a commitment to the future of GroupWise.

This is in addition to general quality and security improvements typical of a service pack release.

What's New in GroupWise 2014 R2?

We're committed to our goal of adding value to your GroupWise investment with more frequent releases. Effective 8/12/2015, GroupWise 2014 R2 is available worldwide.

This new release offers the following new features:

  • GroupWise Mac support: CalDAV and CardDAV support will provide the ability to use the Mac Calendar and Mac Contacts apps in addition to existing IMAP support for Mac Mail.
  • Invite to appointments: Even if you aren't the organizer, you can invite others to appointments. A notification is sent to both the organizer and invitee after an invite to keep everyone in the loop.
  • Propose new time: When you receive a meeting invitation you can't accept, you can simply propose a different time with the assistance of a busy search.
  • Bidirectional flag sync: Now when you flag a message on your mobile device, it will appear on your desktop and vice versa.
  • Other usability features, such as Quick Responses and Voting, will improve communication and productivity.

Additionally, GroupWise 2014 R2 offers Active Directory single sign-on support and photos in the GroupWise system address book.

Micro Focus GroupWise Mobility Service

We're also introducing a new release of GroupWise Mobility Service 2014 R2. This release, also available December 8, 2015, is the upgrade from GroupWise Mobility Service 2.1.The purpose of the version change is to identify the version of GroupWise that Mobility Service is designed to work with.

Micro Focus GroupWise Mobility Service 2014 R2 will be officially supported in use with the latest version of GroupWise 2014 and GroupWise 2014 R2.

New features in this release include:

  • Support for Microsoft Outlook via ActiveSync protocol
  • GroupWise Profile Setup tool
  • Free/Busy search in Microsoft Outlook
What's New in GroupWise 2014?

GroupWise 2014 makes users more productive than ever with enhanced mobile device support and new desktop client features like:

  • More powerful search and filing tools, making organization a breeze
  • The ability to duplicate any item or easily change item type
  • An improved WebAccess interface, including auto-refresh
  • Quick lists, dynamic menus and “just in time” options
  • A fresh, contemporary look and feel

Not only will GroupWise pump up user productivity, it provides powerful help for administrators. They now have a new web-based administration console, as well as:

  • A system overview page for simple, dashboard-like monitoring
  • Advanced querying and reporting
  • Delegated admin rights
  • Enhanced mobile device support and scalability

Finally, GroupWise 2014 introduces some significant technological changes:

  • Active Directory support
  • 64-bit agents
  • Support for the latest platforms, browsers and mobile devices