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1 September 2009

Novell Product Announcement

Number: 6232

Span of Distribution: VLA in EMEA, excluding CIS, Middle East and Africa
Confidential Until: Not Applicable

Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition 2.5
Novell is pleased to announce the scheduled availability of Novell Open
Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition 2.5 to all customers worldwide.

Product Information
Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition 2.5 is a Linux-based
desktop-to-server solution specifically designed to meet the needs of small
business organizations with up to 200 users. It provides end-users and IT
with the tools they need to be productive -- all at a fraction of the cost
of a Microsoft Windows-centric alternative. An integrated installation
process cuts both deployment time and costs and the whole solution comes on
one single DVD. It also features a straightforward management interface
making it easy to perform basic tasks such as adding users, changing
passwords or installing applications. While being deployed on Linux servers
in the back-end, the solution supports both Windows and Linux desktops as

Novell products in the suite
The following Novell products are included in the Novell Open Workgroup
Suite Small Business Edition 2.5:

Novell Open Enterprise Server components-a set of advanced
management, storage and printing services

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server-an enterprise-class Linux server to
run mission critical applications

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Standard Edition-A
systems management tool that automates software setup, updates, healing and
migration for Windows

Novell GroupWise-a personal-productivity dashboard that provides
secure and reliable e-mail and calendaring

Novell Teaming-a team collaboration tool that enables people to
generate, act on and preserve great ideas Novell Edition-a full-featured open source
productivity suite that runs on Windows or Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop-a business-ready Linux desktop to
support office applications

New in this release

Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition 2.5 has a lot of added
features. The NSS file system is now fully supported, to allow for a more
seamless upgrade from Novell Small Business Suite. GroupWise 8 is also
included, as well as Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management Standard
Edition and Novell Teaming 2. Novell Teaming is an innovative team
collaboration tool that enables people to work together more effectively to
generate, act on and preserve ideas. The user administration tool has been
enhanced, making it easier to add users to the system and specify what
applications and services they should be granted access to.

Included open source components

In addition to the above listed Novell products, several essential open
source components are included and supported by Novell to further help
customers drive down cost and improve security.


The Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition 2.5 is licensed per
user or device and allows for a maximum of 200 users/devices. The suite can
be deployed on up to 5 servers and allows for application deployment in
addition to deployment of the workgroup services included with the suite.
Refer to the product EULA for more details.

Please note that active Maintenance provides the following added benefits:


Entitlement to any future versions of Novell Open Workgroup Suite
Small Business Edition

The right to deploy and use GroupWise Mobile Server

Updates and patches for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux
Enterprise Desktop

Unlimited product support

Upgrade Details

Customers with current Maintenance/Upgrade Protection on Novell Open
Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition, Novell Small Business Suite 6.6 or
Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9, are entitled to an equal amount of
Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition 2.5 licenses. Customers
owning any of the above mentioned products without Maintenance/Upgrade
Protection, are eligible to purchase upgrade licenses.

For further information
For detailed information on Novell's Support lifecycle, visit
Please see the section below for a complete list of part numbers and

Customers May Order: 1 October 2009
First Customer Ship Date: 1 October 2009
ECC Number: 5D002
Export License Exception: ENC B3

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