We're happy to announce the release of File System Factory for AD 3.1.1. This is the first product update since the release of Version 3.0.4 in June of last year. Here are a few reasons why you will want to upgrade to Version 3.1.1:
- New Capabilities using Cross-Empire Data Migration: For file to file migrations, you can now skip open files and identify and move all files that are new or have been modified after a given date. Additionally, four new utilities let you verify that all of the files you wanted to migrate from a source server have been migrated.
- Network Operations Center (NOC) Dashboard: The Network Operations Center Dashboard monitors and displays Novell Storage Manager activity. Its multiple monitoring regions help you track File System Factory for AD activity, performance, and potential problems.
- Integration with Galileo: Condrey Corporation's Galileo product can report on the files and folders of the target paths of File System Factory for AD 3.1.1 policies.
- Remote Deployment: For Event Monitors and FSF Agents.
- Miscellaneous: Including support for Windows Server 2012, ability to place comments on deferred pending events, automated attempts to address bypassable events, and a variety of bug fixes.
The new product and corresponding documentation is now available for download from the product site.
This morning we were happy to formally announce the release of Galileo™—a new enterprise reporting product from Condrey Corporation.
Galileo gathers extensive information pertaining to the terabytes of data stored across your enterprise Microsoft network, and then reports on this data and its associated security, according to the reporting parameters and filters you set.
With Galileo, you can learn what files you are storing, when they were last accessed, who has access to files, where duplicate files reside, and much more. Advanced filtering options let you set very detailed search parameters so that you can identify files according to the specifications you want.
For more information, visit our product website.
We had two more sessions today. In the morning we held our final Novell File Reporter session. It was well attended, and once again, we got a few attendees to stop by our Novell File Reporter station at IT Central for a demonstration. Of the people that I have demonstrated the product to, it's been evenly split between those that need the product for the file data reporting, and those that need it for the security reporting. One thing I noticed is that IT people in all industries are impressed with the capabilities of Novell File Reporter 2.0.
There was a contest among all of the people manning the Novell stations on who could get the most "hot leads." Our own Rich Lagger took the challenge quite seriously. He was constantly talking to people about Novell Storage Manager, Novell File Reporter, Novell Kanaka for Mac, and even convincing many Novell customers why they needed to upgrade to Novell Open Enterprise Server 11.
Rich ended up winning the contest by an overwhelming margin and was awarded a PowerTrip device.
At 4:30 PM, while some of us were breaking down the IT Central stations, others were conducting our last Novell Storage Manager session.
It was another great experience this year to participate in BrainShare. We saw some old friends, made some new ones, and introduced people to some great new products.
We had our first Novell Storage Manager session today at 10:30 AM: TT275 - Governing Data in Novell and Microsoft Infrastructures. It was well attended and some of the attendees visited us afterwards at the Novell Storage Manager station in IT Central.
We had an afternoon session as well: TT181: File and Data Management in a Microsoft World. The session covered all three product components of the Novell File Management Suite, but with specific emphasis on the Microsoft network and considerations for deployment of the products in that network environment.
In the evening we participated in Meet the Experts where we discovered that we were positioned too close to the GWAVA karaoke machine.
Tomorrow we have repeat sessions of TT165: Novell File Reporter 2.0 - The Next Generation of File System Reporting at 9:00 AM, and TT275 - Governing Data in Novell and Microsoft Infrastructures at 4:30 PM.
I should mention that while some of us are working at BrainShare, others in the office are working at the TCEA show in Austin, Texas this week. In fact, David Condrey leaves Salt Lake City tomorrow morning for Austin to participate in the show.
The morning started off with the keynote address. Novell Storage Manager and Novell File Reporter were featured during a skit. Among all of the items that were provisioned and set up for a new employee, a network home folder was provisioned through Novell Storage Manager and she was assured that no one had access to her files through a Novell File Reporter report. Here is a picture I took of one of the big screens of "Bob" the IT guy helping out the new employee on the phone.
Our first presentation of TT165-Novell File Reporter 2.0: The Next Generation of File System Reporting was held this morning. We had a good turnout and a few of the people in that session visited us later at our Novell File Reporter station at IT Central to get a hands-on demonstration of the product. We also participated with Session CAS262 - Simplifying Data Migration with Novell Storage Manager with our friends at Novacoast. The main part of the session was a demonstration of Cross-Empire Data Migration, which migrates Novell files and associated rights and trustee assignments to Microsoft.
We also had a busy day in IT Central, where we are demonstrating Novell File Reporter 2.0, Novell Storage Manager 3.1, and Novell Kanaka for Mac.
Tomorrow we are having our first Novell Storage Manager session: TT275 - Novell Storage Manager: Governing Data in Novell and Microsoft infrastructures.
There were over 80 Novell SEs and partners registered for the Novell File Reporter 2.0 training that we conducted this morning. Brett Ratliff gave a product presentation and then Doug Ouzts oversaw the self training. People in the class learned to install and configure Novell File Reporter 2.0, as well as create scan policies and generate reports.
Following the address to the TTP group, he was able to talk to the Novell SEs and partners who were just finishing up Novell File Reporter 2.0 training on planned enhancements in the future to the product, as well as an overview of the recently-released Novell Storage Manager 3.1 product.
If you're attending BrainShare 2013 and want to learn more about Novell File Reporter, you can attend Session TT165 tomorrow at 10:30 AM in 251 D. We'll also be demonstrating Novell File Reporter 2.0, as well as Storage Manager and Novell Kanaka for Mac, in IT Central. Finally, if you attend the keynote address tomorrow morning, you'll want to grab a copy of the BrainShare edition of Open Horizons magazine, which includes an article on Novell File Reporter 2.0.
Novell File Reporter 2.0 is a complete re-architecture of its predecessor featuring a new interface, database, and a variety of new report types. A collection of new Permissions reports can significantly help customers address corporate compliance requirements and close potential security loopholes that are a result of the constant growth of unstructured data (files and folders) in the data center. For example, you can now quickly identify which users have access to a particular folder or file on the network and how those users obtained that access. You can also identify all of the files and folders a particular user has rights to on the network.
But Permissions reports, are only one of a variety of report classifications which include Directory Data reports, File Data reports, and Trending reports.
Novell File Reporter lets you report on the content of storage devices that reside in eDirectory and Active Directory—at the same time! That means, for example, that your customized report can specify the file content of NetWare and OES volumes, along with the file content of Windows shares and NAS devices in Active Directory.
You'll be hearing a lot more about Novell File Reporter 2.0 during the marketing launch activities that will be taking place right after Novell BrainShare. If you are attending BrainShare, be sure to attend one of the many sessions on Novell File Reporter and look for the Novell File Reporter 2.0 article in the BrainShare edition of Open Horizons magazine.
Novell Storage Manager 3.1 is an integrated update to Novell File Reporter 2.0. If you have both product updates, you can have Novell File Reporter generate reports on storage devices that are part of Novell Storage Manager policies.
Additionally, Novell Storage Manager 3.1 includes mobile management capabilities from an iOS or Android device, a new Network Operations Center dashboard, and some new pre-migration and post-migration tools for large Cross-Empire Data Migration projects.
Despite an aggressive engineering effort to complete new versions of Novell File Reporter and Novell Storage Manager at the beginning of 2013, a few of us were able to pull away from our computers long enough last week to put up a Christmas tree and other decorations around the office.
To all of our customers and partners, we wish you a happy holiday season!
Condrey Corporation CEO David Condrey was at Novell headquarters in Provo this week for a sales summit with Novell SEs and partners. Prior to a presentation have gave on Tuesday morning, he recorded an updated video introduction to Novell File Management Suite.
Novell is now doing post production work on the video and it should be available on the Novell File Management Suite website soon.
Novell Cool Solutions published a technical article yesterday that talks about simplfying data migrations using Novell Storage Manager. The article provides detailed steps on migrating home and group folders by changing the target path and then slecting Enforce Policy Path, as well as steps for migrating home and group folders from Novell networks to Microsoft networks using Cross-Empire Data Migration.
You can read the article here.
Ed Shropshire gave a presentation this morning on Novell File Reporter and talked about some of the great new things that will be coming in Version 2.0.
While the number of attendees was smaller than in the previous two sessions, the audience was much more interactive, asking lots of questions and even making some feature suggestions.
One of the many improvements that will be provided in Novell File Reporter 2.0 will be robust reporting capabailities offered in a variety of formats. Today's attendees got to see a few report samples and left the session impressed.
Condrey Corporation Director of Project Management Ed Shropshire gave a presentation this afternoon on Novell Storage Manager.
Because the Novell TTP group is made up of people in education, many of the session attendees were longtime Storage Manager customers. Novell Storage Manager is prevelant in education sites because it is a quick and cost effective means of provisioning student and faculty home directories at the beginning of the school year. Another resaon it is so popular in schools is because it allows administrators to easily create electronic virtual classrooms where teachers can distribute homework through a network homework folder and students can trun in assignments through a personal "turn-in" folder. For more information, see Chapter 7 in the Novell Storage Manager 3.0.x for eDirectory Administration Guide or the Novell Storage Manager 3.0.x for Active Directory Administration Guide.
Ed Shropshire will be presenting Novell File Reporter tomorrow morning.
The annual Novell TTP Conference for North America is taking place this week in Provo and Condrey Corporation Director of Project Management Ed Shropshire is presenting sessions that will cover Novell Kanaka for Mac, Pointspin, Novell Storage Manager, and Novell File Reporter.
Today's session featured Novell Kanaka for Mac and Pointspin.
The presentations included a discussion of product enhancements that will be coming in the next version of each of the products.
Novell Kanaka for Mac will also be featured today in another presentation by Johnnie Odom of the Escambia County School District on "Mac Deployment with ZENworks and Kanaka."
Today Condrey Corporation released Aurora—an exciting new product that provides users secure direct remote access to an organization’s local network file system.You can read our press release here.
Using Microsoft Active Directory, an authenticated Aurora user is granted access to all of the storage areas to which the user has rights. This includes access to the user’s home folder and group share storage areas.
Using a Web browser, a user first authenticates to Active Directory through an HTTPS connection. The same Web browser then launches an interface that serves as the means of downloading individual files or folders. Additionally, the Aurora user interface lets users upload files, rename files and folders, create folders, delete files and folders, and copy files.
In addition to the default Web browser access method, Condrey Corporation engineers are presently developing additional access methods. These will include access for mobile devices, Windows desktops, and Mac desktops. Additionally, we will also be introducing a file sharing module.
While offered as an individual product, Aurora is also a component of Condrey Corporation’s File Access 360°— a comprehensive suite of identity-based technologies designed to enable, simplify, extend, and manage network file access in Microsoft Active Directory networks.
Today Condrey Corporation Pointspin™ a new product that enables users and groups to publish and host Websites from the confines of their server-based network storage.
We've recently completed three product updates that are all now available for download.
Novell Kanaka for Mac 2.7 now supports Novell login script parsing, has enhanced SSL certificate management, and supports container based collaborative storage. If you are a Novell Open Enterprise Server customer and are up to date on your Maintenance, you can download the new product for free at www.novell.com/center.
File System Factory for AD 3.0.4 includes enhanced SSL certificate management, support for IBM Hierarchical Storage Management for Windows, and enhanced support for Microsoft Distributed File System. You can download the lastest version here.
Novell Storage Manager 3.0.4 includes updates to both the eDirectory and Active Directory versions of the product.
For Novell eDirectory networks, Novell Storage Manager includes support for Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 and enhanced SSL certificate management.
For Microsoft Active Directory networks, Novell Storage Manager includes enhanced SSL certificate management, support for IBM Hierarchical Storage Management for Windows, and enhanced support for Microsoft Distributed File System.
You can download the latest version here.
Over the last few weeks, a few of us have been involved in the complete redesign of our Website. Our redesign included a transition from a proprietary Web development application, to a new Drupal environment. It’s been a long process, but we’re pleased with the results.
One of the changes we've made is we've moved our blog site. We'll be taking the old one down soon.
We are continuing to make updates so please visit our Website often.
Condrey Corporation will be introducing a new product that greatly simplifies Web publishing and management. Pointspin™ enables users and groups in an organization to publish and host Websites from the confines of their server-based network storage. With Pointspin, the process is as simple as a user placing Website content in a designated folder. Once placed in the folder, the new or updated Web content is published immediately. Pointspin includes an encapsulated Webserver that can be deployed in either a Microsoft or Novell network. Novell customers who have migrated to Open Enterprise Server might be especially interested in Pointspin because it provides the Web publishing capabilities that were previously available to them from the Apache MOD_EDIR module for NetWare. With Pointspin, now Novell customers who have transitioned from NetWare to Open Enterprise Server will again be able to publish static Websites from their Novell network. Pointspin:
- Publishes static Web pages from Web content located on the network
- Automates Web publishing by simply placing content in designated folder
- Simplifies Website administration with an encapsulated Webserver
- Supports password protected Website access
- Simplifies publication through an easy-to-use submission tool
Because of Pointspin’s low annual subscription price for an unlimited amount of users, we anticipate initial interest from academic customers.
We updated the Novell Kanaka for Mac Installation and Administration Guide today. The updated version includes a new chapter with procedures for migrating from Condrey Corporation's Kanaka for eDirectory to Novell Kanaka for Mac.