BrainShare sessions vary from technical labs to big-picture discussions.
Check out the complete list of sessions.
From GroupWise and Exchange Coexistence to Complete Migration-A How-to Session Mergers and acquisitions often require you to integrate GroupWise deployments and Exchange systems. Migrating from Exchange to GroupWise can present savings opportunities and increase end-user value. However, it isn't always possible. This session will demonstrate various ways to allow GroupWise and Exchange to coexist and some best practices for migration. Included will be some important considerations, including the amount of data, the number of mailboxes and the version of Exchange in your environment-these will dictate which method is best for you.
Windows XP to 7 or 8 Migration Although extended support for Windows XP ended months ago, thousands of people still use it because they're comfortable with it. Are you or your users some of those people that still need to migrate away from Windows XP? This session walks you through how you can use the ZENworks Suite to solve the various challenges that can come up when you're migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Using Vibe to Easily Solve Collaboration Challenges Collaboration challenges commonly make IT want to revamp an aging company Intranet or other portal. Many consider SharePoint, but fear the complexity and staffing requirements. If you face similar challenges and fears, come to this session and learn first-hand how a credit union's two-person IT department used Vibe to do this without the complexities of other solutions. With no previous knowledge, training, or outside help, the IT team completely revamped the credit union's Intranet portal by moving it to Vibe.
Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization Design, Deployment and Best Practices Virtualizing applications can simplify many aspects of the IT department's life, from deployment to management. Plus, it's great for users because they can have the applications they need quickly, without a significant amount of setup time. This session will show you the finer details of Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization in terms of its design, deployment and best practices so you can not only get your virtualized environment up and running, but you can maintain it in the best way possible.
Making Novell Filr Work for You and Your Users Before Filr, many users tried finding their own ways to access enterprise data wherever they were. The results bordered on disastrous. Users unwittingly compromised security, but still needed to access their data wherever and whenever. Novell Filr is a feature-rich product that makes users more productive without compromising security. This session demonstrates features of Filr, how users can make the most of the application's capabilities and the various options administrators have to control users' access within Filr.
GroupWise Mobility Service: Troubleshooting and Best Practices Extending email to mobile devices is crucial for the modern organization. This session lets you dive into the details of the GroupWise Mobility Service (previously Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack) and gain the practical knowledge you need to keep mobile users happy and connected. Join us to learn about architecture, troubleshooting, monitoring, log files and how to tune your system for optimal performance. Included will be how to use the dsapp mobility administration tool for troubleshooting.
Self-Encrypting Drives: Perks and Pitfalls Hard drive manufacturers have rallied around a common standard for self-encrypting drives known as OPAL. There are many new drives supporting this standard appearing on the market, but what benefits do they offer for protecting your data and are there any pitfalls to avoid? This session will focus on giving you the facts of what you can expect from self-encrypting drives, and discuss whether they're right for your environment.
Novell Storage Manager 4.0: Tips from the Field Novell Storage Manager automates the deployment and day-to-day management of file system storage across your entire network, whether you're using Windows, Novell Open Enterprise Server or a combination of both. As a standalone solution or an add-on for any identity management solution, Novell Storage Manager is a must-have utility for any medium or large enterprise or educational institution. This session will demonstrate what's new and how to install, configure and optimize Novell Storage Manager using real-life scenarios from field consultants.
Connecting Your Mac, iOS and Android Devices to GroupWise Ghost Pattern Software develops the best iOS and Android GroupWise apps, and will show you how to best connect mobile and OSX devices to GroupWise. Come learn about the company's latest solution: a native GroupWise Mac client, and how to support OSX users connecting to your GroupWise server. The apps Ghost Pattern Software develops are easy to use, provide specific GroupWise features you use, and require no IT setup. Come hear about the new features available in the latest releases of the apps.
Novell ZENworks Mobile Management Design, Deployment and Best Practices Many customers have loved both the user freedom and the IT security and productivity that all go along with using ZENworks Mobile Management to manage Android and iOS devices. However, there are always questions as to exactly how something works, so in this session, we'll focus on the minutiae of how to best deploy and administer ZENworks Mobile Management. Whether you want to improve your administration or easily deploy the application, you're sure to learn much in this session.
Novell iPrint Architecture The roots of Novell iPrint go back 25 years to some of the first network printing software available to customers. Since then, the architecture has grown and changed much, and now includes mobile printing capabilities in addition to the desktop printing that everyone is accustomed to. This session looks at the architecture underlying Novell iPrint and also talks about where the architecture is heading in the future with some discussions on identity, cloud, multi-tenancy, scalability and serverless solutions like iPrint Direct.
Extending Vibe to the Max - The Mechanisms and Some Tools That Use Them Gain insights on how to extend Novell Vibe through extensions such as remoteApps, jsps, and CWA's while maintaining a secure environment. The Novell Partner, Code and Concept will share how you can do utilize these extensions with Novell GroupWise, Messenger, and other applications such as Data Synchroniser, ShareOnVibe, and SMSforVibe. Attendees should have a basic understanding of Vibe's potential for extensions and be technical enough to understand the concepts discussed in this session.
Mobile Management BYOD: What You Need to Know Letting users take advantage of the recent huge advances in mobility can be terrifying for IT professionals. But ZENworks Mobile Management in conjunction with BYOD policies can let you give users the mobility they need to do their jobs while maintaining the security and efficiency IT needs. Come to this session and learn to use built-in features to manage BYOD devices without taking complete control of the device. Also, learn to identify and manage non-compliant devices.
Novell File Reporter 2.5: Who Has What? Novell File Reporter provides an in-depth view of your file system, allowing you to quickly and easily determine who has access to what. Whether running Novell Open Enterprise Server or Windows, you can see where you're at risk and manage storage growth with a two-click approach to viewing data usage trends. In this session, you will learn what's new and how to install, configure and optimize Novell File Reporter using real-life scenarios, as well as troubleshooting and report generation tips.
Identity Manager Tips and Tricksannually one of the most popular sessions, updated with the latest releases
Customer case studieslessons learned from real-world deployments.
Successfully Deploy Salesforce for Users and ITAttachmate Group successfully deployed Salesforce using NetIQ Access Manager and CloudAccess to create a great user experience and simplify things for IT.
Using a Modern Directory to Manage and Secure Legacy Host Access Most modern networks use LDAP groups to control access to enterprise applications, but legacy host “green screen” applications aren’t usually part of that network. This session shows you how to put a layer in front of the host so only authorized people can access the data in your legacy systems. Best of all, you don’t have to make changes to the host itself—rather, you use the existing enterprise directory to do what it’s already doing in the rest of your network.
Optimizing the User Experience when Accessing Legacy Host Applications from Any Mobile Device A number of technologies enable users to access legacy host applications from mobile devices, but the user experience is far from optimal. Entering data into host application fields is cumbersome, leading to input errors and frustrated users. This session will show you how to use Reflection 2014 TouchUx, which gives users a look and feel they’re comfortable with while they use legacy host applications. In addition, administrators can leverage Microsoft and Citrix central management features to manage Reflection from a single location.
Enabling Your Host Applications to Live in the Modern World of Security and Regulation Today’s computing environment is an alphabet soup of regulatory mandates, mostly related to security. Whether you’re talking about data at a lower layer in the stack or on a display in a host application, protecting that sensitive information from prying eyes has become a high priority. This session will cover the basics of leveraging the data protection capabilities in Reflection 2014 so you can ensure your enterprise’s mission-critical host data is not compromised.
Everything Old is New Again: X Windows and Modern Network Architectures The X Windows system may predate Free BSD and Microsoft Windows 1.0, but X Windows continues to thrive. The core X11 protocol is mature, but the methods for delivering, managing and securing X sessions have changed radically. This session explores the advantages of three-tier X Windows architectures, including collaboration and sharing of X sessions; persistence of X sessions so users can leave a running session and rejoin it from a different device; fault tolerance; high performance over high-latency networks; and centralized management and security.
Configuring and Using a Three-Tier X Windows Deployment Modern X Windows products enable administrators and users to enjoy the benefits of advanced three-tier architectures, including session persistence for disconnected users, collaboration and sharing, fault tolerance, high performance for remote users, and centralized management and security. This session will cover the basics of deploying, configuring and using a three-tier X Windows architecture. The session builds on the concepts introduced in the 100-level session, Everything Old is New Again: X Windows and Modern Network Architectures.
Pre-BrainShare Advanced Technical Training Sessions
Pre-Conference Hands-On Training
Creating a Customized USB Thumb Drive for ZCM Imaging
Instructor: Rich Hanley
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Learn the techniques required to create a customized version of the Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM) imaging distribution that can be booted from a USB thumb drive. You will learn how to modify the system resource files of the bootcd_tntfs.iso file to include a custom imaging menu that launches your custom bash imaging scripts. This customized ISO file can then be used by the ZENUsbcreator utility introduced in ZENworks Configuration Management 11 SP3, to create a bootable USB thumb drive that contains your modifications to the ZCM imaging distribution.
This session focuses on the procedure required to build a customized USB thumb drive for ZCM imaging. It is not intended to teach you how to develop your own bash imaging scripts. The scripts that you will be including on your thumb drive have been developed for you. (Note: Novell Training Services offers a three day on-line course entitled “Leveraging Scripted Imaging in ZENworks Configuration Management.” This course teaches the bash scripting language and how to use it for imaging purposes.)
This session is designed for those ZCM network administrators and engineers who are responsible for deploying images to users' desktops and laptops. This session will be especially useful for those administrators:
• Who desire to use their standard corporate images for small remote or branch office locations that don't have ZCM Imaging Satellite Servers
• Or, those administrators who simply want a highly portable imaging solution to carry around in their pocket
NetIQ Identity Manager 4.02 Enhancement Pack
Instructor: Mark Forsey
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
NetIQ Identity Manager 4.02 is a bundle of new enhancements including:
• Identity Manager Home; New UI for all permission requests and approvals
• Identity Manager Catalog Administrator; New management interface for resource and Roles
• Entitlement Permission Onboarding; Creates resources automatically in User Application. Resources can be assigned through the publisher channel
• Identity Manager Access Review; Perform a review on employee's permissions and accounts
This one-day training session includes a lecture and a hands-on lab to prepare you for implementing these technologies in a production environment
This session is for customers and partners who currently have IDM 4.x implemented or are planning an implementation of IDM 4.02.
Those who have not seen these new enhancements will be particularly interested in the ease of implementation as well as the ease of creating and administering things like role-based entitlements.
The student should be knowledgeable about:
• Administration of an IDM 4.0 implementation
• The use of such tools like Designer, iManager and the User Application
• The basics of IDM and the concepts of entitlements and role-based provisioning