GroupWise Version 8 Upgrade Scheduled

June 3, 2009 - Staff

ITS is beginning the upgrade from GroupWise version 7 to GroupWise version 8. The upgrade will be implemented in three phases over the next few months.

  1. During June 2009, improvements to the ITS GroupWise production environment will be finished, including enhanced storage, upgraded operating systems and new server hardware.

  2. In July, the GroupWise 8 server software will be installed. Upgrades to desktop client software will not be required as current clients are compatible with the version 8 server environment. Users will see updated Webaccess functionality when this phase is completed on August 1.

  3. In August and September, the desktop client software will be tested and user support materials will be updated.

Around October 1, in coordination with the Salud GroupWise system at UNMH and UNM HSC, the GroupWise 8 desktop client software will be available to all main and branch campuses at the ITS Software Download site. Client software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems will be available at that time.