OES 2015 Public Beta Now Open

I have been privileged to be a part of the authorized beta for Novell OES 2015, and it has been a great experience so far. The public beta was announced recently, and I encourage anyone who is even mildly interested to download and give it a look.

There are many tweaks and improvements in the release, but primary on my list are the following:

  • 8+ TB limit for volumes lifted
  • SMBv2

Both are directly related to file sharing, and both will end up making my list easier. The public beta includes a beta version of the Novell Client for Windows along with the OES build itself.

Give it a try and report any bugs you find. It isn’t Microsoft’s enterprise stack, but that can be a good thing.