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Get Ready for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11!

KariWoolf

By: KariWoolf

March 16, 2009 5:31 pm

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With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 almost two weeks away, now is the time to make sure you’re prepared to use it to your best sales advantage. No other product offers such unique benefits in the areas of interoperability, support for mission-critical computing and ubiquitous coverage from the desktop to the data center.

As part of this major platform upgrade, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 delivers significant benefits your customers are looking for, including upgrades to key productivity applications like OpenOffice.org, Firefox and Novell Evolution, expanded multimedia capabilities, green IT innovations, and enhanced connectivity and security features. It can also be easily deployed on a wide range of client devices including desktops, notebooks, netbooks, nettops and workstations; on thin clients; or as a virtual desktop.

HERE ARE THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO GET READY FOR SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE DESKTOP 11:

1) Inform Your Customers About the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Sneak Preview

Make sure your customers know about the Sneak Preview available on the Novell home page. It will give them a chance to get their hands on the software—and experience its benefits—before it ships. Point them to http://www.novell.com/promo/home/sneakpreview.html for details and software download.

2) Check Out the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Field Update Call

This call provided details on how to position and sell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 to your customers. Grant Ho, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Linux Desktops, also shared the value propositions and key messages that will help you generate sales success with this product. If you weren’t able to join live, check out the archive at: http://www.novell.com/huddle/event/index.php?event_id=48cda72177eba360ff16b7f836e27543.

3) Visit the Document Repository for Updated Sales Tools

The following new and updated sales tools are available to help you spark sales conversations about SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11.

Business Presentation:

http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/25/basedocument.2009-02-20.6194159751/20090130_SLED11_CustomerPreso_final_en.odp

Technical Presentation:

http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/25/basedocument.2009-02-20.7657241191/20090130_SLED11_TechnicalPreso_final_en.odp

Product Flyer:

http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/14/basedocument.2009-03-09.6010819972/SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_Desktop_Cost-effective_Interoperable_and_Secure_Product_Flyer_en.pdf

Data Sheet:

http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/14/basedocument.2009-02-27.7795020269/SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_Desktop_Data_Sheet_en.pdf

FAQ:

http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/13/basedocument.2009-02-20.4874917653/SLED%2011%20FAQ%202-20-09_en.pdf

Product Battlecard:

http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/3801/basedocument.2009-01-13.5755147554/Product_Card_SUSE_Linux_Ent_Desktop_en.pdf

Reviewer’s Guide:

http://www.novell.com/rc/docrepository/public/1602/basedocument.2009-02-18.0013411856/SLED11_review_guide_v0-3_GH_Niche_final_en.pdf

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