Any portal technology can be enhanced with a high-quality search engine. That is what Novell Inc. did earlier this month when it announced the availability of Service Pack 2 for Novell Portal Services 1.0, with the chief new feature being the addition of AltaVista Co.s search engine.
The AltaVista software works in tandem with Novell eDirectory to provide secure search capabilities based on users business context, giving portal users access to the combined information resources of the Internet and corporate intranet, said officials with Novell, in Provo, Utah. Business context can include such elements as roles, locations, business hierarchy, workgroups and cost codes.
The Portal Services 1.0 Service Pack 2 is available for free download at www.novell.com/download.