Univention Summit 2016: Open Source Scene Came Together to Exchange Experiences with Clouds, School IT, and Apps

250 experts at the 8th Univention Summit

Bremen, January 25, 2016. Around 250 experts from software houses, cloud service providers, and IT service providers along with users met on Thursday and Friday in Bremen for the 8th Univention Summit. The event, which traditionally kicks off the Open Source scene year in Germany, was dedicated to the important topics of openness, transparency, and trust this year. The program of presentations, talks, and workshops was complemented by an accompanying exhibition offering software developers and hardware manufacturers the chance to present their solutions. Univention, the host of the event, announced that it would be opening its management platform Univention Corporate Server up to Office 365 and Google Apps for Work in 2016 and that it would also be continuing to focus on the expansion of the container technology Docker, which makes operation of the 75 enterprise apps now available in the Univention App Center even securer.

New Update in the Univention App Center: privacyIDEA 2.9

The Univention App Center now provides the update privacyIDEA 2.9:

The following innovations can be found, among other things::

  • Support of the Yubico Validation Protocol, whereby Yubico clients such as the PAM module for Mac OS can be used.
  • A “Questionnaire token” allowing users to answer a list of questions.
  • All innovations and changes can be found in the privacyIDEA changelog.

The Local Experts for Fast-Growing IT Needs

When reading our success stories, one could conclude that UCS is geared towards mid to large size businesses, school districts and government agencies. While many of these use UCS, and we are proud they trust us with their day-to-day IT operations, a large group of our customers are missing on this listing. These are your mom and pop shop down the road, the 3 person law office around the corner and the small non-profit in the neighborhood.

What makes small business customers distinct from the bigger ones?