After the Sale – A day with Univention’s Professional Services at customer migration

Kevin Dominik KorteOne of the most staggering experiences I had when transferring from our Professional Services team to North American management was that suddenly I got into the first line of contact with the potential customer. Suddenly the filter, which was the German Sales team, was gone and I had to handle all customer questions directly. It was a fascinating experience though, because I suddenly didn’t just have to do the work I was used to but also had to explain what our Consulting Team is usually doing and why the customer has to pay for it.

Will Easy Encryption Fix The Internet?

Rafael Laguna, CEO Open-Xchange AGInternet service providers have some thinking to do when it comes to the topic of encryption. Does encryption help you to build your business or does its complexity drive customers away? There’s an increasing awareness that encryption is hugely important, but very few people are using it regularly because it’s too complex. Why is encryption so important, and what can we do to drive adoption?

UCS 4.0-3 release with new features and numerous updates

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The current release of Univention Corporate Server supplies various security updates and bug fixes and now offers Dovecot as the default mail server as well as the possibility to define LDAP filters for policies. UCS 4.0-3 now also brings the automatic creation of Univention Apps as images for various virtualization environments. The apps available in the Univention App Center are now automatically provided as complete applications that consist of UCS as the platform, UVMM as the management system, and the app itself. They are ready to download for various virtualization formats such as VMware or KVM.

Release of Univention Corporate Server 4.0-3

New UCS release provides bugfixes, updates and automatic creation of Univention Apps for virtualization environments

The latest release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) supplies various improvements, security updates and bug fixes for the IT management and operating platform of Univention. New in UCS 4.0-3, among other things, are the use of Dovecot as the default mail server, the possibility to define LDAP filters for guidelines and the automatic creation of Univention Apps as images for various virtualization environments.

Release of Univention Corporate Client 2.1

UCC 2.1 with optimized roll-out management, integrated Citrix Receiver and more comprehensive hardware support is available now

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With the release of Univention Corporate Client (UCC) Version 2.1, we are now making our operating and management solution for (thin) clients available with integrated Citrix Receiver. In addition, the software employs newer kernel and Xserver versions, which allow the use of additional client hardware. Another new feature of UCC is the new image server, which enables the roll-out of clients in distributed infrastructures from local servers. As always, UCC is based on the Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu (currently 14.04).

Univention unveils its revised client operating system

UCC 2.1 with optimized roll-out management, integrated Citrix Receiver and more comprehensive hardware support is available now

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With the release of Univention Corporate Client (UCC) Version 2.1, Univention (www.univention.de) is now making its operating and management solution for (thin) clients available with integrated Citrix Receiver. In addition, the software employs newer kernel and Xserver versions, which allow the use of additional client hardware. Another new feature of UCC is the new image server, which enables the roll-out of clients in distributed infrastructures from local servers. As always, UCC is based on the Long Term Support (LTS) version of KUbuntu (currently 14.04).

Fail-safe performance and load distribution thanks to LDAP replication

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Even if you only have a small number of staff, the administration of individual user accounts for numerous applications and the corresponding access rights can still prove very time consuming. When responsibilities change hands or when new members of staff join the company at the latest, the IT infrastructure becomes characterized by uncontrolled growth, which not only requires a lot of time to handle, but also becomes more and more insecure over time. More often than not, the administration of the users and their rights gets neglected at some point. As the enterprise expands, this type of out-of-control infrastructure becomes more and more risky and dangerous. Centralized user management in the form of an identity management system can help you to rein your IT back in again.

The beating heart of an identity management system is often a so-called LDAP directory service, which is also integrated in our Univention Corporate Server. LDAP stands for lightweight directory access protocol, so it really only describes the protocol itself, although people also tend to talk about “the LDAP” when they actually mean the LDAP directory service.

Moving your business to the cloud?

Moving your business to the cloud?According to a survey conducted by analyst firm Statista GmbH, 44 percent of German companies have moved their business to the cloud. During the last couple of years, many cloud providers have developed different applications and the upward trend will remain steady. Our development-team from Sweden designed the business software Fortnox already in 2001, so we can confirm that the trend of moving businesses to the cloud is an upward trend. Especially, the future development is crucial because the requirements for cloud providers are growing continuously. Plenty of new suppliers are entering the cloud market every day, so the competition is increasingly high. Providers of cloud solutions have to stand out with new and innovative products otherwise they will leave the cloud market as fast as they entered it.

Benno MailArchiv available in the Univention App Center

Benno MailArchiv is a software for the automated and revision-safe archiving of emails.

Benno MailArchiv offers an integrated full text search that allows the search for any email based on content information (sender, receiver, text) but also on text content from attachments. At the moment, more than 1,200 attachment formats, incl. PDF, office formats, etc. are supported. ZIP files will be unpacked and also fully indexed file-by-file.