Next to the update to the new Linux-Kernel package version 3.10.26 with improved hardware support and bug fixes, today’s release for UCS contains new features in Univention App Center.
CeBIT 2014: Univention AD-Takeover simplifies migration from Active Directory domains
Bremen, 5th February 2014. Univention GmbH, a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost-efficient operation and effective administration of IT infrastructures will be exhibiting a new wizard for Active Directory domain migration at the CeBIT in Hanover (10th-14th March, Hall 6, Booth H15): AD-Takeover. The wizard makes the migration from Microsoft AD domains to Univention Corporate Server (UCS) child’s play. The new tool is also of considerable benefit to system houses with customers who use the discontinued Microsoft Small Business Server and are now looking for a simple means of migrating away from the discontinued product. However, the enterprise operating system UCS is not only suitable as an alternative to Microsoft servers. Thanks to an additional function, which Univention is also presenting at CeBIT, the mounting of a UCS system in an existing Windows environment is performed just as Windows administrators are used to.This makes UCS an ideal platform for integrating additional business applications in existing Active Directory environments via the Univention App Center.
From now on, the IT service management solution KIXbox of our partner c.a.p.e.IT in Chemnitz is available in the Univention App Center. Via this new UCS component, KIXbox can be easily installed and tested.
Univention Summit 2014: Paradigm shift and perspectives for the open cloud
Bremen, 16th January 2014 +++ More than 200 partners and customers seized the opportunity to find out more about and discuss innovations, trends and sales opportunities at this year’s Univention Summit in Bremen. Topics such as clouds, migration and technologies such as SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) were the focus of many of the presentations. For example, former IBM CTO Günther Dueck appeared as a guest speaker with a presentation entitled “Beyond Cloud” explaining cloud computing as a principle which extends far beyond IT and outlining the disruptive changes which can result from it. Keynote speaker Arno Lehmann from Bacula Systems also gave a speech on the topic “Manchmal ist die Cloud keine Option”
(Sometimes a cloud is not an option). In addition, Univention partners reported on how they market UCS successfully and deploy it in actual projects. To round everything off, Univention (www.univention.de) then presented the 2014 roadmap, introducing the further development of the Business Server and the App Center, which will be expanded into a marketplace in the future. Univention Corporate Server (UCS) users will then be able to locate corporate applications there conveniently as well as buy them directly.
From now on, you can find an instant messaging solution of the company it25 in the Univention App Center, which can be easily and quickly installed for all UCS users.
Univention Corporate Server 3.2 with improved user guidance and compatibility
Bremen, 19th November 2013. Univention GmbH, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of Open Source products for the cost-efficient operation and efficient administration of IT infrastructures (www.univention.com), has now launched Release 3.2 of its enterprise Linux distribution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). In the new version of its Windows server alternative, Univention has optimised the user guidance above all. In addition, compatibility with current hardware and the Microsoft systems Server 2012 and Windows 8.1 has also been improved. As such, UCS 3.2 is both a cost-efficient and a user-friendly enterprise server platform.
The Release Candidate of UCS 3.2 has been published and is available as DVD-ISO for i386 and amd64 from now on. It aims at channel partners, technology partners and interested parties who want to take a first glance at the upcoming release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). It is not designed for productive use.
LSE LinOTP offers two-factor authentication for Univention Corporate Server
With LSE LinOTP there is now a two-factor authentication solution available in the Univention App Center which can be integrated in existing IT infrastructures with just a few clicks of the mouse. The combination of the two factors “possession” and “knowledge” guarantees particularly high security standards, for example for external access to company networks. The integration in the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) allows the use of the user data available centrally in UCS for the administration of the authentication devices.