The well-known project management solution OpenProject is now available in a new version. The application offers a powerful feature set for both traditional as well as agile project management and empowers project teams to efficiently plan, steer and communicate within projects.
The Linux blog It’s FOSS published an article about the possibilitiy to use Univention Corporate Server as a home server. This article provides a step by step process to set this up. It also informs on how to extend UCS by the groupware Kopano and the filesharing solution Nextcloud to have a complete , safe to use package as an alternative to the standard, proprietary solutions.
What is Squid?
Squid is a caching proxy employed primarily for web content delivered via the protocols HTTP, HTTPS, and even FTP. Squid stores websites and their content in a temporary cache, making them available to a number of clients simultaneously. Consequently, the use of Squid makes it possible to speed up the response times when opening websites considerably and reduce data volumes at the same time. In addition to this core function, Squid also boasts other extensive options such as control of users’ access to the Internet (ACLs). This is a scenario which is particularly interesting for use in schools and other public facilities as well as for client authentication. Users and devices are only permitted access to the Internet if they can authenticate themselves against the proxy.
When recently assisting a customer in choosing a new cloud service provider, the providers of choice offered 95%, 99%, and 99.9% availability labeling their service “High Availability”. For the human brain and considering a scale from 0% to 100% all of these numbers sound rather good, and we would naturally think, that these services almost never fail. However, let us have a closer look at what high availability truly means for IT environments and how it affects UCS and let us think about why you should also consider the time to recovery and planned downtimes.
Asterisk Universal Communication Solution for UCS – The Cost-Effective and Flexible Alternative to VoIP
Asterisk is a leading, freely available voice over IP (VoIP) solution that companies can employ as an Open Source software without license fees. Originally designed by Mark Spencer at the U.S. company Digium in 1999, the solution is now being continually further developed by a growing development community around the world. In addition, it offers high functionality and boasts an extensive basis for telephony, unified messaging, and third-party systems.
Softpedia reports about the availability of the Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) in the Univention App Center marketplace on July 11, 2017.
With the new Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) you can now safely run your online office in the cloud.
The LibreOffice-based solution supports all important document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats that you can integrate into your own infrastructure. Use the advantage of working with CODE to edit office documents together and independently of time and location.
Development of a Central IT Structure With Integration of Local School Servers in the Kassel District – Preparation is Everything!
The school IT service in the rural district of Kassel, Germany, is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the IT infrastructure in 72 schools counting a total of 25,000 pupils and 2,000 members of staff.
Support of decentralized structures as rural district
Our IT support is based in the media center in Hofgeismar, but as a rural district we are of course faced with certain challenges presented by the distribution of the schools throughout the district. Our overall support concept is oriented toward the decentralized structure. From an organizational and technical perspective, we aim to centralize as much as possible, but the individual support technicians are often out of the media center for days at a time working on site in the schools.
From now on, you can connect the UCS directory service to the popular Open Source groupware Zimbra via the new ‘Connector for Zimbra’. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) from Synacor includes an e-mail server and a web client.
More than two years after the start of one of the largest projects in which Univention has been involved to date, a new mail platform with over 30 million managed end users finally went online in late 2016. UCS takes care of the identity management duties for all the user accounts.
I first reported on the challenges of the project almost a year ago in the article How can OpenLDAP with UCS be scaled to over 30 million objects?. However, it is now no longer a “gray theory” – the project has now gone live and the LDAP has had to cope with the strain of thousands of accesses every second in real time ever since.
Today, I would like to provide you with an update and share with you some of our most important findings from the going live process.