Univention offers online distribution platform for software manufacturers

Bremen, August 15, 2018 – Univention, a specialist in IT infrastructure and identity management, offers software manufacturers an attractive distribution channel: They can sell their solutions directly online via the Univention App Center. IT service providers and system houses are now able to combine tailor-made solutions from a broad portfolio of business applications to their customers. The Univention App Center is a central component of the ID management solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and makes the installation of cloud and enterprise applications almost as easy as the installation of smartphone apps. The advantage for everyone involved: In addition to providing the software, Univention also handles the entire billing management. The App Center already offers ownCloud, Nextcloud, Bareos, Collabora, Kopano, KIX, OpenProject and other solutions.

Univention: Single sign-on made easy for Ubuntu clients

Bremen, April 26, 2018 – Today, Univention releases the Domain Join Assistant for Univention Corporate Server (UCS). This new tool allows administrators to integrate Ubuntu machines into a UCS domain without any additional manual configuration. All users can directly log in to an Ubuntu desktop using their usual domain accounts. With this automation, Univention significantly helps administrators to manage Ubuntu clients on the network. Thanks to a Kerberos SAML integration, organizations who are already using the recently released UCS 4.3 can now also offer their users single sign-on for the Ubuntu clients. The new Domain Join Assistant will replace the previous Univention Corporate Client (UCC). However, Univention customers with a maintenance contract will receive updates for UCC until April 30, 2021.

Univention Corporate Server 4.3: Simpler, Faster, and More User-Friendly Administration

Bremen, March 14, 2018 – Univention is proud to present the latest Univention Corporate Server (UCS) release. Version 4.3 of the established Open Source software now allows administrators to customize the portal pages which can be set up in UCS to suit the specific requirements of their organization very simply via the drag and drop feature. In addition, they are also able to make the more than 90 enterprise applications in UCS’ integrated App Center available to users. The users access these applications via the portal pages and, insofar as the respective application permits, only need to log in once thanks to the single sign-on mechanism. Univention has also considerably improved the data import performance. In this way, UCS 4.3 allows smaller companies to administrate heterogeneous IT environments with ease and fulfills the requirements of larger organizations with tens of thousands of users at the same time.

Univention Allows Schools to Manage Apple Devices Centrally via ZuluDesk

Bremen, October 26, 2017 – Univention, a specialist in IT and identity management, is now offering its customers yet another option for the central administration of Apple devices. With ZuluDesk, developed by ZuluDesk BV, the Dutch developer of software solutions for use in education, education facilities can now use the user accounts created for teachers and pupils in Univention’s UCS@school solution in ZuluDesk with the greatest of ease – plus, it also allows centralized administration of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.

CeBIT 2017: Univention securely connects cloud and enterprise IT

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Hanover, March 21, 2017 – Univention is presenting the brand-new edition of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) right in time for the CeBIT 2017. With version 4.2 of the established open source software, mixed IT infrastructures can be managed via a single web interface and more than 80 other enterprise applications can be deployed. The highlight of the release is the new, freely configurable online portal, which can be flexibly adapted to the needs of organizations and individual users. A lot has also happened under the hood: With UCS 4.2 the distribution base of UCS has been updated to Debian 8 (Jessie) and a large part of the Debian packages has been made available natively. Important security and product updates can be deployed faster than ever before. UCS 4.2 will be released in early April 2017 and will be shown for the first time a live demonstration at the CeBIT in Hall 3, booth D36-620.

Univention Summit: Open systems necessary for companies, schools and society

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300 experts at the Univention Summit 2017 in Bremen

About 300 participants met last week at the Univention Summit in Bremen. A central theme of the event was the importance of open systems for companies, schools, society and Germany as a business place. In the lecture and workshop program and the accompanying exhibition, software and hardware solutions as well as various aspects concerning the possibilities of open source were presented. Univention provided information about Univention Corporate Server (UCS), UCS@school and the business models of the Univention App Center. After the panel discussion with representatives of Lufthansa Systems, DB Systel and Univention, the best Bachelor and Master theses submitted to the Univention Graduate Prize were awarded.

Practical New Tool: Univention App Center Provider Portal

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Integrating Software Solutions in the Univention App Center Has Never Been Easier

Univention, a developer of Open Source solutions for the operation and management of enterprise software, has now launched a Univention App Center Provider Portal. The online tool makes it simpler and easier for software providers to integrate their solutions in the Univention App Center more quickly and largely independently. All the necessary software packages and information can be independently administrated, expanded, and updated. Additionally, extensive testing possibilities and automation mechanisms render maintenance even simpler.

UCC 3.0 switches from Kubuntu to Ubuntu

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Univention GmbH, a provider of open source products for the cost-efficient operation and administration of IT-infrastructure, released a new update for Univention Corporate Client (UCC), its desktop solution for the operation and administration of PCs, notebooks and thin clients. With the upgrade from version 2.1 to version 3.0 the basis switched from Kubuntu to Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support (LTS) providing customers with a longer support term. New features for more convenience in the administration of devices and policies were also added. Additionally, the developer decided to provide the UCC desktop image from now on as a 64 bit version only.

Graduate Prize 2016: Innovative Open Source Dissertations to be submitted by July 24

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Univention GmbH, a leading European supplier of Open Source products for IT operation and management, will be awarding the Univention Graduate Prize on the next Univention Summit. In a festive setting on January 26, 2017 the three most innovative theses that make a particular contribution to the growth of Open Source software will be awarded. A first-rate panel of experts will judge all the entries on their suitability for use and innovation. The winners can expect a total prize money of € 3,500.

Newest Release of UCS@school simplifies the Central Administration of User Accounts

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With the release of UCS@school 4.1 R2, Univention’s IT solution for schools has two new additional functions for the central management of digital identities and authorizations. UCS@school now allows teaching staff and pupils to use their accounts at various schools. And stored school administration data can now be automatically imported into the identity management system. These new functions significantly reduce the maintenance costs of managing the identities and authorizations of pupils and teaching staff. With these two new features, UCS@school increases its creative, centralized, cost effective IT management of applications and digital identity in schools.

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