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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All public educational institutions throughout Switzerland will now have access to the simple and economical open source solution offered by Univention GmbH. That is the content of a framework agreement between educa.ch, the Swiss Media Institute for Education and Culture, and the software company based in Bremen. Thanks to this agreement Swiss schools now have an additional alternative to the existing proprietary solutions.