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.

Univention to Supply Software for Swiss Schools

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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.

Univention Graduate Prize 2016: Submit Your Dissertations on Open Source Topics Now

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Univention GmbH, a leading European supplier of Open Source products for IT operation and management, is pleased to announce that it will be awarding the Univention Graduate Prize once again in 2016. The prize money totaling € 3,500 is awarded for dissertations making a particular contribution to the growth of Open Source software. A first-rate panel of experts comprising Open Source specialists from Fujitsu, Bosch, Lufthansa Systems, and DB Systems as well as the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the online news portal Pro-Linux.de will judge all the entries on their suitability for use and innovation.

UCS Puts the User Management of Office 365 and Google Apps for Work Back in Your Hands

Companies Regain Freedom of Choice in Microsoft’s and Google’s Cloud Worlds

Microsoft and Google are quickly developing into the top dogs of the office cloud scene, and companies are increasingly finding themselves faced with an uncomfortable problem: Namely, loss of control and freedom of choice. With its brand-new interfaces to Office 365 and Google Apps for Work, Univention Corporate Server (UCS), developed by the Bremen-based software vendor Univention, is now giving its customers back the freedom to choose for themselves as it puts the centralized user management for all the solutions implemented in your company back under your control – whether you’re a start-up working solely the cloud or an organization with its own IT department.

Univention and TecArt publish app bundle with Docker integration

The app from the software developer TecArt is the first third-party supplier with Docker integration to be included in the App Center of the server management solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). The innovative Docker container technology makes it possible to operate different software systems separately from each other in the same environment. These encapsulated apps offer a wide range of advantages in their use in terms of flexibility and security. The isolation creates an optimal and independent system configuration, which simplifies the integration of the TecArt Business software for UCS. The new app manages all the business information and the work and communication processes in companies in a structured, flexible, and centralized manner.

Univention Summit 2016: Open Source Scene Came Together to Exchange Experiences with Clouds, School IT, and Apps

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Bremen, January 25, 2016. Around 250 experts from software houses, cloud service providers, and IT service providers along with users met on Thursday and Friday in Bremen for the 8th Univention Summit. The event, which traditionally kicks off the Open Source scene year in Germany, was dedicated to the important topics of openness, transparency, and trust this year. The program of presentations, talks, and workshops was complemented by an accompanying exhibition offering software developers and hardware manufacturers the chance to present their solutions. Univention, the host of the event, announced that it would be opening its management platform Univention Corporate Server up to Office 365 and Google Apps for Work in 2016 and that it would also be continuing to focus on the expansion of the container technology Docker, which makes operation of the 75 enterprise apps now available in the Univention App Center even securer.