Univention Summit 2018

The Univention Summit will take place this week from 1st to 2nd February, at the international Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. Every year, IT professionals from value-added resellers, cloud service providers, and software developers meet Open Source users for networking opportunities and knowledge transfer. The programme includes dynamic keynote speeches, user and partner presentations, technical and strategic workshops, plus a relaxing evening get-together make the summit a perfect place for Open Source enthusiasts.

You’re coming and want to talk with us ?

We love to meet our partners, customers and users, and look forward to getting your feedback and answering your questions. Get in touch via bizdev@collaboraoffice.com

Further information on the Univention Summit 2018 can be found here: https://www.univention-summit.com/

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Come see us at FOSDEM 2018!

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels for two days focused on promoting the use and development of free and open source software (FLOSS).

When and where

From 3rd-4th February’18, FOSDEM takes place in the beautiful city of Brussels, Belgium. It provides FLOSS developers and communities a place to meet and get in touch with each other, attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by project leaders and committers, get informed about the latest developments in the open source world, and more.

We will be there…

Our team is attending FOSDEM this year and we will have several talks:

Re-structuring a giant, ancient code-base for new platforms

Come and hear how LibreOffice is meeting the challenges of new platforms both hardware and software, adapting to new constraints & shining.

Day: Sunday, February 4
Start: 12:00
End: 12:50

What is this talk about? – Michael Meeks had an interview as a main track speaker to explain more details regarding his talk. For more details read his interview on the FOSDEM website.

Calc: The challenges of scalable arithmetic

Come and hear the story of how we threaded the Calc core to get some great efficiency wins on the new deeply threaded Ryzen era. Hear about the rather complicated Calc-ulation core, and see how we used tool to profile and optimize from cachegrind, oprofile, perf and many others. Discover some of the challenges of spreadsheets, why it’s perhaps not quite as simple as you might hope, see how we tried to make this maintainable and test-able.

Day: Saturday, February 3
Start: 16:00
End: 16:30

EPUB export in LibreOffice Writer

LibreOffice Writer was always capable of exporting your document in a portable way in the form of the PDF filter. Today many users read reflowable content in EPUB, which is the new PDF to some extent. This work is done by integrating the libepubgen Document Liberation library and by improving both the library and LibreOffice itself along the way. Come and see how it’s implemented, where are the still rough edges and how you can help.

Day: Saturday, February 3
Start: 16:30
End: 16:50

Dialog tunneling in LibreOffice Online

LibreOffice on the desktop is very feature packed office suite. One of the complaints that power users make in Online is that it lacks many of them: they cannot add colored borders in their paragraphs, manage tracked changes/comments, correct the spelling and grammar in the document, etc. The question is how do we bring these functionalities to the cloud at your disposal in your browser tab?

Day: Saturday, February 3
Start: 16:50
End: 17:10

Meanwhile, you will be able to find us at the LibreOffice booth in the K building in the main hall. Questions, feedback, comments are more than welcomed. 🙂

LibreOffice Hackfest

Right after FOSDEM we have a LibreOffice Hackfest on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th of February at Betacowork, room Madera. Don’t forget to register! For more informations check the wiki page.

Hope to see you there!

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Meet us at CS3 in Krakow, Poland!

Collabora will be attending CS3 – an event focused on non-traditional working storage: Cloud Storage Services for File Synchronization and Sharing (CS3). At CS3 particular attention is given to scientific and engineering applications and environments. The fourth edition of Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing (CS3) Conference will be held from 29th-31st January 2018 in Krakow, Poland, to review the state-of-the-art and share experiences about cloud storage services.

Our own Jan “Kendy” Holesovsky will be there to talk about Collabora Online. His talk will be on January 31st at 11 AM and will be focused on real-time collaboration on documents. He will explain more details about Collabora Online and how it integrates into many File Sync&Share products to create an industry leading powerful, secure, real-time, open source document editing experience.

If you have any questions about us or any feedback, feel free to ask Jan.
See you there!

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100K app downloads in 2017 shows strong growth of self-hosted online office market


Cambridge, United Kingdom – January 8, 2018 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, and Nextcloud, the globally leading supplier of open source enterprise sync, share and communication technology, announce reaching over 100K downloads of the Collabora Nextcloud app in one year, showing strong growth of self-hosted online office market. Other metrics support this trend as well, Collabora has seen over two million docker image downloads of CODE, giving interested developers an easy way to get early access to the very latest feature additions and updates to LibreOffice Online. Some of these servers host thousands of users at at customers like RegioIT in Germany and North-West University in South Africa.

This impressive number of installations over the last year shows the strong interest in both Nextcloud and collaborative editing among private cloud users” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Nextcloud‘s strong focus on ease of use combined with a wealth of rich business functionality makes them a vital partner.

On December 21, Collabora Productivity has announced their latest release of Collabora Online Development Edition – CODE 3.0, which, for the very first time brings full-feature editing dialogs, familiar from the PC LibreOffice version to the browser. Developers and home users are encouraged to update, try it out and get involved with the latest developments – however for enterprise production users are recommended to continue to use Collabora Online 2.1.5 or wait for the next release – due soon.

Self hosted cloud solutions allow customers to reap the benefits of online collaboration while remaining in control over their data” said Andreas Rode, Head of Sales at Nextcloud GmbH. “Collabora Online is an excellent choice for enterprises wanting a powerful office suite for confidential documents on-premise or for Hosting and Cloud businesses who wish to include online Office Suite functionality into their service offering.

Nextcloud uptake has been particularly strong among the security-sensitive sector of the wider Enterprise File Sync and Share Market, like businesses in finance, insurance, government and healthcare. Unique capabilities like the End-to-end Encryption in Nextcloud 13 as well as secure communication allow companies to ease GDPR compliance and dramatically improve data security in a world with growing legal and hacking threaths.

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

About Nextcloud:
Nextcloud offers the industry-leading fully open source solution for on-premise data handling and communication with an uncompromising focus on security and privacy and unprecedented scalability. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data with next-generation secure communication and collaboration capabilities under direct control of IT and integrated with existing compliant infrastructure. Nextcloud’s open, modular architecture, emphasis on security and advanced federation capabilities enable modern enterprises to leverage their existing assets within and across the borders of their organization. For more information, visit https://nextcloud.com or follow @Nextclouders on Twitter.

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