Collabora Online 3.3 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – June 29, 2018 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is excited to announce a new release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 3.3, with new features and multiple improvements.

What’s new in Collabora Online 3.3?

This time we have added a great amount of additional features, on top of our usual set of fixes that we introduce in our monthly releases.

New features:

  • We have significantly improved clipboard paste. Now it preserves formatting, tables, images and more – you can copy from Collabora Office and paste to Collabora Online with ease.
  • For tables, paste operation invokes the CSV (Comma Separated Values) import dialog in Calc, so you can easily decide how the CSV data should fit the cells.
  • In Calc, it is possible to add Conditional formatting to your spreadsheet now. The Collabora Online was rendering conditional formatting properly already in the past, but now the users set icon sets directly online. We will add more types of Conditional formatting to the toolbar in the next version.
  • We have created a border toolbar button in Calc, which makes it easier to draw cell borders. This functionality had been there already on the Border tab of the FormatCells… dialog, and can still be used for fine-tuning the borders.
  • New release of Collabora Online includes responsive design improvements: now our toolbars adapt more pleasantly to different mobile screen sizes.
  • We have implemented several interactivity improvements in this release, and you will notice that the cursor behaves more pleasantly during movement or zoom. Additionally, we addressed some artifacts when you zoom the document for the first time.
  • In Collabora Online 3.3 we have included a new option to anonymize document and user names in the logs. Also, we have removed many redundant warnings.
  • We have added the ability to connect a remote socket to a server which can be used to administer and remotely monitor a collection of Collabora Online instances – useful for integration with existing cluster management software and for workload migration.

Miscellaneous bug fixes:

  • We have done several translation fixes for context menus.
  • Admin console CPU graph color labeling has been fixed.
  • We avoided websocket leak when idle in Firefox.
  • We improved our crash testing.
  • We have removed distribution of development tools.
  • We have renamed the existing conversion helper to loolconvert.
  • Manual pages for installed binaries & scripts have been added.

Online demo

You can get access to the demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!

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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, specializing in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Collabora Office 6.0 – The Migrator’s Choice

Cambridge, June 13, 2018 – Today we release Collabora Office 6.0 with great new features to smooth our customer’s migration to an Open Source office suite with associated cost savings – as well as adding a large set of features and enhancements.

Migration – New Line of Business Interoperability

Tooling Large enterprises are often infested by legacy line of business applications from small – a parking ticket solution, to large – eg. a complex patient record system. This legacy, un-documented often un-supported solutions can tie some groups of users in an enterprise to the deep past. With Collabora Office 6.0 we’ve created a great new interoperability tool: COLEAT that lets Collabora Office 6.0 act as a drop-in replacement via our compatibility APIs. We also implement a tracing tool to allow easy troubleshooting, allowing us to extend those APIs to cover new tools and users. This is critical to unblocking estates of stranded users. This complements our work to extend our VBA macro interoperability making many more macro driven documents work out of the box.

Migration – Manageability and Interoperability

We’ve been listening to our partners and customers, supporting them through their migrations and working hard to improve things for everyone migrating. This release for the first time brings together a large set of functionality. From deeper Sharepoint support with Excel Web-Query (iqy) file import and ADO recordsets, to significantly deepened interoperability with Microsoft file formats, to smooth migration of complex AutoTexts – we have worked hard, with the community to deliver smoother more effective migrations. For admins deploying and managing large estates of Windows computers – in addition to providing easy to deploy MSP patches, we have significantly improved our ADMX lock-down for Group Policy configuration, allowing granular file-filter management, as well as improving our Active Directory integration to easily identify users for hassle-free change tracking.

Migration – Support & Open Source improvement

Collabora is privileged to work with so many great contributors to the LibreOffice project and appreciates all the amazing work done by so many that is also included into Collabora Office 6.0. This, our annual release, contains much work that was contributed to LibreOffice 5.4 and then 6.0. These cover all manner of areas from significantly improved Enhanced Metafile Format (EMF+) rendering, to initial import filters for QuarkXPress, along with a new export filter we created to produce EPUB3 from Writer.

Complete list of updates

Check out the complete list of updates in the 6.0 release page.

Collabora Office 6.0 release notes

Migrate with our demo

You can try Collabora Office 6.0 yourself! Just head to the Collabora Office page and request your demo today, or just click the button below.

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