Collabora to integrate Collabora Online with ownCloud Infinite Scale

 

Nuremberg, Cambridge, October 27th, 2020 – A broad open-source ecosystem is already building around the new ownCloud file platform. Now Collabora, too, announces an integration with ownCloud Infinite Scale.

ownCloud is working on a new file platform modernized from the ground up. Already, a broad ecosystem of open-source software has pledged to support the upcoming ownCloud Infinite Scale with integrations. One of the integration partners is Collabora, the company that brought LibreOffice into the cloud.

Integrating its open-source browser-based office suite Collabora Online with the new ownCloud file platform, Collabora enables existing customers to seamlessly migrate from ownCloud 10 to ownCloud Infinite Scale. This means that they can leverage the substantial improvement in performance and scale right from the start.

The combination of Collabora Online and ownCloud Infinite Scale enables users to productively work on documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, right from within ownCloud and in their browser. It enables teams to collaborate in real time, with changes shown to all collaborators as they happen. Deployed on-premises or in a cloud of choice, ownCloud and Collabora provide organizations with a secure and sovereign workspace they fully control.

Collabora and ownCloud are already in a fruitful long-term partnership, providing Collabora Online for ownCloud Enterprise together.
They also jointly developed the data room feature Secure View. It makes the sharing of sensitive documents more secure by restricting the available actions for viewers and by identifiably watermarking documents. In addition, documents are displayed as images in users’ browser and the files strictly remain on the server at all times, providing the most secure data room service.

“For our new file platform ownCloud Infinite Scale, we follow a best-of-breed strategy of seamlessly integrating with strong solutions in the open source ecosystem”, explains Tobias Gerlinger, CEO of ownCloud. “We are especially pleased that Collabora Online as one of the flagship solutions in the open source community is already in the process of integration with ownCloud Infinite Scale.”

“We are excited about developing the integration of Collabora Online with ownCloud Infinite Scale. It is the logical next step in our long and fruitful partnership”, says Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “It enhances the usefulness of our products for customers, providing their staff with productive and secure workspaces that scale and perform.”

About ownCloud
ownCloud develops and provides open-source software for content collaboration, allowing teams to easily share and work on files seamlessly regardless of device or location. More than 100 million users worldwide already use ownCloud as an alternative to public clouds – and thereby opt for more digital sovereignty, security and data protection. Find more information online at owncloud.com or follow @ownCloud on Twitter.

About Collabora Productivity
Collabora Productivity created Collabora Online and therefore is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the cloud. Collabora provides a range of products as well as consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, Collabora 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 support. Collabora’s multi-platform policy is completed with Collabora Office for iOS and Android. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specializing in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit the product page on www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Hear and discuss about Collabora’s contributions in the ecosystem at the openSUSE & LibreOffice conference 2020

From Thursday, 15th to Saturday 18th 2020 the openSUSE & LibreOffice Conference takes place as a virtual and joint event. We are glad to be one of the sponsors and to be able to contribute no less than 14 talks from our team members. To make it easier for you to keep track of all the topics, we have prepared a little overview of our talks. See you in the livestream!

⋅ Schedule Day 1, Thursday 15th 2020

Schedule Day 2, Friday 16th 2020

⋅ Schedule Day 3, Saturday 17th 2020

 

Day 1, Thursday 15th 2020

Keynote by Collabora’s Michael Meeks

10:30 UTC, Michael Meeks

Accelerating the adoption of Open Source! How does Collabora do that together with their partners and customers? About another year of investment into LibreOffice alongside the community, the ecosystem and our choices. #Collabora #Ecosystem Read more!

Bringing the Sidebars Online

12:30 UTC, Ashod Nakashian

Adding the Sidebars, with the rich and advanced editing features, to Online was challenging. Learn, how we succeeded! #OnlineUI Read more!

Bringing the NotebookBar to Online

13:30 UTC, Szymon Kłos

The story behind introducing new (optional) user interface for Online. Learn about the milestones of this new feature sponsored by Collabora. #OnlineUI Read more!

Implementing Vulkan-capable drawing using the Skia library

14:00 UTC, Luboš Luňák

Skia is a unified modern drawing across all platforms, so this is about the nice visual performance of LibreOffice and Collabora products. How is the implementation going? #LibreOfficeDev Read more!

Making Online trivial to setup

15:30 UTC, Muhammet Kara

We have recently released a big step in improving Collabora (thus LibreOffice) Online and lowered the barrier to liberating the documents of home-users. This is a quick presentation shows how the one-click installation app for Online works, and where we are at now. #OnlineInstallation Read more!

Day 2, Friday 16th 2020

Faster Jail Creation with Bind-Mount

11:00 UTC, Ashod Nakashian

A jail is an essential part of the secure work and collaborating in Collabora Online. Learn about the design and challenges of setting up jails… fast! #OnlineDev Read more!

OOXML / PDF Digital Signing in Draw and elsewhere

11:30 UTC, Miklos Vajna

LibreOffice did have support for digital signing for ODF files. Collabora extended this to OOXML files and to signing existing PDF files. Come and see where we are, what still needs to be done, and how you can help. #DigitalSigning Read more!

The history & pre-history of LibreOffice

13:30 UTC, Michael Meeks

Come and hear some of the stories of the beginning, and before the beginning. Hear a developer’s perspective on the first ten years of the project and how companies had to do with this, alongside amazing volunteers. #LibreOffice Read more!

Chrome OS as a new platform

16:00 UTC, Jan Holesovsky

Hear about the Chrome OS and the work we have made to enable the Collabora Office Android app for easy consumption on Chromebooks. #Mobile Read more!

Improvements to PDF support in Collabora Online

18:00 UTC, Tomaž Vajngerl

Recently we added possibility to open PDFs with Collabora Online, which opens the PDF in Draw as a series of embedded PDF graphics (each one in its own page). In this talk, hear about additional improvements to the PDF functionality – like searching and handling of PDF annotations. #PDF Read more!

Day 3, Saturday 17th 2020

History of Online & Mobile

12:00 UTC, Jan Holesovsky

Come and hear about the history of Collabora Online, LibreOfficeKit, Leaflet and other building bits that led to the Online as we know today. #Mobile Read more!

Re-using the Sidebar on phones

12:30 UTC, Szymon Kłos

The talk about work done by Collabora Productivity for improving UX on mobile phones. Editing on smartphones has never been easier. Hear some technical details in this talk. #Mobile #OnlineUI Read more!

Online – Improving visual consistency

13:00 UTC, Pedro Silva

For users it is most important that UI elements are easy to recognize. Hear about improvements that have been made on that front in Collabora Online. #OnlineUI #CSS Read more!

Mobile – Development on iOS

13:00 UTC, Tor Lillqvist

Important recent improvements in Collabora Office on iOS. #MobileUI #UX Read more!

Ecosystem, Branding & Investment

15:30 UTC, Michael Meeks

Setting up the project for growth. See how we can build a model whereby volunteers and ecosystem entities work alongside each other to drive the success of LibreOffice. #Ecosystem Read more!

Spanish Summit (Conferencia Latinoamericana): Collabora Online – UX

16:00 UTC, Pedro Silva

in PT/ES. For users it is most important that UI elements are easy to recognize. Hear about improvements that have been made on that front in Collabora Online. #OnlineUI #CSS Leia mais!

How to become a part of this

Very easily. The attendance openSUSE and LibreOffice conference 2020 is free of charge. Just subscribe to the conference website, meet the community and join three days of discussion about the latest developments with regard to LibreOffice and openSUSE. The complete schedule of the virtual conference is here at your disposal.

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FileAgo and Collabora Online announce partnership

Cambridge, United Kingdom – September 28, 2020 – Collabora Productivity, creators of the online LibreOffice, “Collabora Online”, and FileAgo, Mumbai, India, announce a partnership to work together around Collabora Online under which Collabora Online will be tightly integrated to their file management and collaboration software named ‘FileAgo’

“We are excited to have Grafen Solutions as our partner” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “we love to work with them to create advanced powerful and interesting solutions for collaboration.”

“We are delighted to be able to offer Collabora Online as part of our product FileAgo” said Viren Gada, Business Director at Grafen Solutions. “ With the secure and powerful file management and collaboration software we deliver, the ability to edit documents within FileAgo is something which our customers are going to love, all thanks to this partnership with Collabora Online. I see it as a win-win for everyone involved, including our customers.”

FileAgo incorporates a unique granular permission model which allows users to precisely control access on their files.
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Collabora Productivity joins the Open Source Business Alliance


Together we are strong. The Open Source Business Alliance is committed to promoting open source software and open standards for a digitally sovereign society with a strong focus on the Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The goal is to establish open source as a standard in public procurement and in the promotion of research and business. To this end, the association with its approximately 160 member companies is available as a contact partner for media, enterprises and institutions. It carries out public relations work and advocates fair, competitive tendering practices.

Make Open Source Rock

Collabora is dedicated to open source software. Our mission statement is to “make open source rock”. The goals and convictions of the Open Source Business Alliance match ours of Collabora Productivity, so it was a very natural step for us to join the network, which already includes many companies that we rank among our partners. The OSB unites under its umbrella working groups on various key topics. We are looking forward to contributing our expertise and commitment in various of those.

On the occasion of Collabora Productivity joining the Open Source Business Alliance published an interview with Michael Meeks (in German language). He emphasizes the possibilities of Open Source in general, but especially the software solutions and services of Collabora Productivity for companies, institutions and organizations that value data autonomy, security and digital sovereignty.

Collabora Online enables European companies to store their data and documents locally on servers in Europe in compliance with GDPR (Michael Meeks)

Join the Alliance

The companies represented in the OSB Alliance have a profile page with their company description and the most important products and services. You can also find a description of the main activities of Collabora Productivity there. Are you interested in the activities of the OSB Alliance? The website offers an overview of events and technology job offers as well as a news section with news from the open source business world. Or would you like to become part of a strong alliance yourself? Good reasons for participation as well as the statutes of OSBA can also be found on the website.

 

 

 

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Discover and test new 4.2 features in the regular Collabora Online snapshots

Discover and test the new Collabora Online 4.2 features in our regular snapshots!

The next big point release of Collabora Online is approaching. With version 4.2.0 we implement a lot of new features. Be among the first to experience and try them out in our latest snapshot. The quality of new software depends largely on the valuable feedback from users like you. So do you notice anything unexpected? Something does not seem to work as it should? Please be so kind and tell us about it! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Happy testing!

Some of many new features

The 4.2.0 release of Collabora Online will include many fixes and a lot of new features in terms of design, functionality and usability. The sidebar will see major updates and improve working with documents both from desktop and mobile devices. The list of new functions is long. Here are just a few of the new features already included in the snapshot we would like to point your attention to.

Features

  • Table manipulation in sidebar

In Collabora Online 4.2 you will be able to access many of the options to manipulate tables in writer documents from a new “Table” panel in the sidebar. You are able to insert and delete columns and rows, merge and distribute cells, adjust height and width.

  • Handling of hyperlinks

Version 4.2 of Collabora Online brings nice enhancements when working with hyperlinks. Whenever the cursor is located next to or on a link, you will be notified by a dialogue. You can access the linked URL directly from that pop-up window with a single click.

  • Chart properties in the sidebar

Many chart properties can now be modified from the sidebar. The chart type and various other elements from the chart wizard can now be selected and adjusted there.

  • Quick / Bottom toolbar

The bottom toolbar has been re-designed. It does now look more appealing, features a new icon design, and enables quick access to the language selection and  zoom magnitudes.

  • Colour pickers

The colour picker has been added for various properties both in dialogs and in the sidebar.

  • Rich table of contents handling

The dialog with settings for the table of contents is available online now, giving you full control over all the important details while working online.

  • Powerful new function wizard

The powerful functions wizard now is available for spreadsheets online. Start it, fill in the arguments, investigate the formula’s structure and let the magic happen.

  • Conditional formatting

Conditional formatting online has been extended enormously. Apart from the direct menu choice, the full options of the dialog now allows you to add (almost) any formatting condition.

Start using and testing the new features

You can get a snapshot of Collabora Office and try it right now – and we love to hear your feedback. Regular updates will be released – so stay tuned!

Get & Test Snapshot

For more information

Follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter or send us an email to hello@collaboraoffice.com

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