Kolab Systems using Collabora Online

Kolab Systems AG is an Open Source Independent Software Vendor (ISV) developing, maintaining, supporting and providing a wide range of services around the Kolab Groupware Solution. Collabora Online is available as an integrated component in Kolab. The integration of Collabora Online into Kolab allow users to compose text documents, fill in spreadsheets, and design presentations together, even when in different locations from each other.

Kolab integrates the collaborative editing of office documents through its file cloud and integrates the use of third-party file cloud solutions with collaborative editing through Collabora
Online,
” said Jeroen van Meeuwen, CTO, Kolab Systems AG.

As a result of our collaboration, Kolab systems customers get a fully-featured, Open Source, integrated solution for collaboration. Kolab and Collabora being Open Source help customers customize the solution where it needs to fit their needs, rather than adapting their needs to the solution provided.

Further information

To read more details on the integration of Collabora Online into Kolab, why they chose us etc, please check out the success story we have published.

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If you want to collaborate with us and publish a case study together please contact us at hello@collaboraoffice.com.

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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

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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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CiviHosting to offer Collabora Online as a service

Cambridge, United Kingdom – March 22, 2018 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, and CiviHosting, an established full-service hosting firm based in the USA with a strong focus on security, are proud to announce a partnership to offer Collabora Online.

Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite with excellent support for all major office file formats, and includes key features such as collaborative editing, Long Term Support and signed security updates. With Collabora Online, SLA Documents, spreadsheets and presentations can be edited right from the web browser, with no need to download any add-on or plugin.

Collabora is delighted to partner with CiviHosting” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “We are excited about their focus on customer satisfaction, and look forward to integrate Collabora Online into their cloud service.

Collabora has done impressive work developing Collabora Online” said David Feldman, Communications Manager of CiviHosting. “It’s exactly what our customers need: a powerful online office suite that allows them to access and edit their office files, while respecting their privacy.

For more information, please mail to sales@civihosting.com or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

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 CiviHosting:
CiviHosting is an established, full-service hosting firm based in the USA with a strong focus on security. With shared, VPS and dedicated server solutions in both Europe and the US, CiviHosting provides services to a wide range of clients from small businesses to large Universities. Their hosting includes daily backups and a 24/7 Support Team. For more details about their Collabora Online hosting services, visit: https://civihosting.com/collabora-online-hosting/

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ETES now offers Collabora Online as a service

Cambridge, United Kingdom – March 6, 2018 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, and ETES, an IT system house based in Stuttgart with a focus on Linux and Open Source, are proud to announce a partnership to offer Collabora Online.

ETES will offer Collabora Online, integrated in Nextcloud, as a service, hosted on a secure German data center. This will allow enterprises and organizations to securely run their own online office suite, allowing them to keep in control of their own data, while increasing productivity.

Collabora Online includes collaborative editing, excellent support for all popular office file formats, Long Term Support, signed security updates and a SLA.

We are looking forward to working together with ETES” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “ETES’ experience with Open Source technologies in Germany will be valuable asset for enterprises and organizations that seek to deploy their own Open Source office in the cloud with the latest version of Collabora Online.

Collabora Productivity offers exactly what our enterprise customers need” said Markus Espenhain, CEO at ETES. “Their desktop office suite provides our clients with an Open Source office suite with Long Term Support, security updates and more, while Collabora Online enables them to collaborate in the Cloud on their own terms.

For more information, please mail to sales@etes.de or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

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 ETES:
ETES GmbH specialized on Linux and Open Source, based in Stuttgart, is providing a full range of IT services such as consulting, implementation, maintenance and support. Over the past 10 years the company has become an expert in delivering cloud services. ETES has invested in a certified data center in 2017 to be able to offer the most effective service for the customers. The servers are hosted in Germany which guarantees industry standards concerning security (aligned to ISO 27001). For more information, visit www.etes.de/startseite/.

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Sunjun partners with Collabora to offer LibreOffice in the Cloud

Cambridge, United Kingdom – February 22, 2018 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, and Sunjun, an Information Service Company in Taiwan founded by a group of free and open source software enthusiasts, are proud to announce a partnership to offer Collabora Online.

Sunjun offers a full cloud document suite handling all major documents, presentations and spreadsheet formats while retaining privacy and security. With Collabora Online their customers can now access documents from any location, author new content, and increase productivity with collaborative editing features.

We are excited to partner with Sunjun” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Working with companies that believe in the value of open source and support communities is always a pleasure for us.

One of the key values of FOSS is that, it is built upon the wisdom and skills from all over the world,” said Franklin Weng, the founder of Sunjun. He’s also the key promoter in the project of Taiwan’s Open Document Format Adopting Project. “Since we’re now adopting ODF in Taiwan, building a healthy ecosystem and collaborating with partners all over the world, is very important. That is the fundamental meaning of Sunjun’s partnership with Collabora Productivity. We’re not only selling the software suite and services; we’re selling our domain knowledge.

For more information, please mail to service@sunjun.tw or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

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 Sunjun:
Sunjun Information Service Company was founded in 2014, by a group of free and open source software enthusiasts. These people have been involved into Software Liberation Movement, which covers computer education, FOSS applying in education, removing the digital barriers, open standards and Open Document Format in Taiwan for nearly 20 years. They truly believe in the value of open — open source, open standards, open data and open mind. The founder of Sunjun, Franklin Weng, is also the current president of Software Liberty Association Taiwan. He is active in many local and international FOSS communities like KDE, LibreOffice, ezgo, and so on. He is ambitious for proving the business value of FOSS, and running the company with the concept of social enterprise — not only making money, but also giving back to FOSS communities, to form a complete ecosystem in Taiwan. For more information, please get in contact with service@sunjun.tw

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