Collabora Online 3.4 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – October 10, 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 3.4, with new features and multiple improvements.

What’s new in Collabora Online 3.4?

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.

  • Significantly improved interactivity on high latency connections;
  • Considerably improved the mobile experience;
  • Possibility to anonymize the logs if necessary (hiding URLs, document names and usernames);
  • Increased performance of Impress by on-demand loading of the slides in slide sorter;
  • Possibility to use a different service root than the toplevel. If the rules of your organization do not permit running services in the root, you can use a subpath for it, like https://example.org/IT/CollaboraOnline by setting /IT/CollaboraOnline as the ServiceRoot in the configuration file;
  • Convert-to is now allowed only for the hosts explicitly allowed in the configuration file;
  • Possibility to trigger sharing directly from the document. UI for this is enabled only when the CheckFileInfo contains ‘EnableShare: true’ ;
  • Various other smaller fixes and improvements, including few crasher fixes.

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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 www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Collabora Online 3.3.1 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – July 6, 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 3.3.1, that comes with bugfixes and improvements.

What’s new in Collabora Online 3.3.1?

Responsive design fixes:

  • On small screen resolutions Writer’s ruler is automatically hidden;
  • Nextcloud integration: on small screen resolutions the top Nextcloud bar is automatically hidden (with the Collabora Online app version 2.0.10);
  • ownCloud integration: on small screen resolutions the top ownCloud bar is automatically hidden (with the Collabora Online app version 2.0.7);
  • On small screen resolutions, we have removed the gap between the logo and toolbar buttons.

Other Improvements:

  • In Calc, it is possible to use Ctrl+click on hyperlinks even when the hyperlink is created with HYPERLINK spreadsheet function;
  • Now the right-clicking on the toolbar, status bar and menu area does not bring up the browser‘s local menu any longer;
  • The Cell border dropdown button in Calc has a new More… button, which invokes a dialog with more settings;
  • The color picker toolbar widget has now the No Fill option for character backgrounds and Automatic color option for character color;
  • We have fixed the File – Print… behavior on Firefox. Now it opens PDF print view directly, instead of sending the PDF for download;
  • Bugfix of the remote monitoring feature introduced in version 3.3.0. (thanks to our partner Arawa).
  • Fixed loading of spelling dictionaries from Collabora Office packages (it was a regression in Collabora Online 3.3.0)

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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 www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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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.

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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 www.collaboraoffice.com 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

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Collabora Online 2.1.3 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – August 22, 2017 – 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 2.1.3, including even more new features and improvements.

The Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) has been updated too to version 2.1.3.

What’s new in Collabora Online 2.1.3?

The following features and improvements are new since Collabora Online 2.1.2:

  • Improvements in the Admin Console
    • list of users of a given document
    • indication whether documents are modified

  • Implemented basic editing of charts

  • Find & Replace for Calc and Impress (already available in Writer in 2.1.2)

  • New authorization method
    • You can now specify a custom http header for WOPI integration
  • Added configuration of memory handling
  • Added configuration of rlimits
  • Better handling of conflict between editing and uploading documents
  • Extended document conversion API
  • Support for RHEL6 / CentOS6
  • Support for SLES11SP4
  • Support for Debian 9
  • Many more small features & fixes

Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) 2.1.3

Together with the release of Collabora Online 2.1.3 we will also release version 2.1.3 of the development edition of Collabora Online: CODE. The development edition is aimed at home users and contains the latest and greatest developments. We want as many people as possible to try it out and get back control of their own online documents. We’d also love to get people involved in our efforts to make LibreOffice Online even better. Download the Docker Image, enjoy using it at home and why not participate in the project too!

For more information on CODE, and info on how to get it, please check out our CODE page.

Over 1 million docker pulls!

Collabora Online is growing very fast! The Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) has reached over 1 million docker pulls in just one year, and is growing faster and faster, providing more and more people with LibreOffice in the Cloud! Get the docker image from https://hub.docker.com/r/collabora/code/ and check out https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/ for more details on how to integrate this image with various solutions.

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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, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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