Collabora Online 2.1.2 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – June 21, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is proud to announce a new release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 2.1.2, including new features and improvements.

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

What’s new in Collabora Online 2.1.2?

The following features and improvements are new since Collabora Online 2.1.1:

  • Support for avatars: The integrators can specify a pictures / avatars for the users of the documents via WOPI extension. 

  • Find & replace dialog in the text documents, in addition to the previously available Search functionality.
  • Support for custom buttons in the toolbar. Collabora Online now introduces API for integrators to add their own functionality into the toolbars.
  • Support for hashed admin passwords.
  • loolconfig, new tool to configure Collabora Online: Primarily for creating new passwords, in the future we may add other configuration settings, so that it is not necessary to edit loolwsd.xml manually.
  • Automatic detection of links in the comments.
  • Various smaller fixes.

 

Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) 2.1.2

Together with the release of Collabora Online 2.1.2 we will also release version 2.1.2 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.

 

Online demo

You can get an online demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!

 

Try the Online Demo

 

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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Collabora Online 2.1.1 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – May 23, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is proud to announce a new release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 2.1.1, including new features and improvements. This is the first release after the major Collabora Online 2.1 release a few weeks ago.

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

What’s new in Collabora Online 2.1.1?

The following features and improvements are new since Collabora Online 2.1:

  • Active cell reference (Name Box) in Calc
  • State of the Change tracking is now visible in the menu via check marks
  • Improved animation of the comments
  • Use seccomp’s Berkley Packet Filters to drastically restrict the kernel APIs surface available to our contained document processes
  • Content Security Policy now includes the Referer too, for easier integration in multi-host environments
  • Numerous Calc usability improvements
  • New file types that can be edited were added or improved, including PDF and HTML
  • Many other fixes and improvements

Cells A2 to A4 are selected, as shown in the Active cell reference (Name Box) next to the formula bar

State of the Change tracking is now visible in the menu via check marks

Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) 2.1.1

Together with the release of Collabora Online 2.1.1 we will also release version 2.1.1 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.

 

Online demo

You can get an online demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!

 
Try the Online Demo
 
 

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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Collabora Online 2.1 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – May 4, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is pleased to announce a new major release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 2.1, including many new features and improvements.

Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite allowing you to access document editing through your web browser. It is interoperable with all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats, and easy to integrate into your infrastructure, allowing you to keep in full control of your own data; on-premise or in the cloud.

What’s new in Collabora Online 2.1?

Collabora Online 2.1 has many improvements under the hood and lots of new features that make the collaborative editing experience even better. When combined with one of our many partners solutions 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.

Months of hard work from the Collabora team has made this release really impressive”, said Michael Meeks, General Manager of Collabora Productivity. “The list of improvements and new features show that Collabora Online is going to be the best online office suite out there.

Highlights of the changes since Collabora Online 2.0:

  • Based on the recently released enterprise-hardened Collabora Office 5.3
    • improved interoperability, file-filters and feature-set
    • improved anti-aliased rendering and performance
  • Scalability improvements
    • reduced memory consumption
    • reduced CPU usage, with increased responsiveness
    • bandwidth reduction by avoiding redundant tile updates
    • improved buffering, queueing and traffic management
  • Updated localizations
  • Features, including:
    • Improved comment rendering as a native overlay
    • Change tracking – turn change tracking on or off, and accept, reject or add comments to red-line document changes
    • Rendering much larger spreadsheets of up-to half a million rows
    • Formatting, and decimal separator support by locale in spreadsheets
    • New responsive design, including a minimized UI when in read-only mode
    • New Insert Special Characters dialog
    • Pivot table refresh
    • Non-printing character rendering option
    • Initial Input Method support for Asian languages

Getting Collabora Online

Collabora Online is suitable for large scale deployment, comes with an SLA, Long Term Support with signed security updates and implements collaborative editing of richly formatted documents directly from a web browser.

Enterprises interested in using Collabora Online can check out our home page for more information on partner integrations and online demos. For tailored solutions, contact sales@collaboraoffice.com.

Hosting and Cloud businesses that wish to add Collabora Online to their product portfolio can become a partner by filling in the partner form or contacting sales@collaboraoffice.com.

Collabora Online is only one part of a larger Enteprise File Sync & Share, Groupware, or Hosting solution. Collabora is excited to go to market with a long list of Partners each of which has an integration.

Online demo

You can get an online demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!

Try the Online Demo

 

Screenshots

Screenshot of Collabora Online with improved comment rendering and Tracked Changes

 

Screenshot of a complex Excel file (xlsx), with multiple people editing at the same time

 

Screenshot of a presentation file in Collabora Online, with 2 people editing at the same time

 

Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) 2.1

Together with the release of Collabora Online 2.1 we will also release version 2.1 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.

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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Collabora Office 5.3 Released

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Cambridge, April 21 2017 – Today we released Collabora Office 5.3 and Collabora GovOffice 5.3, which contain great new features and enhancements. They also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-3 branch and several backported features.

Changes from 5.1 to 5.3

The biggest change in this release is the inclusion of a long list of new features, combined with many User Interface improvements, making Collabora Office more powerful and at the same time faster and more comfortable to work with. Collabora is privileged to be part of the LibreOffice community and greatfully acknowledges all the amazing work done by everyone. Below is a list of general updates, and Writer, Calc and Impress specific updates.

General updates

The list of new and updated features is extensive, including:

  • Many GUI improvements, including
    • New panels in the sidebar menu
    • Improved and simplified dialogs
    • Improved visibility of Keyboard shortcuts
    • Direct link to user guides in the help menu
  • Safe Mode
  • Improved and new filters
  • And much more, including a long list of bug fixes…

Writer specific updates

  • New Table Styles option
  • New Go to Page Dialog
  • New arrows toolbox
  • General toolbar improvements
  • and more…

Calc specific updates

  • Improved Number Format options
  • Improved Pivot tables functionality
  • New Arrows Toolbox
  • Compatibility with ODF 1.2
  • and more…

Impress specific updates

  • Improved Template Selector functionality
  • New templates (Vivid and Pencil)
  • Improvements in existing templates
  • and more…

Complete list of updates

Check out the complete list of updates in the 5.3 release notes wiki page at the site of The Document Foundation.

Distinctive features

Collabora Office clients can take full advantage of new and useful features that have been created by Collabora for our customers since the 5.3 release, backported in to the enterprise-ready edition of LibreOffice with Long Term Support: Collabora Office. New features are backported frequently, and with this Collabora Office 5.3 release already includes:

  • PDF export of Writer and Impress documents now supports embedded and linked videos
  • PDF images inserted via Insert -> Image now use pdfium to create the preview bitmap, providing increased rendering quality
  • Improved roundtrip of PDF images in PDF files for alternative PDF viewers (other than Adobe Acrobat)
  • Exporting SharePoint lists to Calc, with support of .iqy files (Excel Web Query files) and MS ADO recordsets

Manage complex user needs with ease

As with our previous version, Collabora Office 5.3 also allows system administrators to quickly apply per-user configurations to large-scale deployments thanks to extended support for Windows Server ADMX Group Policy templates. Developed by Collabora, this facility allows multiple users on a single machine to have separate local settings, managed centrally by an administrator. These include many options, such as those relating to language, security, and file formats.

Collabora GovOffice

This release also includes a new Collabora GovOffice release. Collabora GovOffice is for the Public Sector, providing 5 years of Long Term Support. Please contact us for more information.

Try a demo of Collabora Office 5.3

You can try Collabora Office 5.3 yourself! Just head to the Collabora Office page and request your demo today.

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CODE 2.0 updates

code-logoWe would like to annouce a new update of the Collabora Online Development Edition 2.0. It’s a bugfix release with updated localizations.

Main new features and fixes

  • Minimized UI for readonly documents
  • Reconnect silently when disconnected
  • Stability fixes
  • Updated translations


Minimized UI when in read-only

How to update

To check out this latest version of CODE, simply update with:

docker pull collabora/code

Events

Want to meet Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind LibreOffice in the Cloud? Check out the list of event that we’ll attend and meet us there!

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