Collabora Online 2.0 release

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Collabora brings Collaborative Editing to your browser

Cambridge, United Kingdom – December 7, 2016 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is thrilled to announce the release of Collabora Online 2.0, which includes collaborative editing, for the first time, into the latest edition of its flagship enterprise ready cloud document suite solution.

Collabora Online is intended:

  • for Enterprises that want a powerful office suite in the cloud, or on-premise, that protects their privacy and allows them to keep full control of their sensitive corporate data.
  • for Hosting and Cloud businesses who wish to include document viewing and collaborative editing functionality into their service offering.

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; with excellent support for popular office file formats, including text documents (odt, docx, doc,…), spreadsheets (ods, xlsx, xls, …) and presentations (odp, pptx, ppt,…).

Collabora Online 2.0 is the result of very hard work from the Collabora team”, said Michael Meeks, General Manager of Collabora Productivity.Our goal is to make the best online office suite there is, with excellent document support and feature set, 100% Open Source, giving users control of their own data.


We want to congratulate Collabora Productivity with this releasesaid Holger Dyroff, Managing Director at ownCloud.Collaborative Editing was strongly requested by our enterprise users. They benefit from a scalable, secure, open platform with collaboration functions for tremendously increased productivity. We’re proud to be partner with Collabora, the creators of LibreOffice Online said Frank Karlitschek, Managing Director at Nextcloud.Our customers need scalable and secure enterprise solutions that include online office functionality, and with Collabora Online we are able to offer that. Collabora Online has become an essential building block for VNClagoon.said Bernd Rodler, VNC Chairman of the Board.Our business clients demand powerful online office suite functionality with full collaborative editing and we believe that Collabora Online is the best solution.”
We are excited about this release of Collabora Online said Daniel Pan, CEO at Seafile Ltd.By using the full collaborative editing features our clients will improve their productivity, while staying in full control of all sensitive corporate data. Collabora Productivity has done some great work heresaid Charles du Jeu, CEO of Pydio.Collaborative Editing is the perfect addition to Pydio 7, and it allows us to definitely close the gap between on-premise and commercial solutions like Google Docs or Microsoft Office Online. Collabora should feel proud of this release said Kolab Systems CEO, Georg Greve.Since our joint announcement at FOSDEM 2016, both Kolab Systems and Collabora have worked side by side to combine the leading open source office and collaboration suites. You will finally be able to collaborate in confidence in the cloud.

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Enterprises interested in using Collabora Online can check out www.collaboraoffice.com 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.

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 ownCloud:

Organizations that must share confidential data internally and externally rely on ownCloud’s on-premises enterprise Universal File Access platform. Only ownCloud gives IT the visibility and control required to manage sensitive data, preserve business processes and integrate with existing compliant infrastructures while offering users the modern collaboration experience they demand. This is made possible through ownCloud’s open, modular architecture, extreme extensibility and unique federated cloud sharing capabilities. Company headquarters are in Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, visit: http://www.owncloud.com.

About Nextcloud:

Nextcloud offers a unique-in-the-industry fully open source solution for on-premise data handling and communication with an uncompromising focus on security and privacy. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data with next-generation secure communication and collaboration capabilities under direct control of IT and integrated with existing compliant infrastructure. Nextcloud’s open, modular architecture, emphasis on security and advanced federation capabilities enable modern enterprises to leverage their existing assets within and across the borders of their organization. For more information, visit https://nextcloud.com or follow @Nextclouders on Twitter.

About VNC:

VNC – Virtual Network Consult is a leading developer of open source based business software, a business cloud integrator and a specialist in commercial open source solutions. VNC provides services to organizations and businesses of all sizes – from small and medium businesses to globally operating corporations. Our services range from platform data center solutions to complex business applications – mobile and suited to the needs of each client. For more information, visit www.vnc.biz and http://vnclagoon.vnc.biz.

About Seafile:

Seafile is a cloud storage platform for enterprise environments with sharing and collaboration features and a focus on safety and reliability offering native client apps for most major operating systems like Windows, Mac OSX and Linux as well as iOS and Android. With a user base of more than 250 000 active users, Seafile counts industry clients like Kaspersky Labs and Ping An China to its Seafile Professional customers as well as European universities like HU Berlin and Université de Strasbourg.

About Pydio:

Pydio is the world’s largest Open Source file sharing and synchronization focused project for the enterprise. Pydio is a founder owned company. The Pydio Project delivers a sustainable balance between enterprise customers needs and Open-Source collaborative spirit. Sold in 25 countries, from Cupertino to Singapore, Pydio is used by leading brands such as Nikon, Ion Geophysical, and Guitar Center. Pydio also serves education and government clients such as Cambridge University (UK) and ADEME (France). It currently has over one million downloads.

About Kolab Systems AG:

Kolab Systems provides the secure Kolab collaborative suite to large companies, Application Service Providers (ASP), government departments, SMEs, and individuals. With Kolab our clients increase their productivity and security without sacrificing their agility, allowing them to collaborate in confidence. Our ever-expanding range of services includes email, calendars, files, tasks, notes, address books, and more.

Our Kolab Enterprise professional services “tiger team” is made up by highly qualified system experts. They will help you get the most out of your installation and will handle even the most advanced deployment scenarios.

Kolab Systems is a purely Swiss business with a European team and offices in various countries. All our infrastructure and data is held exclusively in Switzerland, including our own Software as a Service / Cloud offering, Kolab Now. We are your professional partner for enterprise services backed by Swiss privacy laws.

Get in touch and let us help you turn on confidence for your collaboration.

For more information, please visit www.kolabsystems.com and follow @KolabSys on Twitter.


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