Artistanbul chooses Collabora Productivity as their enterprise-ready LibreOffice edition provider


Istanbul, Turkey – 28 September 2016 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud and provider of enterprise-ready LibreOffice editions, today announced a partnership with Artistanbul, a leading IT company in Turkey, specialized in Open Source systems.

With the addition of Collabora Office and Collabora Online to their portfolio, Artistanbul now offers an enterprise-ready edition of LibreOffice with Long Term Support and security updates, and a full cloud document suite handling all major documents, presentations and spreadsheet formats while retaining privacy and security.

“We are looking forward to work together with Artistanbul” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “now organizations looking to migrate to LibreOffice can take advantage of Artistanbul’s track record of proven experience with Open Source deployments alongside Collabora’s support.”

“Collabora Productivity is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community” said Ali Işıngör, CEO at Artistanbul. “With their solutions we are able to provide our clients with the enterprise-ready LibreOffice solutions they need, on the desktop or in the cloud.”

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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 or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

About Artistanbul:
Founded in 2001, Artistanbul is specialized on three main areas: enterprise software solutions, community management and building educational technologies. Artistanbul, up till today, provided consultation and built high value-added projects across various industries and well-known brands such as TUBITAK/Pardus, BlackBerry, Google, Turkcell, IBM, BMW/Mini Cooper, iDATA and many EU governments. For more information, visit website.

Collabora Office 5.1 Release


Today we released Collabora Office 5.1, which contains new features and enhancements. It also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-1 branch and several backported features.

Changes from 5.0 to 5.1

One of the biggest changes is the improved User Interface. Menus are reorganized to improve usability and items are sorted, based on their usage and importance in Writer, Calc and Impress. The sidebar has been improved too and several other UI improvements were implemented. Other global improvements include PNG export for Calc, Writer and Impress, new and improved import filters, localization improvements and a list of bug fixes.

Writer updates

  • Spelling dialog no longer automatically closes
  • Mail merge embedding of the datasource definition
  • Hide Whitespace option added to View menu
  • and more…

Calc updates

  • Improved formula engine
  • Compatibility with ODF 1.2
  • Performance improvements
  • Sticky end column/row anchors
  • Statistics regression: linear, logarithmic, power
  • and more…

Impress updates

  • Impress Mode selection, to navigate easily between Master / non master modes
  • The Slide Design dialog now affects all slides
  • Equalize width/height of shape objects
  • Improved presenter console
  • OpenGL Transitions
  • and more…

Complete list of updates

Check out the complete list of updates at the 5.1 release notes wiki page at the site of The Document Foundation.

Backported features

toolbar-confidentialSeveral new digital signing-related improvements have been backported and are included in Collabora Office 5.1.

Document signing

  • Added support for signature descriptions and signing with the same certificate multiple times
  • Added support for reading SHA-256 hashes in ODF documents
  • Added support for OOXML signature import and export

in-document-visual-cluesClassification according to TSCP-standards

In Writer, Calc and Impress now there is a Classification tool bar that allows you to choose the classification level. Choosing the classification level will result in an info bar, and in Writer (depending on the level) also in a watermark and a field in the header and footer, all showing the level of classification (Non-Business, General Business, Confidential, Internal Only). The classification is based on the Business Authentication Framework (BAF) policy and stored in the document properties.

Manage complex user needs with ease

As with our previous version, Collabora Office 5.1 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 over 25,000 options such as those relating to language, security, and file formats.

Try a demo of Collabora Office 5.1

You can try Collabora Office 5.1 yourself! Just head to the Collabora Office page and request your demo today.