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

Migrate with our demo

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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Meet us in Spain and Japan!

This weekend you can find us in two different conferences, where our team members will conduct a talk.

In Almeria, Spain…

From 11th to 13th May – we will be in Almeria, Spain to speak at National Congress on Software Development (SUPERSEC) conference. Michael Meeks will talk about securing your documents online. His talk with be on Saturday, May 12th at 4 pm.

LibreOffice and Online – securing your documents

Speaker: Michael Meeks
Time: 16:00
Day: Saturday, May 12

In Osaka, Japan…

Around the same time, we will be attending another event as well. On May 12th we will be in Osaka, Japan. One of our engineers, Tomaž Vajngerl, will explain the changes in LibreOffice 6.x from a developer point of view.

LibreOffice 6.x from a developer point of view

Speaker: Tomaž Vajngerl
Start: 13:10
Day: Saturday, May 12
End: 13:55

Say hi to us!

If you will be around and would like to have a chat with us drop us an email at hello@collaboraoffice.com and we would be happy to see you there.

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Upgrading your enterprise from Office 2007?


Office 2007 has reached the end of its support lifecycle, meaning there are no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options. So – it is time to upgrade to Collabora Office, save a fortune in the process, and have a great relationship with real engineers working on the product for you.

Why Collabora Office?

Collabora are one of the largest contributors to LibreOffice, the most powerful free and open source office suite. We strongly believe that deploying Collabora Office provides access to our huge depth of experience, combined with long term support, security maintenance, easy of deployment features (MSP patches, ADMX group policy management), and of course we love to work with our customers to help shape our product features and roadmap as we go ahead.

Long Term Support

Collabora Office’s long term support and maintenance gives you the flexibility to upgrade on your timeline and to suit your certification and integrations – with extended support options available. Collabora Office allows you to file an un-limited number of Level-3 (code fix) tickets with Collabora which we address as part of our product management process as we work together. We also have a token prioritization process – based on your spend that drives our ongoing product development work.

For those who would like an SLA on their issue fixes – with engineers starting work on your timeline with your severity to rapidly fix any issue you may come across – we provide Level 3 (code fix) support entitlement packages to provide the ultimate peace of mind.

How can I get it?

Have a closer look and try out Collabora Office! If you have any questions feel free to contact us today at sales@collaboraoffice.com

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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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