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nueww – Nuremberg Web Week
April 28, 2017

Nuremberg, where the ownCloud headquarters are, is an upcoming city in the digital sector. The Nuremberg Web Week is a “festival for the digital society” – where the most important creators meet up and share ideas. During the week from 15th to 22th of May there are a lot of events, conferences, presentations and workshops. All the innovative people in the digital Nuremberg are showing what they created and listen to the other’s accomplishments and talks.

At 19th of May we are also giving a talk, about using ownCloud Enterprise with docker: http://nueww.de/programm/2017/event/show/docker-im-enterprise-einsatz-bei-owncloud-138/2d53112c04df820d4e93554e163e0a8a/! With ownCloud X we supply docker images for the Enterprise version. We want to talk about our experiences at deployment, customer requests and out thoughts about product management. In the end we want to introduce the architecture and details of the docker images and show their use in different environments, e.g. with Docker Compose, Swarm or Kubernetes.

We are happy to contribute to this awesome event which strenghtens Nuremberg as a location for digital innovation. Hopefully everyone learns a lot and enjoys a nice event athmosphere.

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Introducing: ownCloud X
April 27, 2017

Who do you trust with your data – your country? Any other state? Your boss, your IT department? Your husband? Google or Dropbox? And why don’t they trust you that you are able to choose yourself, who you trust with your data? Cross them – with ownCloud X.

ownCloud X marks a new ownCloud generation with a strong focus on security, performance and productivity. Based on discussions with end users, admins and business owners we are improving ownCloud – now with:

Extended Security

We have implemented several new security features. File integrity checks and the ability to split between app logs and owncloud.log are securing your data and prevent data losses while up- and downloading. Also user management gives you better options on keeping control over your data, next to regular maintenance and security updates after business standards.

Extended Collaboration

Where Google is yet dominating collaborative editing with GoogleDocs, we are introducing federation with Collabora instances. So in the future you don’t have to depend on the googleverse, you can depend on your own cloud! Several new features are also making collaboration with your friends easier; you can now create guest accounts and custom groups to arrange teams as you need them, and multiple link sharing (with different permissions, for example) to further specify who you want to know what.

This is making ownCloud a powerful tool for teamwork in any environment, for a small startup, for activists, for a family sharing the pictures of the last holidays, for your clique to make plans about the future.

Extended Performance

We improved the performance of ownCloud in all of the key areas, especially at the database. By providing a central user table for everything the performance-heavy queries are significantly reduced. But on top of that we are now supporting PHP 7.1 and Redis clusters.

Extended Marketplace

On top of that, ownCloud is on the next step to become a more diverse platform with infinite possibilities; we are introducing our new marketplace! With it you can develop apps and use the apps created by other ownCloud users, which further extend the usage possibilities of ownCloud. For a full explanation of how the marketplace is a big step towards ownCloud replacing the googleverse, look here.

These are the biggest steps forward – for the details, what exactly has changed, look at our changelog.

Take the opportunity and install ownCloud X now! It’s the easiest with a simple docker container. Become independent and take back control over your data!

 

You want to become a part of ownCloud X? Join the ownCloud X Launch event on May 23 in Cologne. Call for Papers is open now. Get involved and submit your presentation at events@owncloud.com !

All information can also be found here: https://owncloud.com/de/lp/owncloud-x/#CallforPapers

 

Disclaimer: for production systems we recommend to wait for the first update release. it is to be expected in about 4 weeks.

The reworked settings page, one of more than 200 new features and improvements.
The reworked settings page, one of more than 200 new features and improvements.

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The new ownCloud marketplace is here!
April 27, 2017

With the new Marketplace we are introducing a new app distribution platform; creating, publishing and installing apps has never been easier. This makes ownCloud the leading, flexible open platform for extented functions on top of file sync and share. The Marketplace enables developers to create and publish apps; in the future, also payments will be allowed, so developers can make a living by publishing the apps over our marketplace, making them available to every ownCloud user. By the community, for the community!

But not only apps can be traded on the marketplace; you can also offer services to users, for example setting up an ownCloud, providing support for non-techie community users, administrating ownCloud instances. The kind of service is not limited to these, of course. Be creative! Find out what is needed, and provide it on the marketplace; those in need will find you that way. It will make experts more visible, so people can help each other better.

Apps like Collabora Online ation, PrivacyIdea and the ones you will create for the future lay the foundation to replace the googleverse with a viable open source alternative in the hands of the larger communities. You have the chance to build a decentralized internet, with the means of transparency. Finally open source alternatives become usable for everyone, making internet freedom a thing not only for us nerds and experts.

So go ahead, install ownCloud X, and register on the marketplace! Give your data a new home, apart from data silos like Google and Dropbox. Bring your data home to your own cloud!

The new ownCloud Marketplace.

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ownCloud X Call for Papers
April 24, 2017

You are actively involved in the development of ownCloud and have topics that you would like to share with the community? The ownCloud X Launch Event is your place to do that.

On May 23 we will host the official ownCloud X Launch Event in Cologne, Germany to celebrate this landmark release. The conference will bring together the whole ownCloud environment – from the official team to partners, customers, developers and community users. The ownCloud X Launch Event is the main platform for everything around ownCloud and the place to share new ideas, hear about innovative use cases and expand your ownCloud network.

We have reserved exclusive speaking slots for the most exciting and relevant ownCloud topics – this is your chance to present your work around ownCloud. Whether you have an unique use case, a new ownCloud app or other exciting improvements on the core code, the ownCloud X Launch Event is the ideal opportunity to introduce your project, get feedback or even find business and development support.

Get involved now and submit your presentation at events@owncloud.com!

All information can also be found here: https://owncloud.com/de/lp/owncloud-x/#CallforPapers

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Evert Pot
I work at Yelp now!
April 21, 2017

Yelp

In a twisted turn of events, I suddenly find myself to be working for Yelp! It sounds a bit like it was a surprise, and it kind of was. Only 6 months after I started my job at Turnstyle, it got acquired by Yelp.

I would joke “I must have done something right”, but the truth is that I work with some extremely smart and genuine people, who totally earned this.

Working for a much larger company like Yelp will be a huge adventure, and a massive experience to learn from, so I feel really lucky to have jumped on this chance at just the right moment. I can’t wait to build great things with an army of smart people.

And who knows, maybe I’ll get to see a bit more of San Francisco in the future!

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