Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce the roadmap for Zentyal 3.5! Zentyal 3.5 is a new Community Edition that will be published on the 17th of June, 2014. This release will run on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and it will focus specially on offering improved Microsoft Active Directory® and Microsoft® Exchange Server replacement. The code freeze is expected on May 16th.
The single most important improvement of Zentyal 3.5 is the upgrade to the new distribution base (Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS). On the other hand, this release will primarily improve and consolidate both Samba4 and OpenChange integration. In this regard, Zentyal 3.5 will remove both synchronization with OpenLDAP and Zarafa, leaving Samba4 as the main directory service and OpenChange as the mail service for Microsoft® Exchange Server users. New mail features will include support for Microsoft Outlook® 2010, support for ActiveSync® and automatic Inbox refresh.
Regarding other changes, L7 Filter and FTP modules will be also removed from the Zentyal 3.5 release. For further information about the modules that will be removed, please read this Forum post. We will shortly announce the availability of the Zentyal 3.5 Daily Builds for testing, allowing early adopters to test them and give feedback as soon as possible. So, stay tuned to join the testing effort to make the best Zentyal release ever!