Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 5.0, major new Linux Small Business Server release

November 29 2016

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Zentyal today announced Zentyal Server 5.0, a major new release of the Zentyal Linux Small Business Server. Amid the generalized push for cloud, small and medium business continue requiring on-site server solutions and with this release Zentyal responds to their needs, offering an easy to use all-in-one Linux server with native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory®.

Zentyal Server 5.0 is based on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and comes with the latest versions of all the integrated software. The single most important improvement Zentyal Server 5.0 introduces is the integration of the latest Samba version (Samba 4.5.1) directly from upstream. Due to the fast development of the Samba project, from this version onwards Zentyal will integrate the latest stable Samba packages available upstream. This allows quicker introduction of new Samba features, fixes and updates to Zentyal.

In addition, this version re-introduces the HTTP Proxy module and integrates the latest SOGo webmail version (3.2.1) that comes with new UI and improved ActiveSync implementation. Other important improvements include updates in Zentyal core to make it compatible with the changes in Ubuntu 16.04 (i.e. Systemd instead of Upstart for daemon management) and the possibility to install packages in Debian systems in the future.

Technical features

New features and improvements include:

  • New base distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support
  • Latest upstream version of Samba: Samba 4.5.1, including all the fixes since Samba 4.3
  • NSS/PAM is managed with winbind instead of sssd
  • Latest version of SOGo webmail: SOGo 3.2.1, including new UI and improved ActiveSync implementation
  • News HTTP Proxy module
  • Daemon management uses systemd instead of upstart

Full list of supported features is available at Zentyal Server Features

Availability

Zentyal Server 5.0 is released under the GPLv2 license and is freely available for download at:
Download Zentyal Linux Small Business Server

The Zentyal Server source code is available at:
Download Zentyal Server source code

Additional information

The detailed Zentyal 5.0 release announcement is available at:
Zentyal Server 5.0 Release Announcement

The full change log from Zentyal 4.2 to 5.0 is available at:
Zentyal Server 5.0 change log

Zentyal 5.0 Roadmap Published!

October 14 2016

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Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce the development roadmap for Zentyal Server 5.0! This will be a new major Zentyal Server version, that will be based on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and it will be released in November 2016. The expected release date is November 29th.

The Zentyal 5.0 version focuses primarly on improved Samba4 integration, with the goal of offering an easy-to-use Linux server that is natively compatible with the Microsoft® Active Directory. Due to the fast Samba4 development, from this version onwards Zentyal will integrate the latest stable Samba4 packages available upstream for Ubuntu/Debian. This allows quicker introduction of new Samba4 features, fixes and updates to Zentyal.

In addition, Zentyal 5.0 will include HTTP Proxy module and important improvements in Zentyal core to make it compatible with the changes in Ubuntu 16.04 (i.e. Systemd instead of Upstart for daemon management) and the possibility to install packages in Debian systems in the future. Due to the issues found recently in the OpenChange (that offers native synchronization with MS Outlook clients via MAPI protocol), this functionality has been dropped until the issues have been fixed and the module has been stabilized. For the time being, Zentyal can be deployed as a IMAP-POP3 mail server.

Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.2

October 22 2015

Categories: News

  • Zentyal releases a new version of their popular Linux Server with full native Microsoft® Outlook Compatibility.

Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.2, a new release of the Zentyal Open Source Linux email and groupware solution, natively compatible with Microsoft Outlook® clients.

The Zentyal 4.2 release focuses on providing an improved and stable server edition with native Microsoft® Exchange protocols implementation and Active Directory interoperability, with the goal of providing a complete and easy-to-use Small Business Server, with native support for mixed IT environments that include Windows®, Linux and Mac OS® clients, as well as mobile devices with ActiveSync®. Thanks to this, Zentyal server 4.2 offers full native Microsoft® Outlook Compatibility without plugins or connectors.

Besides focusing primarily on mail and mail-related directory features, additional improvements have also taken place. It  will  come  with  all  the  latest  updates  from  Ubuntu  14.04.3.  As  a starred  feature,  it  will  integrate  Samba 4.3.1,  with  lots of improvements for Active  Directory  services  and  support  for  Windows ® 8.1  and  the  newest  Windows®  10. The installer has been upgraded to support newer network interfaces.

Apart  from  that,  the  release  is  focused  on  bugfixing  and  improvements  for  the  Outlook-compatible  Mail  &  Groupware  Exchange replacement.

Zentyal Server 4.2. Technical features:

Mail & Groupware

  • Improved  stability  and  scalability
  • No  plugins  or  connectors  needed  client-side
  • Support  for  Microsoft®  Outlook  2007  and  2010
  • Server  settings  autodiscover
  • Autorefresh  and  desktop  notifications  (commercial  version  only)
  • Outlook®  Anywhere  HTTPS  access
  • Global  address  list
  • Out-of-Office
  • ActiveSync®  support  for  mobile  devices
  • Web  access:  mail,  calendars  and  contacts
  • Standard  mail  protocols:  IMAPS,  POP3S,  SMTPS, CalDav.

Directory

  • Samba 4.3.1 – AD compatible directory
  • Main and additional Domain Controller operation modes
  • Ability to join Windows® 2008, 2008R2 and 2012 functional level domains
  • Windows client support from Windows® XP to Windows® 10
Upgrading

To migrate from Zentyal 4.1 to 4.2, you only need to upgrade your 4.1 installation to the last available packages once they are released (few days after the release date) and a button will appear on the dashboard.

Availability

Zentyal Server 4.2 is released under the GPLv2 and is available for download at:

www.zentyal.org/download/

The Zentyal Server source code is available at:

https://github.com/Zentyal/zentyal/

Additional information

The detailed Zentyal Server 4.2 release announcement is available at:

http://wiki.zentyal.org/wiki/Zentyal_4.2_Announcement

Free 30-day Trial of Zentyal Server 4.2 is available upon request at:

http://www.zentyal.com/zentyal-server/trial/

Full list of Zentyal 4.2 features is available at:

http://www.zentyal.com/zentyal-server/

Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.1

March 27 2015

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Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.1, a new release of the Zentyal Server with native Microsoft® Exchange protocol implementation and Active Directory interoperability.

This release is completely focused on improving the stability and set of features delivered by the OpenChange module, based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to provide the latest stable packages. This edition comes in two different flavors: development version, for bleeding edge testing of the latest available features and a stable commercial version for production environments.

Features

Check out the feature list of Zentyal Server 4.1:

  • Mail
    • Native compatibility with Microsoft® Exchange Server Protocols
    • Support for Microsoft Outlook® 2007, 2010, 2013
    • Native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory®
    • Multiple Virtual Mail Domain
    • Email, calendars, contacts
    • Webmail
    • Synchronization with mobile devices (ActiveSync® support)
  • Domain & Directory
    • Central domain directory management
    • Users, Security Groups, Distribution Lists, Contacts
    • Multiple Organizational Units (OUs)
    • Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication
    • Supported OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
    • File sharing in Windows® environments (CIFS)
    • Users & Groups access and modification permissions (ACLs)
    • Advanced domain management through the RSAT tools
    • Printers Management
  • Basic Networking and Firewall
    • Static and DHCP interfaces
    • Objects & Services
    • Packet Filter
    • Port Forwarding
  • Infrastructure
    • DNS Server
    • DHCP Server
    • NTP Server
    • Certification Authority
    • VPN Server & Client
Upgrading

To migrate from Zentyal 4.0 to 4.1, you only need to upgrade your 4.0 installation to the last available packages once they are released and a button will appear on the dashboard.

Important note: In order to focus on the improvement of the list of features above, we had to remove several packages. These are: antivirus, ha, jabber, l2tp, mailfilter, squid and trafficshaping. If you depend on the functionality of these additional packages, we suggest that you skip this update.

Availability

Zentyal Server 4.1 is released under the GPLv2 license and is freely available for download at:
www.zentyal.org/download/

The Zentyal Server source code is available at:
https://github.com/Zentyal/zentyal/

Additional information

The detailed Zentyal Server 4.1 release announcement is available at:
http://wiki.zentyal.org/wiki/Zentyal_4.1_Announcement

Zentyal Server 4.1 documentation will be shortly available at:
https://wiki.zentyal.org/wiki/Zentyal_Wiki

Zentyal at PUE DAY 2015

March 25 2015

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home_pueDAY_2On April 22 the second edition of PUE DAY will be held. At the event you will obtain first-hand information on:

  • ICT educational projects from global leading multinational technological companies.
  • Most demanded vocational certifications.
  • All the educational resources available to your organization: licenses, e-learning, constant updates, teacher training, etc.

Together with educational projects by Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft and Linux Professional Institute, Zentyal will also be present. The founder of Zentyal, Ignacio Correas, will give a talk about: “Managing Mixed Environments (Microsoft & Linux) with Open Source Technologies”. Check out the complete program.

The event will be held on 22 April 2015 in Madrid, Spain, in the NH Eurobuilding Hotel.

Want to attend? Register for free today! If unable to attend in person, you can subscribe to receive the post-event package.

Bonus: all registered attendants of PUE DAY will receive a 20% discount code for the Protocols Plugfest Europe Zentyal is organizing in May!

Industry Leaders confirmed as new speakers for Protocols Plugfest Europe

February 18 2015

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Kolab, Collabora, Microsoft, SertNet and Zentyal experts among featured speakers

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February 18, 2015, Zaragoza (Spain) – Zentyal, the leader in open source Microsoft Protocol Interoperability, today announced first speakers including FSFE, Microsoft, SerNet, Bitergia and LibreOffice for the Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015, taking place in Zaragoza, Spain, May 12-14, 2015. Attendees and media can register at protocolsplugfest.com.

The Protocols Plugfest sessions will feature both technical and business insights on Microsoft commitment to Openness, the future of protocols, open source and interoperability. Industry vendors will unveil their latest implementations for standards, products and services, explaining how they are interoperable, as well as offering an opportunity for attendees to test their implementations in the Interoperability Lab.

Miklos Vajna from LibreOffice at Collabora, Georg Greve from Kolab and Founder of the FSFE, Volker Lendecke from SerNet and Samba Project, and Jesús González-Barahona from Bitergia are just a few of the high profile experts who will headline this European Protocol Interoperability conference. A complete list of confirmed speakers is available at protocolsplugfest.com.

Georg Greve, CEO at Kolab, commented “for us, connecting openly expresses what we do, as much as how we do it. The very architecture of our solution is based on micro services connecting through Open Standards, allowing extensibility, integration and natural horizontal as well as vertical scalability.”

Designed for developers and IT managers responsible for deploying and developing interoperable solutions, Protocols Plugfest will cover major interoperability topics including Exchange, ActiveSync, SMB, Directory Services, Sharepoint, Office365, Cloud, Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data amongst others.

Registration for all keynotes, sessions, meals and social activities is 200€. To register please visit: protocolsplugfest.com/europe/tickets.

The call for participation (CFP) deadline is March 2, 2015. Please submit a proposal and be a part of this year’s event. Additional details, speakers and sessions will be announced after all proposals have been received on mid-March.

“We are thrilled to have speakers with extensive experience, passion and vision on interoperability and open source. We look forward to hearing these experts and how their companies and communities are building an engaged and growing ecosystem, and how they bring innovation to open specifications and standards”, said Julien Kerihuel, CTO at Zentyal.

Visit the new Protocols Plugfest Blog to stay up to date and learn more about program topics, social activities, and insights on our speakers, and sign up to receive the newsletter with the latest announcement.

Protocols Plugfest Europe is made possible with the support from our sponsors including Microsoft, SerNet and Gobierno de Aragón, and the collaboration of Etopia, Center for Art and Technology, and City Hall of Zaragoza.

Note to Media: Contact us to get a free Press Pass.

Follow us on Twitter @plugfestcon

About Zentyal
Zentyal, based in Zaragoza (Spain), develops cloud technology natively interoperable with Microsoft® products. As the leader of open source Microsoft® Protocol Interoperability, Zentyal is proud to host the landmark event Protocols Plugfest Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.zentyal.com – http://www.protocolsplugfest.com

Media Contacts
For more information and interviews, contact:
Protocols Plugfest – Paola Barrachina
info@protocolsplugfest.com
+34 976 29 26 85

Programme announced and registration opened for Protocols Plugfest Europe

December 10 2014

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December 10, 2014, Zaragoza (Spain) – Zentyal, the leader in open source Microsoft Protocol Interoperability, today opened registration and released a preview of activities and contents taking place at the first-ever Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015, May 12-14, 2015 at Etopia, Center for Art and Technology, Zaragoza, Spain. Microsoft is a Gold Sponsor for the event.

Protocols Plugfest is a three day event for developers, technical decision makers and students from the open source and interoperability industries. The focus is on connecting, collaborating, innovating and improving implementation and deployment practices in order to build an even stronger ecosystem in the Microsoft open protocols space.

Protocols Plugfest sessions will cover innovative interoperability topics, including Directory services and Exchange, Sharepoint, Protocol Analysis techniques, SMB storage, Office365/Cloud and Business Intelligence/Analytics/Big Data, amongst others. With more sessions to be revealed in the lead-up to the conference, the event will also include three keynotes from industry leaders.

Protocols Plugfest attendees will be presented with real implementation projects, open source community projects, Microsoft interoperable products and technologies demonstrations, third-party interoperability solutions and best practices on protocols implementation. The conference offers a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ Interoperability Lab in addition to keynotes and conference sessions.

February 1st is the deadline registration date to attend Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015 at the lowest available rate with a 25% discount off the price. This rate includes all keynotes and sessions, meals and social activities. Special rates for students are available at different categories up to a limited number of tickets.

“There’s no other event in Europe where developers and technical experts from the full Microsoft protocol interoperability landscape can gather together to learn, share and exchange ideas at such scale,” said Julien Kerihuel, CTO at Zentyal. “Protocols Plugfest provides developers the opportunity to learn more about protocols, interoperability, open source projects, products from the industry and test their implementations”.

The event incorporates social activities to complement technical content. Highlights include the Icebreaker Event, an excellent opportunity to meet other attendees, and the Zentyal Tapas Tour, a great opportunity to experience the Spanish gastronomy culture, visiting several bars where enjoy the miniature cuisine of Zaragoza.

Visit Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015 to learn more about the various contents, exciting evening activities and different rates, and sign up for the #PlugfestCon newsletter for the latest announcements and updates.

Protocols Plugfest Europe is made possible with generous support from our sponsors including Microsoft and the collaboration of Etopia, Center for Art and Technology, and City Hall of Zaragoza.

About Zentyal
Zentyal, based in Zaragoza (Spain), is a developer of server technology natively interoperable with Microsoft® server products. Zentyal’s goal is to make Linux speak Microsoft® through perfect native interoperability, improving all mixed IT environments in the world. This makes Zentyal the perfect company for hosting the first-ever Protocols Plugfest in Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.protocolsplugfest.com

Media Contacts
For more information and interviews, contact:
Protocols Plugfest – Paola Barrachina
info@protocolsplugfest.com
+34 976 29 26 85

Zentyal and Microsoft join forces to bring world’s leading interoperability conference to Europe

November 12 2014

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Download this press release in PDF: English and Spanish.

PROTOCOLS PLUGFEST EUROPE 12 – 14 May 2015

  • Open Source developers share knowledge about implementing Microsoft Protocols for business applications
  • Main goals to evaluate, develop and test software interoperability, particular Open Source Software
  • Leading experts present from across the interoperability sector

Zaragoza, Spain, November 12. – Zentyal, the leader in open source Microsoft Protocol Interoperability, is to host the first-ever Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015. The announcement was made at LibreCon, Spain’s premier Open Source conference. Protocols Plugfest, for which Microsoft is the Gold Sponsor, will take place 12-14 May in the city of Zaragoza. The event brings together open source developers, students and technical decision makers to improve implementations and deployment practices in the Microsoft protocol space.
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Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.0, major new Linux Small Business Server release

October 29 2014

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(Full press release available in English , Spanish)

Zentyal, developer of server technology natively interoperable with Microsoft® server products, today announced a new release of the Zentyal Linux small business server. Zentyal Server 4.0 aims at offering small and medium businesses (SMBs) a Linux based Small Business Server that can be set up in less than 30 minutes and is both easy-to-use and affordable.
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