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
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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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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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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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Zentyal 4.0 Roadmap Published!

July 22 2014

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Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce the roadmap for Zentyal Server 4.0! Zentyal 4.0 is a new Community Edition, that will be published in October 2014 and with this release Zentyal’s drop-in replacement for Microsoft® Exchange Server gets out of technology preview! Due to this, most of the development effort of the next months will focus on stabilization and improvement of the mail and mail-related directory features. Simultaneously, large effort will be put in establishing the necessary Quality Assurance procedures to guarantee the stability of Zentyal Server. The code freeze is expected on September 15th, 2014.

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Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 3.5, a new Linux Small Business Server release

July 1 2014

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Zentyal Development Team today announced Zentyal Server 3.5, a new release of the Zentyal Linux small business server. Zentyal Server aims at offering small and medium businesses (SMBs) a native drop-in replacement for Windows® Small Business Server and Microsoft® Exchange Server, that can be set up in less than 30 minutes and is both easy-to-use and affordable.

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Zentyal, developer of server technology natively interoperable with Microsoft® server products, is glad to announce that the “Zentyal for Network Administrators” book is now available through Lulu, making it possible to offer the manual with a reduced price and also as an eBook. More importantly, from now on all the profits generated by the book sales are donated in full by Zentyal to the OpenChange open source project. OpenChange is a portable open source implementation of Microsoft® Exchange Server and Exchange protocols, that allows Zentyal to deliver server products that offer a native drop-in replacement for Microsoft® Exchange Server.

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Ricardo Pinheiro has published a series of really cool Zentyal HowTos at Mundo TI Brasil in Portuguese. These help you to configure Zentyal as a gateway, DC, add Windows 7 to the domain, use RSAT with Windows 8.1 and to manage users and groups. Check them out!

Obrigado Ricardo!

Zentyal, developer of open source server technology natively interoperable with Microsoft® server products, is glad to announce that it will join the Redmond Interoperability Plugfest 2014 that will take place in the Microsoft’s Redmond Campus from the 16th to the 20th of June, 2014. During the event Julien Kerihuel, CTO of Zentyal and Founder of the OpenChange project, will deliver a talk on the automated Microsoft Outlook® testing suite that has been developed within the OpenChange project.

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Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce that the next Zentyal Linux Small Business Server release is a step closer: All the Zentyal 3.5 feature development is now finished and we encourage you to start testing the Daily Builds. From now, the team will mainly focus on bugfixing, QA, polishing details and working on migration path from Zentyal Server 3.4 to 3.5. read more >