Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce that the definitive development roadmap for the next stable Zentyal server release (Zentyal 3.2) has now been published. Zentyal 3.2 will run on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and it will be released in September 2013. The 3.1 branch code freeze is expected on June 15th.

Zentyal 3.2 will primarily improve the current features of Zentyal Linux small business server, focusing specially on improving the Samba4 integration. In short, the main features that will be introduced are GPO support, external AD authentication/SSO, Contacts and Distribution lists support and Multiple OU support via Zentyal UI. You can find the detailed roadmap soon at trac and give any feedback on the roadmap in the Forum.

In addition, Zentyal 3.2 comes with important improvements in Zentyal core, user experience and better support in disaster recovery scenarios: improved UI responsiveness, JQuery UI and MySQL backup. Moreover, this new release will come with IPS integration, L2TP support for mobile connectivity and support for headless installation.

So, a great release is coming up and the first beta will be out very soon (with IPS, L2TP, UI responsiveness improvements and headless installation). Stay tuned to join the Zentyal Beta Testing Team to make this the best Zentyal release ever!

Zentyal Team is glad to announce that an updated version of the Zentyal module development tutorial (for Zentyal 3.0) has now been published in the community wiki. The tutorial offers an easy-to-follow, practical guide for developing new Zentyal modules and extending the existing features.

If you would like to get started, but are not sure what module might prove popular, take a look at http://ideas.zentyal.org This tool has been set up to make it easier to submit, vote and track ideas for Zentyal server development. You can pick any idea from here and get started!

If you have any feedback or questions, please let us know through Zentyal Forum or Development Mailing List.

Linuks rešenja na (prosto rečeno) velikim serverima i serverskim sistemima, nisu novost, već jedno racionalno i moćno rešenje ali šta se dešava kada želimo da na lak i ugodan način obezbedimo server za malu kompaniju, pogotovo ako nemamo dovoljno dobrih i stručnih radnika? Rešenje je u instalaciji neke od verzija servera za mala i srednja preduzeća (SMB serveri). Pročitajte ovaj Zentyal pregled u časopisu LIBRE (strana 32).

Zentyal, developer of easy IT solutions for small business, has announced today that the lead developer of the OpenChange project Julien Kerihuel joins the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Kerihuel will be responsible for defining and driving Zentyal’s technology strategy to ensure the fulfillment of the company vision of bringing SMBs and their local IT providers all-in-one IT solutions that are easy to use.

Julien brings to Zentyal unique insight and experience in technologies such as MS Exchange Server, Active Directory and Samba 4.0. Both his background and vision are essential to our business strategy and expansion plans. I am thrilled to have him on board” said Ignacio Correas, CEO of Zentyal.

Most recently, Kerihuel was the CTO of OpenChange Ltd. and the lead developer of the OpenChange project, that provides a portable open source implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server and Exchange protocols. Previously, Kerihuel was Project Manager and Information Security Professor at the Open Source Laboratory of EPITECH (L’Ecole de L’Innovation et de L’Expertise Informatique) in Paris, France.

Julien Kerihuel was born in Paris in 1981. He received a degree in Computer Engineering and Masters in Information Technology from EPITECH in 2005. During his studies he worked as a Kernel developer and Security auditor as well as a software developer.

Zentyal Team is glad to announce that a new Zentyal server 3.0-2 installer is now available for download! This installer comes with a new compilation of packages, including all the bugfixes and Ubuntu system updates since the release of the previous 3.0-1 installer.

This 3.0-2 installer is based on the new Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, that was released last month and it comes with all the system updates and features a new Linux 3.5 kernel.

You can download the ISOs as usual from: www.zentyal.org/downloads/ If you already have Zentyal 3.0 installed, simply upgrade your server through the web interface (Software Management module) or with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.

Remember to spread the word! Feedback and suggestions are warmly welcome through the Forum!

Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce the second part of the additional Zentyal 3.0 documentation for deploying Samba 4/Kerberos correctly. The new documentation explains “How to carry out a total migration from Windows Server to Zentyal Server” and clarifies why it is currently not possible to “Combine Master/Slave and Samba domains“.

The additional Samba4 documentation for Zentyal 3.0 now includes the following scenarios:

All this documentation and necessary Zentyal server packages have been updated to correspond to the recent Samba 4.0.3 release. If you are missing some specific information, please do request it through the Forum or if you come up with any incidents, please do report them through Trac.

Review: Linux-Server für den Mittelstand

February 1 2013

Categories: Reviews

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Nachdem Microsoft den Small Business Server 2011 (SBS) zugunsten von Windows Server 2012 eingestellt hat, suchen viele kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen nach Alternativen. Computerwoche veröffentlicht eine kurze Rezension über Zentyal, ein Linux-Komplettpakete, die sich speziell für KMUs ohne tiefe Open-Source-Kenntnisse eignen. Danke schön Computerwoche!

Shabangs explains in this tutorial how to use Zentyal’s directory services for storing and managing users/groups in a centralized database so users can log in to both Windows and Mac machines with the same password. Mac OSX 10.8 “Mountain Lion” is used in this example. Thank you Shabangs!