Open-Xchange releases Open-Xchange Appliance Edition Update 4

Today the Open-Xchange Appliance Edition just got better with the release of Update 4. We are announcing the new release which includes the most recent versions of Open-Xchange Server 6 v. 6.10(OX6), the common base for the products OX HE (Hosting Edition) and OX SE (Server Edition), the Integration of the Univention Corporate Server and the new Backup & Restore function. This Update includes several Bugfixes for the Open-Xchange Appliance Edition.

Update 4 offers a comprehensive feature update providing users with new concepts, usability improvements, new features and bug fixes. Upgrades include:

New „Social OX“ Concept:
- Multiple IMAP-Accounts and POP3-Accounts (Preview)
- Multiple Accounts are available while composing an email
- Unified Inbox at the user interface (Preview)
- Subscription of Xing and LinkedIn address books (Preview)
- Publication of contact folders for external users (Preview)

New Features and Usability improvements
- Backup & Restore
- Appointment confirmation status
- Default Font and Size for the Web mailer
- Use counter for auto‐complete function

A detailed description of all new features can be seen at
http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6...20090722-2.pdf

A detailed description of all packages can be found in the Release Notes:
http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6...4_20090722.pdf

Online Update Process:
Your active maintenance subscription entitles you to the newest updates and functionalities of the Open-Xchange Appliance Edition using the online update. Please follow the instructions below to install the latest packages:

Prerequisites
  • Working internet connection
  • The update can be applied to all OXAE releases


Steps
  • On the welcome page, click on the univention management console.
  • Click on "Online Updates"
  • Under UCS release check "hotfix repositories"
  • Adjust your repositories if necessary
  • Important: disable the ox4ucs component
  • Under Components enable the ox component and don't forget your
  • credentials
  • Click on "check for update" near "security updates"
  • Install the security updates.
  • This update requires a reboot


Open-Xchange 6.10 and ucs-integration version -185 will be installed alongside the security updates, thus there's no need to update the ox-component seperately.
The update will take some minutes, depending on your connection.
During the update the connection to the web server could abort, depending on the version which you are updating from. It will be up again, as soon as the update is finished.