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    Carsten Hoeger is offline Open-Xchange Professional Services
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    Mar 2007

    Default Open-Xchange releases Open-Xchange Appliance Edition Update 5

    Open-Xchange releases Open-Xchange Appliance Edition Update 5

    This is the Release of Open-Xchange Appliance Edition Update 5. This Update includes support of Open-Xchange OXtender for Business Mobility and Open-Xchange v. 6.12.

    This major release includes:

    • Open-Xchange Server 6 v. 6.12
    • OXtender for MS Outlook
    • OX Client Updater (as a preliminary version)
    • Support of OXtender for Business Mobility

    With availability of the new Open-Xchange OXtender for Business Mobility, now users can receive push e-mail and synchronization of contacts, calendar and other information from their Open-Xchange account to their smart phones, including the iPhone and Blackberries, as well as Android, Windows Mobile and Nokia phones and many others.

    Features and benefits of OXtender for Business Mobility include:

    • Users' personal communication data always synchronized with Open-Xchange and manageable anywhere via mobile phone
    • All-inclusive device coverage (including iPhone or Windows Mobile devices Version 6.x)
    • End-to-end encrypted e-mail and PIM data push
    • End-to-end encrypted over-the-air synchronization of personal contacts, calendar and tasks based on the ActiveSync protocol
    • End-to-end encrypted over-the-air synchronization of the global address book based on the ActiveSync protocol
    • Real push email and PIM without requiring Microsoft Exchange
    • Transparent account management direct on mobile device
    • Single-Sign-On (SSO) management
    • Real push on Blackberry without requiring expensive BES Server licenses (3rd party client software required)
    • Blackberry (PIM) and Android clients for Exchange Active Sync generally supported (3rd party software can be purchased separately from client vendor e.g. AstraSync)

    For more information, please visit

    Feature and benefits of Open-Xchange v. 6.12

    New Concept: Social OX

    • Publication of InfoStore folders (Beta)
    • Subscribe to Facebookę and Google Mailę
    • User can change publication templates (Beta)
    • Crawler for subscriptions are configurable by Administrators (Beta)
    • Improved team view
    • Creating of appointments within the team view
    • Improved view of working time within team view
    • Period time of team view is changeable
    • Information hover for the team view

    Various new Features

    • Save e-mails as .eml on hard disk
    • Export of contacts from private- and public folders
    • Import of contacts and appointments to all folders
    • Added restrictions to contact search
    • New default confirmation status settings

    Shipped packages and version:

    Open-Xchange Server 6
    Version: v6.12.0-Rev3 (2009-09-14)
    Integration Version: 1.0.0-187
    The build number is the same for the groupware server and the groupware GUI. When reporting bugs, please make sure to include this build number in your bug report. The build number can be found in the About dialog of the Univention Directory Manager

    Univention Corporate Server
    Version: 2.2-2-sec3
    The build number can be found in the About dialog of the Univention Directory Manager.

    Complete Release Notes: http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6...5_20091007.pdf

    Installation instructions:

    • Working internet connection
    • The update can be applied to all OXAE releases
    • Please enter your username/password first under the component called* "OX" and activate it.
    • The update requires a reboot

    Installation steps for the Update 5

    • Click on "Online Updates"
    • In the online-updates module of UMC, under Release information, click on* check for updates
    • Click on "Install this update"
    • Under Security updates, click on "Check for updates"
    • Click on "Install this update"
    • Under OX component, click on "Check for updates"
    • Click on "Install this update"
    • Reboot

    Installation steps for OXtender for Business Mobility (optional)

    If you have purchased the new OXtender for Business Mobility on
    you can install and configure the new OXtender with the following steps:

    • Please log out users before installation, as the groupware will be restarted.
    • Enter your username/password under the component "oxmobility" in UMC|Online Updates
    • Apply and Click on "Check for updates" (to refresh the packages list).
    • Start the UMC Packet Management to install the module
    • Enter "univention-ox-usm" into the Pattern field
    • Click on search
    • Click on package to install

    After installation an extra check box will appear in UDM under "User settings" where you can switch on mobility access for individual users.
    Last edited by Karl-Heinz Grasser; 02-02-2010 at 11:38 AM.


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