EGroupware 19.1

EGroupware version 19.1 is released and available for all users

Blogartikel about EGroupware 19.1

Among the new features are above all a messenger, functions to fulfill the GDPR, improved security through two-factor authentication and a clearer design of the user interface.

Open Source Communication: Rocket.Chat Messenger

Starting with EGroupware Version 19.1, the Messenger Rocket.Chat is available for all users. Rocket.Chat is your secure and easy-to-use messenger inside of EGroupware. It enables team chats as well as file sharing with colleagues and partners.

Rocket.Chat is – like EGroupware – open source software. The source code is available on GitHub.

GDPR easy to implement – professional data protection

Your own rules for personal Data:

With the new “Policy App” you create your own rules for single address books since EGroupware Version 19.1.

Which fields are mandatory? Who in the company is authorised to access which information? Who is allowed to read the private phone numbers of the contacts? The new policies manage all those regulations.

Useful detail: All rules can be printed.

The “Policy App” is a charged feature and only available as a part of the EGroupware EPL (Enterprise Line).

Admin Support for more data security
With the Admin Tool you can now track all changes at all EGroupware rights. A colleague changes the department and hence has access to different data? Why did a revision take place and who required it? In the new and extensive “Admin Documentation” all those facts are stored.

Groupware with optimised User Interface

Since Version 19.1 all EGroupware Apps have their own colour code. Coloured Icons and side menues facilitate the users orientation and show directly, in which app you currently are. Of course, it is still possible to use a monochrome theme.

The whole user interface of EGroupware 19.1 has a cleaner look which makes it easier to work with the groupware solution.

Furthermore, Version 19.1 supports avatars (users can add a photo or icon to their profile).

Two-factor authentication: even more data security

Two-factor authentication (also called two-factor authentication or “2FA”) refers to the proof of identity of the user by combining two different and, above all, independent components.

In the first step, the administrator can switch on two-factor authentication as an option or as mandatory.

Further options for EPL customers are planned here, for example switching on two-factor authentication outside the home network.

New Features in all Apps: Work more efficiently with EGroupware Version 19.1!

In the ticket system/helpdesk you can now edit ticket comments and add attachments to comments. This allows you to manage comments and attachments in chronological order.

In the File Manager application you can open documents directly in Collabora with the “Collabora Sharing Link” to edit them together with your team.

The new “Status App” now enables quick chats or emails with your colleagues by just one click – without any external chat programme.

Mail App: With EGroupware 19.1 it is possible to change the subject of mails (for example in your inbox).

New Editor: The new editor (TinyMCE) provides more security (by fully supporting the “Content Security Policy”) and furthermore offers technical and optical improvement to the users.

Synchronise Outlook everywhere

With the Outlook CalDAV-Synchronizer you can synchronise data from the address book and calendar between EGroupware and common Outlook versions.

You can find further information on installation variants such as those based on Univention Corporate Server on the EGroupware website in the section Technology.

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