Dear EGroupware users and prospects,
In our working world as a software-company we have little direct customer contact - in other sectors it is quite different. Therefore, we want to do our part in this difficult time and support you in the best possible way.
Videoconferences via Jitsi server - GDPR compliant
Public Jitsi server jitsi.egroupware.net as a sponoring until end of June 2020 by IONOS & EGroupware
To overcome the Corona crisis and to support home offices, IONOS and EGroupware GmbH are sponsoring a free Jitsi Server in Frankfurt for the next 3 months (until end of June 2020). This is DSGVO compliant and can be used for video conferences.
With the installation of this week’s EGroupware Maintenance Release, video conferences can be set up easily and free of charge between EGroupware users and contacts in the address book directly from EGroupware.
In the EGroupware Cloud this functionality is already available.
The service is independent of a Rocket.Chat installation (which can use it of course) and is available immediately and without further configuration in the EGroupware.
Further information about the implementation in the EGroupware can be found on our website. Perhaps also interesting is Heise’s article (german only) or the news from jitsi.org about the new features for jitsi video conferences.
Additional functions of the actual Maintenance Release (19.1.20200409) to support home office
#CoronaVirus #StayAtHome #HomeOffice
Free Video Calls through an IONOS and EGroupware GmbH sponsored Jitsi server in Frankfurt/Germany
Extension of the test phase in the EGroupware Cloud to 2 months, if necessary even longer - just contact us
EGroupware customers who do not yet use our Smart Working and Home Office functions can test them until the end of June: Collabora Online Office, Rocket.Chat and Jitsi at no additional cost
Status app: Integrated Jitsi video conferencing into Status app by simple double-click on avatar
Addressbook: direct video calls to logged in users and scheduling conferences to contacts
Calendar: Allows you to schedule a video conference via Jitsi, automatic alarm 5 minutes before the start with button to join the conference. Alternatively, there is a new context menu action to join the conference.
Filemanager: Gives for example schools the possibility to make homework available and collect it again by sharing a folder (new share type HiddenUpload). Homework is uploaded to a “hidden folder” and is therefore not visible to students or parents, but to the college.
Guacamole: make windows PCs in office available through EGroupware from the outside
OpenIDConnect: added id_token to implicit flow and /jwks endpoint to support eg. Guacamole
OpenIDConnect/OAuth: manage access and display OAuth apps inside EGroupware
EPL Features: Allow to specify the IP range as second factor in Admin >> EPL Features >> Site Configuration. This allows an administrator to specify that in the office network it is sufficient to enter the password, but in the home office or while traveling a second factor must be entered.
We would like to draw your attention to the recording of the webinar “Smart Working with new features” (german language only). We plan an english webinar to show the new features within the next 2 weeks. Date and time will be announced after eastern.
Detailed information about new features in our EGroupware Maintenance Releases can be found in our forum. If you are not registered there yet, it is worth it! We will also announce the planned EGroupware round table soon, it should give you the opportunity to talk about topics that concern you.
If you have any questions about EGroupware, please feel free to contact our team at any time!
Of course we also support you with updates to EGroupware 19.1 or with the setup of the new functionalities, especially in your own installation. A report about the installation and use of Guacamole at some customers we will create shortly and inform you about our newsletter.
Stay healthy, your EGroupware Team from Kaiserslautern
Birgit Becker and Ralf Becker
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