ownCloud X marks a new ownCloud generation with a strong focus on security, performance and productivity. Based on discussions with end users, admins and business owners we are improving ownCloud – now with:
We have implemented several new security features. File integrity checks prevent data losses. The ability to split app logs and owncloud.log makes it easier to locate errors and to develop apps. Our improved user management gives you better options on keeping control over your data, Furthermore it is now possible for admins to directly disable and enable users via a checkbox in the user management panel and also disable the „Local“ storage type to prevent possible data leakage.
Several new features are also making collaboration with your users easier; you can now create guest accounts and custom groups to arrange teams as you need them, and multiple link sharing (with different passwords and expiry dates, for example) to further specify who you want to know what.
This is making ownCloud a powerful tool for teamwork in any environment, for a family sharing the pictures of the last holidays, for a small startup, a medium business, or an global organization. Paired with months of software hardening, countless bugfixes the release of ownCloud X sets a new benchmark when it comes to secure file sync and share. The ownCloud Developers are proud of this release.
One of the key aspects of ownCloud X is the seamless integration into existing IT-infrastructures. We improved the performance of ownCloud in all of the key areas, especially at the database. By providing a central user table the performance-heavy queries are significantly reduced. But on top of that we are now supporting PHP 7.1 and Redis clusters and a reworked upgrading process that, starting with ownCloud X allows to skip major software versions, the ownCloud X experience will hold up even in the most sophisticated IT-environments.
On top of that, ownCloud is on the next step to become a more diverse platform with infinite possibilities; we are introducing our new marketplace! With it you can develop apps and use the apps created by other ownCloud developers, sell your service and deploy your integration solution. This further extends the possibilities of the ownCloud platform. For a full explanation of how the marketplace is a big step for extending the ownCloud Platform please take a look here.
These are the biggest steps forward – for the details, what exactly has changed, look at our changelog.
Take the opportunity and install ownCloud X now! Become independent and take back control over your data!
You want to become a part of ownCloud X? Join the ownCloud X Launch event on May 23 in Cologne. Call for Papers is open now. Get involved and submit your presentation at firstname.lastname@example.org !
All information can also be found here: https://owncloud.com/de/lp/owncloud-x/#CallforPapers
Disclaimer: for production systems we recommend to wait for the first update release. it is to be expected in about 4 weeks.