Introducing: ownCloud X

Who do you trust with your data – your country? Any other state? Your boss, your IT department? Your husband? Google or Dropbox? And why don’t they trust you that you are able to choose yourself, who you trust with your data? Cross them – with ownCloud X. ownCloud X marks a new ownCloud generation […]

Who do you trust with your data – your country? Any other state? Your boss, your IT department? Your husband? Google or Dropbox? And why don’t they trust you that you are able to choose yourself, who you trust with your data? Cross them – with ownCloud X.

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:

Extended Security

We have implemented several new security features. File integrity checks prevent data losses while up- and downloading via verification of the integrity of up- and downloaded files by comparing their unique checksums. The ability to split app logs and owncloud.log make finding errors easier. Also user management gives you better options on keeping control over your data, next to regular maintenance and security updates after business standards.

Extended Collaboration

Several new features are also making collaboration with your friends 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 small startup, for activists, for a family sharing the pictures of the last holidays, for your clique to make plans about the future.

Extended Performance

We improved the performance of ownCloud in all of the key areas, especially at the database. By providing a central user table for everything the performance-heavy queries are significantly reduced. But on top of that we are now supporting PHP 7.1 and Redis clusters.

Extended Marketplace

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 users, which further extend the usage possibilities of ownCloud. For a full explanation of how the marketplace is a big step towards ownCloud replacing the googleverse, 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 events@owncloud.com !

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.

The reworked settings page, one of more than 200 new features and improvements.

The reworked settings page, one of more than 200 new features and improvements.