[oxse-announce] Open-Xchange releases OX App Suite v7.10.0, OX Documents v7.10.0 and OX Guard v2.10.0

Open-Xchange Server Edition Maintenance Announcements oxse-announce at open-xchange.com
Wed Jul 4 14:57:48 CEST 2018

Dear Open-Xchange Customers and Partners,

Open-Xchange is pleased to announce the release of OX App Suite v7.10.0, OX Documents v7.10.0 and OX Guard v2.10.0.

As always, Open-Xchange has worked hard to improve the usability and functionality of its products, and this release is no exception. In addition to new features and functionality this release includes usability updates based on ongoing usability testing.

OX App Suite v7.10.0

OX App Suite is a modular platform designed for Telco’s, Hosters, and other Service Providers and delivers a wide range of cloud-based services. These include email, file sharing, collaborative document editing, document management, time management, cloud storage and metrics for monitoring end-user behavior. Enhancements to the OX App Suite platform in this release include:

- New app launcher and top bar design
- New window handling
- Next generation calendar
- Granular scheduling
- Vacation notice and attachment reminder
- Updated context menu
- Restoring deleted files and folders
- Add files to favorites
- Security improvements

OX Documents v7.10.0

For service providers looking to attract customers, OX Documents is the perfect hook. Fully integrated into OX App Suite, OX Documents now includes the following new features:

- Better preview of spreadsheets
- Do more with images: cropping
- Create better documents
- Context Menu for Cut, Copy & Paste
- Improved performance

OX Guard v2.10.0 for OX App Suite v7.10.0

With this new release, Open-Xchange integrates OX Guard even more closely with OX App Suite, particularly when composing and reading emails. Enhancements to the OX Guard platform in this release include:

- Updated web interface for external users
- Share encrypted files

What’s New in General and Feature Overviews

Open-Xchange now provides more detailed overviews and Feature Overview documents relating to new product releases. These can be found at https://www.open-xchange.com/portfolio/whats-new/

General Information – Please Note

- Open-Xchange encourages administrators to regularly update to the latest available release. To ensure a stable and up to date environment please note the different versions supported. An overview of the latest supported Major, Minor and Public Patch Releases can be found in the Knowledgebase at: http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Version_Support_Committment

- OX App Suite v7.10.0 introduces significant changes regarding the underlying MySQL database system that require special attention in case of upgrades from former versions. Please read http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:7_10_Database_Migration carefully to familiarize with the details, implications and our proposed upgrade path.

- OX App Suite v7.10.0 brings a major renovation of the Calendar module - the internal calendaring and scheduling logic is rewritten from scratch to be more aligned with the commonly used iCalendar model in the future. More details and an overview of API’s, migration, etc. can be found at: https://documentation.open-xchange.com/7.10.0/middleware/components/calendar.html 

- As a result of customer feedback Open-Xchange will extend active support commitments for official releases. With the OX App Suite v7.10.0 release the following support commitments will apply. 
A Major Release cycle (e.g. v7.8.x) will be supported 12 Months after First Customer Shipment (FCS) of the following Major Release. This means, OX App Suite v7.8.4 will be officially supported until July 2019. Within a Major Release cycle support is always available for the most recent Minor Release. To allow sufficient time for the update, Open-Xchange will now support the last Minor Release for 3 months in parallel to the most recent Minor Release. (Calculated from the First Customer Shipment (FCS) of the most recent Minor Release). More details and an overview of the versions currently supported can be found at: http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Version_Support_Committment

- Please note: to ensure a stable and up to date environment, starting with OX App Suite v7.10.0, Open-Xchange supports Debian Stretch (Debian 9). For details of all supported platforms and databases please refer to the requirements page at: http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:OX_System_Requirements

- In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange discontinues maintenance and support for Connector for Microsoft Outlook, Open-Xchange Updater (with all components inside) with the major release of OX App Suite v7.10.0.

Shipped packages and versions

- Open-Xchange App Suite / OX 6 Middleware (backend) v7.10.0-rev10
- Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.0-rev10
- Open-Xchange Documents v7.10.0-rev8
- Open-Xchange Documents Frontend v7.10.0-rev8
- Open-Xchange Readerengine v7.10.0-rev4
- Open-Xchange Documentconverter v7.10.0-rev8
- Open-Xchange Documentconverter API v7.10.0-rev7
- Open-Xchange Imageconverter v7.10.0-rev7
- Open-Xchange USM v7.10.0-rev6
- Open-Xchange EAS v7.10.0-rev6
- Open-Xchange Drive Restricted v7.10.0-rev3
- Open-Xchange Dovecot Anti-Abuse Shield Connector v1.0.2-rev1
- Open-Xchange Mobile API Facade v1.2.0-rev1
- Open-Xchange Guard v2.10.0-rev7

Complete Release Notes 

- Open-Xchange App Suite / OX 6 Middleware v7.10.0:

- OX Guard v2.10.0 for OX App Suite v7.10.0:

Download and Installation

For details of how to install and update OX App Suite, please refer to the instructions provided at:

For details of how to install and update OX Documents, please refer to the instructions provided at:

For details of how to install and update OX Guard, please refer to the instructions provided at:

Best regards,
Your Open-Xchange Team

Open-Xchange AG, Rollnerstr. 14, 90408 Nuremberg, District Court Nuremberg HRB 24738
Managing Board: Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Carsten Dirks, Michael Knapstein, Stephan Martin 
Chairman of the Board: Richard Seibt

European Office: 
Open-Xchange GmbH, Olper Huette 5f, D-57462 Olpe, Germany, District Court Siegen, HRB 8718 
Managing Directors: Frank Hoberg

US Office: 
Open-Xchange. Inc., 530 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA 

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