Open-Xchange Server 6

Product Overview

  OX App Suite Open-Xchange Server 6
  OX App Suite OX Server Edition OX Web Edition OX Hosting Edition OX Community Edition
           
Description Need to revitalize business growth and increase your competitive advantage? OX App Suite integrates smoothly into existing infrastructures and massively scales across multi-tenant architectures securely and reliably. Offer your users a seamless messaging experience to deliver branded, app-economy services and take back the user experience. German engineered and designed for a mobile world, OX App Suite uses open API's to deliver device independent access to email and messaging, social collaboration and digital media via a rich web-based interface. Through a modular App-based portal, HTML5 interoperability gives providers a new basis to up-sell and cross-sell white-labeled services and mobile applications. Open-Xchange Server Edition is a multi-tier, small footprint solution that integrates seamlessly into customers architectures enabling smooth start of operation based on flexible services. The Open-Xchange Server Edition provides all relevant additional software. Open-Xchange Web Edition is a multi-tier, small footprint solution that integrates seamlessly into customers architectures enabling smooth start of operation based on flexible services. The Open-Xchange Web Edition provides Web Access and Mobile Web Interface Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is a multi-tier, small footprint solution that integrates seamlessly into software service providers’ architectures enabling delivery of a Smart Collaboration™ SaaS Open-Xchange offers a Community Edition for free download and full functional evaluation versions of all supported Open-Xchange products.
Target Customer not exclusive) Open-Xchange´s software code can be used to set up an on-premise installation in educational institutions, public sector organizations and SME’s to deliver a cloud service currently used by over 60 million users. It gives the freedom to move data between providers or from a hosted solution into an on-premise installation. Open-Xchange Server Edition is designed for medium organizations, educational institutions and public administrations that are looking for a customizable communication solution Open-Xchange Web Edition is designed for medium organizations, educational institutions and public administrations that are looking for a customizable communication solution Organizations that want to provide an email and collaboration solution to their customers (Software as a Service) Open-Xchange Community Edition is free for non-commercial use (Open-Xchange does not allow reselling and redistribution as on-premises and SaaS). Open-Xchange Server software is licensed under GPLv2. The Open-Xchange web-based user front end is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Generic License. Please note: Open-Xchange is not offering support, certified updates or OXtender for the Community Edition.
Key Features (above email, calendar, contacts, tasks, document management) Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable
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Check.gifConnector 2 for Microsoft Outlook
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Check.gifOX Notifier
Check.gifWebDAV for accessing OX Drive (formally OX Files)
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Check.gifOX Notifier
Check.gifWebDAV for accessing InfoStore
Check.gifCalDAV for native Address Books
Check.gifCardDAV for native Calendars
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Check.gifWebDAV for accessing InfoStore
Check.gifCalDAV for native Address Books
Check.gifCardDAV for native Calendars
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(based on individual custom packaging)
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Requirements - Open-Xchange supported components overview

The Open-Xchange software requirements page provides an overview about the supported components at the OX User Front-End, Connector for Microsoft Outlook, Connector for Business Mobility and OX Notifier. This overview makes no claim to be complete.

Versioning and Numbering of Open-Xchange Products

Open-Xchange Versioning and Numbering

Open-Xchange Version Support Commitment

Available Languages for Open-Xchange Server 6

Open-Xchange Server Translations for Open-Xchange Server 6

Quick Installation Guide Open-Xchange 6

To download and install the software, please use the following Installation Guides:

Installing the latest Updates 6.20.x and 6.22

To get in favor of the latest minor features and bugfixes, you need to have a valid license. The article Updating Open-Xchange Server packages packages explains how that can be done.

Update Guide from 6.20.7 to 6.22

The execution of changes is mostly automated, but administrators will need to make some manual changes. Open-Xchange has provided a special Update Page with all necessary information.

Please note that the update to v6.22 is only supported from an installed version 6.20.7 or later. If you have an earlier version of Open-Xchange Server 6 installed, please update to the latest release of v6.20 before attempting an update to v6.22.

There is also a complete overview document to assist you in making a successful update to this new major version:

Parallel Setup of OX App Suite UI and OX 6 UI

Hosting Edition deployment tutorials

A complete guide of necessary tasks with a hardware and setup recommendation for different Open-Xchange Hosting environments:

Upsell functionality

The Open-xchange Upsell packages provide the ability to show advertisements to an Open-Xchange user who is using a free of charge package like "Webmail" or "PIM". It gives hosting companies the possibility to take advantage of selling premium OX services (Mobility OXtender etc.) via "in app" technology.

Upsell Layer installation and configuration
OX Permission Level Matrix

Reporting Tool (Mandatory for Maintenance)

To receive maintenance in the future, the installation of the Open-Xchange Reporting Tool is mandatory. It documents the current state of your system installation. Furthermore, the tool runs a validity check for your current maintenance. Based on the reported detail information Open-Xchange will be able to improve its own support and maintenance offerings for you. This article explains how that can be done:

OXtender 2 for Microsoft Outlook

The Open-Xchange OXtender 2 for Microsoft Outlook® lets users keep their familiar Outlook client when their organization moves to Open-Xchange Server. Users feel right at home working with their Outlook interface while in the background the OXtender synchronizes E-Mails, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks, along with Public, Shared and System Folders. Real-time synchronization enables fast response times, so teams can work as efficiently as possible.

Open-Xchange Notifier

OX Notifier informs the user about the current status of E-Mails and appointments without having to display the user interface or another client like Outlook. Additional the new tool will provide the possibility to mount the personal InfoStore directly at the OX Notifier settings.

Microsoft Outlook® Uploader

Open-Xchange provides Open-Xchange Microsoft Outlook® Uploader (short: OXUploader), a migration tool to export data from Microsoft Outlook® or from a Microsoft Exchange Server® to the Open-Xchange Server.

OXtender for Business Mobility (ActiveSync)

OXtender for Business Mobility enables to securely manage emails, contacts, calendar and tasks always synchronized with Open-Xchange – Based on Microsoft Exchange Active Sync (EAS) standard.

Client Updater (OXtender for MS Outlook)

The Open-Xchange Updater is a software tool by Open-Xchange that installs the latest version of Open-Xchange client software on computers running Windows. The Updater automatically informs users of new updates of e.g. the Open-Xchange OXtender for Microsoft Outlook.

Open-Xchange Calendar synchronization with CalDAV

Integration with Mac OS X, iOS and Thunderbird Lightning makes Open-Xchange appointments available to end users through their native applications. The synchronization protocols are available for Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Hosting Edition.

Open-Xchange Contact synchronization with CardDAV

Integration with Mac OS X and iOS makes Open-Xchange contacts available to end users through their native applications. The synchronization protocols are available for Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Hosting Edition.

Open-Xchange Mobile Web Interface

Open-Xchange Mobile Web Interface, which lets you access data from Open-Xchange Server 6 with your smartphone running a webkit based browser like the iPhone or Android devices. Open-Xchange Mobile Web Interface offers online and offline access to appointments, contacts and mails on the road using your smartphone.

OXtender for cPanel

Integration of Open-Xchange with cPanel makes deployment and billing of Open-Xchange simple for service providers. Web hosters can offer Open-Xchange to their shared-hosting customers as well as to users of Virtual Private Servers - just by installing a software package together with cPanel.

Installation Requirements/Information

Manuals Open-Xchange Server 6

Hosting Edition / Server Edition (HE/SE)

  • Installation, Administration and Provisioning of users and groups
    (English)

User Guide & Quick Guide

Server Edition for Univention Corporate Server (SE for UCS)

OXtender for Business Mobility

OXtender 2 for MS Outlook

Client Updater

Mobile Web Interface

Parallels Integration

Troubleshooting

Documentation and Examples

OXtender 2 for Microsoft Outlook

Whitepapers

Overview

Branding

UI Customization and Examples

Groupware Server customization

Programming Interfaces

  • The HTTP API is used by the Open-Xchange GUI and various 3rd party applications. It consists mainly of messages in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) sent over HTTP.
  • Provisioning API to access the Open-Xchange Admin Daemon
    • The RMI API is used for data provisioning of Contexts, Users, Groups and Resources as well as for configuring Databases, Filestores and OX Servers. It is currently split into two parts,
    • The Open-Xchange CLT are shell scripts that simplify groupware and service administration
    • Create contexts/users with with Csv_import
    • Provisioning using SOAP
  • The Oxmapi is a windows library for programmers needed to communicate with the OX server
  • Open-Xchange Mail Abstraction Layer
  • The Plugin API for extending the GUI is described in two documents: an overview and the reference
  • UDPPush Open-Xchange PUSH Interface for Groupware Objects

Importing and exporting data

Configuration and Tweaks

Testing and QA

Translations

Installation based on source code

Open-Xchange Plugins

Open-Xchange is using the OSGi architecture to have maximum extensibility and flexibility. Many parts of Open-Xchange Server can be replaced by different OSGi components, which are called Bundles.

If you have further requests, this document describes the Open-Xchange feature prioritization process and the options for partners and customers to either feed feature requests into this process or to order custom feature implementations.

Community OXtender

OX LDAP Sync

Open-Xchange Munin integration