|OX App Suite||Open-Xchange Server 6|
|OX App Suite||OX Web Edition||OX Community Edition||OX Server Edition||OX Hosting 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 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 offers a Community Edition for free download and full functional evaluation versions of all supported Open-Xchange products.||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 Hosting Edition is a multi-tier, small footprint solution that integrates seamlessly into software service providers’ architectures enabling delivery of a Smart Collaboration™ SaaS|
|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 Web Edition is designed for medium organizations, educational institutions and public administrations that are looking for a customizable communication solution||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.||Open-Xchange Server 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)|
|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|
|Multi tenant capability||
Depending on infrastructure and backend
Depending on infrastructure and backend
|Additional software and functionality||Availability is based on contract:
OX Sync (Active Sync, CalDAV, CardDAV, OX Sync App)
OX Drive App
OX Mail App
eM Client for OX App Suite
|OX Sync (CalDAV; CardDAV)||No additional software available||OX Sync (Active Sync, CalDAV, CardDAV)|| All additional software for OX 6 are supported|
(based on individual custom packaging)
The Open-Xchange software requirements page provides an overview about the supported components at the OX User Front-End, Connector for Business Mobility, OX Documents, etc.. This overview makes no claim to be complete.
To download and install the software, please use the following Installation Guides:
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.
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:
A complete guide of necessary tasks with a hardware and setup recommendation for different Open-Xchange Hosting environments:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 enables to securely manage emails, contacts, calendar and tasks always synchronized with Open-Xchange – Based on Microsoft Exchange Active Sync (EAS) standard.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.