With the major release of UCS 5.0 over a year ago, Univention took an important step towards modernising Univention Corporate Server. Important milestones were the new design and improved user experience through the integration of the Management Console into the UCS Portal, the expansion of the Univention App Center and the upgrade to Debian ‘Buster’ and Python 3. This blog article takes a look at the developments of the past 12 months and the apps that have been released for UCS 5 …
The first point release of UCS 5.0 brings further important features and rounds off the major release from May 2021. The announced Light Theme is now available as an alternative for the user interface. There were improvements in the UCS Portal and App Center, and a number of other apps are now available for UCS 5.0.
The fifth major release of Univention Corporate Server is ready and available for download. UCS 5.0 contains new features, has a fresh look, comes with several improvements and bug fixes. The new version also uses a new core: UCS 5.0 is based on Debian 10 (‘Buster’) and Python 3.
With the first release candidate (RC), Univention are announcing the finalisation phase for the major release of Univention Corporate Server, UCS 5.0. They will be concentrating on stabilising the features implemented up to this point. Compared to the beta version of UCS 5, which was published in December, they have been able to achieve many improvements, in particular in the web interface of the UCS portal, the management console and the Univention App Center.
The variety of existing Open Source projects makes it easy to add new features to a modular product like UCS. The basic requirements for many things already exist and there are positive experiences with those software projects. At Univention, we pursue the goal of making these functions available to our users. In addition, we want to maintain the integration with our core components. This maintenance is definitely the larger part of the work, which is very noticeable during upgrades. One goal of …
The district of Harz as a school authority recognized early, that a school has different needs to the public administration. Therefore the school IT is separated from the IT structure of the administrative district. Their structures enable them to remain flexible and to respond to the individual needs of the schools. A special school needs other applications and end devices than a grammar school. Nevertheless, both systems must be manageable and functional.
Our film tutorial explains how administrators can use the Univention Domain Join Assistant to integrate Ubuntu machines into a UCS domain without any further manual configuration effort:
Not only since the discussions about the GDPR last year, security and data protection have returned to the attention of both companies and users. Following the trend to move as much as possible to the cloud, there are now again conflicting approaches: The “unclouding”, that is the return from the cloud to on-premise solutions on the one hand or the operation of own systems in IaaS environments (Infrastructure as a Service) on the other.
UCS 4.4 is out now with a focus on new features, higher security and ease of administration. With the application “Admin Diary”, UCS now supports administrators in making administrative activities traceable. For higher security, password policies can be defined more strictly and flexibly. UCS 4.4 has also added support for trusts, which enables the integration of services operated in Microsoft domains. Users can now enjoy an enhanced Self Service that eliminates the need for numerous admin …
iPads in schools The digitisation in schools that are equipped with UCS@school continues to progress rapidly. Many school authorities and federal states are providing schools with mobile terminals for use in the classroom. Apple’s iPads in particular are in demand. The devices are robust, easy to use and affordable. They are also equipped with a large number of special apps for digital education.