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App Store Updates
There are and have been a number of changes coming to the Nextcloud App Store and we’d like to cover them in this blog! They are not yet all deployed but they should come soon. Category and release updates The Auth category has been superseded by the security category. Your … Continued Read more.
UK Government to fine for inadequate cyber security
The Guardian reported yesterday on a new legal threat for firms in the United Kingdom: huge fines for cyber security failures. Why would the government decide to add insult to injury? The goal is to force companies to get their act together. Increasing pressure We reported earlier on the rise … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud presents Ransomware Protection app
As we blogged before, ransomwares cost consumers and businesses huge amounts of money. For 2016, the total cost is estimated to be $1 billion globally but WannaCry and its successor Petya do more than hitting headlines. One company, Reckitt Benckiser, known for Dettol cleaning products, Nurofen tablets, Durex condoms and … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud 12.0.1 is here
After over 2 months of hard work, we finally release a new set of updates to Nextcloud 10, 11 and 12. These bring a large number of fixes with over 120 improvements in Nextcloud 12 and several dozen in Nextcloud 10 and 11. We want to thank the almost 100 … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud, Moodle and 4 other partners announce Education Edition
Today we are very proud to officially announce the Nextcloud Education Edition, developed in collaboration with Moodle, DeiC, regio iT, the TU Berlin and Univention. Let me first introduce these partners to you! Moodle is the popular learning platform used at countless universities around the globe (more than 80 million … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud box updates: Raspberry Pi 3, Nextcloud 12 and looking for a new provider
The Nextcloud box is almost one year old now, so it is time for some updates! Today we announce that Raspberry Pi3 compatible images are available on our download server, giving users the option to go for hardware which offers a significant performance improvement. On top of that, by the … Continued Read more.
The capital of Albania moves to Nextcloud
The EU Commission’s website ‘Joinup’, covering interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens, shared the news that the capital and largest municipality of Albania has migrated to Nextcloud, providing enterprise file sync & share and collaboration capabilities to over 600 employees. According to the article, the IT department sees … Continued Read more.
TU Berlin halves database load by migrating 22K users to Nextcloud
Last week, we announced that 9 German education and research organizations moved from ownCloud to Nextcloud together with the TU Berlin. Today we’ve published a case study on our website which details the migration of the TU Berlin and the results achieved, including 50% lower base and 38% lower peak … Continued Read more.
Focus Friday during the Nextcloud Conference
The Nextcloud conference will feature its usual schedule of talks, workshops, and intensive coding sessions. But on Friday, we have a special focus on the use of Nextcloud in large deployments at universities, large enterprises, hosting providers and others. A large number of customers and partners is working with Nextcloud … Continued Read more.
9 German Educational and Research institutions move to Nextcloud as part of TU Berlin migration, more coming
In May of this year, the Technische Universität Berlin migrated from ownCloud to Nextcloud. tubIT, the IT-Service-Center of the TU Berlin, began providing a cloud storage/sync and share service in May 2012, making it one of the first big universities providing a self-hosted, private cloud. The TU Berlin has continued … Continued Read more.
Use Collabora Online with Nextcloud directly in Univention App Center
As we strive to provide a private cloud for everyone, we have been partnering with Univention for some time now so that people can set up their Nextcloud instance in a matter of minutes. We are happy to announce that Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the … Continued Read more.
Secure Outlook add-in is now available for testing in free-as-in-beer version
Last month, we announced the 2.0 version of our Outlook Add-in including branding options, high DPI support and guidance for first-time users as major features. Right now, our Add-in is only available to enterprise users. We realize this leaves out home users and small enterprises. Nextcloud strives to provide private cloud … Continued Read more.
Tristan Nitot talks about Clouds and the future of privacy
Today, we’re happy to introduce the Nextcloud community to Tristan Nitot, keynote speaker of the Nextcloud Conference! Mozilla Europe co-founder and former President, current Cozy Cloud Chief Product Officer, Tristan Nitot has been a privacy activist for years now and wrote a book about data, privacy, and surveillance last year. … Continued Read more.
How to pick the right Nextcloud releases channel?
Nextcloud covers a wide range of usages, but everybody is different and has different needs. While enterprises prefer to use very stable versions, techies at home like to try our brand new capabilities, and community members are willing to help test the last beta version. For this reason, we provide … Continued Read more.
New version of Groupfolders App is coming
Nextcloud is focused on secure sharing between members of an organization, and there are many ways in which individuals and organizations share. Shares in Nextcloud have always been individually owned, that is – a user shares a file or folder with others and as long as the others don’t deny … Continued Read more.
Circles 0.11.0 is out!
With Nextcloud 12, we introduced a new app: Circles. Circles enables users to create, manage, join and leave their own groups. Until Nextcloud 11, users could share with groups but groups were managed by Nextcloud administrators. So, each time you needed to join or create a group, you had to … Continued Read more.
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The Rise of Ransomware
It looks like 2017 truly is becoming the year ransomware went global. Ransomware appeared in 1989 but it was the rise of the internet that really enabled it, while anonymous payment systems like Bitcoin and vulnerability leaks from secret services gave it the final push. The goal of ransomware is … Continued Read more.
Connect your web app to Nextcloud with WebDAV-fs
Post by Perry Mitchell, developer While building Buttercup password manager, I was constantly looking for a suitable method to allow me to store my archive files so that they would be accessible on each device that I use. As I was already using free, self-hosted cloud storage options like … Continued Read more.

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