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Introducing Simple Signup: you can now get started with Nextcloud in 2 steps!
At the Nextcloud Conference today we announced an exciting new program: Simple Signup! With privacy an ever-growing concern, many people have been looking to move away from centralized cloud services. However, technical complexity is a major barrier to liberating your data. Simple Signup makes the process to get your own … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud 14 RC1 announced with Video Verification and Signal/Telegram 2FA support, Improved Collaboration and GDPR compliance
Today, during his opening address at the Nextcloud Conference, Frank Karlitschek announced Nextcloud 14. We have currently our first release candidate available and expect to release the final version in September. Nextcloud 14 comes with many improvements you will feel in your day to day workflow! That includes security improvements … Continued Read more.
Changes for developers in Nextcloud 14, beta 4 ready for testing
For developers, Nextcloud 14 introduces a series of changes that will impact their apps. Many have already been updated and we’re working with community members to update the over 120 apps on our app store. Besides changes and removal of old API elements, there are of course also new capabilities … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud 14 will introduce Swiftv3 support, improved system management and more
With the betas already coming every week, many users have checked out Nextcloud 14, both to help test and, of course, curious to see what is coming. In this post we’d like to highlight a few cool things and hint in screenshots and video at some others! This is, of … Continued Read more.
Keeping data secure at a globally distributed organization: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is the most influential political think-tank in Germany. The organization of over 1000 employees has 16 offices in Germany and a further 107 abroad. Working with politically sensitive data in countries where individual freedoms are often under attack requires the highest security and privacy standards, which led … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud 14 beta 3 is here: time for testing and a chance to win a t-shirt!
We are working hard on stabilizing Nextcloud 14 for a release and it is time to get involved! Our third beta has appeared on our servers and you can use our famously easy updater to get it on your server and give it a try, or grab it from our … Continued Read more.
Fighting Ransomware with Guided Undo: Nextcloud in research protecting users
August 2017, Nextcloud announced a Ransomware Protection app, designed to warn Nextcloud users of possible infection by Ransomware on their desktop. Some weeks ago, researchers at the German University of Konstanz, released a research paper describing a different approach and a Nextcloud app is now available based on this research. … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud 13.0.5 and 12.0.10 secure and stabilize your server
Today we make available maintenance releases for Nextcloud 13 and 12, improving the stability, security and reliability of your server. We restrict minor updates to bug fixes and minor, non-intrusive improvements because both home and enterprise users need to know that these upgrades are safe and reliable. Customers can rely … Continued Read more.
Recent Nextcloud Anti-virus app updates
An often overlooked app is the Anti-virus app for Nextcloud. It allows admins to run all files that are uploaded through the ClamAV antivirus scanner. Some recent improvements decrease the overhead this caused on the server, providing an opportunity to cover the app and its roadmap! Introducing the anti-virus app … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud Talk: Android 2.1 app is out!
Last month, we announced that Chat has come to all platforms supported by Nextcloud Talk. Today, the Android app makes another step forward with a strong focus on improving the user experience. Key changes are configurable ringtones, emoji support and improved proximity sensor handling. Changelog The main changes are: Ability … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud Deck delivers: file attachments, checkboxes and export
Nextcloud’s Kanban app Deck today delivered major new features with a new version, including attachment and checkbox support. The last release had well over 30.000 downloads so there are perhaps hundreds of thousands of users managing projects with Deck already and they’ll be glad to see this update come along. … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud Conference 2018: Contributor Travel Support Program!
In six weeks, the Nextcloud Conference 2018 kicks off in Berlin. During a full week, Nextcloud contributors get together to code, write Nextcloud apps, improve design, plan new features and hang out together. And on the weekend of August 25 and 26, a program with keynotes, talks and workshops welcomes … Continued Read more.
Get the most out of Nextcloud at our Enterprise Day
One day after the Nextcloud Conference program with talks and workshops for contributors and developers ends, Nextcloud GmbH is organizing an Enterprise Day at the Park Inn at Berlin Alexanderplatz. Taking place Monday August 27, this event provides IT professionals like project managers and decision makers the opportunity to define … Continued Read more.
Help test the next generation Nextcloud Desktop Clients!
Over the past months, the Nextcloud desktop team has been working hard to integrate End-to-end Encryption as well as a number of other improvements in the Nextcloud desktop client. To facilitate testing, we’ve set up daily builds for Windows, Linux and Mac and we’d like to encourage you all to … Continued Read more.
Integrating Nextcloud in your Active Directory domain with UCS
A lot of small businesses run a Microsoft Windows server with Active Directory to manage their users. Nextcloud has extensive user management with built-in LDAP and Active Directory support, but setting it up is a bit of a hassle. Univention Corporate Server (UCS), a popular platform to run Nextcloud on … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud pushes forward Open Cloud Mesh API with proposal for 1.0 release
Nextcloud founders Frank Karlitschek and Bjoern Schießle invented the Federated Cloud Sharing API when still at ownCloud, and pushed the solution as a collaboratively developed standard under the Open Cloud Mesh initiative of the GÉANT Association, a European collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education. Nextcloud formally joined … Continued Read more.
Running Nextcloud, Arm server can provide 40% performance per dollar uplift
Arm is a relatively new player in the server market. One implementation using their IP is the Cavium ThunderX, a system designed for massive parallel applications. This Arm based hardware is available on bare-metal cloud providers like Packet which is what we used to assess the performance running Nextcloud. Nextcloud, … Continued Read more.
Case Study: North-West University in South Africa using Nextcloud and Collabora
North-West University features three locations, with the furthest over 200Km away from Potchefstroom where IT maintains their servers in two data centers. In October 2017, the university introduced a successor to the once-innovative network drive: a modern collaboration platform consisting of Nextcloud and Collabora Online. Today we publish a case … Continued Read more.

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