Nextcloud Hub 7 strengthens platform with Unified Search, global out-of-office and phone integration

Post date

December 12, 2023


Jos Poortvliet

The latest release optimizes finding data across Nextcloud, introduces docker-based app deployment as part of the new app ecosystem, integrates Aleph Alpha in Nextcloud Assistant.

Berlin, December 12th – Nextcloud, the company behind the worlds’ most deployed on-premises content collaboration platform unveils Nextcloud Hub 7, setting a new standard for integrated productivity platforms and user experience. The latest release brings advanced cross-app search capabilities, platform-wide out-of-office functionality and extends the SIP integration to allow for dialing out to members in a video conference.

Organizations worldwide are increasingly recognizing the importance of secure and collaborative platforms to manage their data and communications effectively. Nextcloud Hub 7, as an open-source solution, provides organizations with a powerful tool that prioritizes privacy and data sovereignty.”

— Andy Scherzinger, Director Engineering at Nextcloud

Feature improvements include:

  • Unified Search provides a dedicated dialog with filter options to find emails, documents, chat messages, calendar appointments, contacts, and external data like GitHub tickets or even GIFs.
  • A cross-application out-of-office setting is reflected in chat, email, calendar and user status across Nextcloud.
  • Nextcloud Files was rewritten in Vue.js, delivering accessibility and interface improvements.
  • Photos can show iOS Live Photos, photo location, and camera settings.
  • App distribution and deployment is improved for Docker-based apps, with support for apps written in other languages – Go, Python or Rust, etc – along with an new app store overhaul.
  • Nextcloud AI Assistant introduces support for the German LLM Aleph Alpha, and usage of AI integrations can now be limited by administrators.
  • Nextcloud Talk introduces telephone dial-out to the existing dial-in capabilities, tracks video recording consent, and offers a “Note to self” chat.

With this release comes a tech preview of “Context Chat” for the Nextcloud Assistant, enabling a large language model (LLM) to answer questions about users’ own documents, chats and emails. This was developed in part thanks to the collaboration between Nextcloud and the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

This release underscores Nextcloud’s unwavering commitment to providing a secure, efficient, and integrated productivity platform.”

— Frank Karlitschek, CEO and founder of Nextcloud

Nextcloud Hub 7 is available today. The built-in updater will offer the new version over the coming weeks through staged roll-out while enterprise customers can expect Nextcloud Enterprise to become available after about 4 weeks of certification and testing.

About Nextcloud

Nextcloud Hub is the leading open source, on-premises content collaboration platform with a strong focus on data protection. It is deployed by tens of thousands of organizations to stay in control of their sensitive content in compliance with privacy regulations like GDPR and HIPAA.

Nextcloud presents a unified, comprehensive platform addressing collaboration needs through document sharing, real-time editing, video conferencing, calendaring, mail and other capabilities. This singular approach across mobile, web and desktop interfaces provides a superior user experience and increased productivity.

It is designed with an open, modular architecture that enables organizations to optimize their content collaboration both within and outside their organization. More information on


Jos Poortvliet
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Phone: +49 (0) 171 121 7528

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