Dear contributors, friends and fans! The ownCloud community is proud to announce the release of ownCloud 7. Eight months of planning, coding, discussing and testing have brought massive improvements in sharing and collaboration while putting you even more firmly in control of your data. Watch this great video to get an overview of the new and improved features in ownCloud 7!
First off – ownCloud 7 is about sharing: Server-to-server sharing makes collaboration between you and somebody on a different ownCloud installation as easy as on a public cloud, while still giving you the privacy and control of a private, hosted cloud.
Sharing is more flexible and transparent – files shared with you are no longer confined to a single “shared” folder and the Files app shows what files are shared by who. As administrator you have more control with options like disabling sharing for some user groups and ensuring shared links expire in a timely manner and are protected by passwords for others.
Faster, Easier and With More Control
ownCloud 7 also delivers an improved user interface and faster responses, while introducing mobile web browser support. The new, powerful File Activity Notifications can be finely controlled and updates can be sent to you by mail, configured easily with the new Email Configuration.
If you manage an ownCloud, you will see improved User Management with easier group handling, search, filtering by group and a single, scrolling list putting all users at your finger tips. You can control access to External Storage by groups and decide how it counts towards the users’ storage limits and you can modify the Email Templates to control the communication of ownCloud to your users.
A more complete overview of what is new in this release can be found on the ownCloud website.
Get it while it’s hot
- The ownCloud apps on apps.ownCloud.com are not yet all updated for ownCloud 7. If you are an app developer or are interested in writing an ownCloud app, see the app development manual to get started.
- ownCloud 7 is translated at least 80% in over 30 languages. If you want to help translate ownCloud to your own language, help out here.
- There are many other ways to join the ownCloud community and contribute to making ownCloud successful. See our contribution page to get started.
We look forward to your feedback. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below, follow and share this release via #owncloud7 on twitter, Google+ and Facebook and don’t forget to tell others about this ownCloud release!