ownCloud, GÉANT, and Collabora have teamed up to offer our users Collabora Online with in the ownCloud service suite. Collabora Online provides educational and research institutions with a scalable, commercially supported version with long term support, signed security updates and a Service Level Agreement maintained by ownCloud GmbH.
Our education and research users will now be able to access their office documents within the ownCloud web front, author new content, share their work and collaboratively work on the same document with others, all while others can see changes in real time and take over editing. No longer are users plagued with version conflicts that could occur while working independently on documents.
Check out some of the great features users will benefit from:
- Collaborative editing
- Author new content
- View and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations
- Preservation of layout and formatting of documents
- Insert comments, reply to comments
- File revision history
- Full screen presentation
- Support for any modern web browser
- Increase productivity while you stay in full control of sensitive corporate data
- Auto Saving
Now, students assigned to work in projects can collaborate together, separately, saving precious time that we all know many students have little of. No longer will they need to meet up, dedicating a set amount of time to work on a project, now they can improve productivity through multitasking.
Because ownCloud values the importance of education, starting from January 2017 qualified educational users will be able to add the Collabora functionality to their ownCloud platform for a reduced price. As a special introductory offer, now there is an even further 20% discount available for all new purchases and renewals of matching ownCloud licenses ordered before 31 January 2017. To find out more about ownCloud pricing and the Collabora Online option, please contact Peter Szegedi at GÉANT. Read GÉANT Announcement here.
To experience the power and functionality of Collabora online click here to request a free demo.