How to Upgrade to OX App Suite Daniel Halbe, Open-Xchange Germany

How to Upgrade to OX App Suite
Daniel Halbe, Open-Xchange Germany
Content
OX App Suite Introduction:
-  Product Strategy
-  OX Documents
-  Technology (Changes)
How to upgrade:
-  OX Hosting Edition
-  OX Server Edition
-  OX ASE / SE4UCS
Product Strategy
Why OX App Suite?!
It‘s about the user
OX App Suite is the only web
desktop based on open standards
with integrated productivity and
communications applications
easily accessible and simply
intuitive, the way individuals work
and everywhere they are.
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What is OX App Suite?!
Different by design
Current platforms are here
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OX App Suite is here
*
credit. Kathy Sierra
When will technology solve problems vs. create new ones?
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BYOD: Device Headache!
Last week alone...
286 emails
86MB of attachments
8 revisions of the same document
14 meetings with colleauges
10 dates with friends & family
...on multiple devices.
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S.O.S.
Same App on all devices: Responsive Design
Apps, Sites: UI consistency
True touch
experience
Websites/apps ‘Mobile First’
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Fluid grid & flexible
images
Reach users across all
touchpoints (i.e. devices)
OX Documents
Next Generation Productivity
Office Productivity meets Open-Xchange
Spring 2011:
Oracle announces to
leave the office
productivity market
Autumn/Winter 2011:
New team creats
business plan and
contacts a customer
March 2012:
Start of the development
of OX Documents
2013
2
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Summer 2011:
Major players of the former
Oracle team become active
to continue the project
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Februar 2012:
First contact with
Open-Xchange
September 2012:
Open-Xchange opens
new site in Hamburg
OX Documents Team in Hamburg
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Development site remains in Hamburg
(since 1990), the origin of:
›❯  StarWriter (1990)
›❯  StarOffice (1995)
›❯  OpenOffice.org (2000)
›❯  Cloud Office (2007 – 2011)
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14 heads (Development, QA, Release
Engineering, etc.) and growing
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Experienced team with
160+ years office know-how
Technology (Changes)
Next Generation Productivity Apps:
OX Document Viewer
•  High-quality OX Document Viewer
for Text, Spreadsheets and
Presentations
•  Supports all your popular
desktop file formats like Word,
Excel, Powerpoint, Writer, Calc,
Impress, Draw, WordPerfect,
RTF, ...
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OX Document Converter
A stand-alone product
›❯  A WebService for converting MS Office and OpenOffice
documents into PDF or HTML5 +SVG
›❯  Allows distributed job conversions
OX Document
Converter
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OX Documents
Next Generation Productivity Apps:
OX Text
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Web-based OX Text for creating and
editing complex text documents
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Works in your browser
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Share your documents online
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Collaborate in real time
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Review documents as a group
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Compatible with your desktop office suite
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Next Generation Productivity Apps:
OX Text
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Document Roundtrip: Protects content and layout of your documents when switching from
your desktop office suite to OX Text and vice versa
Seamless online and offline editing based on user needs
Old World
•  Desktop/Laptop
focus
•  Many office file
types
•  Offline usage
•  Feature overkill
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Document
Roundtrip
SaaS World
Desktop
Systems
OX App Suite
"Do everything in one
place"
•  Device
independent,
mobile support
•  File format
independent
•  Online usage
•  Collaboration,
sharing, social
and fun
General IT Migration Complexity
Technology (Changes)
OX App Suite Migration Complexity
No deep changes in backend!
Some new backend bundles!
Both frontends in parallel !!!!!
Architecture
OX Cluster
Required/Existing
Infrastructure
(or one machine)
SMTP
Mail System (MTA)
OX Application
Server
IMAP
Mail Store
OX Data Store
Backends
Auth
User Management
Directory Server
Load Balancer
Apache
AJPv13
Sync
Database
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Filestore
Architecture
OX Cluster
Required/Existing
Infrastructure
(or one machine)
SMTP
Mail System (MTA)
OX Application
Server
IMAP
Mail Store
OX Data Store
Backends
Auth
User Management
Directory Server
Load Balancer
Apache
AJPv13
Sync
Database
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Filestore
Flexible, extensible
Open interfaces
Interfaces
GUI
Themes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
GUI Plugins
3rd Party
Application
Bundl
e
Bundl
e
Bundl
e
OSGI Bundles
Backend
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JSON
OXMF
CalDAV
CardDAV
WebDAV
RMI
SOAP
CLT
LDAP
3rd Party
Application
GUI
Interfaces
Themes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
GUI Plugins
3rd Party
Application
Bundl
e
Bundl
e
Bundl
e
OSGI Bundles
Backend
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JSON
OXMF
CalDAV
CardDAV
WebDAV
RMI
SOAP
CLT
LDAP
3rd Party
Application
All-in on HTML5
Disruptive technology ahead
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http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:UI
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How to upgrade
All Products
•  Read all Release Notes and Documentation, some cool new stuff to learn
about.
•  Example why to read that:
http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Update_to_6_22
•  Play around in Clone Environment, escpecially:
1)  Do load testing, ecpecially if using new technology like SOLR
2)  Do functional & acceptance testing of custom UI modules / OSGI plugins /
other customizations
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Hosting Edition
•  Contact Account Manager to receive license key
•  Contact Technical Account Manager to plan and discuss update
•  Have fun:
http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Main_Page_AppSuite#quickinstall
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Server Edition
•  Contact Partner / System Integrator to receive license key
•  Contact Partner / System Integrator to plan and discuss update
•  Have fun:
http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Main_Page_AppSuite#quickinstall
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Appliance Edition / Advanced Server Edition
•  Upgrade to Server Edition for Univention Corporate Server
•  New UI available with next major update
•  Can be enabled than in Directory Manager with One Click
http://knowledgebase.open-xchange.com/download-install/advanced-server-edition/migration-ase-en.html
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