Nextcloud 9 Available, Enterprise Functionality to be Open Source

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June 14, 2016

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Jos Poortvliet

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Welcome to Nextcloud 9!

Well ahead of the early July promise, today Nextcloud makes available Nextcloud 9. With this release we also announce to release all enterprise functionality as open source. Building on top of the open source ownCloud core and adding functionality and fixes, this release provides a solid base for users to migrate to. All enterprise functionality users and customers need will be made available over the coming weeks, fully developed in the open and under the AGPL license.

Added functionality

This release introduces write-only upload to Nextcloud. Anonymous users can upload files in such a folder without being able to see or download other files already uploaded while the owner of the folder gets the usual notification and can see all files which have been uploaded. This offers a fast and secure way to let multiple customers or friends share files with you in a single shared folder.

Upload-only share

Upload-only share

Second, enterprise users will appreciate that this release introduces enterprise grade logging for activities like file sharing, updates, user logins and more. This enables admins to generate compliance reports or auditing information and they can feed the logs in enterprise tools and solutions like Splunk.

Hardening and stability

Besides these popular features we made a number of improvements to the security of the code base, hardening it against potential attacks, and fixed a number of bugs, making sure an upgrade doesn’t leave the installation in a broken state.

Apps

Accompanying this release is our Android app which you can get for free in the Google Play store and the F-Droid store. We will soon release information about an app for iOS users and users can continue their existing desktop syncing app.

Android Instant Upload

Android Instant Upload

Enterprise support

As of today, Nextcloud GmbH offers an enterprise subscription providing support for Nextcloud 9. Enterprises and organizations needing the certainty of support by qualified engineers can contact us using the form on our website.

Following the successful business model of Red Hat, we are confident our support offering is compelling enough to sustain and grow our business. Over the coming weeks, Nextcloud will develop and release the enterprise functionality customers are used to, fulfilling our promise of a drop-in replacement. This will be done transparently in our GitHub repository, under the AGPL license and we invite customers, partners and other users to participate in the development.

Upcoming enterprise features

Features we will make available the coming weeks will include Shibboleth authentication which is greatly sought after by universities, Windows Network Drive storage integration crucial for many businesses, retention handling and fine grained file access control capabilities which make Nextcloud the premier choice in compliance-driven environments.

Upgrade now!

You can download Nextcloud 9 from our installation page and get these features and enhancements today. Upgrading is painless and easy as described in our documentation.

Comments

  • Scott Alan Miller June 14, 2016 at 12:35

    Awesome guys, great job and looking forward to seeing where you take things from here. Very excited by the new business model and what it means for the industry!

    • Jos Poortvliet June 14, 2016 at 16:31

      Thanks, Scott, that means a lot coming from you.

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  • Luis June 14, 2016 at 13:06

    I want to congratulate you guys on this paragraph: “I’m super proud and happy that we could announce today, with our first release, that Nextcloud will not be doing proprietary code. “.

  • O Tsaros June 14, 2016 at 14:02

    Bravo! Μπράβο! Хорошо!
    Keep up the good open source idea and work and we(members) will help as much as we can.

  • markc June 14, 2016 at 14:42

    If you guys are really serious about massive enterprise deployment then please consider offering a single codebase for multiple installations. Hosting companies, for one, will go wild with adoption.

    • SoulEye June 15, 2016 at 10:12

      hi markc, You’re absolutely right. that is exactly what many customers need and what makes owncloud useless for many companies.

  • Joachim Sokolowski June 14, 2016 at 16:01

    Hello,

    wow, that launch was ultra fast!

    Congratulations to the first nextcloud release! 🙂

    Ciao,
    Joachim

  • Niclas June 14, 2016 at 16:31

    Hi,
    This is amazing, I’m looking forward to this new journey with you guys. It will be awesome! Keep it up!
    Btw, Please add NextCloud app to F-Droid aswell since some of use does not use GAPPS.

    Kind regards

    • Lukas Reschke June 14, 2016 at 19:32

      > Btw, Please add NextCloud app to F-Droid aswell since some of use does not use GAPPS.

      We’re working on that. It should be up in the next few days 🙂

    • David Heidelberg June 14, 2016 at 20:19

      Hello, that’s my exact though. Please add Nextcloud into F-Droid repository.

      Thank you!

  • Christian M. Grube June 14, 2016 at 18:28

    Mirgation works flawlessy.
    Thank you and keep up the good work
    Christian

  • ahmed June 14, 2016 at 18:33

    So, is proper (non-breaking) auto updating planned?

  • Janek June 14, 2016 at 18:53

    No installation on Raspberry Pi? No plans for it? It was on OwnCloud…

    • Zethis June 27, 2016 at 13:42

      Already Done with Raspbian ….

  • guest June 14, 2016 at 19:08

    I agree, “I’m super proud and happy that we could announce today, with our first release, that Nextcloud will not be doing proprietary code. ” is awesome.

  • Derek June 14, 2016 at 20:25

    Is there a section specifically about migrating from owncloud in the documentation? That’s what I’m most interested in. Thanks!

    • Jos Poortvliet June 15, 2016 at 07:27

      I’ll write and publish a blog about migration today, but the upgrade documentation should work. In simple terms: remove all files except your config and data folders, download our zip file, extract and make sure the permissions are correct, then visit the website. See https://docs.nextcloud.org/server/9/admin_manual/maintenance/upgrade.html

      Note that this is all still a work-in-progress (the documentation I mean).

  • Thomas Lodewick June 14, 2016 at 22:06

    Thats a great news, and great to hear how fast you guys get it on the way ! Impressive !

    I’m excited to get my hands dirty and get it up and running here to see how it fits into our needs compared to the OC-Version currently running ( we have to stick with an older 8.x-Version as of the need of “Contact Plus” that is not compatible with newer versions of OC nor NC ).

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  • Craig June 15, 2016 at 12:40

    Any idea when we will be able to change the sources.list file to point to the nextcloud build service to do the changeover/update to nextcloud?

    • Jos Poortvliet June 15, 2016 at 13:27

      Hi,

      We have no plans to built packages ourselves – we prefer to work with the distributions on this one as packages have been too problematic in the past.

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  • Nicok June 16, 2016 at 22:17

    You guys are awesome. Good luck! 🙂

  • Piotr June 17, 2016 at 05:37

    Do you plan some comparision table to other file clouds, ownCloud and Seafile?

    • Jos Poortvliet June 17, 2016 at 09:14

      Yeah, we will, some time the coming weeks.

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