CIB announces LibreOffice on the Microsoft Store

Munich, August 8, 2019 – CIB, the innovation leader for output and document management, announces the availability of two different LibreOffice packages for the Microsoft Store: the first – a TDF branded version – is called LibreOffice Vanilla, while the second is called LibreOffice powered by CIB and is a CIB branded version of the software.

The two packages – which are based on the latest LibreOffice release from The Document Foundation – allow Windows 10 S users to easily download and install the leading free office suite for personal productivity on their PC. TDF branded version relies on the global LibreOffice community for assistance and help, while LibreOffice powered by CIB also provides online support, automatic updates and security fixes for 18 months.

“The package for the Microsoft Store extends LibreOffice powered by CIB product range for Windows, macOS and Linux, based on the following products: LibreOffice powered by CIB for Business, a business optimized version of LibreOffice; LibreOffice powered by CIB LTS (Long Term Support), focused on the needs of large organizations deploying LibreOffice as the cornerstone of their desktop productivity; and LibreOffice Online powered by CIB, a solution for the private cloud of organizations“, says Ulrich Brandner, CEO of CIB.

Applications on the Microsoft Store use the new generation packaging format MSIX/APPX, simple and secure, and are ready for deployment in Windows 10 S and beyond. Windows 10 S mode is a simplified version of Windows 10 for security and performance which offers the same experience. To improve security, it only allows Microsoft Store apps and requires Microsoft Edge for browsing.

CIB – with offices in Germany and Spain – is currently one of the largest contributors to LibreOffice development, with a global multilingual team with decades of hacking and consulting experience on the code base and the product. In addition, the company offers professional services for migrations and training, and fast-response support only for LibreOffice powered by CIB.

For additional information: libreoffice.cib.de.

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Press Release: CIB and Crust Technology announce partnership

Munich, June 20, 2019 – CIB and Crust Technology today announced a partnership to create the LibreOffice Online “Corteza” distribution, a free production grade release of the LibreOffice Online software. All software development will be carried out within the Document Foundation, the custodian of the LibreOffice project, while packages will also be made available via Corteza, the Digital Work Platform for Humanity and upstream distribution of Crust. 

As one of the principal long-term contributors to LibreOffice, CIB were the obvious choice of partner for this projectsays Niall McCarthy, CEO of Crust Technology. “We’re excited to play our part in building a top class LibreOffice Online integration for the completely free and independent Corteza project by helping with various user interface and user experience improvements within LibreOffice Online and by providing the necessary storage and identity infrastructure within Corteza”.

We’re very excited about this opportunity, with the vast functionality and potential of LibreOffice Online being delivered in Cortezaremarks Thorsten Behrens, head of the LibreOffice team at CIB. “Free software took its time, but this marriage of LibreOffice and Corteza certainly delivers on a bright future for private Digital Work platforms. We are proud to enable users to make use of Open Formats, giving them full control over their content and data.

The LibreOffice Online “Corteza” distribution is targeted for release at the beginning of September 2019. At the same time a version for enterprises of “LibreOffice Online powered by CIB” will be made available for the commercial Crust platform.

Link to press release: https://cortezaproject.org/cib-and-crust-technology-announce-partnership-to-create-the-libreoffice-online-corteza-distribution/


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Press Release: LibreOffice powered by CIB product range announced

Munich, June 12, 2019 – CIB, the innovation leader for output and document management, announces LibreOffice powered by CIB product range, which represents a complete desktop/cloud productivity solution for companies and organizations of all sizes willing to deploy LibreOffice.

LibreOffice powered by CIB product range is based on the following products:

  • LibreOffice powered by CIB for Business, providing online support from a professional team, incremental updates and backport of security fixes for 18 months. The product is a business optimized version of LibreOffice, focused on the basic deployments issues of small and medium size organizations.
  • LibreOffice powered by CIB LTS (Long Term Support), providing professional support from a team of developers, incremental updates and backport of security fixes for 36 months. The product is focused on the needs of large organizations deploying LibreOffice as the cornerstone of their desktop productivity, which has to be integrated with third party applications and personalized according to specific user or business requirements.
  • LibreOffice Online powered by CIB, providing a cloud based productivity solution for the private cloud of organizations, based on the same engine of the desktop application and using the same document format, for a superior interoperability experience.

CIB – with offices in Germany and Spain – is one of the largest contributors to LibreOffice development, with a global multilingual team with decades of hacking and consulting experience on the code base and the product.

LibreOffice powered by CIB product range is immediately available from CIB. For additional information: libreoffice.cib.de.

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LibreOffice Community Meeting Spanien

Nach FLISoL, LibreItalia und dem Community Meeting in Deutschland zeigte sich CIB nun auch in Valencia! Am 25.05. fand dort das erste Treffen der spanischen LibreOffice Community statt.

Die Veranstaltung richtete sich an ein breites Publikum und setzte sich vor allem aus interessanten Vorträgen zu verschiedenen spannenden Themen zusammen, wie z.B. die Migration von LibreOffice in valencianischen Behörden. CIB spielte hier als einer der wenigen Anbieter von LibreOffice mit Langzeitsupport eine besondere Rolle.

Außerdem wurde das Event dazu genutzt, sich innerhalb der Community besser zu vernetzen und die Geschäftsbeziehungen in Spanien auszuweiten – mit Erfolg!

Die kommende Veranstaltung, an der wir teilnehmen werden, ist die OW2con’19 in Paris! Seid gespannt auf Neuigkeiten zu CIB Lösungen!

Let’s CIB!

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LibreOffice: four open source weekends

FLISoL, LibreItalia conference, German and Spanish community meetings

In April and May we demonstrated our commitment towards the open source community: dedicating four weekends completely to LibreOffice and its local communities!

15° FLISoL (Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre)

On April 27, CIB attended the the largest Latin American Free Software advocacy event aimed at all types of audiences. For the first time it took place in Munich, Germany. The aim: to share experiences and knowledge about free and open source software with conversations, demos and workshops. Our team contributed with a speech about LibreOffice and the improvements available thanks to the commitment of German public administrations.

Have a look at our presentation.

German LibreOffice community meeting

The following weekend, from May 3 to 5, our team joined the German LibreOffice community meeting organized by The Document Foundation at Linuxhotel in Essen. The aim: This annual fixed date represents the opportunity to summarize what has been achieved during the last year and to plan new activities.

LibreItalia Conference

Focusing on the international rather than just the German market, relationships with other LibreOffice communities are constantly growing. For this reason, from May 11 to 12, we attended the 6th LibreItalia Conference, the annual meeting of the Italian LibreOffice community which took place in Palermo, Sicily.
The aim: This year’s edition was not only focused on LibreOffice, but also on other communities like OpenDataSicilia, Mozilla Italia or Ubuntu Italia. The event was a great opportunity to learn more about the different ways to work and interact with the open source communities as well as introducing the new OASIS ODF Advocacy Open Projects.

Next step: Spanish LibreOffice community meeting in Valencia on May 25.

Let’s CIB!

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CIB´s contribution to LibreOffice 6.1.1

LibreOffice 6.1.1 is here, have a look and discover how CIB contributed to this new release:

On Thursday last week, 13.09.2018, The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 6.1.1 and CIB is glad to be one of the companies behind the development of the new version for early adopters, technology enthusiasts and power users.

The team provided several improvements and fixes to LibreOffice and the users can leverage some of the interesting new features introduced within this sprint:

  • In Writer it is now possible to generate a signature line

and furthermore it is possible to sign the signature line with a digital certificate.

 

  • An improved LibreOffice QT5/KDE5 integration is available – just have a look at the entire presentation

 

Enterprise deployments

As The Document Foundation stated, “LibreOffice 6.1.1 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites, and as such is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users”.

For enterprises and professional deployments, CIB provides LibreOffice-powered-by-CIB, a certified Long Term Supported version of LibreOffice and other professional services like custom development, trainings from certified trainers and certified migration consultants for a better LibreOffice adoption.

More information needed: https://libreoffice.cib.de

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Moin LibreOffice!

Ab morgen heißt es wieder: „Hackfest meets Hamburg

Vier unserer CIB LibreOffice Entwickler sind auch an diesem Wochenende wieder unterwegs. Treffpunkt, das bekannte St. Pauli. Es stehen Trainings- und Schulungsrunden zu aktuellen Themen auf der Agenda. Eine der Mentoring-Sessions wird von unserem Experten Armin Le Grand gegeben. Austausch von Expertise, Know-how und den neusten Erfahrungen im LibreOffice-Umfeld stehen ganz oben auf der Tagesordnung.

Wir wünschen unseren Kollegen viel Spaß.

Let´s CIB!

CIB & die Landeshauptstadt München

Neues aus "Querdenker im Dialog:

2017: Wir können auf ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr der Zusammenarbeit zurückblicken. Hier ein paar Fakten dazu:

  1. Es gab eine neue Ausschreibung im Bereich LibreOffice – diese haben wir gewonnen und sind nun bis Ende 2020 der Partner der LHM im Bereich LibreOffice, Wollmux und Makros.
  2. Über das komplette Jahr 2017 wurden über 800 PT für die LHM geleistet, davon mehr als 40 % im November und Dezember.
  3. Die Teamstärke wurde im Verlauf des Jahres von 2 auf 12 Teammitglieder erhöht.

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CIB & die Landeshauptstadt München

Neues aus "Querdenker im Dialog:

2017: Wir können auf ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr der Zusammenarbeit zurückblicken. Hier ein paar Fakten dazu:

  1. Es gab eine neue Ausschreibung im Bereich LibreOffice – diese haben wir gewonnen und sind nun bis Ende 2020 der Partner der LHM im Bereich LibreOffice, Wollmux und Makros.
  2. Über das komplette Jahr 2017 wurden über 800 PT für die LHM geleistet, davon mehr als 40 % im November und Dezember.
  3. Die Teamstärke wurde im Verlauf des Jahres von 2 auf 12 Teammitglieder erhöht.

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