Introducing Zimbra Community 8.0: New Release & Free Edition Enhance Support & Increase Employee Productivity

By | March 11, 2014
Today, we just released the latest version of our community software solution: Zimbra Community 8.0. First, before I give you the highlights of our new release, I would like to clarify any confusion around the product name. Last year in July, Telligent and Zimbra merged to form one, unified organization. As a result of that merger, the name of our community software solution changed. Previously named Telligent Community and Telligent Enterprise, our community offering is now known as Zimbra Community. Zimbra Community will continue to be laser-focused on enhancing customer support and increasing employee productivity for organizations of all sizes.… Read more »

Upcoming Product Webinars: Join us for Discussions around Collaboration & Community

By | October 25, 2013
Last month at our user group conference, Zimbra CTO Rob Howard gave an overview of our product roadmap that included our vision for collaboration and social communities. We are continuing these conversations in our monthly webinar series. Here’s what coming up in October and November. OCTOBER Webinar: The Evolution of Collaboration: Zimbra Changes the Conversation Date: October 31 at 11:00 a.… Read more »

Project Always On

By | September 6, 2013
One of the projects we are working on at Zimbra is project "Always On". The goal is very simple: Email and collaboration should be "always on" for end users. It's no secret that email is the number one tool used for business collaboration. Project Always On solves key issues related to operating a platform built to be the central hub of collaboration delivered as a cloud service. Our Design Goals We started with some very basic design goals based on what we believe are the key attributes of a cloud service. Inherently resilient to failure Scaling should be elastic based on workload demands The software can be enhanced without service disruption Efficient usage of commodity hardware resources As we thought about these design goals, we arrived at a few technical capabilities and basic architectural requirements to achieve them. No single points of failure in the application components Separating the application code from the data Distributing state information across commodity storage Automatic failover of application and data storage components Automatic load balancing of client requests across the application and data layers How Zimbra is Changing There is so much of work that goes into re-architecting your software, so we've been doing this over several phases.… Read more »

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How ProcessMaker Uses the Zimbra API to Add Enterprise Class Workflow Functionality to Zimbra

By | August 9, 2013
Zimbra’s extensibility opens up opportunities for the community to build enhancements to its core functionality and bring new, custom features to Zimbra users. One of our latest examples comes to us from ProcessMaker. Take a look at how it uses the Zimbra API to add enterprise workflow to Zimbra. ProcessMaker is a leading open source workflow and business process management software suite that allows users to design and automate form based approval driven business processes across the organization. The ProcessMaker Zimlet allows enterprises to solve their main communications needs in a single interface: email, calendaring, tasking, document manage and now…workflow. How We Created our Zimlet Our first step in creating the integration was to determine which of ProcessMaker’s three integration methods was most suitable for this type of extension. These include:… Read more »

Zimbra’s Commitment to Open Source

By | August 2, 2013
As we move forward with our new mission at Zimbra, it's time to reaffirm our commitment to Open Source software. Open source is part of our DNA at Zimbra. It's how we started our journey back in 2005 to innovate and bring a next generation email and collaboration platform to the web, mobile and desktop. From our early days, we worked with the broader open source and developer community to develop our own Javascript toolkit as well as to help improve the speed of modern web applications. Now, as we move forward to create a unified suite of social and collaboration tools, Open Source will be at the heart of what we build. Our Code Probably goes without saying, if you're going to be Open Source, so goes the code. We will continue to invest in our Open Source Edition of the Zimbra Collaboration Server both in binary and source formats. Our hope is that hackers and system admins alike can benefit from the work that we've done.… Read more »

Zimbra.Next (codename: JudasPriest): Full Steam Ahead

By | July 24, 2013
It was a crazy first week at the new Telligent + Zimbra. I spent the week in Japan talking with some of our largest partners and customers. As we talked through our vision for a unified social collaboration suite (for which there is no Japanese translation), several questions came up. One we consistently heard was, “what about Zimbra.Next?” The Zimbra.Next release train has been rolling and there’s no stopping it now. We’ve made a commitment to our customers and partners and we have no intention on going back on that.… Read more »