Latest Open-Xchange Groupware Improves Usability, Extends Social Networking Features

September 10, 2010 by  

Hosting ServicesNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, a provider of business-class open source collaboration software, today announced numerous enhancements for sharing data by using Open-Xchange´s unique social networking features.

With the latest update, Open-Xchange provides users with more than 100 improvements for e-mail, calendar, address book, document and task management. In addition, the latest version adds new “Social OX” capabilities that simplify the aggregation of e-mail and contact information from external mail services and make it easy to share documents without sending large e-mail attachments.

New features of Open-Xchange 6.18 include:

• Aggregation of e-mails and addresses from, MSN/Hotmail and T-Online
• Simplified document sharing using Open-Xchange “Publish and Subscribe”
• Enhanced subscription of addresses from social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and XING
• Improved handling of tags for appointments and contacts
• Call History for VoIP calls
• Usability and design improvements of calendar, tasks and permissions
• Enhanced mobility support that gives users access to their data anywhere, anytime and with virtually any device

“We listened to the feedback from users and partners to help make Open-Xchange a central application for digital communication – both personal and business,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO, Open-Xchange. This release improves usability and stability in many areas, with focus on the Social OX features that make Open-Xchange the data hub for users.”

More information on the latest Open-Xchange update is available at

Open-Xchange is used by more than 15 million people worldwide as hosted and on-premises business-class e-mail and groupware. On-premises customers can update their installations with this release. SaaS customers will receive the new features as soon as their provider updates their accounts.

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider’s existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.

Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, please visit

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