On Deck: ZCS 6.0 Beta 2!
On the heels of all that's packed into Beta 1, we are pleased to announce: Beta 2 of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite 6.0
» Task list synchronization with external iCal services.
» The ability to create Presentations (new) & Spreadsheets (previously seen in notebooks) from the web-client briefcase.
» Auto-complete for common search operators.
» Font size controls when printing.
» Standard web-client drag/drop of messages & conversations.
» Mobile & Standard client GAL searches.
» zimbraPrefMailForwardingAddress can take a comma separated list.
» Resource & location reservation across domains.
» Query based MoveBlobsRequest to transfer items between storage volumes.
» Dynamic, custom stat graphs in the admin console & /var/log/zimbra-stats.log
» zimbraSmtpHostname is now fault-tolerant.
» zimbraMax[MailItems/Contacts/VoiceItems]PerPage counterpart to zimbraPrefPerPage.
» Extension blocking is done at both the Postfix header and Amavis level which scans inside embedded archives for unauthorized extensions.
» zmjavawatch script to find runaway Java threads.
» zimbraMailPurgeUseChangeDateForTrash instead of received date.
» Posix & Samba extension users should understand UNIX & Windows Accounts in Zimbra LDAP/Admin UI 6.0 & Installing custom LDAP schema 6.0
It's an evaluation beta, so we don't recommend production use, but for those developers and early adopter admins who 'live dangerously': It is crucial that you make a backup before upgrading, and please do so regularly.
ZCS 6.0.0 Beta 2 Open Source Edition: Release Notes & Downloads
Even if your the more cautious type when it comes to brand-new versions: We highly encourage finding time to take it for a spin on an isolated server, VM, or personal setup; the number of cutting-edge features is simply staggering.
We are also seeking testers for the upcoming Network Edition Private Beta (RC1), to try out NE specific enhancements such as:
» Role based delegated permissions & views.
» Remote device wipe & policy management for MobileSync.
» ZCO header/on-demand subscription mode.
» MobileSync task support.
» Convertd (attachment HTML conversion) for Mac OS X servers.
» Search based zimbraHSMPolicy "message,document:before:-30days" or other queries like type 'all' or 'in:junk'
(Additional platforms like SLES11 64bit & Debian 5 32/64-bit are coming too.)
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-The Zimbra Team