Kopano Conference 2016

October 5/6 - Castle Vaalsbroek

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About

What’s all the fuss about?

At the Kopano Conference you can dive into the Kopano World and discover the ins and outs of our communication and sharing platform. We believe in a world where engineers, developers, administrators and tech savvy people meet up to learn, contribute and share knowledge.

You can expect a mix of technology, interesting people, technical talks on different levels, various network opportunities and a bit of unforgettable fun. We think it will be time well spent out-of-the-office! But please, come decide for yourself!

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Feed your hunger for technology

The program is packed with sessions that cover topics like server management for pros, debugging system issues, security policies and development demos of Kopano products. Pick your favourite topics out of dozens of sessions.

Meet the team

During the event you will have unlimited access to Kopano support geniuses, product heroes and other Kopano World members. It's the perfect place to get your questions answered.

Non-technical minds are welcome, too!

Are web collaboration, improving collaboration across an organization and internal communication strategies for companies your thing? In that case, think about joining the non-technical Kopano sessions. Don’t forget to share your experiences.

Go 'DIY' in the hands-on labs & workshops

Curious about how to get the most out of Kopano? Get your hands dirty in one of the workshops. Tip: bringing your notebook is highly recommended.

Topics

What’s on the menu?

All the ins and outs of the Kopano client family

What steps has WebApp made in the last months? How do users adopt the flagship client, what design steps have been completed and what is still in store? DeskApp 1.0 final was released in June and a specific DeskApp session will inform you about all the possibilities it has as our desktop client. In the meantime Outlook and its options remain important. Join the session(s) on Outlook via ActiveSync and the Kopano Outlook Extension to learn more about its do’s and don'ts.

See where collaboration meets email

Our mission statement is: ‘To make communication and sharing between co-workers and companies easy, fast and boundless’. We want to take this opportunity to show how we, having this mission in mind, converted customer needs and ideas into features and how they have come to life. We will update you on the newest Web Meeting features (like instant meetings with externals) and share the latest integration options to help you easily access and share your files using the WebApp interface.

Brush up on your skills

Looking for more knowledge about new and existing Kopano technology like WebApp, Core, Kopano OL Extension or Web Meetings? Join one of the trainings organized around the Kopano Conference to enhance your administrator or engineer skills and get certified. The program will also leave more than enough room to talk to our developers or get your hands dirty with some hands-on experience on the latest innovations.

Geek out on performance & architectural sessions

During in-depth sessions our professional services team will share the best practices on configuration and performance derived from many live installations. We will update you on the relation between usage, performance and cache optimization, database tuning as well as many other performance drivers. We will dive into detail on upgrade tips and tricks for the new Kopano Core 8.1 and share experience on topics like SSL cipher configuration and rebuilding your search indexes. An important topic will be our new Kopano Dashboard service, which will save you hours of time analysing systems and help you get optimal information on your Kopano installations.

Discover the commercial opportunities for your (potential) customer base

We invite our partners to join an interactive update session on our business model. We share ours and our partners’ experience in how customers see the changes and opportunities that were introduced this year. Our business developers share their stories on positioning the new communication and sharing features at potential customers. They will explain how adoption of WebApp and its innovations can be applied to customer use cases.

Training

5 October | Pre-program

A training covering the installation and basic maintenance of Kopano components. This training is interesting for Support Engineers, Applications and Systems Administrators at Kopano partners and at customers.

Subscriptions for the training are closed

Time

09:30 - 16:30 (With lunch in the afternoon)

Price

€299,-

Target audience

Support Engineers and Applications and Systems Administrators

Covered topics

  • Installing packages
  • Configuration
  • Managing users
  • MTA config
  • SSL setup
  • Basic Zarafa server tuning
  • Troubleshooting
  • Upgrading

Dinner

5 October - Group Dinner

Join us for a delicious dinner at castle Vaalsbroek restaurant. The kitchen offers a variety of dishes including a meat, fish, and a vegetarian option. Enjoy local delights such as cave-aged cheese, Mergelland lamb, and Limburg wine.

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Program

6 October - Main event
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Opening
09:30 - 09:45
Helmuth Neuberger (EN)
Opening
09:30
09:45

Keynote
09:45 - 10:10
Brian Joseph (EN)
Keynote
09:45
10:10

Technical keynote
10:10 - 10:30
Michael Kromer (EN)
Technical keynote
10:10
10:30

Introducing Kopano's Clients
11:00 - 11:20
Bob Huisman (EN)
Introducing Kopano's Clients
11:00
11:20

An introduction to the Kopano Client track in the morning of the Kopano Conference. We will provide an overview of our client family in separate sessions which will show you the distinctive power each client has to offer.

Kopano Outlook Extension
12:10 - 12:30
Felix Bartels & Sebastian Kummer (EN)
Kopano Outlook Extension
12:10
12:30

Offline access to your email can be a musthave for professionals that are on the road a lot. Outlook 2013 and 2016 introduced ActiveSync profiles with full offline support and the recently released Kopano Outlook Extension enables additional features in Outlook when using an ActiveSync profile.

DeskApp demo
11:50 - 12:10
Pom Balledux (EN)
DeskApp demo
11:50
12:10

DeskApp is designed to close the bridge between WebApp and the desktop. It plays an important role in user adoption of WebApp as a full blown client. This session shows you all about the integration of features that DeskApp has to offer and how they could benefit the user.

LAB: Commercial session
15:30 - 16:30
Pom Balledux & Andreas Rösler (EN + DE)
LAB: Commercial session
15:30 - 16:30
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What's next for Kopano?
16:30 - 17:00
Brian Joseph & Helmuth Neuberger (EN)
What's next for Kopano?
16:30
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WebApp product family
11:20 - 11:50
Bob Huisman (EN)
WebApp product family
11:20
11:50

WebApp is not your ordinary groupware client; WebApp and its plugins let you experience a complete and unique communication & sharing experience. In this session we quickly review the recent releases and will talk about our current and future development plans. We will also share our thought on further expanding the collaboration features.

Files & Web Meetings: now and future
13:30 - 14:00
Bob Huisman (EN)
Files & Web Meetings: now and future
13:30
14:00

WebApp offers integration with sharing and collaboration tools like Files for Teams and Web Meetings. In this session we will look into how these tools can be used and what future development we are currently considering.

>50.000 users - Cloud under your control
14:00 - 14:20
Customer: EKIR (EN)
>50.000 users - Cloud under your control

Reducing maintenance: Kopano Dashboard, repositories & Univention App Center
14:20 - 15:00
Bob Huisman & Felix Kronlage (EN)
Reducing maintenance: Kopano Dashboard, repositories & Univention App Center
14:20 - 15:00

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Files & Web Meetings: Heute und in Zukunft
13:30 - 14:00
Andreas Rösler (DE)
Files & Web Meetings: Heute und in Zukunft
13:30
14:00

Wartung reduzieren: Dashboard, repositories & Univention App Center
14:00 - 14:40
Andreas Rösler & Felix Kronlage (DE)
Wartung reduzieren: Dashboard, repositories & Univention App Center
14:00 - 14:40
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Clients für Kopano
11:00 - 11:20
Andreas Rösler (DE)
Clients für Kopano
11:00
11:20

WebApp Produktfamilie
11:20 - 11:50
Andreas Rösler (DE)
WebApp Produktfamilie

Kopano Outlook Extension
11:50 - 12:10
Felix Bartels & Sebastian Kummer (DE)
Kopano Outlook Extension

DeskApp demo
12:10 - 12:30
Jörg Eberwein (DE)
DeskApp demo

LAB: News on Kopano performance
15:30 - 16:30
Michael Kromer (EN + DE)
LAB: News on Kopano performance
15:30 - 16:30
With Kopano and its modular structure there are many options to optimize performance. This session covers news about how to make your environment even faster. In the beginning (for new attendees) we are slightly covering the basics before we get into new developments in Kopano's tuning possibilities. <br><br> * General infrastructural optimizations, MySQL and MariaDB, LDAP <br> * Housekeeping with clean-up (e.g. softdelete and search folders) <br> * Lightning speed and scalable web performance with PHP-FPM, for WebApp, DeskApp and Z-Push <br><br> This session helps to run an environment utilizing the maximum of the available hardware resources while being able to identify speed bottlenecks. Additionally, we are covering what we have done the make substantial (by factor) performance improvements in key areas such as the server core and WebApp. At the end of this session we are sharing information directly from our development department on the upcoming performance improvements.

With Kopano and its modular structure there are many options to optimize performance. This session covers news about how to make your environment even faster. In the beginning (for new attendees) we are slightly covering the basics before we get into new developments in Kopano's tuning possibilities.

* General infrastructural optimizations, MySQL and MariaDB, LDAP
* Housekeeping with clean-up (e.g. softdelete and search folders)
* Lightning speed and scalable web performance with PHP-FPM, for WebApp, DeskApp and Z-Push

This session helps to run an environment utilizing the maximum of the available hardware resources while being able to identify speed bottlenecks. Additionally, we are covering what we have done the make substantial (by factor) performance improvements in key areas such as the server core and WebApp. At the end of this session we are sharing information directly from our development department on the upcoming performance improvements.

>50.000 Benutzer - Cloud unter Ihrer Kontrolle
14:40 - 15:00
EKIR (DE)
>50.000 Benutzer - Cloud unter Ihrer Kontrolle

* Most sessions in Room-02 are presented in German. Note: the program is still in development, so sessions will be added and updated regularly.

Sponsors & Community

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Location

A great event needs a wonderful location
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Castle Vaalsbroek

Discover the many facets of Limburg hospitality on the historic Vaalsbroek estate located just 20 minutes from the lively city of Maastricht. Complete relaxation is guaranteed!

Where to go?

Vaalsbroek 1, 6291 NH Vaals

For more information, visit:
bilderberg.nl/vaals/kasteel-vaalsbroek/route-contact/

Your travel options

Castle Vaalsbroek is nearby cities such as Maastricht and Aachen. Aachen Central Station is located less then 10 kilometers away. We will arrange transportation between Aachen Central Station and Castle Vaalsbroek for visitors who opt for public transport. For details about this, please contact us at [email protected]


Possible public transport routes

Contact

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