The Federal Office for Radiation Protection in Germany introduced UCS in 2006 and recently updated to UCS 3.1 in May 2013, thus profiting from the Active Directory functions which are available in UCS thanks to the integration of the free software Samba 4.
The American construction consulting company Smith Engineering Company recently introduced Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and centralised its former five Samba 3 domains into one.
The rural district (Landkreis) Wittmund in north-western Germany is using GNU/Linux to centrally manage computers usage at eleven of its schools, reports Univention, one of the open source IT companies involved in the project.
For the past seven years, the Nuhr Medical Center in the Austrian town of Senftenberg has been relying on open source servers for its email, file and print services.
The latest Univention demo film uses the file-sharing software ownCloud to show you how to use the Univention App Center to expand your IT infrastructure easily with more applications for groupware, document management and backup functions as well as other third-party solutions.
Samba 4 was integrated in Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 1.5 years ago. Since then it has been offering UCS users Active Directory functionality with which domains and their users, groups, group policies and computers can be administered in both Windows and Linux environments.
In the article “German federal state switches Linux-based school server”, the web magazine “THE H OPEN” reports that the governmental IT supplier for schools in the German Federal state of Baden-Württemberg plans to discontinue the development of its own school server solution, paedML Linux, and switch to UCS@school.
A large interest was seen in a replacement for Microsoft’s Small Business Server at the Univention stand at CeBIT 2013.