Announcing Group Office Studio

The last seven months have been strange. However, we worked hard and it is with a certain pride that we announce a new module in Group Office 6.4. The Studio module enables administrators to create their own modules, without the need to be able to code.



Two Target Audiences, one GoalThe studio module is aimed at both seasoned Group Office administrators and developers. By the use of custom fields and custom filters, Group Office already had some very powerful tools to adjust func...

Group-Office 6.4 updated

It's been a while since version 6.4 has been released. Since then this version has been patched with many new features! We're going to show you the highlights of them:

Updated Group-Office Assistant We've made a new release for the Assistant which enables you to edit any Group-Office file directly on your computer. We relied on WebDAV in the first versions but WebDAV has been proven to be unreliable on some systems. That's why we're now using our own protocol to edit the files which will alwa...

Group-Office 6.4 released!

We're proud to announce Group-Office 6.4.  In this release we've completely redesigned the address book, custom fields system settings and more!

Address book The address book was completely redesigned with a modern look and feel. It's easier to use and integrates in other modules.


You can read more about it in the manual here:

https://groupoffice.readthedocs.io/en/latest/using/address-book.html

Custom filters The address book is the fi...

Group Office 6.3 released!

I’m proud to announce the release of Group-Office 6.3. This version is fully loaded with new features, performance enhancements and a brand new look and feel:

This is a first step of many towards a new GroupOffice platform. The new platform will have a standardised API, a better user experience and a responsive interface for optimal display on any device.

Fully open source We’ve included all the synchronisation features in the open-source version as we've changed our view on ...

Upgrading Group-Office on a Synology using Docker

Previously, I've written a post about installing Group-Office on a Synology NAS using Docker. Here's a writeup about how to update Group-Office.

1. Login to the Synology NAS web interface.
2. Launch Docker from the Applications menu.
3. On the "Containers" tab, stop the Group-Office container.
4. Select it and choose "Settings" -> "Export".



5. Save the settings to a folder on the NAS:



6. Delete the group-office container...

Install Group-Office on a Synology NAS with Docker


This is a walkthrough on how to install Group-Office on a Synology NAS with docker. Make sure you've installed Docker via the Synology package center.

  1. Launch Docker
  2. Go to the “Registry” tab and s...

The Group-Office roadmap 2018

In this post we want to give you an update about the roadmap for Group-Office. Some time ago we announced the development of version 7.0. Version 7.0 was going to be a full rewrite with a completely new PHP backend and a new responsive web interface to replace the current ExtJS interface. We we’re working on this for about 3 years aside the regular Group-Office 6 development and tailor made modules we produce.
Despite that the development resulted in a very nice piece of software, we’re not goi...

Get sales info with API call.

A customer asked how they could get all sales data from Group-Office on to a television screen. I've written this little script to get this info. Group-Office has no real API (yet) but it is possible to get this data.

The client class is used to connect to Group-Office and get's the year report data which they can use to display.

Because this might be useful to others I've written this tiny blog post:


<?php class Client { private $host; private $curl; p...

Change the Group-Office database collation and character set

Recently we converted the Group-Office database to the collation "utf8mb4_unicode_ci". We did this to support 4 byte unicode characters. Some customers may want to use another collation because of sorting in the database. For example Danish users want to use "utf8mb4_danish_ci". You can choose any collation as long as it starts with "utf8mb4".
You can use this bash script to convert all tables in the database.
Make a backup first!
#!/bin/bash DB="go61mb4" COLLATE="utf8mb4_unicode_ci"...

Change the Group-Office database collation and character set

Recently we converted the Group-Office database to the collation "utf8mb4_unicode_ci". We did this to support 4 byte unicode characters. Some customers may want to use another collation because of sorting in the database. For example Danish users want to use "utf8mb4_danish_ci". You can choose any collation as long as it starts with "utf8mb4".
You can use this bash script to convert all tables in the database.
Make a backup first!
#!/bin/bash DB="go61mb4" COLLATE="utf8mb4_unicode_ci"...

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