ownCloud is a self-hosted sync and share server, which is about to release its latest update. The 9.0 update brings with it a host of new and innovative features to make storing and distributing files easier than ever before.
Users now have more options available to them when it comes to working and accessing files on other accounts. Comments can be left on specific files, while tags have been added to keep your account neatly organised. There’s also a revamped notifications system, so you can expect to be notified when someone accesses a file and interacts with it in some capacity.
Behind the scenes, ownCloud has been deployed in larger installations, allowing for better scalability and a dramatic increase in file transfer speeds. A new storage API has also been included to enable complete control of previously troublesome file types.
If a colleague didn’t have an ownCloud server, you’d have previously been fairly restricted to the files you could share with them, until now. Links to files can now be shared, with a non-ownCloud user requiring the password for said file.
Keep an eye out on your ownCloud account for the 9.0 update later this week.
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