Discover Nextcloud Groupware App Bundle

Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/discover-nextcloud-groupware-app-bundle/

Nextcloud 12 introduces App Bundles for easier Nextcloud customization. As an administrator, you can enable all the apps in a bundle at once and enjoy the most relevant apps for your usecase. There are currently three App Bundles: Enterprise (auditing, retention, LDAP, SSO…), Groupware (Calendar, Contacts, Mails…) and Social Sharing (Twitter, Facebook, Diaspora, Google+…). Today, let’s discover the Groupware Bundle together!

Calendar

The Calendar App allows you to easily sync events from various devices with your Nextcloud and edit them online. With Nextcloud Calendar, you can share events, invite people through mail or from your Nextcloud Contacts. It supports WebCal, which is great news if you want to see your favorite team's matchdays in your calendar! Not long after Nextcloud 12 will come the 1.6.0 version of our Calendar App, expected mid-June, and it has seen some improvements:
  • as the recipient of a shared calendar, you can now change the color of the calendar
  • better editing of recurring events (every second Thursday of the month is now an option for your monthly jogging)
  • search function across the events, useful if you can't remember your friends birthday

Contacts

The Contacts app allows you to manage your contacts and sync them on all your devices. It is integrated with other Nextcloud Apps, like Mail and Calendar. Hint: this is a good way to remember all those birthdays you never think about. If you need to manage groups, our Contacts App will provide you with an easy way of searching, sorting and using your contacts. Of course, you can share your contacts with your friends or coworkers, and all the people in your Contacts App will also show in our brand new Contacts menu! On Nextcloud 12 you will enjoy design enhancements and the ability to rename your address books. Stay tuned for more information!

Mails

E-mails remain one of our most important ways of communication, and we often have different addresses for different purposes. This is why our Mail App allows you to get a unified overview of your mails directly on Nextcloud. Our next months goal is to tightly integrate it with our Contacts and Calendar Apps to increase collaboration and productivity across Nextcloud users. Our Mail App now supports PHP 7.1, and you can have a look here if you want to contribute!

This package is pretty good. We are already using it. To make it really good an auto-responder for holidays is missing :frowning:

I am not surprised this feature has not been added. Auto-responders are an unnecessary invention an increases spam, email backscatter. Simply tell people you will be on holiday.

Simply tell people you will be on holiday.

How do you do that in advance, when you don’t even know you will sent you emails during your absence? It’s not only about company-internal communication, but also towards suppliers, customers or any other external contact you’re not in touch with on a regular basis, where people usually expect replies within 48 hours.
For enterprise-use, auto-responders are standard.

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an auto-responder for holidays is missing :frowning:

If you want this feature, you should open a request here: