Posts Tagged ‘groupware’

Groupware upgrade

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Update 08:00: Migration completed. Please note that a legacy CalDAV URL has changed – if you’re using a CalDAV client (for example Thunderbird or Apple Calendar), make sure you have the correct URL according to the documentation

For our calendar solution groupware.phys we schedule a migration on Friday, September 27, starting at 07:30. The service will be down for approximately 1 hour. We will move the service to a new virtual machine and upgrade to a new version.

Groupware migration

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

On Tuesday, October 2, starting at 07:00, we will migrate our groupware instance to another server. For about 1 hour you won’t have access to your calendar. If you’re one of the few people who also sync their email via groupware, mail will be offline too (you can always use webmail). After the migration your clients should just reconnect and resume syncing. If you notice any issues after we’re done, please get in touch.

Update Wed 07:45: migration completed, please let us know if you experience any problems.

Groupware upgrade

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

On Thursday, July 21, starting at 0700 we will upgrade our groupware solution. The update is expected to take approximately one hour. As this upgrade will be a major one (version 14.3 to 16.1), you might notice a few changes. In particular:

  • if you didn’t log out before we start the upgrade, your browser might be in an inconsistent state and the new version might refuse to work. Just log out manually in this case.
  • if you’re using the ActiveSync/eSync/Exchange protocol for calendar synchronization, you will have to recreate your sync account on your (mobile) device. Just delete your existing account on the device (your groupware data will still be on our server) and add it again (see documentation). We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but the synchronization code was rewritten to be faster and more stable and is not compatible to existing accounts. We have tried to identify all current ActiveSync users and will inform them via email.
  • the web interface will get a new look (see screenshot)

We have thoroughly tested the new version internally. If you find any problems after the upgrade, please get in touch. Thanks.

Update Thursday 08:00: Upgrade complete. Please let us know if you find any issues in the new version.

eGroupware upgrade on Mon, Jul 4

Friday, July 1st, 2011

On Monday, July 4, starting at 0700 we will upgrade our eGroupware installation to version 11.1. One of the most exciting features is the new ActiveSync plugin (incl. email push) that will also allow Android phones to sync calendar and contacts. We’ll update our documentation as soon as 11.1 is running.

Update Monday 0930: the new version is installed and Android sync works. Read about it here.

D-PHYS Groupware

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Today we are pleased to announce the D-PHYS eGroupware collaborative calendar solution We have put a lot of effort into the task of finding a groupware package that works with as many different clients as possible and offers the widest range of features. So if a synchronized calendar service could be interesting for you, give it a shot. Please also consult our readme detailing the different sync solutions.

If you’re still using our much older, please move on to eGroupware as soon as possible. This service will eventually be discontinued.

eGroupWare update

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Tomorrow Wednesday Dec 09, starting at 0730, we will upgrade our eGroupWare collaboration software ( to a new revision. The service will be down for about 30 min. The update addresses several known issues and should restore the SyncML functionality.

eGroupware upgrade

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Tomorrow Tue Nov 3, starting from 0730 we will upgrade our eGroupware service to version EPL 9.1. Expected downtime: about one hour.