News: Zimbra Upgrade

Published: 06/11/2014 Back

We will be upgrading our service over the weekend. There will be a planned maintenance outage on Saturday 10:00 EST. This outage will last approximately 2 hours. We will be upgrading our services to the new Zimbra 8.5 and increasing storage on our servers. This upgrade will result in the following features being available:

New Feature Highlights

Touch client for tablets and smartphones: The secure, HTML5 mobile web application provides a device-specific user experience for Android and iOS devices. The Zimbra touch client can be tailored through open APIs and fully white labeled. It delivers anytime, anywhere mailbox access, through a unique Zimbra experience, that keeps people connected to their data.

Offline Web client: Offline Web client support for Chrome and Firefox keeps Zimbra users connected, even when not taking advantage of native HTML5 data storage support. Users get the ability to work offline with access to one month’s worth of data. And, IT administrators benefit from an offline client that doesn’t increase the cost or management associated with a full desktop client.

Exchange Web Services: The latest release adds new Exchange Web Services (EWS) support, enabling all mail, contacts, tasks and calendar functionality in Outlook for Mac. Administrators can add Outlook for Mac to the list of supported clients for BYOD environments, and users get to choose whatever Mac desktop client they prefer.

Zimbra Social integration: Zimbra Collaboration 8.5 includes integrated support for Zimbra Social. Customers running both Zimbra products benefit from a shared user experience and single sign-on. Keeping employees connected to all of the collaboration touch points.

Document preview: High fidelity document preview is now available, allowing users to preview documents in their Web browser.

Infrastructure Enhancements

Active-active: Active-active is part of a multi-release effort to increase Zimbra Collaboration’s scale and performance capabilities in complex Zimbra deployments. This encompasses a number of enhancements to the web application and server architecture, and introduces support for MariaDB. Zimbra Collaboration 9.x will continue this investment, helping eliminate downtime due to upgrades, maintenance or unplanned outages.

Feature Enhancements

ActiveSync Performance and Scalability Enhancements: We will be able to add BlackBerry 10 devices to the list of ActiveSync-enabled devices that are supported for BYOD environments.


Hope you are ready for Zimbra 8.5!