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15/01/2019

2019, the year when everything becomes possible

2019 is here, and it’s going to be a turning point for the European digital sphere. With the US’s “America First” policies and highly polarised powers, it’s time for Europe to capitalise on the pool of competences on its territory.

The past year has been a time of realisation. Digital sovereignty has come to the fore as a key economic and strategic challenge for companies and States alike.

The choice of an IT solution is no longer just about technological capability, it’s also about making a societal commitment, as it has bears on our digital (in)dependency and, in turn, our economic independence.

The choices we make with respect to digital technologies make us accountable. Local, open and market-proven solutions are available to us. It is our responsibility as economic or public sector players to make fully-conscious decisions. The French association of CIOs in major companies and public authorities (Cigref) recently named open source as a viable alternative to the domination of major software publishers.

Email is the digital tool most widely used by employees, clients, partners, in essence, everyone, and it is continuously growing. We have been campaigning for years to offer you an open source, transparent alternative to US monopolies. We’re aware that the key hurdle lies in changing deeply-ingrained habits, which is why we’ve been working tirelessly so that you can keep the email tool you’re familiar with, in a completely user-transparent manner. BlueMind v4.0 is the only solution that provides 100% Outlook support, plugin free.

Outlook, Thunderbird, mobile devices, etc., with the newly released BlueMind v4.0, you no longer have to choose between digital independence and user satisfaction.

This new year promises to be full of decisive projects for CIOs: governance, innovation, sovereignty…

The whole BlueMind team wishes you plenty of success, happiness and freedom for 2019!

23/11/2018

New version : BlueMind 4.0

The only 100% Outlook compatible solution

Sovereignty and email habits finally meet

 

BlueMind is proud to announce the release of the latest version of its open-source collaborative email solution. This much anticipated version 4.0, with transparent-to-the-user, 100% Outlook support, finally gives businesses and public authorities the possibility to reconcile sovereignty and user satisfaction.

The digital revolution and emerging technologies have brought to light a longstanding issue for businesses, namely the crushing domination of American solutions and Europe’s dependency on them.
With digital technologies slowly permeating all industries, all-powerful GAFAMs and the US’s unapologetic “America First” agenda, this dependency is rattling our confidence and poses genuine questions about our countries’ — and Europe’s — digital strategy and sovereignty.

The email industry segment is a US stronghold.The biggest hurdle is the Outlook client, says Pierre Baudracco, CEO of BlueMind. . “It’s the email client most organisations use and it is the visible end for users. Email is ubiquitous in businesses and it is critical for employees. Employees have deeply ingrained habits. You might say that they’re captive users. Company executives and IT departments would like to be more economically patriotic, more secure and better control their email data and save money while choosing the server or the service they want! But the fear of taking Outlook away from users is often what outweighs other criteria and forces their choice… In a nutshell: sovereignty is no match in the face of user satisfaction!”

BlueMind’s entire innovation is built on this assessment and its response to it: to allow organisations to keep Outlook, with no visible change for users, while switching to a European open-source solution.

It has taken BlueMind five years to develop this alternative to Exchange which is 100% Outlook-compatible and does not require any additional modules. “BlueMind’s new 4.0 version brings a definitive solution to the near-monopoly in the enterprise email market. By allowing organisations to keep the Outlook client with no loss of functionality or use other clients such as Thunderbird, the web or mobile devices in a feature-rich, collaborative way, the BlueMind solution offers an open, cheaper European alternative for email” Pierre Baudracco explains.

With its new slogan “sovereignty and email habits finally meet”BlueMind heralds a true revolution. “It’s the message we wanted to convey through this new campaign” says Leslie Saladin,BlueMind’s Marketing and PR Manager. : “You can safeguard your users’ habits while having control over your data and preferring a European solution as opposed to an American one. There’s no excuse now, there’s an alternative! #thechoiceishere”

BlueMind v4.0 will be unveiled at the Paris Open Source Summit on 5 and 6 December 2018

 

 

Ask all of your questions about BlueMind v4.0 here

21/11/2018

BlueMind v4.0 unveiled at the Paris Open Source Summit

The BlueMind team is delighted to invite you to Paris Open Source Summit 2018, Europe’s premier event dedicated to all things open source, including software and digital technologies. Pierre Baudracco, CEO of BlueMind, is also the summit’s President of the Programme Committee. With conferences, roundtables and workshops, this year’s edition will particularly focus on the impact of open source in the digital revolution.

One of the related topics to be addressed at the upcoming POSS is the importance of digital sovereignty for organisations. You might have heard our political leaders’ recent comments about how Europe should not be subordinate to other major powers. This is particularly true in the digital world where major players are all too often engaged in locking their solutions to keep users captive.

For an email software publisher like BlueMind, this lock is called Outlook. It is the most widely-used and best-liked email tool and it is so deeply ingrained in users’ habits that the mere mention of switching to something different is a threat to businesses’ social peace. Changing email providers, why not. Changing Outlook, absolutely not!

So, how can we reconcile organisations’ need for digital independence and end-user satisfaction?

Discover BlueMind v4.0

We’ve been working on resolving this issue for several years, and we are extremely proud to be offering a genuine response: BlueMind v4.0. This new version is the only email solution that fully supports Outlook with no loss of functionality but also offers enhanced collaboration features for other email clients such as Thunderbird, the web or mobile devices. Sovereignty is finally compatible with email habits. You now have a choice! We will be unveiling this new version at the Paris Open Source Summit, with a demo on our stand as well as a conference.

Make sure to save the dates:

  • BlueMind Stand – C13-C15 – Throughout the Summit
  • Conference by Sylvain Garcia – Wednesday 5th December
    “Finally, 100% Outlook-compatible open-source mail” (in French)

 

>> Ask us all about this new version right now <<

18/10/2018

The Paris Open Source Summit 2018 and European digital sovereignty

The BlueMind team is delighted to invite you to Paris Open Source Summit 2018, Europe’s premier event dedicated to all things open source, including software and digital technologies. Pierre Baudracco, CEO of BlueMind, is also the summit’s President of the Programme Committee. With conferences, roundtables and workshops, this year’s edition will particularly focus on the impact of open source in the digital revolution.

One of the related topics to be addressed at the upcoming POSS is the importance of digital sovereignty for organisations. You might have heard our political leaders’ recent comments about how Europe should not be subordinate to other major powers. This is particularly true in the digital world where major players are all too often engaged in locking their solutions to keep users captive.

For an email software publisher like BlueMind, this lock is called Outlook. It is the most widely-used and best-liked email tool and it is so deeply ingrained in users’ habits that the mere mention of switching to something different is a threat to businesses’ social peace. Changing email providers, why not. Changing Outlook, absolutely not!

So, how can we reconcile organisations’ need for digital independence and end-user satisfaction?

Discover BlueMind v4.0

We’ve been working on resolving this issue for several years, and we are extremely proud to be offering a genuine response: BlueMind v4.0. This new version is the only email solution that fully supports Outlook with no loss of functionality but also offers enhanced collaboration features for other email clients such as Thunderbird, the web or mobile devices. Sovereignty is finally compatible with email habits. You now have a choice! We will be unveiling this new version at the Paris Open Source Summit, with a demo on our stand as well as a conference.

Make sure to save the dates:

  • BlueMind Stand – C13-C15 – Throughout the Summit
  • Conference by Sylvain Garcia – Wednesday 5th December
    “Finally, 100% Outlook-compatible open-source mail” (in French)

 

>> Ask us all about this new version right now <<

09/11/2016

BlueMind 3.5 is available!

Version 3.5.0 is designed for fresh installs. The update tool for moving from version 3.0 to 3.5.0  will be available later in a minor release. Changes to 3.5 are significant which is why we want to keep a close eye on our existing clients’ updates.

Following two years’ work, a brand new version of BlueMind is available.

It brings:

  • new features
  • a complete re-write with an improved data model, APIs, extensibility, performance and reliability.

The Web UI

Navigation bar

A redesigned, more modern and stylish navigation bar makes moving around BlueMind more straightforward and improves access to applications and functionalities.

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E-mail

Large files and detached attachments

Version 3.5 introduces the possibility to detach file attachments from messages and show them to recipients as a downloadable link instead. This takes weight off messages and messaging servers.

This feature is transparent to users as BlueMind decides whether to attach the file physically or store it in the file repository and automatically add a link in the email message.

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File chooser

The file chooser allows you to browse through files previously sent and stored in the user area:

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Auto-forward to several recipients

BlueMind now allows you to forward a mailbox’s messages to several recipients automatically.

Calendar

Multi-calendar

Users can now create as many personal calendars as they like and fine-tune how they share events.

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Additionally, they can choose the calendar they want to use to show their availability.

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External calendar integration

BlueMind 3.5 lets you display external calendars (Google, Doodle, etc.) which are synchronized through their ICS url (iCalendar format, .ics extension).

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External sharing

The BlueMind calendar can now also be shared externally through a public address or a private address that lets you make private events visible.

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Calendar colors

With BlueMind 3.5 you can customize calendar colors which are saved for future sessions.

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Meetings

  • You can now set a meeting participation status specifically for a each occurrence of a recurring event. A participant can therefore confirm that they will be attending a series of meetings but specify that they will not attend a particular occurrence.
  • Each participant now has their own view of a meeting, which they can customize (title, times, description, location, etc.) without it being visible to other participants.
  • The event organizer centralizes participation information and their version is a reflection of all participation statuses.

Event history

You can now view an event’s creation and modification history. History is also available for contacts and tasks.

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To-do lists

BlueMind 3.5 now offers task management  in a dedicated UI which is synchronized with the calendar.

You can organize your tasks in lists and use tags which are shared with other BlueMind applications (contacts and calendar).

You can share your to-do lists with your colleagues by giving them simple reading or full management rights over them.

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iPhone/iPad/iOS Synchronization

Contacts

Apple mobile devices can now synchronize several address books.

All address books (excluding collected addresses and the directory) can be synchronized.

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Tasks

You can manage your BlueMind tasks (create, edit, validate…) through your iOS reminders app:

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For administrators

Refined rights management

Administration rights management has been refined and administrators can now assign roles to delegate the management of:

  • users
  • groups
  • domain address books
  • domain calendars
  • shared mailboxes
  • resources
  • the domain (maximum quotas, number of users)

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In this version, rights management is done through groups rather than by assigning user or administrator profiles as previously.

Limited number of domain users

You can now limit the number of users that can be created for each domain.

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Technical aspects

New operating systems supported

RedHat 7 and Ubuntu’s Xenial (16.04) support is now effective.

All supported operating systems are listed in BlueMind’s Installation pre-requisites.

For Developers

API documentation

The BlueMind API has been entirely redesigned and is now available either through HTTP REST calls or through clients (currently Java, Javascript, C#, Python and PHP). The bluemind-samples repository is available, giving you access to everything you need to contribute to BlueMind by developing an Add-On. A maven archetype is also provided to facilitate new project definition.

An interactive documentation for our new API REST is embedded in the installer and available to users with “Api docs” privileges.

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