sambaXP 2017 is the 16th event of the yearly Samba show and a nice anniversary if written in hex: 0x10 :-) The schedule is fully packed with talks from the international samba team, from customers with user experience reports and vendors that integrate Samba into their products.
The complete schedule has been published on http://sambaXP.org. Registration is open for the conference on Wednesday and Thursday and an optional Tutorial with Stefan Kania on Tuesday to refresh your Samba skills.
This year's conference again is about the progress and future roadmap of Samba - but also the time to look back on the existing code: After a first analysis Samba is not vulnerable regarding the Shadow Broker attacks - but even besides this annoying facts there are bugs and other challenges in Samba to report about.
The organisers at SerNet love to report that Google, Microsoft and Red Hat again appear as partners and sponsors of sambaXP. With their support all Samba team members can attend the show for free and students and other younger folks can be given cost reducing grants.
From May 2nd to 4th 2017 SerNet and the international Samba.Team will host the next sambaXP. The Call for Papers and sale of "Early Bird" tickets has started already. The conference returns to Göttingen and the Hotel Freizeit In after the journey to Berlin last year. And it is a perfect birthday - if you are a nerd and regard this conference as Number 0x10 in hexadecimal :-)
The "Call for Papers" section at sambaxp.org offers all information about the conference topics and more details. Abstracts can be submitted until February 28th 2017. Technical presentations are welcome as are case studies. The conference language is English. However, the organizing team would be glad to see submissions in German or any other language as well.
"Early Bird" tickets for the two conference days are available at 399 Euros until February 28th 2017. As usual the sambaXP kicks off on Tuesday (May 2nd) with a tutorial: Tickets for "Managing Samba 4 as domain controllers and Implementing domain trusts" are priced 450 Euro.
Team co-founder Jeremy Allison is chairman of the sambaXP 2017 like last year.
The sambaXP 2017 is dedicated to long time Samba team member Lars Müller, who died early October 2016 after at the age of 46.
From May 10th - 12th 2016 the 15th SAMBA eXPerience took place. The conference was hosted by SerNet and the international Samba Team. Audio recordings and slides of the presentations are now available at www.sambaxp.org.
This year the sambaXP made it to Berlin for the first time. Despite of the new venue the event was a meeting point for developers and users from around the world which was also reflected in the variety of topics: Stefan Metzmacher kicked off the conference with a deep insight into Badlock (audio / slides), while Denis Cardon told "Samba 4-AD, it works: stories of battles fought and won" (audio / slides). Cardons lecture is a proven toolbox to prepare and execute the migration of large networks to Samba4-AD.
SAMBA+ 4.4.4 has just been released. Packages for various SUSE and RedHat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available.
These packages address a lot of issues, which are listed in the Samba 4.4.4 release history.
SAMBA+ 4.3 packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ Shop, detailed information and prices are listed there. The subscriptions bought at the SAMBA+ shop are managed at our platform OPOSSO. Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ 4.4.4 packages are included in existing subscriptions.
The Samba Team at SerNet provides a new set of SAMBA+ 4.4.3 (4.4.3-27 RPMs and 4.4.3-14 debs), 4.3.9 (4.3.9-26 RPMs and 4.3.9-13 debs) and EnterpriseSAMBA 4.2.12 (4.2.12-22 RPMs and 4.2.12-10 debs) packages. These packages contain fixes for regressions introduced in the last security releases. The packages are available for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu. Please have a look at the news section at samba.plus for all details.
SAMBA+ 4.3 packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ Shop, detailed information and prices are listed there. The subscriptions bought at the SAMBA+ shop are managed at our platform OPOSSO. Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ 4.4.3 and 4.3.9 packages are included in existing subscriptions.
SerNet's 4.2 packages and older versions will still be maintained as EnterpriseSAMBA and distributed via https://portal.enterprisesamba.com for free. Please note that users don't have to register anymore to be able to access the packages, but instead can use a public user.