Unfortunately, a traditional date in the verinice calendar has to be cancelled this year due to the Corona pandemic: The it-sa. After extensive deliberations, NürnbergMesse decided that the changed conditions would be too much of a hindrance to an it-sa in autumn 2020. This includes the presentation of a new verinice version at it-sa and the intensive personal exchange between the verinice team, partners and users on site.
According to a statement by NürnbergMesse, the cancellation "reflects the wishes of the industry, which is questioning the dialogue between exhibitors and visitors, which is characterized by intensive technical discussions and partly confidential consultations, under hygiene and distance rules". SerNet and the verinice team are currently considering how the resulting gap can be reasonably closed. Information will be announced in advance on verinice.com.
The next it-sa will take place from October 12 - 14, 2021 at the NürnbergMesse exhibition center. SerNet and the verinice team are planning to be on site with partners as usual.
The year 2020 also brought new challenges for the Samba eXPerience: The 19th international conference revolving around the OpenSource software Samba took place from 26th - 28th May 2020 for the first time exclusively in digital form. The annual meeting of the international Samba team, which is usually held in Göttingen, was also extremely successful as an online event. The sambaXP 2020 was again sponsored by Google and Microsoft.
Thanks to the virtual format, the sambaXP was even able to grow: 150 developers, users, manufacturers and system houses from the samba ecosystem from a total of 23 countries took part in 2020. One of the planning challenges was therefore to set the times of the conference in a sensible way. The setting of a daily frame from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. CEST made it possible for both speakers and participants to follow attentively.
Another positive side-effect was that organizer SerNet published videos on sambaxp.org for the first time - including Stefan Kania's workshop on CTDB / GlusterFS.
Code name: Unstad
Publication: April 14, 2020
With verinice 1.20, the verinice.TEAM provides more than 50 new functions, detail changes and bug fixes.
With verinice 1.20, users receive support for essential tasks in the modernized IT-Grundschutz:
- The update of modelled information networks, which is required annually by the BSI with the publication of a new IT-Grundschutz compendium, is significantly simplified by a guided update functionality (new modelling).
- The implementation of the risk analysis according to BSI standard 200-3 is effectively supported by visualization of outstanding risk analyses as well as high or very high risks requiring action.
- The visualization of the implementation status for each module shows at a glance the degree of fulfilment of the type of procedure.
- IT-Grundschutz audits can be performed, documented and output via report template.
The most important innovations are documented in the release notes.
The 19th International Conference for the open source software Samba will take place from 26th - 28th May 2020 as an online event. The planned IO-Lab is cancelled.
SambaXP is the annual meeting of the international Samba team with developers, users, manufacturers and system integrators within the Samba ecosystem, which has been held since 2002.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the associated travel and meeting restrictions, this year's conference unfortunately cannot take place at the usual venue in Göttingen. Therefore the organizing committee is planning a digital edition of the popular conference for this year.
The speakers will give their presentations live from their desks, so that participants can follow the conference from anywhere in the world via the Internet. Compared to the usual event format, the online event offers even more flexibility: It is easier to switch between tracks running in parallel or even follow two presentations at the same time. The event is recorded with consent of the speakers and will be available online after the conference.
The traditional tutorial by Stefan Kania will also be held as a webinar on the day before the conference (Tuesday, 25 May 2020). This year's topic: "Clustering with CTDB".
The IO-Lab, which is planned for the first time in the context of this year's SambaXP unfortunately cannot take place due to the current circumstances.
You can find all the latest information at sambaxp.org.
The organizing committee is available for questions at loc@sambaXP.org.
We are looking forward to a digital SambaXP 2020 and would like to thank the sponsors Google and Microsoft.
Samba is the most important free software alternative for SMB/CIFS servers, especially in the Microsoft Windows environment. You can find more information at samba.org.
SerNet GmbH is the global technological market leader for services related to the open source software Samba and offers its own Samba distribution under the brand name SAMBA+. Further information can be found at sernet.de and samba.plus.
Ticket sales for the sambaXP 2020 have begun. SerNet will host the annual meeting of the international Samba community from 26 to 28 May 2020 at the Hotel Freizeit In in Göttingen. For the first time an SMB3 interoperability laboratory (IO-Lab) will be held parallel to the sambaXP.
The new IO-Lab format starts on May 24 and ends on May 29: On all days, a collaborative exchange for testing SMB3 implementations should be possible in a cooperative atmosphere. All participants can get involved in testing, identifying and fixing bugs in order to develop and improve interoperable products. Microsoft and SerNet provide networks and infrastructure for the IO-Lab. The participants define the testing process together and ensure that their goals are achieved.
The SerNet/Microsoft SMB3 IO-Lab offers
- the latest Windows client and server software from Microsoft, including test suites that help to verify interoperability for various functions of the SMB3 protocols,
- technical support for SMB3 engineers to investigate traces and help diagnose problems.
The participants of the interoperability laboratory are subject to a non-disclosure agreement and entry is restricted to registrants only.
Tickets for the conference as well as the IO-lab are available at an early bird price until 29 February 2020. In addition, a tutorial on Tuesday 26 May can be booked: Stefan Kania, longtime sambaXP speaker and samba trainer, will focus on the topic "CTDB". Tickets and further information about the CfP can be found here: sambaxp.org.
The Call for Papers is also still running, submissions of papers are still welcome.
The sambaXP 2020 is sponsored by Google and Microsoft. This year's organiser is once again SerNet GmbH, which would like to use the conference to promote exchange between Samba developers and users from all over the world.