The ONLYOFFICE 7.0 presentation was really engaging. Today, we answer your most popular questions and shed some light on the ONLYOFFICE roadmap.
The most popular questions were about the brand-new ONLYOFFICE forms (OFORMs) and their further development.
Yes. If you mean basic data collection like in Google Forms, we’ll add such functionality. The idea behind OFORMs is different though, but why not.
In the next version, ONLYOFFICE Docs will allow collecting input data from filled out OFORMs to a database for further analysis and processing.
In fact, we’ve already developed this functionality — it will be available in Nextcloud and other integrations too.
The next version of OFORMs is already in progress, and we have many features are in our roadmap:
Besides, we’re working on Virtual Channels — a new product to complete our engine with necessary processes.
We’ll extend the list of platforms for integration and add new API methods to give more options to use the virtual channels within other platforms, such as e-learning and data management solutions.
Check the availability of fillable forms in your ONLYOFFICE Docs in this table.
|Cloud Edition (VIP)||Yes|
|ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors|
|Debian, Ubuntu, and derivatives||Yes|
|RHEL, CentOS, and derivatives||Yes|
We’ve also updated our official connectors to enable OFORMs and new features from version 7.0 within:
Watch this video to learn more about existing ONLYOFFICE integrations:
Your ideas shape the feature set in ONLYOFFICE solutions. Some of them are already here:
The following video quickly shows you around all the new features in ONLYOFFICE Docs 7.0.
And here are the most demanded features that will appear in the upcoming ONLYOFFICE Docs releases:
Up-to-date roadmap for ONLYOFFICE Docs 7.1 is available on GitHub.
There have been multiple requests about MS OneNote alternative in ONLYOFFICE Docs. How would you like to use such functionality? Leave your ideas in the comments!
Security is the top priority in ONLYOFFICE solutions. Learn why in this review video.
These were the most common questions around the security topic:
Built-in end-to-end encryption. Today you can try end-to-end encryption in our Private Rooms used in ONLYOFFICE Workspace coupled with the desktop app. In this case, we use ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors to encrypt and decrypt documents.
But we plan to make end-to-end encryption available not only via desktop editors. Stay tuned!
Apache log4j vulnerability. The majority of our products wasn’t affected. We don’t use Log4j in ONLYOFFICE Docs, the source code remained protected.
However, the Elasticsearch service experienced an impact of the vulnerability. To prevent security issues, follow Elasticsearch instructions or contact us.
ONLYOFFICE access using VPN. You’re able to restrict access to ONLYOFFICE using proxy. Contact us per email — we’ll check if there’s a configuration for your scenario and provide you with the necessary assistance.
API for permission control. This API page refers to access permissions. Here you can e.g. define the groups whose comments the user can view, edit, and remove.
Autosave mode. Autosave is enabled by default in ONLYOFFICE Workspace. In case you’re connecting ONLYOFFICE Docs to a third-party sync&share system e.g. ownCloud or Nextcloud, you can configure the autosave option in the settings.
2022 is a very important year for ONLYOFFICE in general. This year, we celebrate 10 years since we have released the first version of ONLYOFFICE Docs based on HTML5 Canvas. A truly significant date to move to the next level!
ONLYOFFICE Workspace 12. The new version of ONLYOFFICE Workspace is expected in summer 2022. Among the new features are:
Work with diagrams. We’ll soon release the Drawio plugin for working with diagrams. Visio files support isn’t planned for now though.
Planning on PC and mobile. We are planning to release a new package of products, and there is a chance that it will contain desktop/mobile apps for People and Calendar, but there is no estimate time for that.
Technically, we have a lot of ideas and the main task is to find enough human resources to implement all the ideas into reality.
We plan to continue our growth, involving both new ONLYOFFICE team members and extending our partner network to attract new partners and supporting the existing ones worldwide.
Galina Goduhina, Head of Sales at ONLYOFFICE
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