Microsoft, CENATIC, Red Hat, Collabora, and Kolab to strengthen Interoperability and Openness discussions at Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Zentyal, the leader in open source Microsoft Protocol Interoperability, today announced the program agenda for Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015, taking place in Zaragoza, Spain, May 12-14, 2015. This conference will bring together experts from leading technology companies and open source projects so that they can share visions, experiences and technical knowledge to help advance the industry in its quest for interoperability.
Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015 reinforces the collaboration on interoperability and protocols between open source and non-open source companies and projects. The agenda includes technical and business insights from Microsoft, Red Hat, CENATIC, SerNet, Dell, Collabora, KDE, FSFE, RavenDB, Kolab Systems, LibreOffice, Igalia, BlueMind, Bitergia, Samba, OpenChange, Libelium, Griffin Brown Publishing, id law partners and Hibernating Rhinos

“Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015 is providing a unique and neutral forum where technical issues and content around open protocols and interoperability can be presented and discussed,” said Ignacio Correas, Founder of Zentyal. “Open Source and cloud have been key for growing interoperability. We will see some real live examples and case studies during Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015”.

Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015 keynotes include Héctor Sánchez Montenegro, National Technology Officer at Microsoft, sharing stage with Manuel Velardo, CEO at CENATIC, and Julien Kerihuel, CTO at Zentyal and Lead Architect of the OpenChange project. A complete list of confirmed speakers is available at

As a collateral activity, the conference includes a Bring Your Own Device‘ Interoperability Lab opened all day to test real implementations. Social and networking activities complement the discussions on technical content:

  • Icebreaker Event, the night before the event Monday 11, all attendees are invited to enjoy a meeting reception with drinks and music, an excellent opportunity to get a brief introduction of the three days coming and meet other attendees.
  • Welcome Cocktail, after the final sessions on Tuesday 12, offers dinner and drinks at Etopia Center as an open night to continue networking with other attendees.
  • Zentyal Tapas Tour, the second night event takes place at El Tubo, an emblematic district to experience the Tapas Spanish tradition, on a tour where attendees will feel the Tapas culture visiting several bars where enjoy miniature cuisine and drinks included.

Registration for all keynotes, sessions, meals and social activities is 200€. To register please visit:

Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015 is made possible with the support from our sponsors including Microsoft, SerNet and Gobierno de Aragón, and the collaboration of Etopia, Center for Art and Technology, and City Hall of Zaragoza.

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Zentyal is the first ever provider of fully native Microsoft® Exchange protocol compatibility to the worldwide messaging and collaboration market. Zentyal Cloud is the scalable platform from Zentyal that is natively interoperable with Microsoft Outlook clients. This PaaS incorporates all the required features for both Microsoft Outlook clients and any standard Email (SMTP, POP3, IMAP), Calendar service (CalDAV), and Addressbook/Management (LDAP, CardDAV) clients, delivering the most interoperable user experience in the world.

Zentyal is proud to host the landmark event Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015. For more information, please visit: http://www.zentyal.com