2016-12-10 image released

The December 10 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.0.6 of all K2 components. This release contains many minor bug fixes and functionality improvements. KeyAccess 7.4.0.6 for Mac fixes a 7.4.0.2 – 7.4.0.5 bug where KeyAccess was slow to log in to KeyServer after a user logged in to the OS. This could block […]

2016-11-02 image released

The November 2 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.0.5 of all K2 components. This release fixes a 7.4.0.3 – 7.4.0.4 KeyAccess bug where AutoCAD is identified in an unexpected way. We have also fixed bugs where KeyServer could crash or consume high cpu. Many minor bugs fixes and functionality improvements have also been […]

Importing Software Purchase Records into K2

Importing software purchase records

The collection and analysis of software license entitlement data in software purchase records is essential to Software Asset Management best practices around compliance analysis and overspend reporting for cost reduction efforts. It is not possible for a software asset manager to complete the full disposition of their duties without comparing software procurement levels to deployment, consumption, […]

Capturing Software Usage Data with K2-KeyServer

Capture Software Usage Data

Best Practices for correctly configuring Policies to track and manage software usage. K2-KeyServer can conduct many activities to support your organization’s IT management goals. It handles Software Asset Management (SAM), Hardware Asset Management (HAM), Software License Management (SLM), software usage tracking and optimization of computing resources (both software and hardware). K2 also supports IT Procurement […]

Hardware Guidelines for the KeyServer host

We are often asked by new K2 administrators for our recommendations on the system that will host their KeyServer. While there is no optimal system configuration — each KeyServer has different usage patterns and load profiles depending on the number of clients it supports and what products are being tracked — we can give some general guidelines to follow when […]

2016-10-12 image released

The October 12 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.0.4 of all K2 components. This release fixes a KeyAccess bug (in 7.4.0.3 only) where policies with strict enforcement could be allowed to run offline in some cases. If you use strict policies, you should upgrade any 7.4.0.3 clients to 7.4.0.4 ASAP. We have also […]

Something to Chew on, The MEGABYTE Act of 2016

Just when you thought Software Asset Management couldn’t get any more exciting, you may be keen to know that the government has made Software Asset Management (SAM) a priority. Under legislation passed on July 7th, 2016, the Making Electronic Government Accountable by Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016, or MEGABYTE Act of 2016 for short, […]

2016-09-20 image released

The September 20 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.0.2 of all K2 components. This release fixes a 7.4.x KeyServer issue where Windows Server 2008 uses excessive RAM while KeyServer is running. This is really a Windows bug but we have been able to avoid it happening with KeyServer 7.4.0.2. The Compliance report has […]