SAM and K2 KeyServer in the Age of GDPR

In case you thought software license compliance wasn’t complex, confusing, or expensive enough already–say hello to GDPR, Europe’s well-intentioned approach to maximizing complexity, confusion, and cost in the name of personal data privacy and security. What is GDPR? GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation.” It’s a new EU law with implications that reach far beyond the […]

2018-01-01 Image Released

The January 1 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.1.7 of all K2 components. This release fixes a bug when trying to establish Trusted Service connections (7.4.1.6 components only), makes various improvements to KeyReporter, and other assorted issues. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.

2017-12-02 image released

The December 2 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.1.6 of all K2 components. This release fixes an error when installing KeyConfigure on certain Windows computers, adds a legend to Availability Maps, and makes some improvements to the linux KeyAccess. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.

2017-11-19 image released

The November 19 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.1.5 of all K2 components. This release improves identification of certain programs, improves integration with Active Directory for Admin Authentication, and fixes a bug where the Product Suggestions report will not run. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.

ITAM Lifetime Achievements

On November 10, I traveled to Maidenhead, England to attend the annual ITAM Review Awards Banquet and present a Lifetime Achievement Award to a surprised colleague, David Bicket. David recently volunteered his time for 7 years to lead a distinguished group of Software Asset Management and IT Asset Management (SAM/ITAM) savants in developing a remarkable […]

Microsoft SAM: When Publishers Manage your Software Assets for You

  What would you do if your tax preparer signed a deal with the Internal Revenue Service to “help” you comply with tax laws by forwarding them your pay stubs, bank statements, and other asset details, so that they could compare this “raw data” to your current and previous years’ tax filings, make sure there were no “compliance” issues, and […]