Hello! Keen eyed followers may have noticed that we never put out a release blog for 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206. Well we’ve just released 220.127.116.11 and frankly there still isn’t much to talk about. The reason for this is these three releases don’t include much in the way of new features. As always you can review the component notes to see the bug fixes and features that were included. None of these items are a big deal however, and trying to fluff them up isn’t our style 😉
So, why nothing exciting? On one hand we’d like to think of 7.8 as being pretty solid so the lack of anything major is testament to the stability we currently have, and solid nature of the current feature set. On the other hand, it’s also because we’re near the end of the cycle for 7.8 and have been working on 7.9 as the bucket of cool new toys! No we don’t have a planned release date yet. No we don’t recommend putting off your minor 7.8 updates to wait for 7.9.
There are a couple items we will mention here though:
- New global setting (KeyConfigure – General Settings – Audit) to disable gathering Device data. That is, if you don’t want to collect the list of connected Display and Storage devices on client computers.
- New security option for the Web Service to allow embedding 3rd party content in an iframe Widget with current browsers.
- A few special identification cases for Windows programs that identify as the same program.
- Clarity in Compliance report for computers with Usage.
- Using Name as a fallback when importing Printers manually if Serial is not present to avoid duplicates.
So overall nothing huge, just a few things requested by our customers for special use cases.
7.9 you say?
What, you want a sneak peak of 7.9 now that I mentioned it? Wellll…. ok 😀 But just a small taste! The big new feature is tracking the History of Computers and Devices. This includes logs and reports that will show when things like name, department, owner, and lifecycle of the object changed. There will also be several enhancements to the Web UI including Filters and Group Sort, as well as a basic automation system. Oh, and did someone say Pivot Tables? 😉
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