In this quarter, we have brought to you the following new features, changes and enhancements to existing functionality:
- Ability to rewind to agent device's history
Although the Applixure Agent's history data - up to a year, depending on how long the Agent has reported data to the environment - has always been available through our Connect API, up until now that historical information for individual devices couldn't have been viewed through Web UI.
We have now added a new ability to "rewind" to the timeline of major changes in Agent device's history directly from the Web UI, from each Agent's details view using Rewind to history -button:
New rewind page opens for the device and shows major events and important changes to the configuration of the device and you can load more history up to the year's worth by Load more -button. An ability to view changes can help you to better understand what has happened on a particular device if, for instance, there has been a sudden drop in the device's score.
Please note that not all of the issue events normally shown in the past month calendar on the device's detail view are shown in the timeline, only those that are significant (e.g. crashes) or with long duration for individual days in order to keep the timeline clear and understandable.
You can also filter shown items on the fly using Options -dialog on the right.
This will allow you to focus on particular type of changes in the history of the device, for example without getting too much software installation/removal information obscuring other changes in configuration - or getting better understanding of changes to particular software by filtering directly on the name.
- Experimental support for Windows on ARM for Applixure Agent
We are excited to release experimental support for running Applixure Windows Agent on Windows on ARM (WoA) operating systems. While Applixure Agent is built using Microsoft .NET Framework technologies, ARM64 -specific Windows version contains an emulation of 32-bit .NET processes which allows us to run x86 specific version of Applixure Agent on the WoA in emulated mode.
In the upcoming Windows 10 versions, Microsoft is further extending Intel processor architecture emulation to support 64-bit processes as well, but we have internally updated our Windows Agent codebase to fully operate in WoA despite running as 32-bit process so you can now include your ARM64 Windows machines into Applixure monitoring too.
You can download the ARM64 -specific Windows Installer package from the Deploy -tab in the Applixure Web UI alongside with the normal x86 and x64 versions of the installation package.
- Device and Software score histories now shown
In the Device and Software -specific detail views, the asset -specific score history is now shown underneath the current score.
This will give you a quick visual indicator for recent changes in the said device's or software product's scoring.
- Windows 10 releases added into OS history graph
Since the release of Windows 10, Applixure's operating system history graph on the main Devices -dashboard has only shown the grand total of all Windows 10 release versions (1903, 20H2 etc.). Given the organisations' transition into wholly using Windows 10 this history graph hasn't provided enough value anymore for tracking the migrations across different Windows 10 releases.
We have now added support for graphing each Windows 10 release version individually so you can now continue to keep track of how your PC fleet is migrating into newer, and supported, versions of Windows 10. You can now also enable and disable individual graph lines from the operating system history to better filter out the view in case there are multiple different operating systems or release versions of Windows 10 in your environment.
In addition to Windows 10 release versions, the OS history graph also displays any Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel releases individually, which generally tracks the Windows 10 releases.
- Support for more vendors for warranty end information
We have added handful of additional vendors for which the device warranty expiration information can [for the most part] be retrieved: Microsoft Surface, Fujitsu, ASUS and Toshiba.
As of this time, warranty information for the HP devices still cannot be retrieved as the HP's official new API is not yet available after a two years of shutdown of the old API.
- Number of fixes for miscellaneous technical issues, minor functionality improvements and visual enhancements