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Denver Endpoint Management User Group Meeting - November 13

Created: 30 Oct 2013 • Updated: 11 Nov 2013 | 1 comment
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Location: 
Great-West Financial
Time: 
Wed, 13 November, 2013 - 11:30 - 13:00 MST

Please join us for the next Denver Endpoint Management User Group meeting on November 13 from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the offices of Great-West Financial. The meeting will feature a presentation on what's new with Altiris 7.5 by ITS Partners.  Lunch will be served!

 

Agenda

  • Lunch, Welcome & Introductions
  • What’s New with Altiris 7.5 Hosted by: Charles Ruffino, SE, ITS Partners
  • Open discuss/Roundtable
  • Prize drawings & Conclusion

 

Location

Great-West Financial Conference Room B

8525 E. Orchard Rd.

Greenwood Village, CO  80111

Please Note:

The conference room has been changed from C to B

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Here are the notes from the meeting:

Altiris Denver User Group Meeting Notes

11/13/2013

  1. Information on 7.5
    1. Trying to push for the best in Gartner magic quadrant
    2. Extensive Beta Program
      1. Over 600 customers involved
      2. Large bug fix exercise
    3. Enhancements
      1. New Log viewer
      2. The entire system is up to 15 times faster
      3. Removes automatic report execution
        1. SuppressReportAutorun in core.config setting
      4. Flipbooks
        1. Shows better information in the Enhanced Console
        2. When you click information in a Flipbook, the systems affected will show up in a list next to the data
      5. Better Mac discovery
        1. Better SSH functionality
      6. Cloud Management
        1. Can communicate with machines across the Internet
      7. Agent enhancements
        1. Shows more info on pending actions
        2. Shows Agent Registration status
          1. Enables handshaking so your agent knows who its communicating with
          2. Prevents a possible attack vector
      8. New Platforms Supported
        1. Windows Server 2008 R2
        2. Windows Server 2012
        3. OSX Mountain Lion/Mavericks
        4. Windows 8
        5. SQL Server 2012
        6. AIX 7.1
        7. Latest Red Hat
      9. Macintosh Management
        1. Software installations made easier
          1. Detection rules
          2. Automatic creation of command lines
        2. Mac Imaging
          1. No Mac server necessary
        3. Shell script install can be put in a .pkg file.
          1. For example, package the Altiris Agent installation script into a pkg
      10. Workflow
        1. Added more components
        2. Information and help added on components
      11. IT Analytics
        1. Can pull in assets and information from other databases
        2. Adding cubes for other products
      12. PC Anywhere
        1. “Host Only” mode allows you to control a machine without installing the software
      13. iPad App
        1. Native app
        2. View Dashboard reports and supports basic admin functions
      14. UI Pack
        1. Due Q1 2014
        2. Can view Targets and filters in the Enhance Console
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