In ConfigMgr moves down HP’s list of important things, I talked about a recent press release by HP suggesting that their focus is clearly on competing with Dell/KACE by reselling LANDesk. As we know, those that have used LANDesk in the past, it’s a good product – it just doesn’t scale.
But, one thing I was remiss to highlight during that previous post was that HP will also be attempting to improve their driver deployment files. Again, I believe this is in an effort to compete with Dell, but ultimately this will be a huge plus for customers. Dell has been the poster child for driver .cabs and the ability to integrate with Configuration Manager is phenomenal, and HP has been, well, the recipient of many complaints (the nice way to say it).
To highlight it best, I’ll just pick out this piece from the press release:
New integrated platform driver packs Responding to customer feedback for a single file that contains all the necessary drivers for a particular platform or model, integrated driver packs from HP are scheduled for release by August for most desktop and notebook PCs and workstations launched since 2010. The driver packs will be available in LANDesk Management Suite, the HP Client Catalog for Microsoft SCCM and HP Softpaq Download Manager.