With the Microsoft Ignite expo hall closing at 4:00 p.m. today, you’ll only have until 4:00 p.m. to stop by and get Enhansoft’s free giveaways. Once the expo hall closes, so do the giveaways! Get to Booth #1246 before times runs out!
What Are Enhansoft’s Free Giveaways?
This year’s giveaway is special! Not only are there two dashboards, but we’re also giving away a 200 client-count license key to Warranty Information Reporting. That’s over $1,000 in free software!
Do you or does someone in your organization need to know:
-What computers are still under warranty?
-The age of computers?
-Which computers need to be replaced next year?
-Your patch status?
-When an application was last used?
If you need answers to any of those questions, then stop by Booth #1246 before times runs out!
Want to Know More?
Below is a short description about each of the items that we are giving away at Microsoft Ignite.
Warranty Information Reporting
Warranty Information Reporting collects warranty details from every computer found within Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). The results (manufacturer name, model name, warranty details, etc.) are normalized and finally returned back to the client from our web service. This process only requires a few seconds to complete!
Once within the SCCM database, our 12 reports will provide you with immense insight about your computing environment! Read more here!
The two reports are from our new reporting package, Enhansoft Reporting! They are:
-Overall Software Update Status Dashboard
-Recently Used Application Details
Overall Software Update Status Dashboard
This high-level report captures your site’s overall compliance percentage (main gauge) of installed software updates by classification. Each classification also has its own gauge which displays the percentage of installed software updates.
The overall compliance percentage is based on the selected classifications, so only the results of the selected classifications are calculated. The number of gauges displayed is dependent on the number of classifications selected.
Using three different report parameters, you will be prompted to select the software update classification, the collection to display, and the software update group you want to view.
The classification report parameter enables you to select which software update classification to display within the report. The update classifications are listed in order of severity: Critical Updates, Security Updates, Definition Updates, Service Packs, Update Roll-ups, Updates, Upgrades, Tools, Feature Packs, and WSUS Infrastructure Updates. Click here to read more about update classifications.
Use the collection report parameter to select the device collection you want to review (i.e. All Systems collection).
The software update group (SUG) report parameter enables you to select which software update group results to display. When using the drop-down, you will see SUGs listed from newest to oldest. If you employ monthly SUGs, using this parameter will allow you to compare SUGs with each other. Read here for more details about SUGs.
Recently Used Application Details
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) does a great job inventorying the software installed on each computer!
It inventories the software listed within Installed Software, which is also known as Add/Remove Programs (ARP) in older versions of Windows. In addition to Installed Software, Asset Intelligence (AI) will record usage details about each application. This AI feature, which must be enabled within SCCM, is called recently used applications.
The information from Installed Software and AI is then returned to the SCCM database via the hardware (HW) inventory client task. When a Manager or an IT Asset Management (ITAM) Manager reviews the Microsoft Installed Software reports, they often wonder when a software title was last used and who used it. This is a common question often asked about software with limited licenses such as, Microsoft Project or Microsoft Visio. It might be possible for a SCCM Manager or an ITAM Manager to view the recently used application data for one or two computers, but due to the sheer volume of data this quickly becomes impractical.
The Recently Used Application Details report will help answer these questions by tying the information provided by Installed Software and AI together. It does this by first prompting you to select an Installed Software title. The report then asks you for the executable name (exe) and its product name.
In this report you will see the computer’s name, the top console user’s name, the Installed Software’s name, the publisher, and the version number. All of this information is tied directly to AI’s recently used applications information (product name, product version, last used by user name, last used date and time, and the number of days since it was last used). Each column allows for interactive sorting.
If AI does not have a corresponding record for a listed Installed Software item in recently used applications, then you will see the text, “Not used recently,” in both the product and product version columns. As well, “n/a,” will be displayed in the user name column. The, “Last Used Date,” will display, “Feb 14, 2006,” and the, “Days Since Last Used,” will be set to 90+ days.
Hurry! Don’t miss out on your last chance to get Enhansoft’s free giveaways.
Stop by our Booth #1246 at Microsoft Ignite before 4 p.m.!
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