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Automox is planning a maintenance window targeted for Friday, September 27th, at approximately 3:00 PM MT / 9:00 PM UTC. We will be using this window to update our production infrastructure to the latest and greatest and expect the efforts to last about 6 hours. During this time, users can expect degraded performance and short periods of planned downtime. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to email email@example.com.
Bug Fixes: Pending Patch Counts corrected for some instances where multiple policies connected to a device showed incorrect value Added agent recovery capability when auto-upgrade of the fails on Windows devices https://support.automox.com/help/archive-2017-2018-2019
This article from Tom made a big impact on my thinking around automation of tasks: https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3197520&fbclid=IwAR0gQLbZTLqW50MRaJKfE5vo6ipxln5dfndHVsm5Cl-Q6cKcqfi5WZOBhFk He makes the point that writing code is only one step in the process. First comes documenting all of your manual tasks, and making improvements in your documented process. Once that’s in place, you can start writing code to complete the task. Where are you in your automation journey? Is every task you do at least documented and do you follow the documentation for consistency and to avoid errors?
Bug Fixes Resolved an issue where the manual execution of a policy with a large number of devices times out in the HTTP request. Resolved the issue where the Group editor was not saving the disable OS patch setting value. Resolved an issue where executing a policy manually would error if there was one or more disconnected devices. https://support.automox.com/help/archive-2017-2018-2019 Note: we’re changing our release numbering system to a date-based one, to make releases easier to keep track of.
We’re getting ready to take the community out of beta and preparing a press release to let the world know about the Automox community. As part of the press release we’d like a quote from an Automox customer talking about how the community is useful, especially when it comes to the Worklets section. If you’d like to cash in your 15 minutes of fame and be quoted in the press release, please send me a PM or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
ZDNet COBOL turns 60: Why it will outlive us all | ZDNet In the beginning, there was machine languages and assembler. Neither was easy to use, but then along came COBOL, and everything changed. An interesting article on ZDNet about the history of COBOL and why it may very well outlive us all. Micro Focus, the company maintaining COBOL, has a campaign to move COBOL apps to the cloud!
I’m hoping someone has already dealt with this. Trying to push an install with Automox to several laptops at once. My issue is with the install location. Some programs are made to use AppData as an install path. It avoids admin privs and I believe makes it easier for users to customize their environment variables around the program. Well, when Automox pushes stuff, it doesn’t seem to care so much who is logged in, so people with limited privs wouldn’t see it post-install. Can someone clarify or even better, if you’ve come across this, post your story?
Forbes Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users Microsoft was warned, but it released a damaging new update to Windows 10 users anyway... Looks like performance issues galore after updating. Here’s the patch in question: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4512941/windows-10-update-kb4512941
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I dabbled around with it years ago but now I am looking into finding a way to better manage our workstations, all Dells, beyond just AD/GPO. We don’t currently have SCCM either. In the very little bit of research I’ve started doing on the Suite this morning and afternoon, I noticed pretty much everybody else online is integrating it into SCCM and using it THAT way. Is that the standard?
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