Archive - Release Notes 2020

Release Notes - 2020

(Archive of Release Notes from 1/08/2020 - 3/24-2020)

2020.01.08-01 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • Support 'Safe Patching' in Zoom.  Patches will be skipped if a meeting is in progress. Does not support Zoom on MacOS before 4.4.2.

  • Improved the Activity Log design including localizing the event time for users, show/hide ability for long event details, and specifying the Event Type (error/activity).


Bug Fixes

  • On the Devices page, increased size of the the Assign to Group modal’s group pulldown to improve usage.

  • Fixed a bug causing unexpected behavior in Remediate Now policy execution on the System Management page.

  • Fixed a bug causing some users to experience prompts for 2FA codes even though 2FA was not configured.


2020.01.10-01 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the NonCompliance and Patch Reports were not loading for some customers.


2020.01.13-01 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that improves the performance of Policy queries at scale. 

  • Fixed a bug that when using characters in a group name, the name is now displayed correctly in the Device Details page.

  • Fixed a bug where the console would incorrectly show that the customer’s trial has expired when it actually had not.  


2020.01.15-01 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • If a device is disconnected in the Edit Group page,  the tooltip will now show the disconnect date and time.

  • Added the ability to provide updates for Microsoft Remote Desktop Client in MacOS (MacOS Only).

  • Added the ability to provide updates for Skype on MacOS and Windows. An Application Restart is required for the patch to take effect.

  • Added the ability to provide updates for Notepad++ in Windows (Windows Only). An Application Restart is required for the patch to take effect.

  • Updated the Software page to display an OS Version column that will include the OS and OS Version of the shown package.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue for Windows 10 devices that could prevent forced reboots from executing  after a feature update.

  • Fixed an issue in the Patches Applied - History section of the Overview report that was not displaying accurate counts for patches identified as critical and none.


2020.01.17-01 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • Updated the Dashboard's "Up to Date" percentage calculation to have significant figures for larger organizations. 

  • Updated the counts on the Dashboard's widgets (Manual Approval, Pending Updates, Needs Attention, and Exceptions) to not exceed the width of the widget. For organizations with counts above 1 million, we will display 999,999+.

  • Updated the display and editing format for dates throughout the console to be YYYY-MM-DD. 

  • Add Devices modal updated to fully match the Dark Mode version of the console's design.

  • The Promotional Code in the Billing area will only display for new Manage subscriptions.

  • Improved the Billing area to include more details for customers not paying with a credit card.

  • Improved the display of the "Filter By Group" pulldown in the Edit Policy page.

  • Improved Settings Security page to look better at smaller browser window sizes.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the Device Details page when sorting policies by “Next Patch Window” so that it will sort correctly as a time value.

  • Resolved an issue when exporting devices in a CSV file in Safari that was not working on the Devices page.

  • Fixed a bug that was misidentifying Firefox language settings.

  • Added detection for 64-bit SeaMonkey and all SeaMonkey installs on 32-bit Windows devices.

  • Fixed a bug where reloading a page would display a previous success message.

  • Fixed a bug that when creating a new Patch Policy would not redirect correctly upon saving.

  • Fixed a bug where GetSoftware would fail on RHEL8, causing the Software page in the console to not show installed software.

  • Fixed the redirect that occurs when the upgrade modal is closed.

  • Updated the Edit Policy page so a policy can only be saved if a full schedule is selected or the customer has confirmed via modal, that they will be running the policy manually.

  • Resolved an issue when editing a policy from a Device Details page, on cancel or save it will redirect you back to that Device Details page instead of System Management.


2020.01.22-01 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that created false alarms for Microsoft Remote Desktop Importer.

  • Fixed an issue where Office for Mac may not show pending updates.

  • Improved the functionality that prevents a browser’s autofill from filling out options on the Group and Policy creation pages.

2020.01.23-01 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • macOS background updates are now manageable with auto patch controls disabled.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed macOS auto patch controls for macOS 10.14 and 10.15

  • Fixed an issue that was showing the incorrect time in the Activity log.



2020.01.24-01 Release Notes

Enhancements

  • Added support for SLES 15.

  • Added support for Fedora 30 and 31.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug on SLES12 where partitions were listed multiple times on the Devices page.

  • Fixed a bug on SLES where the installed packages table contained invalid data.

  • Fixed an issue where the 2FA image would not appear in Settings Security page.

  • Fixed an issue where editing a policy and hitting back button in a browser redirected the user to an incorrect URL.


2020.02.03-01 Release Notes

New 3rd Party Titles: 7-Zip, The Unarchiver, and KeePass

Enhancements: 

  • Added support for the following 3rd party applications: 7-Zip for Windows, The Unarchiver for Mac, and KeePass for both Windows and Mac.


2020.02.04-01 Release Notes

Change Password enhancements and Device Details bug fix

Enhancements: 

  • Improved handling of Change Password errors in Settings page


Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed bug with Next Patch Time sorting in Device Details in the Safari web browser



2020.02.06-01 Release Notes

Improved Reboot Notifications, URL Search Parameter Updates, Java 8 patching fix, Activity Log updates

Enhancements: 

  • Improved Reboot Notifications. When the option is selected within a policy, a reboot notification message will display to the end user with a 15 minute warning before their device will reboot. If they wish, they can close the notification work or Reboot Now if they’re ready for it. Learn more in this KB article

  • The URL Search Parameters now match visual filters, sort columns, and sort direction on the software page. 


Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed an issue that prevents patching to the latest version of Java 8

  • Updated Activity Log to correctly display non-zero status as Event Type error.  Added in user’s timezone to Event Time to reduce confusion.


2020.02.07-01 Release Notes

New 3rd Party Patching for Cyberduck, LibreOffice, and Size Up. Improved display of links within Console Alerts, new column on Device Page

Enhancements: 

  • Improved the display of links within Console Alerts

  • Adding “Last Disconnected Device Time” column to Devices page (see below)

  • New 3rd Party Patching for Mac and Windows: Cyberduck, LibreOffice

  • New 3rd Party Patching for Mac: SizeUp 


New "Last Disconnected Device Time" column:


Week In Review - Releases for Week Ending 2020.02.07

6 new 3rd party titles and improved reboot notifications, among other bug fixes and enhancements

It was a busy week at Automox! Here are all of the bug fixes and enhances we released this week: 

Enhancements: 

  • New 3rd Party Patching for Mac and Windows: Cyberduck, LibreOffice, KeePass

  • New 3rd Party Patching for Mac: SizeUp, The Unarchiver

  • New 3rd Party Patching for Windows: 7-Zip

  • Improved handling of Change Password errors in Settings page

  • Improved Reboot Notifications. When the option is selected within a policy, a reboot notification message will display to the end user with a 15 minute warning before their device will reboot. If they wish, they can close the notification work or Reboot Now if they’re ready for it. Learn more in this KB article.

  • The URL Search Parameters now match visual filters, sort columns, and sort direction on the software page

  • Improved the display of links within Console Alerts

  • Adding “Last Disconnected Device Time” column to Devices page (see below)


New Last Disconnected Device Time column: 

Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed bug with Next Patch Time sorting in Device Details in the Safari web browser

  • Fixed an issue that prevents patching to the latest version of Java 8

  • Updated Activity Log to correctly display non-zero status as Event Type error Added in user’s timezone to Event Time to reduce confusion


2020.02.12-01 Release Notes

Third party patching support for WinRar

Enhancements: 

  • New third party patching support for WinRar for Windows


2020.02.13-01 Release Notes

Minor bug fixes

Bug Fixes: 

  • Schedule Preview on policy page will now show highlighted dates

  • Fixed an error to ensure that feedback sent via Console is received by support


2020.02.14-01 Release Notes

Third party patching for VLC and Sequel Pro, updates to System Management page

Enhancements: 

  • New third party patching support for VLC Windows and VLC MacOS

  • New third party patching support for Sequel Pro for MacOS


Bug Fixes: 

  • Cancel button no longer blocking policy/group functionality on System Management page


Week in Review - Releases for Week Ending 2/14

Third party patching support for WinRar, VLC, and Sequel Pro along with minor bug fixes.

Enhancements: 

  • New third party patching support for WinRar for Windows

  • New third party patching support for VLC Windows and VLC MacOS

  • New third party patching support for Sequel Pro for MacOS


Bug Fixes: 

  • Schedule Preview on policy page will now show highlighted dates

  • Fixed an error to ensure that feedback sent via Console is received by support

  • Cancel button no longer blocking policy/group functionality on System Management page


2020.02.17-01 Release Notes

Minor bug fix

Bug Fixes:

  • Device state will no longer show ‘When device detected’ after running a compliant policy


Week in Review for Week Ending 2/22

Minor bug fixes

Bug Fixes: 

  • Device state will no longer show ‘When device detected’ after a running a compliant policy

  • Fixed pending patch count on overview report  


2020.02.21-01 Release Notes

Bug fix for pending patch count on overview report

Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed pending patch count on overview report  


2020.02.25-01 Release Notes

Bug Fixes: 

  • Fix bug causing console requests to timeout during heavy load 

  • Fixed a problem where duplicate device names would not always sort in the same order on every page load

  • Fixed bug where blank versioned macOS updates (ie. macOS 10.15.3 Update) did not show as pending in the console


Enhancements:

  • Added a “check all” control for selecting all dates in the policy date/calendar tool (see below)

 

2020.02.27-01 Release Notes

New third party patching support for iTerm2, Transmit, and WinSCP

Enhancements: 

  • Added third party patching for iTerm2 and Transmit for Mac

  • Added third party patching support for WinSCP for Windows


2020.02.28-01 Release Notes

macOS needs reboot status now available

Enhancement: 

  • Needs Reboot status for macOS now available


Week in Review Release Notes for Week Ending 2/28

Pending patch count fixed, duplicate device name sorting fix, macOS update bug fix, new third party titles, need reboot status for macOS

Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed pending patch count on overview report  

  • Fix bug causing console requests to timeout during heavy load 

  • Fixed a problem where duplicate device names would not always sort in the same order on every page load

  • Fixed bug where blank versioned macOS updates (ie. macOS 10.15.3 Update) did not show as pending in the console


Enhancements: 

  • Added third party patching for iTerm2 and Transmit for Mac

  • Added third party patching support for WinSCP for Windows

  • Needs Reboot status for macOS now available

  • Added a “check all” control for selecting all dates in the policy date/calendar tool (see below)


2020.03.02-01 Release Notes

New third party patching support for Box Drive for macOS

Enhancements: 

  • New third party patching support for Box Drive on macOS


2020.03.05-01 Release Notes

New filters on Device Page, Worklet Page Enhancements, Zoom bug fix

Bug Fixes: 

  • When attempting to access a protected route while not logged in, the app would previously forget where users were trying to go, and always direct users to login, then to the dashboard in the default organization’s context. Now, after login, the app remembers the route the user was attempting to access prior to login as well as whatever org they were using.


Enhancements: 

  • Added Display Name and IP Address filters to Devices Page

  • Fixed a range of usability issues on the create/edit policy pages for worklets and required policies. This included removing modals, reorganizing content flow, clarity around required fields, inline loading indicators, and changes around textfield access.

  • Zoom Meetings for Windows can now be updated while running if the end-user is not in an active meeting or call


2020.03.10-01 Release Notes

New reports page, new third party support for iTunes for Windows, pagination and the ability to remove package filters on the devices page

Bug Fixes

  • Users can no longer send invitations to email addresses that already exist in the given organization. If they input such an email address, they will see an error message saying “A user with email "{input email}" already exists in this organization” in the Settings / User Accounts / Add User dialog.

  • Fixed datepicker formatting/functionality issues in modals when deferring updates in the device details view

  • Removed add policy/group links from various create and edit policy/group flows. The links were extraneous and resulted in lost unsaved changes

  • Fixed a bug with incorrect hover styling on table rows

  • Fixed a minor issue on manual policy creation flow - the package search field form was submitting on ‘Enter’ and causing a page redirect


Enhancements

  • Add ability to remove package filters on the devices page

  • The devices page will now keep track of pagination in the URL

  • New third party patching support for iTunes for Windows

  • The reports page has been given a cleaner, refreshed design  


2020.03.06-01

New third party patching support for Dropbox and fixed links on System Management Page and Getting Started Cards

Enhancements: 

  • Added third party patching support for Dropbox on macOS and Windows

  • Fixed problem with links to devices page from system management page and getting started cards


Week in Review - Release Notes for Week Ending 3/6/2020

Bug Fixes 

  • When attempting to access a protected route while not logged in, the app would previously forget where users were trying to go, and always direct users to login, then to the dashboard in the default organization’s context. Now, after login, the app remembers the route the user was attempting to access prior to login as well as whatever org they were using.

Enhancements: 

  • New third party patching support for Dropbox on macOS and Windows

  • New third party patching support for Box Drive on macOS

  • Fixed problem with links to devices page from system management page and getting started cards

  • Added Display Name and IP Address filters to Devices Page

  • Fixed a range of usability issues on the create/edit policy pages for worklets and required policies. This included removing modals, reorganizing content flow, clarity around required fields, inline loading indicators, and changes around textfield access.

  • Zoom Meetings for Windows can now be updated while running if the end-user is not in an active meeting or call


2020.03.11-01 Release Notes

Improved filtering within Activity Log

Enhancements:

  • Activity Log’s filtering has been improved. Two new pulldowns will allow you to narrow down your organization's activity by policy type or a specific policy. Further, you will have a dedicated search field for indicating which devices you wish to focus on. And finally, if you know the package name or KB for a patch, you can search within the details of an event. Saving the best for last: the search and sorting parameters are also being stored in the URL. You get a bookmark, you get a bookmark, everyone gets a bookmark! All sorting and filtering other than the “Search Details” field is done on the server, which means users can query the entire dataset without downloading unnecessary amounts of data. The “Search Details” field is still preserved in the URL, but is applied to the downloaded data on the client, after the other filters.


2020.03.12-01 Release Notes

IE11 Bug Fix

Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed an IE11 button layout issue in the policy patch flow


2020.03.13-01 Release Notes

Horizontal Scrolling for Devices Page and Software Page, improved performance of Patch policy software search, PrePatch bug fix

Enhancements: 

  • Improved performance of Patch policy software search


Bug Fixes: 

  • Allow horizontal scrolling of main table on smaller screen sizes for Software and Devices page

  • PrePatch report will no longer report unapproved patches


Week in Review - Release Notes for Week Ending 03/13/2020

Enhancements: 

  • Add ability to remove package filters on the devices page

  • The devices page will now keep track of pagination in the URL

  • New third party patching support for iTunes for Windows

  • The reports page has been given a cleaner, refreshed design  

  • Improved performance of Patch policy software search

  • Activity Log’s filtering has been improved. Two new pulldowns will allow you to narrow down your organization's activity by policy type or a specific policy. Further, you will have a dedicated search field for indicating which devices you wish to focus on. And finally, if you know the package name or KB for a patch, you can search within the details of an event. Saving the best for last: the search and sorting parameters are also being stored in the URL. You get a bookmark, you get a bookmark, everyone gets a bookmark! All sorting and filtering other than the “Search Details” field is done on the server, which means users can query the entire dataset without downloading unnecessary amounts of data. The “Search Details” field is still preserved in the URL, but is applied to the downloaded data on the client, after the other filters.


Bug Fixes: 

  • Allow horizontal scrolling of main table on smaller screen sizes for Software and Devices page

  • PrePatch report will no longer report unapproved patches

  • Fixed an IE11 button layout issue in the policy patch flow

  • Users can no longer send invitations to email addresses that already exist in the given organization. If they input such an email address, they will see an error message saying “A user with email "{input email}" already exists in this organization” in the Settings / User Accounts / Add User dialog.

  • Fixed datepicker formatting/functionality issues in modals when deferring updates in the device details view

  • Removed add policy/group links from various create and edit policy/group flows. The links were extraneous and resulted in lost unsaved changes

  • Fixed a bug with incorrect hover styling on table rows

  • Fixed a minor issue on manual policy creation flow - the package search field form was submitting on ‘Enter’ and causing a page redirect


2020.03.16-01 Release Notes

macOS device scan bug fix

Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed issue where macOS device scans would occasionally hang if Microsoft Office was installed


2020.03.17-01 Release Notes

Minor bug fixes and enhancements related to Java installations and Console caching headers

Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the removal of multiple legacy Java installations after patching


Enhancements: 

  • Modified Console caching headers to allow JS and CSS files to clear more cleanly during releases


2020.03.20-01 Release Notes

Policy bug fix and new third party support for Google Earth Pro

Bug Fixes:

  • Policy’s status key was not displaying if was 0 in the device details page.

Enhancements: 

  • New third party title support for Google Earth Pro for both macOS and Windows


Week In Review - Release Notes for Week Ending 3/21/2020

Minor bug fixes, enhancements, and 3rd party support for Google Earth Pro

Bug Fixes: 

  • Policy’s status key was not displaying if was 0 in the device details page

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the removal of multiple legacy Java installations after patching

  • Fixed issue where macOS device scans would occasionally hang if Microsoft Office was installed


Enhancements: 

  • New third party title support for Google Earth Pro for both macOS and Windows

  • Modified Console caching headers to allow JS and CSS files to clear more cleanly during releases


2020.03.24-01 Release Notes

Front end bug fixes and enhancements along with new third party patching support for WinMerge on Windows

Bug Fixes: 

  • Fixed an error where a Policy’s status key was not displaying if it was 0 in the device details page

  • Fixed dropdown overflow and wrapping issues in the Activity Log tool

  • Removed “Release Date” column from a patch policy modal due to lack of clarity

  • Remediation or evaluation code on policies is now limited to 50,000 characters or fewer

  • Added validation that the customer has an advanced_filter when they try to create an advanced patch

Enhancements: 

  • Allow more refined filtering by Operating System on the devices page

  • Added new third party patching support for WinMerge on Windows