Today we are announcing our End of Year Release! While most software companies go in hibernation in December, we kept pushing forward on some break-through areas of Addigy. Although there is a lot to cover, we will stick to 3 major areas of the release:
(1) Maintenance Audit Tracking - It's important that we find the right balance of maintenance coordination with the end user. As a recap, when scheduling maintenance in Addigy, decide if: Do you want to prompt the user for permission (yes/no); if yes, how many daily attempts do you want to prompt them until you force the maintenance (so you never fall out of compliance). Although we will email you if the user is upon a forced maintenance job the following day, Addigy is now providing a simple place the track all maintenance:
(2) Predefined/Custom Commands & Scripts - Addigy is all about abstracting some of the nasty areas Apple operations and scaling them across your portfolio of machines. We have provided a brand new way to leverage our catalog of predefined commands and build your own custom commands. You also have the capability of running full length #! bash operations.
You will be able to start sharing commands with the rest of the Addigy community and approving preset commands so your 'user' role users can only run the commands you authorize them to run. We are most excited about the long-term vision of growing our community of sharing content from the top Mac Admins.
Don't reinvent the wheel, leverage what the community has collectively built.
(3) Profile Management on Steroids - We have a TRULY unique way of manage configurations. Nearly all Mac Management tools support ONLY Apple profiles. We need to support them for custom things Apple only allows via Apple Profiles. However, we are able to do very custom operations and configurations that are KEPT IN FORCE! These are not scripts that allows the user to drift the machine out of the desired state. All of this shouldn't matter to you, because we will be adding a slew of new profile configurations, that are simply not available in Apple Profiles. Example in this release is Webpage blocking. After looking at our webservices metering, it's an easy to see areas you may need to enforce webpage blocking at the endpoint level:
Huge thanks to all our Addigy customers and the amazing work of our Addigy Engineering Team!
Keep I.T. Real,
The Addigy Team.