What's New in Version 8.0

November 2017

Version 8.2 of Alloy Discovery Enterprise introduces Chromebook inventory and provides a number of other new features and enhancements over previous releases.

User interface

Improved advanced filter

The process of creating complex filtering expressions in data views (grids) has been simplified. The Filter Builder's UI has been redesigned and now supports drag-and-drop operations.

Customizable advanced filter for shared views

Now technicians can temporary customize the Advanced Filter for shared views. Changes are kept during the user's session. Users with the Local View Management permission can save their changes to local copies of shared views.

Discovery and audit

Chromebook inventory

Alloy Discovery leverages Google API to extract Chromebook data and save it to the database. Now you can collect and report on inventory data, and perform system management tasks on Chrome devices. This integration provides you with conveniently consolidated view of your entire Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook computers, as well as mobile and other networked devices providing even more comprehensive asset management capabilities.

Information about scheduled tasks

Now Alloy Discovery is able to scan the Windows Task Scheduler and retrieve information about all tasks scheduled on audited computers. To enable the collection of the new data, you should turn on the corresponding option in the audit profile.

Software Recognition

Software recognition based on custom Registry keys

Now you can create software recognition rules based on custom Registry keys. This will help differentiate software editions, such as Adobe Acrobat Standard and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Recognition of cross-platform software products

Now Alloy Discovery distinguishes products running on different platforms but having the same Product Name, Version, and Publisher (such as Adobe Acrobat for Windows and for Mac).

Immediate evaluation of discovered installations

After making changes to software recognition rules, you no longer have to wait until computers have been audited again for your changes to take effect. Now you can immediately force the recalculation of discovered installations and get up-to-the-minute results.