Release Notes

What's new in version 2023.2

December 2023

Welcome to the Winter 2023 release of Alloy Discovery Enterprise.

Updated audit tools

The Alloy Audit Tools component has been updated to version 2023.2. The latest version adds support to macOS 14, also known as Sonoma, and delivers other improvements and bug fixes. For a complete list of changes, see Audit Tools Update Release Notes.

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 support ending soon

We are planning to discontinue support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 in upcoming releases, initiating the depreciation process in this version. If your organization currently relies on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2, we strongly recommend considering a migration to a more recent version of Microsoft SQL Server or exploring the benefits of Azure SQL.

INFO: For details, see Planned end of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

Other enhancements and resolved issues

  • Resolved slow upload times for audit snapshots containing SNMP data with non-unique MAC addresses.

  • Improved clarity for users who may have found it confusing when adding domain credentials for non-trusted Windows domains. Previously, the test always failed due to its design limited to trusted Windows domains. We've now added an informative message to explain this scenario, providing users with a clearer understanding and confidence when adding and testing domain credentials.

  • This update enhances the creation of the Database Access Key. In the previous version, users creating a new SQL Server account might experience confusion as they couldn’t view the auto-generated password. To alleviate this, we’ve added an explanatory message, informing users that the password, automatically generated for secure database access by the products’ components, doesn’t need to be memorized—it is for internal use only and is securely stored. If users need to know the password, they also have the option to manually set it.