Release Notes

What's new in version 8.7

August 2020

Version 8.7 provides a number of new features and enhancements over previous releases.

Audit Tools enhancements

Alloy Audit Tools has been updated to version 7.0.1. The new version includes these changes:

  • Now when you distribute the Audit Agent to your employees for offline installation on their travel laptops, the audit runs as soon as the Audit Agent finishes installing.
  • Fixed SMBIOS-related issues when running the Inventory Analyzer on Windows machines.
  • New modern device icons for the Device Drivers tab in the Audit Snapshot Viewer.
  • The Audit Snapshot Viewer now shows the complete numeric version (e.g. 10.0.18363 Build 18363) of Microsoft Windows 10.
  • Locale settings for Linux computers are reported more accurately.

Give your eyes a break

  • In order to reduce eye strain in low-light environments, we have added support for a new Alloy Dark theme.

More secure audit

  • In order to improve security, we revised minimum necessary permissions required for the Network Folder Audit method.

Secure communication with the latest email protocols

  • Added support for OAuth 2.0 and Microsoft Graph API to ensure the latest Microsoft standards in Office 365 Email protocols for better security and connectivity.

Integrate with PowerShell scripts

  • Now you can execute PowerShell scripts within integrations to run external commands and utilities directly from your Alloy Discovery.

    IMPORTANT: This change may affect your customizations. For details, see PowerShell instead of CMD in integrations.

Documented date ranges for reports

  • Added description of date range values (such as Last 7 days, This month, etc.) that you choose when running reports. See online help for the Report Parameters dialog box.