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BenKus
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Pinned topic Updates for Applications Wishlist?

‏2011-03-24T00:38:51Z |
Hey folks,

No promises here, but we are trying to put together a wish-list of applications that you would like us to support for our Updates for Windows Applications site... Any suggestions?

Ben
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-24T15:50:31Z  
    Safari and Opera browsers
    Activexxxx (various programming suites from ActiveState)
    Filezilla
    MS .NET

    Not sure if this is for 'Updates...' or Endpoint Protection....
    AVG & Comodo Firewall
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-24T16:43:54Z  
    Quick thoughts:

    Foxit Software PDF Reader (Corporate Edition)
    7-Zip
    Skype (Corporate Edition)
    Webex

    MS Zune
    MS Silverlight
  • cstoneba
    cstoneba
    92 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-24T19:45:02Z  
    Citrix Client
    Tivoli Clients (TSM)
    VMWare Tools
  • mmcgrew91
    mmcgrew91
    7 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-25T05:09:24Z  
    vlc
    skype
  • mcalvi91
    mcalvi91
    33 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-25T13:01:21Z  
    Goto Meeting, LiveMeeting/Lync, Sysinternals PS tools
  • gsmith91
    gsmith91
    2 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-25T19:02:11Z  
    Lotus Notes
    Cisco WebEx Connect
    Other Adobe Products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash Pro, Premier, etc)
    Non-Security Microsoft Updates
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-28T01:50:52Z  
    +1 to Non-Security Microsoft Updates
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-28T02:10:20Z  
    Yes I agree on the Non-security MS updates. A good example is the Group Policy Side Extensions update.
  • cstoneba
    cstoneba
    92 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-28T13:14:52Z  
    ... or MS RootCert updates
  • mcalvi91
    mcalvi91
    33 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-29T13:01:16Z  
    cstoneba
    ... or MS RootCert updates
    Oh please, yes! this KB comes quarterly and we have to pkg and roll it, incredibly annoying for how simple it is.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-29T15:41:19Z  
    Browsers - Opera, Crome, Safari
    Citrix
    Foxit - Bluebeam
    VMWare tools
    RealVNC
  • bxk
    bxk
    3 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-30T01:38:30Z  
    +1 to Non-Security Microsoft Updates
    + VLC
    +1 WebEx client
    +1 7-Zip
    +1 Tivoli TSM client
    +1 Skype

    Adobe Connect plugin
    Mozilla Thunderbird
    MS SQL 2008 R2 Cumulative Updates (Audit only would be fine)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-30T14:23:13Z  
    as previously stated:
    non security Microsoft patches
    additional adobe patches (CS4/5, Photoshop, etc)
    other browsers for Win OS (safari, opera, chrome)

    other:
    additional AV products (Forefront)

    long shot:
    Telecom software (Avaya/Cisco)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-30T16:44:14Z  
    +1 for Microsoft Root Cert updates
    +1 for Avaya/Cisco/Unity telcom updates

    IBM hardware drivers/firmware/BIOS/IMM/RSA/chipset/RAID config and drivers/IBM supplied or supported SAN HBA drivers, firmware, multi-pathing, load-balancing/etc. updates. IBM has been publishing windows versions of these updates in recent years. On more common hardware platforms, I manually create custom fixlets for performing these updates. It would be especially handy if their were canned fixlets that essentially mimic the functionality of UpdateXpress.

    X and P series would benefit immediately and perhaps iSeries down the road. Additionally, having fixlets for IBM POS hardware such as registers and kiosks including firmware/BIOS/drivers/UPOS as well as updates for their respective peripherals like MSR, receipt printers, scanners, etc.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-30T17:18:46Z  
    Good point JonL - we've asked about hardware updates in the past. Add that to our vote as well.

    DELL Hardware Updates - Bios / Firmware / Drivers / Managment Tools - R Series servers / Optiplex Desktops / Latitude Laptops
  • cstoneba
    cstoneba
    92 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-30T17:34:29Z  
    Hardware Updates would be our #1 vote. BigFix Product Managers have told us that it is an enhancment request, but they have also told us (specificially at Pulse) that there would be "too much overhead".

    That may be true, but there are obviously current BigFix customers that need it (and are probably willing to pay for it), plus SCCM currently does it, so BigFix should too...
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-30T17:42:39Z  
    cstoneba
    That may be true, but there are obviously current BigFix customers that need it (and are probably willing to pay for it), plus SCCM currently does it, so BigFix should too...
    Not to take this thread in a different direction, but after being at two different companies and bringing BigFix into both, the question time and time again is "If SCCM can do it, why can’t BigFix and why are we paying for a product that doesn't". My point being - I agree - we need it and want a single management tool for endpoints.

    And since TEM has the newly (since 8.x) christened "Systems Lifecycle" domain, it's like they HAVE TO deliver it :)
  • cstoneba
    cstoneba
    92 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-30T17:47:31Z  
    yup, and if nothing else, start with Hardware Feeds from IBM. You'd think that people on both sides of the wall could work together and provide an automated solution that doesn't require operators to use software distribution to create a fixlets whenever they want to deploy a driver update.

    Sounds like an "easy" win.
  • BenKus
    BenKus
    478 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-31T01:40:16Z  
    Hey guys,

    This is great info... Thanks for the feedback... This is what we were looking for...

    And for the record, before we posted this, Jack and I had a bet on what the outcome would be... Jack suggested:

    "5 requests for fabulously expensive commercial products
    4 requests for everything in Windows Update
    1 cstoneba request for every driver pack published into SCCM by every X86 server vendor"

    I think Jack knows you guys too well... :)

    Ben
  • cstoneba
    cstoneba
    92 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-31T13:09:27Z  
    lol, is it so wrong of me to want what I need from my favorite vendor :)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-31T14:08:59Z  
    Is there a 'Update For Mac Applications' site too ?
  • JackCoates91
    JackCoates91
    60 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-03-31T16:52:26Z  
    Not at all Chris, not at all :)

    cidermark, there is not at this time.
  • rdamours91
    rdamours91
    4 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2011-06-15T16:50:23Z  
    +1 on the non security MS Updates and Dell firmware/bios updates as well. It's a wish list isn't it :)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    902 Posts

    Re: Updates for Applications Wishlist?

    ‏2012-04-10T13:48:45Z  
    I'm new to TEM so I'm not sure this has been added since this thread was posted last year.

    +1 VLC (VideoLAN)
    +1 Tivoli clients\agents (all supported)
    +1 7-Zip
    +1 to Non-Security Microsoft Updates & hotfixes

    TEM support for VLC media player updates would be just great.