I'm looking for some suggestions. We've started using KBOX last year so we now have a much better handle on what software is actually installed in our offices. The problem I have now, is trying to keep track of what the current version of software really is. I would like to have one place that I can go and see what version of software we have installed and are pushing out, and what is the newest available version of software. There are quite a few packages we don't really do any testing on, but want to put the latest version. Trying to keep track of new releases is a pain though since every publisher announces them in a different way. Does anyone have any good tools to use for this?

If there are no good tools, I would like to suggest AppDeploy add just a little bit of functionality in order to be able to do this. You really have pretty much everything necessary to do the job. You already have a whole repository of software complete with version information. Some of this populated by KBOX users some populated by the community. I think it would be great if community members could easily create new versions of existing software packages as well as "subscribe" to any given software package so they get alerted when a new version shows up on the forum. It may not be completely accurate and verified information from the actual software publisher, but it's a heck of a lot better than what I currently have.

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An excellent idea. A "new version" would not be known until someone contributed it via their inventory but it would indeed be helpful. We will investigate how this might be executed as a future feature of the site (with some definite room for KBOX integration, perhaps via a report).

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Answered 01/15/2009 by: bkelly
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