Sep
29
2014

K1000 Kloser Look: Metering 101

The K1000 metering tool received a major upgrade in 5.5 with the addition of the new Software Catalog. The catalog allows you to more precisely meter suite application than ever before. This is a simple 3 step process to begin metering your applications to see long term usage data to help you save money come license renewal time. In 6.0 that same catalog improved application control also, but we’ll talk about that another time.

To meter applications- The first thing you need to do is determine the software applications you need to meter. This sounds easy, and it is, but you still need to spend a few minutes to think this through. Metering office can allow you to downgrade people from “Office Pro Plus” to “Pro” or “Standard” saving you money. While many employees will need Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint they may not need some of the more powerful tools such as InfoPath or Access.
The K1000 metering tool allows you to view the usage of these items on per application and/or per suite, from a per machine basis. Once you’ve determined your applications simply browse to Inventory à Software Catalog à search and click on the desired software title. From the catalog detail page for the application, simply check the box “Metered” in the top left corner of the display window. This will meter application usage for all labels where metering is enabled. A Device label can be configured for metering in the Label Management screen, or at the time of creation.

After you’ve performed these tasks it is simply a waiting game to see who uses these applications and how often. This can be gathered from a report or by way of individually viewing the software catalog for the metered item. Remember give more than a few days, and weeks really, for quality usage data to be collected.

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Sep
24
2014

SC Magazine awards Dell KACE K1000 v6.0 five stars!

We don’t like to talk about ourselves, but we love it when others do! SC Magazine recently evaluated the K1000 v6.0 against a group of other products as an endpoint security solution. The K1000 v6.0 received a five out five stars in every category: features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support, and value for money. In addition, it won an overall 5 out of 5 stars and the designation of “Best Buy”.  Read more about the SC endpoint security group evaluation, and the product review for the
K1000
specifically.

SC Magazine review highlights:

The KACE K1000 presents a well-designed product with a highly intuitive dashboard that made navigating the functions a snap.
Strengths: Excellent dashboard and ease of use.
Verdict: A good product at a good price. Our selection for Best Buy.

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Sep
22
2014

Dell World User Forum…

Every year it seems like it’s so far away, and every year it’s right around the korner. Maybe you know the event as KACE Konference, or maybe you know it as Software User Forum- but no matter what it’s called, it is certain to be one of the most fun, informative, and exhilarating events that you can attend each year. I know how hard the team works to bring you the best content and classes; I have been to every Konference/Forum as either an attendee, instructor, of event leader. As I reflect on the last 3 years of Dell World User Forum I’m excited to tell you that this year will be no less engaging, informative, and important for your own personal growth.

The presenters are building some of the best materials ever, and the product teams are going to be giving you tons of attendee-only information that shouldn’t be missed. Words can’t express how excited we all are. This year you can expect to see other parts of Dell in both the User Form and the main Dell World tracks. Whether you’re only using Dell KACE, or every product Dell has to offer, there’s something for you at this event. Now that you’ve heard it directly from me, I expect to see everyone reading this at the event!

Want to know more? Hear directly from the team, including me, in this KKE recording from September 11th: Sneak Peek at Dell World User Forum 2014

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Sep
19
2014

News You Can Use

With so many events, vacations, holidays, and everything else that summer brings- we thought you might appreciate a rundown of some recent training and support materials that are probably pretty useful for everyone.

Appliance Notifications:

Recent Kontinuing Education Recordings:

Recently Update Knowledge Base Articles:

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Sep
16
2014

Here’s what’s coming up in KACE Kontinuing Education

KACE Kontinuing Education (KKE) is an ongoing free supplement to JumpStart training. Each week we offer new topics and/or revisit popular ones. Pay close attention to the session time, language, and topics that you’re interested in.

Date

Time

Language

Topic

September 18 8 AM PST; 11 AM EST; 4 PM GMT English Windows Scripted Installs – A-to-Z
September 23 9 AM PST; 1 PM EST; 5 PM GMT English Linux Software & Scripting
September 24 7 AM PST; 10 AM EST; 3 PM GMT English K1000 Agentless Inventory
September 25 2 AM PST; 5 AM EST; 1 PM GMT German K1000 Patchverwaltung – Der Einstieg und darüber hinaus
September 25 8 AM PST; 11 AM EST; 4 PM GMT English Open Forum: Discussion and Questions
September 30 9 AM PST; 1 PM EST; 5 PM GMT English There’s More than One Way to Patch a Cat
October 2 8 AM PST; 11 AM EST; 4 PM GMT English Are You Sure…? Avoiding Mistakes
October 7 7 AM PST; 10 AM EST; 3 PM GMT French K1000 & LDAP -Optimiser cette relation
October 8 7 AM PST; 10 AM EST; 3 PM GMT English Appliance Integration – Getting the most of your Dell KACE K1000 and K2000 Appliances
October 16 2 AM PST; 5 AM EST; 1 PM GMT German K1000 Patchverwaltung – Erweiterte Optionen

 

The complete list along with registration information, and recordings are always available at www.kace.com/KKE. Send ideas for topics you’d like added!

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