License Statistics v4.13.2 now available for download
We’re proud to announce that License Statistics v4.13.2 has been successfully rolled out! We’ve launched this release as part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our Customers.
Beginning with this release, you can decide whether you want to enable Feature Versioning for the supported license servers. When you set Feature Versioning, features with different versions will be treated as separate.
Furthermore, this release introduces an improved layout of the Realtime Utilization report (see above) with Feature group column and better filtering capabilities. This report lets you see information about the feature utilization on monitored license servers or license server groups for a particular moment. On top of that, as of this release we have:
Improved displaying the Verify output when adding a Realtime License Server for monitoring.
Enabled Realtime Denials to be turned on by default for the license server types that are supported..
Added a Feature Versioning toggle option to the Realtime License Servers tab.
Added fallback information about a missing Flash plug-in to older charts.
We have also eliminated a few problems for Dassault realtime parser including the one that was causing problems with unsupported token-based licenses.
Be sure to see detailed release notes.
This release is something you must see!
Update: the refreshed look of License Activation Center End User Portal
We’ve been super busy in the last few weeks making the interface of License Activation Center (LAC) better to help you get where you want to go, faster. And today we’re excited to show you a glimpse of what we’ve been up to.
Responsive user interface
We have revamped the interface of the LAC End User Portal, and now it looks significantly different to what you have used so far. We hope that you will agree that it’s much more intuitive and can greatly increase your experience with LAC.
With the new, responsive design, web page layout adjusts itself to the size of the specific device fitting the available space (for example, a laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone).
More intuitive way of providing your HostID information
The new, improved End User Portal lets you type in the required HostID information in a more intuitive way, because you no longer have to — but still can if you decide to keep using the old portal — follow certain rules when entering the data, i.e. TYPE1=value1, TYPE2=value2 format (for example, Username=JohnSmith, Hostname=HostC). Furthermore, we’ve made it possible for you to obtain your license directly using the URL by typing in the shared link in a web browser. You can access the LAC End User Portal for a given license order directly from the vendor side of LAC.
Please note that although the new End User Portal has already been released, it will replace the existing one on August 05, 2014. Until then, the End User Portal will remain fully accessible to everyone who is in the possession of a proper link or has access to the vendor side of License Activation Center.
License Statistics v4.13 is here!
We’re pleased to announce the release of License Statistics v4.13. We’ve launched this release as part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our Customers.
This major upgrade delivers a revolutionary new feature: Realtime Denials. Realtime Denials provide realtime information about the users that are currently unable to check out a license due to checkout requests exceeding the number of available licenses. Just to remind you all, so far, it’s been possible to prevent productivity loss in your business by reviewing the Denied Requests Log. From now on, however, you can see which users are denied access to applications in real time. You can enable tracking realtime denials data when adding or editing license servers.
On top of this improvement, this release contains 6 more enhancements and addresses several bugs, making License Statistics even more bug-free and user-friendly.
As of this release:
The warnings that indicate inconsistent feature versioning will be displayed for a given license server.
Overall organization of license servers has been improved by flattening the structure of server aliases.
Logging procedure is simplified and there are no more logging failures for users authenticated through LDAP option.
Default ports have been added for Secure Connection options in the Administration page.
The handling of update scripts has been enhanced by refactoring them.
In this release we also addressed a few bug fixes; for example, we’ve fixed an issue with the total expired licenses count for Dassault license server and eliminated problems with HASP import parser.
Be sure to read Release Notes for full details.
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License Statistics v4.12.3 is out now!
We’ve just rolled out a new version of License Statistics that brings a few enhancements as well as a few bug fixes detailed below.
The major change in this release is the removal of the option of downloading the SQL representation of the query used to generate a License Statistics report. This was done because SQL queries used by some clients for creating their own, customized queries have proved to be difficult to understand, and thus error-prone. Furthermore, as of this release:
Support for SSL/TLS secure connections is added for better integration with a mail server.
Displaying servers or features under the Email Subscriptions tab in the Preferences page when no such servers or features are being monitored is disabled.
Extended validation is added to the form under the Email tab in the Administration page to make error messages much more verbose for better understanding of the problem with the Verify action.
An invalid count of duplicated user/host pairs has been fixed for Dassault realtime parser.
Minor inconsistencies between data that is exported and later displayed on Denials grid and on Users Using Feature On More Than One Host grid have been fixed.
On top of these changes, we’ve addressed a few other fixes that enhance the stability, performance and convenience of using License Statistics. Be sure to read Release Notes, which always cover what’s new in our releases.
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At X-Formation we’re fully aware that protection from unplanned events is critical for every business. This is why we’re starting to use Twitter alerts, an easy-to-use solution designed to help you get most important information related to outages and other unexpected events that can result in problems accessing License Activation Center (LAC).
This new system is dedicated to streamlining urgent communications and facilitating collaboration with our Customers, as well as those of you who would like to keep abreast of all the urgent information related to X-Formation services.
License Statistics v4.12.2 now available for download!
Today we’d like to announce the release of a new version of License Statistics. This version addresses a number of critical fixes, letting you experience increased performance and reliability of our software. Some of the issues fixed in this release include:
Fixing a failure with parsing “\” usernames for FlexNet realtime parser.
Fixing an issue with CreateMissingHosts changing auto_increment value when not needed.
Enabling applying proper CSS style when filtering by one of Feature columns in the Usage Per User report in the Reports page.
Fixing the Verify action under the Email tab in the Administration page to use the values from the database instead of the form.
Adding a missing Feature Type translator to the FeatureType column in the Usage Per User grid in the Reports page.
Enabling filtering for the “Permanent” value even when typing in only part of the word.