In this What's New in 9.0 video, we will cover the enhancements made in two related areas: Software Catalog and License Compliance.
Software Catalog enhancements - The Software Catalog is an intelligent listing of well over 80 thousand applications and app suites, which is downloaded to your SMA daily. This catalog is combined with a regular scan of your Inventory that detects the presence of the executables that correspond to the titles in the Catalog. Hence, the Discovered, Not Discovered, and Uncataloged list pages.
License Compliance - Also new in this version, is the ability to reclaim software that has not been "used" recently, as detected by the Metering feature. Ever since the inception of the Software Catalog, the SMA has had a usage Metering feature - which you can configure to "track" certain apps, or suites, to determine whether they are actually being open and run on your computers - as well as how often and for how long.
Now, you can build a Managed (un)Installation to be targeted at the devices that haven't used the application during a recent time-period - chooseable by you - or from all devices that currently have that title installed.
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