We are simplifying the Catalog and making it more accessible. These changes are going to make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for with little effort, that's why we will be reorganizing the catalog moving forward.
What’s the plan?
- Redesigning the following catalog panes,
- Smart Software
- Custom Facts
- MDM Configurations
- Moving the following items into the Addigy Community section,
- Public Monitoring
- Public Maintenance
- Public Software
- Removing the following catalog tabs,
- Software Updates
- MS Office Updates
- Consolidate Tabs to reduce clutter
We are updating the user interface for many of the catalog panes, this should not only make them look nicer and more responsive but also improve existing searching and sorting functionality. We are also adding new features such as the ability to view where a catalog item is being used as well as making important information about the statuses of those catalog items quickly visible thru the use of badges.
Enhancing the Addigy Community
We want to continue to grow and enhance the Addigy community section. Currently, Addigy Admins can share and adopt powerful scripts and custom facts from the community. We are going to take it one step further and introduce full monitoring/remediation workflows and maintenance jobs to the Addigy Community. In an essence, we will be moving whats is currently labeled as "Public" in the catalog section into the Community. This change will also make your catalog more clear in showing items that you have explicitly added.
Deprecating the Software Updates and MS Office Updates Tabs
We are removing the Software Updates and MS Office Updates catalog tabs. This information is still readily available in any selected policy. Simply select any policy, click on System Updates or MS Office Updates, scroll to the bottom, and select the "All Updates" checkbox. This will then show you the same list that you would see in Software/MS Office Updates catalog panes.
We've made some significant changes to some of the workflows when interacting with catalog items. We are moving away from using modal pop-ups when you decide to create a new item or edit an existing item. When creating a new item the form will slide out from the right and when editing an item we will now replace the table view with the form. There will no longer be a read-only modal when you click on a catalog name, instead, we have moved all the functionality available in that area into the edit dropdown (Community, Usages, Deleting, and Policy Restrictions) and will be introducing new functionality such as cloning items.