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Blancco Management Console 3.3.2 is released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 05.12.2014 15:49

Release notes for Blancco Management Console 3.3.2

Updates:

  • Fixed: An issue that caused report importing to add reports on under wrong users
  • Fixed: External authentication related issues: MC report view creation failures, lost widgets
  • Fixed: Report exporting issues: Exporting to PDF, export all reports

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marras
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Blancco 5.6.0 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 03.11.2014 10:16

Release notes for Blancco 5.6.0

Features

  • Hardware tests: Provides automatic tests (memory, CPU, motherboard, battery) as well as manual tests (screen, keyboard, pointing device, PC speaker, optical drive) of the hardware of the erased machine.
  • Bootable asset report: Saves an asset report of the erased machine on each drive, such report is bootable and can be visualized after the erasure.
  • Custom fields with dropdown lists: Allows selecting preconfigured values from dropdown lists that will update the final report.
  • CD tray eject: any detected CD tray can be automatically ejected at several phases of the erasure process, to minimize the risk of leaving optical discs inside an erased machine.
  • Erasure exceptions in the screensaver: Any exception occurring during the erasure process can trigger the blinking of the screensaver, for easy notification from afar.
  • Highlight the drive's firmware commands: Drives that do not support the selected erasure options will be visible in the GUI and the erasure will not proceed.
  • Live Management improvements - screensaver on remotelly erased machines: A screensaver displaying the erasure progress and status is now visible on any machine that is remotely erased from the MC3.
  • Support for newer Smart Array RAID controllers: After adding the support for the old generation, now comes the support for the newer Smart Array RAID controllers.
  • Automatic switch to Blancco SSD Erasure: Erase any detected ATA SSD with the "Blancco SSD Erasure" standard while having the other drives erased with your favorite method.
  • Adding the amount of erasure rounds in the report: Any successful erasure reports the amount of overwriting rounds as well as the amount of firmware based erasure rounds.
  • Whenever available, the date of the MC server is used in priority in the final report.
  • Implementing the detection of SAS SSDs.
  • Improving the detection and report of SMART info for SAS drives.

Fixes

  • Two critical issues related to the consumption of licenses from Management Console 3.
  • Issues (black screens) occurring when erasing: Lenovo Thinkpad R500, Lenovo C30 Workstation, Lenovo M83 Desktop, HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook, Toshiba KIRAbook THNSNF256GMCS, ASUS Zenbook UX51VZA, Fujitsu-Siemens Celsius H920, HP ProBook 650, HP ProBook 820, HP ProBook 800 G1 UltraSlim, HP EliteBook 820 G1.
  • Several erasure issues, in particular when handling drives protected with passwords or when wiping Seagate drives (ST3750640NS, ST91000640NS).
  • Processor detections on some machines (HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8, IBM x3850 X5).
  • VMWare detection issues (memory slots) as well as occasional hangings.

Other

  • The user manual contains a troubleshooting chapter that provides workarounds for erasing newer laptops (e.g. Lenovo T440s, Lenovo T440p, Lenovo Thinkpad X240).
  • The user manual contains a troubleshooting chapter for booting Blancco 5 on Apple machines and erasing them.

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marras
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Blancco 5 Configuration Tool version 1.4.0 update is available.
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 03.11.2014 09:49

Blancco 5 Configuration Tool software update version 1.4.0 is now available. The software can be downloaded from the link below (under the Blancco 5 Image Configuration Tool category):

http://support.blancco.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/220/61/download---blancco-5-image-configuration-tool

Release notes for Blancco 5 Configuration Tool version 1.4.0

Features

  • A field for describing the Blancco 5 image usage.
  • Enable/disable the Hardware Tests in Blancco 5.
  • Enable/disable the Notification of Exceptions in the Blancco 5 screensaver.
  • Enable/disable the automatic switch to Blancco SSD Erasure for ATA SSDs.
  • Enable/disable the writing of the Bootable Asset Report in the erased drives.
  • Configuration of custom fields with dropdown lists.
  • Configuration of the CD tray ejection at four different phases of the erasure process.
  • A notification on configuration fields where user input is necessary.
  • A notification if the Fingerprint sector is under 200.

Fixes

  • WLAN fields validation rules.
  • A bug where the installation directory is not removed after uninstalling B5CT.
  • Some bugs appearing in the Network tab ("Leave/Stay on page").
  • A bug when saving an image more than once.
  • Some localization bugs.

Other

  • When changed, the booting mode is now visible in the Blancco 5 splash screen.
  • Installation and uninstallation are localized.
  • Installation directory depends on the installed Java version (32 or 64 bit).

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loka
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Blancco Mobile 2.6.4 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 27.10.2014 14:30

Release notes for Blancco Mobile version 2.6.4

Features:

Added: Support for iTunes 12.0.1 and iOS 8.1.

Fixes:

Fixed: a bug on Reset & Report mode with Android 2.2 and later devices.
Fixed: an incorrectly detected mount size issue for certain Android phones. This issue caused 'Failed' reports.
Fixed: a graphical bug on the Japanese 'Erase All' button.
Fixed: a bug with Android memory card size detection. Using deprecated function on the latest Android 4.4 devices was causing a crash during device detection.
Fixed: a bug with some Android mounts. System mounts (/fota, /persist and /dic ) were blacklisted.
Fixed: a bug related to device freezing in some Android 4.X devices before Device Administrator activation dialog.
Fixed: a bug related to Android Wi-Fi mac detection. It was improved in case of devices which do not have an IMEI.
Fixed: a bug causing Android erasure failing with some Android 4.4.X devices

Updates:

Updated: swlib version to 8.10.2014 13:01.
Updated: essadi.apk version to 8.10.2014 13:03.
Updated: Blancco Mobile Updater Library version to 1.0.7.
Updated: Blancco Mobile Updater tool version to 1.0.13.
Updated: Blancco Mobile iTunes Settings version to 1.0.10.
Updated: Supported iTunes version to 12.0.1.

Other:

Removed: Using MTP mount check because Android devices can access those disk mounts which are accessible via MTP protocol.


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loka
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Blancco Management Console 3.3.1 is released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 22.10.2014 08:26

Release notes for Blancco Management Console 3.3.1

Features:

  • Reports are fetched automatically when erasure is completed in live management:
    Reports are automatically fetched from Blancco 5 erasure clients when the erasure process is remote controlled from Management Console. Reports are easy to open because of the added report icon in the Live management view.
  • Adjustable page size for live management:
    Page size can be changed to show up to 50 connected erasure clients at a time. Erasures can be started for all the selected clients with a single command.
  • Select all functionality for live management:
    Select all functionality has been added for smoother user experience and for starting multiple erasure clients easily.
  • Improved date search in API:
    Added better support for date-based searches when using API-calls.

Updates:

  • Fixed: Problems with external authentication
  • Fixed: Issues when using custom roles with Dashboard and Login

Other:

  • Added: Informative message when update fails

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