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26 April 2016
Releases, Total Network Monitor | 2 Comments

TNM 2.2.0: TLS encryption support

Good news, everyone! Finally, we’re ready to unveil a long-awaited update for Total Network Monitor 2. We’ve addressed several stability issues and implemented 2 of the most requested features. Let’s see the complete list of changes:

  • BIG FEATURESupport of encrypted connections for SMTP and XMPP protocols.
  • NewAn option to automatically backup the project file.
  • NewNew interface language (Chinese: Simplified and Traditional).
  • ImprovedActivity diagram is now scrollable.
  • ImprovedOptimized performance when working with large projects.
  • FixedDuplication of log file contents.
  • FixedErrors in the interface, as well as in operation of a number of sensors and actions.
  • FixedOperation as a service in Windows XP.

 

The most requested feature of all has long been the ability to send email alerts through mail servers that require SSL/TLS-encrypted connection and a username and password for authorization.

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We’ve optimized the interface: now, TNM will be able to deal with many more monitors and devices than before.
And, to limit the possibility of losing important data should something nasty happen to your project, you can now enable automatic backup of your project file at set intervals.

Furthermore, a small but much requested addition – a scroll-bar – was added to the Activity diagram for individual monitors. Now you can see much further into the past than before.

We thank you for your attention.
Safe networking!


26 January 2016
Releases, Total Software Deployment | 2 Comments

TSD 1.1.0: Microsoft Office deployment

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Greetings! We’re releasing the first major update for Total Software Deployment! Gradually, we’re improving our software and making your wishes a reality. The key feature introduced in today’s update is the ability to deploy Microsoft Office products. But first things first. Let’s have a look at the full list of changes:

  • BIG FEATUREFor Silent deployment of Microsoft Office 2013/2016: support for Office installers that use the Click-to-Run technology.
  • NewFor the Silent method: the option to set the installer timeout to kill the process during the deployment or test run if incorrect parameters were specified.
  • NewFor the Macro method: fixed installer timeout for killing the process after the playback of all recorded actions.
  • FixedErrors in deployment log entries and in the deployment history in various scenarios.
  • Some other fixes and improvements.

 

Now Total Software Deployment can silently deploy recent versions of Microsoft Office that use the Click-to-Run technology. This technology — an alternative to the traditional method of installation/update using MSI files — is used by Microsoft since Office 2013. To deploy a package using the Click-to-Run technology, you’ll need to add the Click-to-Run setup.exe to the Software storage and attach the Office distribution folder after ticking the multi-file option. After, simply follow the instructions on the information panel.

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We’re looking forward to your feedback. Thanks to you, TSD can become better and better!

Stay tuned!


26 November 2015
Releases, Total Network Monitor | 5 Comments

TNM 2.1.0: Drag’n’Drop and copying monitors

TNM 2

Greetings, friends! Today, we bring you another update of Total Network Monitor 2. We’ve implemented the long-awaited functionality to quickly move devices between groups and an easy way to copy monitors in the main window. Additionally, we’ve added the ability to check the contents of HTTPS resources and fixed some other flaws present in the previous versions. Let’s look at the list of changes:

  • BIG FEATUREAbility to Drag & Drop monitors and devices.
  • NewCopying monitors using Drag & Drop, including copying into device groups.
  • NewMoving devices between groups using Drag & Drop.
  • NewAltering the structure of groups using Drag & Drop.
  • NewCutting, copying and pasting monitors via the context menu.
  • NewMenu option to run Total Software Deployment.
  • NewSupport for HTTPS links in HTTP sensor.
  • ImprovedDevice information refresh in the Network tree.
  • Improved“Show message” action.
  • ImprovedRunning TNM as a service.
  • ImprovedRendering of the monitor list and of the Network tree when refreshing.
  • ImprovedNew program icon and new graphics in the installer.
  • ImprovedNew image in exported HTML logs.
  • Fixed“Insert macro” button when setting up an action.
  • FixedCounter errors on stopped monitors.
  • FixedCrash when removing black monitors for most Internet sensor types.
  • FixedEncoding for the “Send email” action.
  • FixedSeveral option items.
  • FixedCrash when working with a large number of monitors.

 

Not too long ago, when Total Network Monitor 2 was still at the stage of open beta testing and you sent in feedback to help us improve the functionality and usability of the program, the one request we received most often was for Drag & Drop functionality, which has now been implemented! The Project Editor is no longer needed: now it’s all quick and intuitive. Copying monitors and moving devices between groups in the Network tree is done using Drag & Drop, while moving monitors is available from the context menu. It’s easy! Update the program and try it out for yourself.

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We hope you enjoyed the news. See you soon!