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Specops Software Announces Release of Specops Deploy 4.5Proven Operating System and Software Deployment Solutions' New Features Eliminate the Pain of Driver and Patch Management (November 22, 2011)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/22/11 -- Specops Software, a global innovation leader in Active Directory and Group Policy-based Desktop and Password Management software, today announced the availability of the latest version of its flagship product, Specops Deploy.
Specops Deploy constitutes a complete Desktop Management system. This product provides all the functionality you expect in a modern Desktop Management solution:
- Operating Systems Deployment - Windows XP and Windows 7
- Software and Application Deployment
- Virtual Software Deployment
- Reporting and Targeting, Patch and Driver Management
Today more than one thousand customers use Specops Deploy as their main solution for distributing operating systems and software. Several customers, including Newcastle University, Rolls Royce Marine, Syracuse University and Volvo have chosen Specops Deploy for its high degree of automation, simple task management, rapid return on investment (ROI) and ease of integration with existing Microsoft platforms.
This latest upgrade builds upon Specops' proud ten year history of innovation with the addition of many new features, including: client side extension initiated Operating System re-installs, "lock screen" during installation to prevent user tampering, and "package ordering" to assist clients with large numbers of applications.
With the new version of Specops Deploy, both users and computers get OS, applications and other software fully automated and faster using a role-based management approach. As with previous versions of the software, Specops Deploy 4.5 continues to utilize the latest release of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1, while also automating the front end of Windows Deployment Services.
"With these latest improvements, not only have we made Specops Deploy even more powerful and even more useful for IT administrators, but we've simplified it and made it even easier to use," said Thorbjörn Sjövold, Chief Technology Officer at Specops Software. "We're eliminating the pain of driver management and greatly simplifying desktop deployment scenarios."
Specops Deploy's enhanced image management tools allow image files created in existing WDS/MDT installs to be easily imported and used within Specops Deploy. "We recognize that image management is one of the most frustrating and tedious things that IT administrators have to deal with so we've developed a greatly enhanced image management tool. It's going to save a lot of people a lot of frustration," said Sjövold.
Specops Deploy 4.5 uses existing Microsoft infrastructure and requires no additional hardware investment. Specops Deploy 4.5 includes the following features:
- Greatly enhanced image management (import any image file, base imported image on previous files, replace previous files)
- Enhanced integration with Windows Update and WSUS during operating system deployment
- Client Side Extension (CSE) initiated re-install of an operating system
- Export software deployment feedback and software deployment package ordering
- User interface enhancements
These features give Specops Deploy users the advantage of managing the efficient deployment of operating systems and applications in a stable, fully controlled environment.
To download Specops Deploy or arrange an in-person demo visit www.specopssoft.com/products/specops-deploy
About Specops Software
Specops Software, www.specopssoft.com, is an international software vendor offering management products enhancing Active Directory, Group Policy and PowerShell-based technologies. The company was founded in 2001 and is privately held. More than 3000 clients of all sizes in more than 50 countries appreciate the innovation and simplicity associated with award-winning software from Specops Software.
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