13 Jul

New Major Release: SmartDeploy 3.0.1000

We are excited to announce a new major version release, SmartDeploy 3.0.1000! This has been an extensive project to undertake for the team and we are eager to get more customers upgraded to this new platform. Some of you were able to attend our January 2021 customer webcast where we gave you a sneak peek of this release. Since then, beta and pre-release preview customers are seeing significantly better performance, reliability, and usability.

Transparently, this was a significant code re-write. We shipped the 2.0.1010 nearly 6 years ago and we realized that it was not going to keep up with the longer tail demands of our customers now and into the future. All of that said, many of these foundational changes might not be noticed at first glance but they will help us to ensure SmartDeploy is the most secure, quickest, easiest to use, and flexible solution on the market. We also believe it will allow us to make more features and add net-new capabilities faster than ever before.

Before you watch Jeff’s highlight video and read on for full details of the release, please note that due to the complete code re-write, this new version will install as a completely separate applications from your existing SmartDeploy install. We’ve created a V2 to V3 upgrade guide and incorporated client and library migration steps into the product to make this process simple.

SmartDeploy 3.0.1000 includes:

    • Architecture overhaul: Major architectural updates resulting in higher efficiency, security, and reliability for customers. Updates include cloud first architecture, scalable database implementation, and simplified file transfer to remove Net.TCP.
    • Logged in user: See the current logged on user and last logged on user for each device.
    • Message history: View success, failure, and current status of actions taken on a device from the console. [Plus and Pro only]
    • One-click library rebuild: Transfer files from one location to another and update the details of any asset in the SmartDeploy folder automatically
    • Library rebuild notifications: See instant notifications of library rebuild status in the new notifications area within the console.
    • Multiple admin access: Utilize one API service with multiple consoles connecting from other devices. [Pro only]
    • Proxy setting improvements: Specify settings pre-login and set individual settings for API Service and Console.
    • More cloud settings: New cloud-only option for client devices and the ability to custom select whether to deploy a message from cloud or local.
    • Service health status: See if a client can reach the service with our new instant service health check.

And as always, please share your feedback and feature requests. Your input is invaluable and helps us continually provide updates to ensure the best user experience possible. Please let us know how we’re doing and send feature requests to feedback@smartdeploy.com. We appreciate your continued partnership!

View information about the current SmartDeploy version and release history at www.smartdeploy.com/product-releases.

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About the Author

Spencer Dunford
As General Manager at SmartDeploy, Spencer Dunford applies over 12 years of creative IT wisdom to find solutions that solve the most complex and unique challenges for customers. When he isn’t leading our stellar sales and support team, Spencer can be found exploring the mountains on skis or two wheels with his family, and finishing his day behind the grill in his never-ending pursuit of the perfect steak.