September 2014

FlexNet Manager Suite 2014 R2 Part Number: 10.10. Release Date: September 8, 2014.

See the PDF release notes for full details of FlexNet Manager Suite 2014 R2 features and changes

New Features

  • MMC console retired and all features moved to the web interface of FlexNet Manager Suite:
    • Group assignment of licenses
    • Management of evidence and applications
    • Points rule sets for licenses
    • Payment schedules for a contract
    • New dashboard gadgets for payment optimization
    • Attaching documents
    • Tracking changes to assets
    • Managing license keys
    • User handover wizard
    • User blacklist management
    • Inventory details on discovered devices
    • Financial tab on license properties
    • Add and manage categories
    • Grid export and filter enhancements
    • Ability to split the "Effective quantity" for an entitlement and assign to multiple licenses
    • Retirement details on a license.
  • License consumption rules
  • New out-of-the-box reports, and improved filters and chart visualization for existing reports
  • Inventory beacon improvements (including hierarchy support, self-upgrade, installation on the application server, status reporting and tracing)
  • ADDM 10.0 integration
  • Improvements from 9.2 SP3:
    • App-V 4.6 integration
    • Application virtualization and VDI socialization
    • Support Ubuntu and Debian
    • Microsoft SCCM adapter usage improvements
    • ServiceNow integration
  • IBM Passport Advantage integration
  • ILMT 9.0 / SUA 9.0 integration
  • Microsoft licensing improvements (including processor limits, scope restrictions, new license types)
  • Oracle licensing improvements (from FlexNet Manager Suite 9.2 SP3)
  • Admin module improvements in FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.

Changes from Previous Releases

  • Custom views replaced with Custom reports
  • Contracts / payment schedules replace the compliance portal
  • Document management (internal contents no longer searchable)
  • Additional license key for "One multi-install key per installation"
  • Changes to several existing license properties
  • License reconciliation
  • Unrecognized evidence export data is an alternative to deprecated “Share with Flexera” option
  • Overlapping evidence view replaced with visual alerts
  • Categories management
  • Changes to several Purchases fields and the creation process
  • Reporting no longer dependent on SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Troubleshooting and log files
  • Discovery & Inventory is now rules driven, as well as several other changes
  • Inventory Beacon scheduling, adapter credentials, installation defaults, and file imports
  • FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications product license file is no longer required
  • Several deprecated features.