New Enhancements to LogMeIn Central Alerts Available

We have released new enhancements in LogMeIn Central Alerts to help you easily manage and monitor remote computers running LogMeIn Pro.  Now you can do more with Central Alerts to proactively maintain systems.

Updates include a new Event alert to monitor event code activity on a computer or group.

You can now use the improved Event alert rule to monitor event code activity on a computer or across a group of computers. You can define multiple event sources, event categories or event identifiers, and you can also define exceptions. The rule will alert when an event log entry that matches the specified criteria is written to one of the standard Windows event logs.

In addition to the new Event alert rule, we have also added many new usability enhancements to make it easier than ever to create and set up alerts as well as the ability to set alert rules as Active or Disabled within an alert package.

Step-by-step: Create an Alert Package with the new Event alert rule

  1. In LogMeIn Central, click the Alerts tab.
  2. Click Manage Alert Packages.
  3. Click Add Alert Package. The Add Alert Package page is displayed.
  4. Give your Alert Package a Name.
  5. Add rules to the package. (Note: You can define multiple event source, event category or event identifiers to look for, and you can also define exceptions.)
  6. Continue to add rules as required.
  7. Click Save Alert Package. The package is saved and ready to be assigned to computers or groups of computers.

Paired with LogMeIn Pro, the all-new Central Alerts improves insight into system health and status so you can keep machines up and running. Log in to try the new Alerts today.

         

Not Just Another Remote Meeting, Do More

join.me makes on-the-fly meetings simple, this we know. But we love uncovering real stories about join.me in action.  Here’s what we just heard from a join.me pro user about the presenter swap feature during an offsite:

“We’re at a meeting with 20+ people in the room. Instead of shuffling seats or plugging the projector into a different computer every time a different person speaks, we connected one computer to the big screen, and passed the presenter role. People are presenting and sharing content— right from their own computer.”

Another fan shared, “join.me made for a very hi-tech NFL Fantasy Draft Night with split screen sharing of full roster and master list. Very cool stuff.”

Educators love it, too. “I used it with my students to introduce our new health project. It was so simple and took half the time a typical introduction would take. Additionally, we saved a lot of paper as well  – sorry Dunder Mifflin!”

The benefit is clear. join.me is about more than meeting. It’s a tool to share your screen for whatever reason – and those reasons can be pretty surprising.

So skip the shuffling and launch a join.me session to experience simple screen sharing for your self.  It’s easy to present from wherever you are — for whatever reason— be it remote or right in the same room.

         

Have great meetings with Ignition, iOS 5 and Apple TV

OK, so you’ve got iOS 5, downloaded the latest Ignition update, tested out iMessage– now what?

A new feature, introduced by Apple in iOS 5, allows the ability to stream apps and content from your Apple device to a television using Apple TV.  And that introduces some interesting new possibilities for Ignition.  With this feature, you can share exactly what’s on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S with everyone in your next meeting with just a few clicks.  Stream your desktop — web pages, spreadsheets, photos, etc.

Here’s how we did it:

1. Make sure you have an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S running iOS 5.
2. Ensure your Apple TV and iPad 2 are connected to the same WiFi network.
3. Double-tap the home button on your iPad, slide to the right, and press the “AirPlay” button.
4. Use Ignition to access your computer or broadcast your favorite apps for a truly unique meeting experience.

Our Boston office has Apple TVs in all our common areas, and combined with Ignition’s ability to access our desktops and files, we seem to have everything at our fingertips. Apple TVs sell for $99 so it’s a pretty cheap investment for a potentially big benefit for your team.

         

Join us next week for a Boston focus group

Attention join.me users:  We’re holding a lunchtime focus group on Tuesday, October 18th in our Boston office. Why? Because we want your feedback before we debut a new feature in join.me. After all, you’ll be the ones using it.

We’ll be providing lunch, awesome join.me swag and a free Pro license for your time.

If you want to be considered for the group and can make it to our Boston office next Tuesday, write us at joinmeresearch@logmein.com with your name, phone number and email address.

         

LogMeIn Ignition Meets iOS 5 [UPDATE]

I’m excited to let you know LogMeIn Ignition is now fully compatible with iOS 5.

We’re pleased to be one of the first apps to work with Apple’s new OS in order to continue to deliver the best anytime, anywhere access.

In addition to iOS 5 compatibility, we’ve listened to your feedback to provide enhancements and improvements to the LogMeIn Ignition app to deliver the best user experience possible.

Be sure you download the newest update, now available on the App Store. Let us know what you think with reviews and ratings.

[UPDATE] We identified issues in our recent release with previous versions of iOS on iPhone 3G and 2nd Generation iPod Touches. Today’s release addresses those issues.

         

Infographic: Be a Productive Powerhouse

Lets face it. join.me is all about effective and efficient collaboration. We pride ourselves on helping you to work better, so when we came across this info-graphic, naturally we had to share it.

Sure we’ve all had the occasional food-induced coma that comes after a giant burger at lunch, but we had no idea that what we eat has such a profound effect on how we focus and on our productivity. So put down that pizza and pick up some blueberries and barramundi so you can hunker down and focus on this great afternoon.