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.

         

New LogMeIn Central Beta with Alerting Enhancements Available

LogMeIn users, your feedback is invaluable.  A new beta is available for LogMeIn Central users regarding enhanced Alerts functionality with LogMeIn Pro.  Simply go to http://staging.logmein.com and login with your account credentials to try out our new Alerts enhancements currently in beta.  Send feedback to central-beta-feedback@logmein.com.

Based on user feedback, we’ve added the following in order to help make the creation and management of alerts in LogMeIn Central even easier. Beta enhancements include:

  • New functionality to enable alerts as Active or Disabled
  • New Windows Event alert type
  • New usability improvements to the user interface

What should I test in the LogMeIn Central Alerts Beta?

1) From LogMeIn Central go to Alerts>Manage Alert Packages>Add Alert Package to create a new alert. You can also go in and modify an existing Alert Package.

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LogMeIn Previews Controls for Securing Access From iPads and iPhones in the Workplace

So you’ve been hearing about  LogMeIn’s new service to secure and manage access from employee iPads, eh? Wondering what it is? Well, we can’t wait to tell you all about it! Right now, we’re taking the covers off our new service that blends Total Access with Total Control.

With LogMeIn Ignition you’ve long been able to access your actual desktop, and the applications, files and data that are important to you. This is Total Access.

Now we’re making sure that full access has a true place in our work organizations. We’ve added a set of management tools to LogMeIn Central designed to control that access – which computers and data can be accessed, by whom, and from what device. This is Total Control.

With this new service, you can:

  • Enroll individually owned and IT-procured iOS devices into an organization’s mobile inventory
  • Authorize individual iOS devices for remote access to one or more company computers, including access to corporate apps and files
  • Manage remote access rights and permissions by individual, computer, and/or mobile device
  • Control whether files can be remotely transferred from remote computers to individual mobile devices
  • Handle lost or stolen devices by remotely wiping stored credentials

We’re really excited about the services, and we’re showing a preview today. General availability will certainly follow later. If you’re interested in hearing and seeing more, why not head over to https://secure.logmein.com/accesscontrol and register!

         

Keep Windows Up-to-Date and Secure with LogMeIn Pro and Central

Now you can apply automatic and individual Windows Updates for computers running LogMeIn Pro and even manage updates for hundreds of computers simultaneously with LogMeIn Pro and Central together.

Checkout the video below for a quick tour.

LogMeIn’s new Windows patch management features are designed to let IT professionals and power users:

  • Easily and simultaneously manage Windows Updates on multiple computers
  • Automatically update multiple systems at the same time
  • Individually select which Microsoft updates to apply
  • Check for Windows Updates at the click of a button
  • Instantly view Update status of remote computers
  • Support Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 updates

Log in to your account and try it today.  New users can try it free by creating a LogMeIn Pro or LogMeIn Central account at www.logmein.com.

         

LogMeIn Central Scrolling and Filter Enhancements

This week we’ve made some minor adjustments to LogMeIn Central in order to provide you with a few new ways to get to your computers faster and more efficiently.  These updates are specifically helpful for our power users who manage and maintain hundreds to thousands of LogMeIn Free and LogMeIn Pro computers.

Here is what’s new:
– Continuous scrolling of computers in the home tab across all views (no paging required)
– A new “recently accessed computers” is available in Favorites to show the last 25 accessed computers
-Users can now sort by columns in Detail view in Central

Try it out today and leave your feedback below.

Looking for more Central search tips, check out our recent post.

         

New Search Now in LogMeIn Central for Better Computer Management

We’ve updated LogMeIn Central with new search enhancements based on customer feedback to help make computer management easier for users who need to identify and find computers from the Home tab and main computer list.

Simply select the drop-down menu next to the search box (see image above) and you’ll be able to search based on specific criteria for better computer management.

  • Any Field – search all criteria simultaneously
  • Visible Fields – search criteria shown in Detail View
  • Alerts – search by number of unacknowledged alerts (results show # or higher)
  • Status – search computer state in LogMeIn – just type “Online, Offline or In Session”
  • Description – search by computer description (very helpful if you use computer descriptions as tags within a group)
  • Group – search by computer group
  • Version – search by LogMeIn host build number or version
  • Subscription – search by Free or Pro

You can also enter multiple keywords – for example you can enter “default online” with a search set to ‘Any field’, and this will typically return all online computers in the default group.

Log in and try it out today.  Looking forward to your feedback, please leave comments below.

         

Live from the Android Stand at Mobile World Congress

If you’re a LogMeIn Ignition, Rescue or join.me fan attending Mobile World Congress, make sure to stop by the Android stand (hall 8, stand 8C25) to get a closer look at LogMeIn’s latest Android-related products.  We’ll be one of a handful of mobile developers showcasing our new and upcoming Android wares.   On display will be a preview of an upcoming version of Ignition running on a Honeycomb-powered Motorola Xoom, a sneak peek at join.me’s Android capabilities, as well as the new release of Rescue that provides support for Android devices over the air.

Not lucky enough to be in Barcelona?  No worries.  Just stay tuned to b.logme.in.  We’ll be blogging from the show, covering all the LogMeIn previews and new products from both the LogMeIn booth and the Android stand.

UPDATE: Want to see what Ignition on Honeycomb will look like? Check out a video demo from the Android booth.

UPDATE 2: You can get a sneak peek of what our screen sharing product, join.me, looks like running on Android over at the join.me blog.

         

New Time-out Settings in LogMeIn Central

We’ve released a new setting this week which allows users to control the time-out period for inactivity when logged in to LogMeIn Central.  This is great news for users who spend most of their day in Central and don’t want to be required to log back in after a quick game of Angry Birds.  Here’s how to change the time-out setting: Continue reading “New Time-out Settings in LogMeIn Central” »