Setup Commander Professional Edition was released in June 2013 at the Dutch Windows Management User Group. About a year later after we’ve launched what’s now called ‘Setup Commander for ZENworks‘. Last Wednesday at WMUG Meeting #2 2018 I was able to give WMUG members again a ‘scoop’ on today’s announcement.
What a journey it has been. We now have over 200 paid customers worldwide thanks to our great partners. Thanks to great technology partners like Adobe, ENGL, Flexera, Ivanti, KACE, Microsoft, Micro Focus, VMware and others we were able to integrate and support their products and delivery technologies. We now have almost 2500 entries in our Setup Store, an amazing set of MSI Configuration Wizards which are maintained and supported ‘as a service’ and we support most common Windows desktop application delivery platforms.
Because of the acquisition announced today, I’d like to talk you a little bit about past, present and future.
At the end of last year we’ve added a new product to the ‘Setup Commander’ portfolio: Setup Commander Service Edition. Setup Commander Service Edition downloads, configures Windows application setups and patches from the Setup Store. Connectors for Microsoft Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, VMware AirWatch and Micro Focus ZENworks Configuration Management prepare the setups and patches for deployment using these platforms. We’ve been relatively quiet about this release, for various reasons. A few selected customers and partners have used this product since to either replace their current Patch Management solution or to use it as a complimentary product.
What is the main difference between the Professional Edition and the Service Edition? The comparison chart shows this in detail, but let’s dig in:
Setup Commander Service Edition
The Service Edition is able to automatically download and configure setups and patches available in our Setup Store. Using one of our connectors, one is able to automatically create applications, packages or bundles in any of the supported deployment systems. Currently we support ConfigMgr and ZENworks. The connector for AirWatch is in development, connectors for Ivanti Endpoint Manager, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft WSUS are on our roadmap. The ‘Service Edition’ functionality will be moved into the ‘Liquit Digital Workspace‘ overtime to enhance ‘Liquit Setup and Patch Management‘.