December 14, 2016
To: CA IT Asset Manager (CA ITAM) - Software Asset Manager (SAM) Customers
From: The CA IT Asset Manager Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for CA ITAM - Software Asset Manager 4.1.4 capabilities
On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that CA ITAM - Software Asset Manager 4.1.4 capabilities are now available.
New features include:
· Improved Demand Manipulation for Microsoft Windows Server Metric Engines: In previous releases, it was only possible to influence the license demand for entire topologies via metric engine hints. The new extension of the Microsoft Windows Server metric engines adds more flexibility by enabling hints for individual devices.
· New SAML Authentication Method: In addition to NTLM and LDAP, the application now supports the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) data format, an XML-based open-standard authentication method.
· New Standard Connectors:
nova ratio eInventory: imports devices, device topologies, raw software data, and Oracle usage data into the application.
IBM BigFix Inventory 9.2: imports devices, device topologies and raw software data based on the import preprocessor ibm_bfi into the application.
· Microsoft Office 365: Office 365 is group of software and services subscriptions, which provide productivity software and related services to subscribers. With this connector, the different subscription plans and related license data can be extracted from the Microsoft Office 365 admin portal in a format that can then be imported into the application.
You can get these new SAM capabilities by downloading CA ITAM - Software Asset Manager 4.1.4 from CA Support Online. If you have any questions or require assistance contact CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customer-care.aspx where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form: https://communities.ca.com/web/guest/customercare. You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see http://www.ca.com/phone for the local number in your country.
Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our CA Services experts can help. For more information on CA Services and how you can leverage our expertise, please visit www.ca.com/services. To connect, learn and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA Service Management Community at https://communities.ca.com/.
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