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Deep Freeze Enterprise 8.35 Now Available

We are happy to announce the release of Deep Freeze Enterprise 8.35. This new version includes under the hood enhancements to existing features and bug fixes. Recently Microsoft released the Anniversary Update that led to several issues in Deep Freeze. This version of Deep Freeze is now fully compatible with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The other major enhancement we have made helps to prevent longer system startups on Advanced Format (AF) 4k sector hard drives and drastically increases the bootup time by up to 2X. This version of Deep Freeze also has improved the overall performance of the Enterprise Console and it is now even more responsive. It also allows fully qualified proxy server names in the console settings. Windows updates enhancements address how the Anniversary Update handles automatic Windows updates. Moving forward, Deep Freeze will take extra measures to ensure that the Windows updates will not be triggered outside of the scheduled Windows Update Task on Windows 10 machines. This is achieved by disabling the Windows update service.

WINSelect Supports Windows 10

We are pleased to announce that WINSelect now supports Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest operating system. Administrators can control specific Windows 10 features, thereby allowing end users to experience only authorized Windows 10 functionality. Read more

Introducing Faronics Insight 7.81

We are excited to announce the release of Insight 7.81 which now supports Windows 10. Read on for more information on additional features you can expect. Web Limiting for Microsoft Edge Microsoft’s latest way to surf the web is fast growing in popularity thanks to it being the exact opposite of what Internet Explorer was. It is no longer bloated, insecure and confusing to use, but instead, built from scratch to give users a fast browsing experience. This means that it will soon be the primary browser in most industries, and since we need to limit distractions on even the best of browsers, the latest release of Insight gives teachers the option to block this browser during web limiting. We’re blocking Edge browser for now as Microsoft has yet to provide granular control for this new browser. Read more

Introducing Deep Freeze Configuration Generator

In addition to official support for Windows 10, we are happy to announce the introduction of a new Configuration Generator feature in Deep Freeze Enterprise 8.3. This feature is designed for our larger customers who have multiple consoles and configurations within their organization and they don’t want to run the Configuration Administrator every time they wish to make changes to their Deep Freeze configurations such updating passwords or Workstation Tasks. Simply navigate to the Tools menu in the Enterprise Console and select the Configuration Generator option. A sample CSV file is provided where each feature has a column dedicated. Specify whether you wish to generate .RDX (configuration file) and/or .EXE (install program) along with the output location and voila! This feature is also available through the Configuration Administrator menu and via command line. Download the latest version from Faronics Labs today.

Introducing WINSelect 8.0

We are thrilled to announce the release of a brand new version of WINSelect. In addition to some bug fixes, this version includes a couple of highly requested features – the ability to control the Windows 8 Start Screen aka “Metro Interface” and the ability to disable the Internet Explorer address bar. WINSelect Enterprise and Standard users can download the latest version from Faronics Labs and Deep Freeze Cloud users can access the service by Signing In. Control Windows 8/8.1 Charms You can now opt to block the Windows 8/8.1 Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings charms so your end users cannot access them.

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