Computer Protection 19.2 will introduce .NET
Dear Partners and Customers,
as we are preparing for the Computer Protection 19.2 release, it is time to give you a heads up on something that we've been working very hard on. The new release for the first time will include a dependency to Microsoft .Net as a technology for our future user interfaces in the clients.
What this means for you in practice for updates:
- If you have .NET 4.7.2 already on your computers, updating the product through the channel is just as it was before.
- If you have an operating system that supports .NET 4.7.2, we will install the version as part of the installation. Reboot is only needed if something is using .Net when installation starts. We will not prompt for the reboot, but it will be visible in the Downloads list as "Reboot required". You will stay in 19.1 version until the reboot and the product continues receiving updates.
- If you have an operating system version that does not support .NET 4.7.2 (some early Win10 versions have been dropped from support by Microsoft), you will need to update your operating system to move on from 19.1 version. You will see this in the Downloads list as "Will try again".
What this means in practice for new installations:
- If you have .NET 4.7.2 already on your computers, installing the product is just as it was before.
- If you don't have .NET 4.7.2, it will be installed and installation has a little more work to do to get you started.
As part of PSB service, we will be monitoring the progress of the installations and upgrade throughout the installed base.
The availability will start this week, and we'll be posting release notes as usual on the contents. This is just adding a bit of understanding on what is changing.
On behalf of the PSB Windows Endpoints R&D team,