As many of you may now know, the Shavlik products were acquired by LANDesk. Click here to see Steve Daly’s blog post on the acquisition. As for the Protect products, we are currently in beta for the next release of Protect which will release in late Aprilearly May as Shavlik Protect 9.0. The Update Catalog will be going back to the Shavlik SCUPdates branding as well. Both products have long term plans in place and we are very excited to join the LANDesk family.
I am currently out in Las Vegas at the MMS show and we have had an exciting start to the week. The welcome reception yesterday kept everybody in the booth very busy. We talked to over 300 people in two and a half hours! Current customers, partners, and those interested in the products all were interested in the news.
The Shavlik Protect 9.0 beta refresh will be beginning later this week as we wind down to RTM and GA. It is also patch week, so for those of you who are not already registered you can click here to register for the April Patch Tuesday Webinar. Join us tomorrow at 11am central to discuss the 9 bulletins from Microsoft and a few 3rd party patches we will be releasing later today. We will also recap the patches released between March and April patch Tuesday.
Shavlik Protect Team, LANDesk