Summary

A list of features of the Tachyon Platform and features organized by the release they were implemented in. Links through to the features have been provided for convenience.

New features in Tachyon Platform 5.2

Platform v5.2

  • Tachyon Platform:
    • Support for Content Distribution and its Nomad app
    • Background Channel provides a reverse proxy (including devicesAuthentication options) to support communication between Nomad clients and Content Distribution
    • User Interface telemetry reports how the user interface is used
    • Device View provides a single page of details about any device with key information from and links to licensed Tachyon consumer applications
    • New feature that synchronously runs instructions on single device, with results briefly cached in memory instead of a database (used by the Device View feature)
  • Inventory  application:
  • Settings application:
    • System health page
    • Deploy button on Consumers page to deploy all policies for all registered consumers, to support consumers that do not have their own Deploy button
  • Tachyon Setup:
    • Installation of Nomad consumer application
      • ActiveEfficiency is replaced by Content Distribution when upgrading, with database backup, and a redirect provided for legacy Nomad clients
      • Configures the reverse proxy in the Background Channel for new Nomad clients
      • Setup deploys Nomad event policies after successful installation
    • Tachyon Setup: Nomad now uses SMS Provider to locate SQL database, and validates CM Site server during installation and upgrade
    • Two-stage automation of Implementing a Tachyon DMZ Server
    • New option for User Interface telemetry on Tachyon Setup: Telemetry
    • Support for multiple HTTPS bindings
      • Selection of existing certificate during upgrade when multiple bindings are encountered
      • Option to specify an alternate HTTPS binding on Tachyon Setup: Website configuration - required for DMZ Server

Consumer applications for v5.2

  • AppClarity 7.1.105

    The AppClarity 7.1.105 maintenance release contains a number of bug fixes:

    • Works with Tachyon Platform 5.2
    • No features or feature changes added in this maintenance release.

    The main AppClarity 7.1 release contained the following features:

    • Works with Tachyon 5.1
    • Windows Server OS LDC
      • New license demand for core based licensing of Windows Server OS (calculated with-in Microsoft Core LDC)
      • Compliance calculation is now based on new license demand
    • Support for Currency Conversion
      • When you can set a default currency (other than USD) AppClarity now renders all reporting and financial numbers (or graphs) only in that set currency
    • New UI controls
      New UI controls have been added to improve the usability:
      • Report refresh - ability to refresh reports on individual pages, and the ability to view the status of the last report refresh
      • UI Controls - ability to choose columns as either shown or hidden on individual screens
    • Installation mode change
      • AppClarity installer is now included as an app with the Tachyon installer and can be installed and maintained this way
      • Hotfixing capability
    • Enhancements
      • Entitlement
        • New Active Entitlements Only toggle filter on Entitlement Summary page
        • The ability to export entitlement summary data
      • License Demand
        • Device names are now shown as hyperlinks on LDC reports
      • Compliance
        • Improved logic for rendering installs, and a new "Exempt" status on the compliance detailed table
        • Effective License Position (ELP) displayed for SQL Server components as it is for SQL Server entitlement
      • Reclaim
        • Reclaim product usage screen loading time is optimized for quick page load.
  • Application Migration 3.1.105: 

    Features in the Application Migration 3.1.105 maintenance release:

    • Works with Tachyon Platform 5.2
    • No new features in this maintenance release.

    Features in the main Application Migration 3.1 release:

    • Works with Tachyon 5.1
    • Improvements to upgrade rules to support scenarios where the currently installed software has a later version than the one listed in the upgrade rule - In versions prior to Application Migration 3.1, it was possible that upgrade rules had issues when the application they were trying to upgrade on the client devices were later versions than the ones they were trying to upgrade to.  To remedy these unpredictable and unwanted results, now if an upgrade rule tries to downgrade an application then it will be ignored. For more details please refer to Adding a rule to upgrade an application: What happens in upgrade scenarios where the currently installed version of the application is later than the target application?
    • Application and Package installation success has been improved  - this handles scenarios where the administrator has forgotten to check the Allow this application to be installed from the Install Application task sequence action without being deployed checkbox, which is a prerequisite for migrating an application. In practice, it was a common error for administrators to overlook this, which - in earlier versions - led to the Task Sequence failing. In Application Migration 3.1, if the administrator forgets to set the checkbox, a warning is now displayed that lets the administrator continue and Application Migration sets the option automatically. For more details please refer to Getting started with Application Migration: Auto Install for Configuration Manager Applications and Packages
    • Multiple exclusion of applications is now supported from the Installations page - please refer to Managing product exclusions.
     
  • Explorer 5.2:
    • Works with Tachyon Platform 5.2
    • Devices table and dashboard link through to Device View.
  • Experience 1.3: 
  • Guaranteed State 1.5: 
    • Works with Tachyon Platform 5.2
    • Deploy button on Policies page now only deploys Guaranteed State policies
    • Integrated Product Packs:
      • MEMCM Client Health Integrated Product Pack (minor changes)
      • NomadClientHealth.zip (minor changes)
      • TachyonCore.zip (minor changes)
      • WindowsClientHealth.zip (minor changes).
    • Other Product Packs are available from the Tachyon Exchange: tachyonexchange.1e.com
  • Nomad 1.0 (New app in 5.2): 
    • Works with Tachyon Platform 5.2
    • Modernized backend infrastructure - Nomad requires a back-end server, which was previously the legacy ActiveEfficiency platform, this has been replaced by the Tachyon Platform to provide Single-Site download, Pre-caching and a new Dashboard. For customers moving to Modern Management, Nomad provides visibility and control of Delivery Optimization, which is used by Intune, MS store and MS update.
    • Leverage the Tachyon Platform and 1E Client - with the Tachyon Platform you can enable further features including Experience, User Sentiment, Guaranteed State and Patch Success, as well as opening up real-time management to any task by acquiring the appropriate license.
    • Content Distribution - Content Distribution is a new component of the Tachyon Platform that provides control and visibility on content deployments and delivery in an organization
      • Replaces ActiveEfficiency features, maintaining support during upgrade for legacy Nomad clients (versions earlier than Nomad 7.1 in 1E Client 5.2)
      • Nomad 7.1 clients now connect to Tachyon Response Stack components (Switch and Background Channel) which act as a proxy for Content Distribution, and legacy clients continue to connect directly to Content Distribution.
    • Nomad app - the user interface for Content Distribution, provides real-time visibility of what content is downloading or available in each location, subnet and client, see how much WAN traffic is being saved overall and each day
      • Delivery Optimization (DO) Visibility - visibility of Delivery Optimization downloads and content availability in each location, subnet and device
      • Delivery Optimization (DO) and Windows Update Agent (WUA) monitoring - track Windows download or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager deployments on clients being downloaded via Delivery Optimization in real time, their peer to peer downloads efficiency, sources of the downloaded content and see this reported in the Nomad app dashboards
      • Overview page - gives a high-level view of the current status of content throughout the entire network
      • Content page - provides a Content-centric view of content distributed throughout your network
      • Task Sequences page - provides that visibility by grouping the reference content for each Task Sequence into a single view, so you can see which content is cached and which is not
      • Devices page - lists all Devices that have sent Nomad device registration events and have sent download events within a selected time period, links through to Device View 
      • Nomad Sites page - shows how the network is being used for content distribution in different locations
      • Client Health page - shows information from two Integrated Product Packs provided with the Tachyon Platform.
  • Patch Success 1.3:

Product Packs for v5.2

  • Classic Product Packs:
    • 1E-ConfigMgrConsoleExtensions.zip (minor changes)
    • 1E-Experience.zip (new pack in 5.2, with instructions to support Device View)
    • 1E-Explorer-TachyonAgent.zip (minor changes)
    • 1E-Explorer-TachyonCore.zip (minor changes, additional instructions to support Device View)
    • 1E-Inventory.zip (1E-Inventory-Device-GetProcessors improved, 1E-PatchSuccess-PatchStatus now only runs on Windows)
    • 1E-Nomad.zip (new pack in 5.2, previously provided with Nomad, includes additional instructions to support Device View)
    • 1E-Patch-Success.zip (minor changes)
    • 1E-Tachyon-Platform.zip (minor changes, additional instructions to support Device View).
  • Integrated Product Packs:
    • MEMCM Client Health Integrated Product Pack (minor changes)
    • NomadClientHealth.zip (minor changes)
    • TachyonCore.zip (minor changes)
    • WindowsClientHealth.zip (minor changes).
  • Other Product Packs are available from the Tachyon Exchange: tachyonexchange.1e.com

Enhancements in v5.2

  • Platform:
    • Additional details in device online messages "OsLocale" and "OSInstallUtc" visible in Device View
    • Support for each consumer independently deploying its own policies
    • Support for dynamic Coordinator Module registration
    • Switch Performance Counters now support multiple switches
    • Switch denial-of-service protection is now set to off by default
    • Business Intelligence - credentials no longer stored in encrypted configuration file.
    • Support for SCCM2006 and SCCM2010
    • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 dropped 
  • Inventory application
    • Upgrade Improvements
    • Handling of unicode char of Vendor in Processor_cr and Device_cr during Catalog sync
    • The check has been extended for those Versions which have a long numeric value in the Product_cr and will not insert this kind of records in the 1ECatalog
    • Catalog product creation procedure has been modified to not attempt creating “Product” without corresponding "Vendor"
    • Check has been extended in case of Windows and Windows Server to include three-part version (10.0.x) in the Auto-curation, which will return the unique colloquial version.
  • Tachyon Setup 
    • Consumer-specific policy deployment during upgrade/installation
    • Support to patch Tachyon Server successfully in SQL High-Availability Setup
    • Support to disable SQL scan during installation.

Tachyon 5.1

Platform v5.1

  • Tachyon:
    • Improved support for multi-forest and multi-domain Active Directory environments. Multiple domains can be set during setup, please refer to Tachyon Setup: Active Directory and email for more details
    • Telemetry gathering on Tachyon usage statistics to help with 1E's continued product improvement initiative. For more details please refer to Tachyon Setup: Telemetry
    • Tachyon Portal and emails can be customized with your company logo and branding. For more details please refer to Branding page
    • Support withdrawn for Internet Explorer 11 and Legacy Microsoft Edge, please refer to Supported Platforms for more details.
    • Switch Performance Counters
    • Enhancements:
      • RBAC naming has been improved by changing the permissions name from Instrumentation to Infrastructure
      • Support for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager CB 2002
      • Tachyon platform instrumentation data is now exposed as Windows Performance Counters
      • Platform installation and deployment has been simplified by eliminating the Tachyon CoreInternal component.
  • Inventory application:
    • The Inventory application has some additional pages that provide information on your system, as gathered by inventory connectors: 
      • The Software Inventory section provides Dashboard, Aggregate and Product Usage pages to help you understand the software that is installed in your enterprise
      • The Hardware section lets you investigate the virtual machines and physical devices present in your enterprise by using its Hardware Inventory, Virtual Summary and Device pages
    • Export option now available on the Inventory→Hardware→Hardware Inventory page.
    • 1E Catalog:
      • Improved hotfix capability
      • Documentation merged with Tachyon, please refer to The 1E Catalog.
  • Settings application:
    • Tachyon connector optimization - the duration of inventory instructions has been reduced from 7 days to 15 minutes to allow them to be run more frequently
    • Other Connector optimizations:
      • Ability to request selected data when scheduling a sync. For example, Device, Software, User, Patch etc. This has been added to the Tachyon, Configuration Manager and ServiceNow connectors
      • The Device and Patch Consolidation reports have been split from the Basic Inventory Consolidation action. Patch Success users can now just execute the Device and Patch consolidation reports rather than running a complete Basic Inventory Consolidation. For more details please refer to: Patch Success 1.2 - Configuring Patch Success: Creating schedules for Patch processing using Tachyon 5.1.
      • AI actions have been decoupled from the Inventory synchronization cycles.
    • A new Provider log page has been added that provides the status of Provider related operations
    • AI functionality can be turned on or off from the Components page.
    • InTune connector - device, software and user data can now be retrieved from your Intune infrastructure.
  • Tachyon Setup enhancements:

Consumer applications for v5.1

  • AppClarity 7.1
    • Windows Server OS LDC
      • New license demand for core based licensing of Windows Server OS (calculated with-in Microsoft Core LDC)
      • Compliance calculation is now based on new license demand
    • Support for Currency Conversion
      • When you can set a default currency (other than USD) AppClarity now renders all reporting and financial numbers (or graphs) only in that set currency
    • New UI controls have been added to improve the usability:
      • Report refresh - ability to refresh reports on individual pages, and the ability to view the status of the last report refresh
      • UI Controls - ability to choose columns as either shown or hidden on individual screens
    • Installation mode change
      • AppClarity installer is now included as an app with the Tachyon installer and can be installed and maintained this way
      • Hotfixing capability
    • Enhancements
      • Entitlement
        • New Active Entitlements Only toggle filter on Entitlement Summary page
        • The ability to export entitlement summary data
      • License Demand
        • Device names are now shown as hyperlinks on LDC reports
      • Compliance
        • Improved logic for rendering installs, and a new "Exempt" status on the compliance detailed table
        • Effective License Position (ELP) displayed for SQL Server components as it is for SQL Server entitlement
      • Reclaim
        • Reclaim product usage screen loading time is optimized for quick page load.
  • Application Migration 3.1
    • Improvements to upgrade rules to support scenarios where the currently installed software has a later version than the one listed in the upgrade rule - In versions prior to Application Migration 3.1, it was possible that upgrade rules had issues when the application they were trying to upgrade on the client devices were later versions than the ones they were trying to upgrade to. To remedy these unpredictable and unwanted results, now if an upgrade rule tries to downgrade an application then it will be ignored. For more details please refer to Adding a rule to upgrade an application: What happens in upgrade scenarios where the currently installed version of the application is later than the target application?
    • Application and Package installation success has been improved  - this handles scenarios where the administrator has forgotten to check the Allow this application to be installed from the Install Application task sequence action without being deployed  checkbox, which is a prerequisite for migrating an application. In practice, it was a common error for administrators to overlook this, which - in earlier versions - led to the Task Sequence failing. In Application Migration 3.1, if the administrator forgets to set the checkbox, a warning is now displayed that lets the administrator continue and Application Migration sets the option automatically. For more details please refer to Getting started with Application Migration: Auto Install for Configuration Manager Applications and Packages
    • Multiple exclusion of applications is now supported from the Installations page - please refer to Managing product exclusions.
  • Experience 1.2
    • The Tachyon Experience score has been greatly enhanced to include User Sentiment - this means that, not only can you monitor the stability, responsiveness, and performance of the devices on your network to deduce your end-users satisfaction with their IT services, you can send out surveys and incorporate your end-users actual feedback directly into the picture. For more information on this subject please refer to Getting feedback via User Sentiment Surveys, where you can find a complete end-to-end use case on creating, deploying, responding and processing responses to User Sentiment Surveys.
      • The Tachyon Experience score displayed on the Overview page includes user sentiment values, please refer to The Scores for more information.
      • The Categories page includes a Sentiment tile showing the current User Sentiment score.
      • The Sentiment page lets you view the User Sentiment score on its own and drill down to view users and monitor their feedback and pain points.
    • End-User Surveys - two types of survey are supported: User Sentiment and General Purpose. User Sentiment Surveys contribute towards the Tachyon Experience score, General Purpose Surveys can be used to ask one-off questions of your end-users and get their feedback on any issue. The Surveys page is where you can create, enable and deploy surveys.
    • A Users page is provided that lets you get information on the end-users on the devices in your network. Please refer to the Users page for more details.
    • Customize the Tachyon Experience pages to view the interactive charts you want to focus on - including the display of the results from your User Sentiment surveys on the Sentiment page.
  • Explorer 5.1:
    • No changes
  • Guaranteed State 1.4:
    • The workflow on the rule creation page has been improved, so that all the information you need to enter is presented on a single page, making it easier to create rules. Please refer to Tachyon 5.1: Defining your own policy for more details
    • Support for digital signing, versioning and licensing of Guaranteed State policy fragments. This requires that upgrading to Tachyon 5.1 has a new license.
  • Patch Success 1.2.104
    • No changes to this application for this maintenance release.

Product Packs for v5.1

  • Classic Product Packs:
    • 1E-ConfigMgrConsoleExtensions.zip (minor changes)
    • 1E-Explorer-TachyonAgent.zip (minor changes, new 1E-Explorer-TachyonAgent-Set1EClientAgentConfig)
    • 1E-Explorer-TachyonCore.zip (minor changes)
    • 1E-Inventory.zip (1E-Inventory-Device-GetProcessors improved, 1E-PatchSuccess-PatchStatus now only runs on Windows)
    • 1E-Patch-Success.zip (minor changes)
    • 1E-Tachyon-Platform.zip (minor changes).
  • Integrated Product Packs:
    • All fragments are now signed, and have InstructionType defined
    • MEMCM Client Health Integrated Product Pack - (new improved replacement for Microsoft SCCM Client Health Integrated Product Pack)
    • Microsoft SCCM Client Health Integrated Product Pack (removed)
    • NomadClientHealth.zip (minor changes)
    • TachyonCore.zip (minor changes)
    • WindowsClientHealth.zip (minor changes).
  • Other Product Packs are available from the Tachyon Exchange: tachyonexchange.1e.com

Tachyon 5.0

Platform v5.0

  • Tachyon:
    • Switch now supports Windows Certificate Store (instead of Switch certificate files)
    • Eventing mechanism allows propagation of live events in real-time from 1E Client to consumers
  • SLA:
    • Support for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager CB1910 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019
  • 1E Catalog:
    • Hotfix capability
    • Support for EXE file mapping to multiple products
    • Surrogate keys - used in tracking changes to 1E Catalog - allows for example, details of the original vendor to be retained when a product is acquired by a new vendor
    • Catalog UI should set the "Customer" as submission source instead of "1E" for customer curated data
    • UNSPSC Software Category must be available to user in human-readable format on the SLA UI
    • Changes to support "Latest Version" field in SLA - Extra column will be returned during SLA normalization with Catalog
    • AI Auto-curated entries are not deleted after a sync/resync/upgrade
    • Installer enhancements:
      • AI model file download switch (Installer and DB setting); default off
      • Catalog installer changes to support TLS 1.2 using ADO.NET SQLClient
      • Support for Network Service account
      • Remove sysadmin requirement in installation
      • Custom user entries in Web.config file need to be parsed and added back to the new config file during Catalog upgrade
  • Settings application:
    • Permissions->Add User search has changed from search-as-you-type to search on demand. This can be done against Users or Groups or Both, by clicking search icon available
    • Provider Configuration->New option called "Test" has been added which is only enabled when SCCM Connector exists. Otherwise the option is disabled, even for Provider Configuration Administrator and Global Administrator. Required for AppMigration/AppClarity
  • Inventory application (new in v5.0):
    • AI Powered Auto-curation
    • Software Inventory, including aggregation
    • Hardware Inventory, including summaries for devices and virtual hosts
    • Manage associations between inventoried products and Configuration Manager applications and packages
  • Tachyon Setup:
    • When upgrading from SLA Platform 3.3 its SLA users are migrated to become Tachyon users with no roles assigned
    • Network Service is used for the 1E Catalog Update Service instead of a domain account
    • "Business Intelligence" option to allow independent installation of BI
    • Maintenance page provides Server Certificate option to update certificate bindings, that also provides better troubleshooting experience
    • Installation of new Experience application
    • Option to enable the AI Powered Auto-curation feature
    • Extends db_ddladmin permission on Tachyon Master database, in addition to existing db_datareader and db_datawriter
    • Supports backup of all installed components and their respective databases during upgrade
    • Clickable link to download missing pre-requisite Visual C++ 2013 redistributable
    • The 'License File' step now occurs before "Select components" to validate the allowed components/features in license file

Consumer applications for v5.0

  • AppClarity 7.0 (available separately from the 1E Support Portal, not included in Tachyon Setup)
  • Application Migration 3.0 (available separately from the 1E Support Portal, not included in Tachyon Setup)
  • Experience 1.0 (new application in v5.0)
  • Explorer 5.0:
    • The Response page has a new option to show raw data when an aggregated instruction is asked
  • Guaranteed State 1.3:
    • Overview dashboard has been rearranged as a result of field feedback
    • The term "Policy" has been removed from all the tiles on Overview dashboard
    • The Rule type filter does not contain "Event" any longer. Only Check and Fix types are supported
    • Cosmetic casing changes - View History now reads "View history" and View Details" now reads "View details"
    • The dashboard header statistics have been improved
    • Guaranteed State now supports table partitioning (SQL Server feature for better performance)
  • Patch Success 1.2:
    • The Patch and Device details screens now allow Updating of all devices and patches for a given patch or a device respectively
    • Performance improvements

Product Packs for v5.0

  • Product Packs listed below are now included in the Tachyon Platform zip, previously they were in a separate Tachyon Product Packs zip
  • Tachyon.ProductPackDeploymentTool.exe (tool relocated from the Integrated folder to the root folder, so it can be used to upload Classic and Integrated packs, and be started by Tachyon Setup)
  • Classic Product Packs:
    • 1E-ConfigMgrConsoleExtensions.zip (minor changes to instructions)
    • 1E-Explorer-TachyonAgent.zip (minor changes to instructions plus new instructions for location)
    • 1E-Explorer-TachyonCore.zip (minor changes to instructions plus new instructions for firewalls)
    • 1E-Inventory.zip (new, renamed from 1E-Inventory-ProductPacks.zip previously included in the SLA installer)
    • 1E-Patch-Success.zip (updated instructions and renamed zip)
    • 1E-Tachyon-Platform.zip (renamed zip)
  • Integrated Product Packs:
    • MSSCCMClientHealth.zip (1 new rule)
    • NomadClientHealth.zip (minor changes)
    • TachyonCore.zip (minor changes)
    • WindowsClientHealth.zip (minor changes)
    • EndpointPerformance.zip (removed)
  • Other Product Packs are available from the Tachyon Exchange: tachyonexchange.1e.com

Tachyon 4.1

Platform v4.1

  • Tachyon Setup has been expanded to include ActiveEfficiency Server: this is in order to support the Nomad Dashboard and Nomad download pause features. 
  • Tachyon Setup has also been extended with the following features:
    • Uninstallation, and also inclusion of MSPs at install-time
    • Re(registration) of applications from Maintenance page
    • Consumer-level workflow override (e.g. for ServiceNow integration)
    • Support for partial upgrades
    • Ability to run Tachyon Product Pack Deployment Tool to upload Product Packs
  • Tachyon toolkit consumers are registered automatically during installation
  • Improvement on Action processing
  • Improvements to Explorer:
    • A new Instruction Detail dialog has been added to the Instruction History page that shows information on the selected instruction
    • Improvements have been made to the Device Detail dialog on the Devices page
  • Improvements to Guaranteed State
    • The Rule Status tile and corresponding drill-downs have been improved
    • Rule editing is now supported
    • A Device Detail dialog has been added
    • A Remediation report is now available that shows what remediations have been applied
    • The dashboard header statistics have been improved
    • Performance improvements
  • Improvements to Patch Success:
    • The Patch performance dashboard tile can now be used to interactively filter the page
    • A new Monitoring menu has been added that displays the history and responses for the Patch Success instructions
    • Performance improvements
  • Support has been confirmed for:
    • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager CB1902

Product Packs for v4.1

  • Classic Product Packs (updated for 4.1):
    • 1E-ConfigMgrConsoleExtensions.zip
    • 1E-Explorer-TachyonAgent.zip 
    • 1E-Explorer-TachyonCore.zip 
    • 1E-PatchSuccess.zip
    • 1E-TachyonPlatform.zip
  • Integrated Product Packs (new for 4.1):
    • EndpointPerformance.zip
    • MSSCCMClientHealth.zip
    • NomadClientHealth.zip
    • TachyonCore.zip
    • WindowsClientHealth.zip
  • Tachyon.ProductPackDeploymentTool.exe (new)
  • Other Product Packs are available from the Tachyon Exchange: tachyonexchange.1e.com