We are pleased to announce the beta test for our newest product, PDQ Deploy. An advanced companion product, PDQ Deploy Pro, is tentatively scheduled to start beta in July 2010.
As we’ve learned over the past three years, most of our customers use Admin Arsenal to remotely install software to all of their computers. By far and away the most common enhancement requests center around software deployment. We’ve listened and we are excited about the results.
PDQ Deploy provides a fast, easy way to meet your basic software deployment needs. And it’s FREE! With PDQ Deploy you can:
Deploy MSI, MSP, MSU, EXE and Batch installers
Use with or without Active Directory
Deploy to multiple computers at the same time
Use different authentication for different deployments
Save installations for future use
Troubleshoot failed deployments
PDQ Deploy Pro
A more advanced and complete software deployment tool, PDQ Deploy Pro includes everything above, plus it allows you to:
Repeat deployments on a regular schedule
Share deployments between users
Receive e-mail notifications of completed jobs
Configure number of simultaneous deployments
What’s going to happen with Admin Arsenal, the product?
It’s still here. It’s supported and is a great way to enhance your IT toolset. For those who need software and hardware reporting, monitoring, and remote commands, Admin Arsenal is still here for you.
What’s different about software deployment in Admin Arsenal vs. PDQ Deploy?
A lot, actually. PDQ Deploy does not require Active Directory, and it’s solely a tool for deploying software remotely. Since it only does deployment you will see future releases coming in shorter intervals.
Why will PDQ Deploy be free?
A no-cost product allows us to get it into the hands of more people, faster.
Why use PDQ Deploy Pro?
Some administrators will be happy with the basic free version (PDQ Deploy), while others will see the benefit of scheduled deployments, multi-user ability, and more control over the configuration that PDQ Deploy Pro provides.
When will these products be available?
We plan on starting beta testing of PDQ Deploy in June, 2010, and PDQ Deploy Pro in July.
How can I participate in the beta?
You may request to become a PDQ Deploy beta tester here.
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Shawn is the co-founder of PDQ.