Sneak Preview: Dashboard Enhancements

18 10 2012

The next release of Secret Server has a lot of new functionality, in addition several tweaks to the user interface. We can catch a of glimpse of that now with one of the improvements to Secret Server’s dashboard. The Dashboard’s Secret View widget will now dynamically expand to take up the full width of the screen if there are no widgets to the right of it.

Fullscreen

This was a popular request, and it will allow users to utilize more of their screen space to work more effectively. Widgets can still be to the right of the Secret widget, just the way Dashboard works today.

Resize

This will be available in the next release of Secret Server, 7.9 along with many other exciting features. Expect the release within the next week or two.





Saved Searches in Secret Server Dashboard

14 03 2011

A little known feature in the new dashboard is the ability to “save searches”.  I didn’t know about this until one of the engineers showed me … it isn’t exactly a saved search but it is close.

Steps

  1. Drag the <All Folders> folder to the top to create a new tab. This will create a new tab with a Secret Explorer widget.
  2. Type your search term in the search bar and choose any other desired search parameters – in my case, I typed “cisco” and changed to only show “Cisco Router” templates.
  3. Click on the tab to rename it to match your search – in my case, I named my tab “Cisco”.

 

That’s it.  You now have a tab called Cisco that holds a saved search to find all your Cisco devices.  You can come back to this tab at any time to see the results of that search.

 

savedsearch





Sneak Peak: Dashboard

17 02 2011

We will soon be releasing a new user interface as a replacement for the Home page, called “Dashboard”. Dashboard is a modern approach to displaying and managing data, one best described as an “interactive console” approach. Central to the idea of a “console” is the ability to drag and drop different components on the screen. Dashboard implements a widget based system which allows fluid customization of data, reports and the functionality shown. Dashboard will be part of the next release, 7.3.








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