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Version history

28-Aug-2007: Boss Everyware 2.9.2, the currently shipped version:

Added an option to track the Terminal Services client computer name.

25-Jul-2007: Boss Everyware 2.9.0
New report printing engine.
Fixed: ’Run with Windows’ sometimes can’t be turned off.
Multiple UI improvements in the Report Manager.

15-Jun-2007: Boss Everyware 2.8.90
Report Manager

Added option to save the current settings as default for all new reports.
The last outline level of grouped data can now be sorted by total time.
Added option to replace the data on user activity with the '[user is active]' statement. This allows to generate user idle vs. active time reports and track attendance.
Now Boss Everyware includes a bundle of useful sample reports.
The default location of the reports has changed to My Documents\Boss Everyware Reports.
The messages 'Add a log file' and 'Log file is empty' replaced by more useful ones.

Fixed: Incorrect counting of time when the system is in the suspended state or when user changes the system time.
Fixed: Failing to write into a write-only folder on Windows XP. Read the updated documentation on write-only folders.
Fixed: When emailing, the logger cannot login to Sun Java System Messaging Server.
Logger Configurator

Fixed: Error on closing the test email box.
Fixed: The option 'Stop all the loggers that use this configuration file' sometimes does not work.

08-Apr-2007: Boss Everyware 2.8.80
Keylogging got more reliable
Better support for Windows Vista UAC
Fixed problem with Report Manager failing to open large .dsv files
Multiple minor fixes and enhancements

10-Jun-2006: Boss Everyware 2.87
Added silent uploading of the completed logs to an FTP server.

21-Feb-2006: Boss Everyware 2.86
Added URL capturing from RealPlayer.
Added option to stop all the loggers that use a given configuration file. Useful when you need to update a logger that is permanently installed on a Terminal Services machine.
Logger can write its start and stop events into the log. This option is useful to track user's logon/logoff times.
Multiple minor fixes and enhancements.

1-Jul-2005: Boss Everyware 2.85
Deployment package can now install the logger in two modes:
Permanently for all users of the monitored computer.
Administrator privileges are required. Control on logger operation is performed via shared configuration files.
Temporarily for monitoring only the current session.
Administrator privileges are not required. Deployment package can be run from login scripts. Control on logger operation is performed via shared configuration files or by running the updated deployment package.

More information on deploying loggers.

27-Apr-2005: Boss Everyware 2.84
Now it captures file name of MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 applications (requires Windows 2000 or later).
Added URL capturing from Firefox.
Enhanced e-mail error handling.
Multiple minor fixes, performance and cosmetic updates.

10-Feb-2004: Boss Everyware 2.8
Now loggers can write logs into Delimiter-Separated Values (DSV) files. Comma, TAB and custom delimiters are supported.
DSV-logs can be written into a write-only location. This prevents users from viewing and deleting log files.
Added option to recover the last captured record after a power outage.

25-Mar-2003: Boss Everyware 2.6

Capturing URLs from nearly all existing browsers.
Now it works on Windows 2000 Terminal Services and Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection.
Added option to auto-name logs basing on user names.
Code optimized to take less processor time than ever.
Corrected filtering by blank/non-blank value of the keystrokes field.

9-Dec-2002: Boss Everyware 2.52
Added option to turn off logging of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Boss Everyware passwords.
Bug fixed: Deleting older records now can't corrupt keystrokes memo.
Bug fixed: Boss Everyware passwords now preserved from corruption.

18-Nov-2002: Boss Everyware 2.5
Added silent e-mailing of usage logs.
Now it can restart a log file on reaching the specified file size.
Now it can filter out the records with short duration before writing to the log.
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21-Jan-2002: Boss Everyware 2.43
Monitoring selected users. E.g. now you can exclude yourself from monitored users list, or monitor activity of a few particular users only.
Customizable warning message 'system is being monitored'. E.g. now you can remind your users of the Computer Use Policy each time they log in.
Customizable time interval of updating log files. Set up how often the logger writes out the collected usage data.
New auto-naming of log files, based on computer name and date. Clear and handy.
Now you can delete some older records from the log.
Number of applications in monitored applications list is now virtually unlimited.
Now it works on Microsoft Windows XP.
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07-Jun-2001: Boss Everyware 2.3
More control on keystrokes reporting: Keystrokes are shown in a column as all other fields. Keystrokes memo can contain all keystrokes at once without linking to a particular record.
New print preview.
Word wrap option added to the report settings.
Enabled sort by click on a column title.
You can now select/copy a portion of a report cell, as well as an entire cell or a range of cells.
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02-Apr-2001: Boss Everyware 2.2
New silent Deployment Package: now you can easily install pre-configured loggers on multiple computers without visiting each one.
New feature: Log user inactivity. If user has not performed any actions for a pre-defined amount of time, Logger starts to count the time of inactivity and writes it as a separate record. Program name in this record is changed to [no user activity].
No logs will be lost. When Logger can't write to the specified log file, it writes into a local buffer. After the specified file becomes accessible, Logger updates it with the data from the local buffer. This feature is useful for notebook users who is not always connected to a corporate network.
New look of Logger Configurator and Report Settings panel makes them easier to use.
Creating report by double-clicking on a log file (in full installation only).
Improved stability when writing to a single log file from multiple loggers.
Fixed bug in Report Manager on applying filter criteria as well as numerous other bugs.
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07-Nov-2000: Boss Everyware 2.11
Enabled logging on specified time for the night hours (i.e. when specified Start time is later than End time).
Disabled logging of passwords handled by "Username and password required" dialog within Netscape Navigator 4.x.
Numerous bugs were fixed.
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09-Oct-2000: Boss Everyware 2.1
Now it runs on Windows NT4/2000, in addition to previously supported Windows 95/98/Me.
Windows logon passwords and all other passwords handled by MPREXE.EXE are no longer captured.
"Prevent logger from unauthorized termination" option added to the logger settings. If this option is on, the only way to stop logging is to use Logger Configurator.
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14-Mar-2000: The all-new Boss Everyware 2.0 released:
Log files are now written either in dBase III+ or in a proprietary binary format.
Keystroke logging.
Logger can update its configuration automatically from a configuration file.
Easy to hide: there is a special utility which removes Boss Everyware icons, folders, uninstall info. and all non-functional files.
Easier to monitor multiple computers: a special setup package to install the logger only.
Boss Everyware Manager has grown to a full-sized report building application:
Storing reports as files. A report file does not contain logged data, but the rules which define where to get the data and how to present them. The rules include:
List of log files (where to get the data),
How to group data,
Filter statements,
Sorting statements,
Formatting options (e.g. show full URLs or domains only, show keystrokes as typed text or with all non-character keys),
Grid formatting options (fonts, colors, column visibility).
Exporting reports to HTML or XLS tables.
Printing reports.