A few words on what's new in version v0.24 of the DTK. Once of the most important features added since the last version is the addition of a new setup and configuration tool. It's been a lot of work to build and it's not anywhere close to finished yet. It is clearly still in very early stages of development. I generally recommend that you only try it if you know Intel AMT pretty well, otherwise, wait for a better version and tutorial videos. I have been able to setup computers in enterprise mode, issue certificates, etc. But I would hold on a little until this new application gets more mature. Once it's done, it should make setup and configuration of Intel AMT very easy.
In the console tool, there are many improvements. Probably the best one is the addition of TLS support, which is useful if you going to use the setup and configuration tool above to setup machines with TLS. The terminal window that is within the console tool now supports two different emulation modes: "VT100/UTF-8" and "ANSI/Extended-ASCII". The default is set to ANSI mode. This mode will display all of the old-style 256 extended-characters correctly. These characters are often used to make menus and visuals look good in text mode. I have noticed the HP vPro machines make use of these characters if you put the BIOS in "ANSI" mode. Many text applications look much better in this mode. The UTF-8 mode is there, but I don't have any BIOS what sends UTF-8, so, I can't test this mode yet.
Like the console tool, the Intel AMT agent tool now has TLS support; it also has improved serial agent command for shutting down the machine and more. One new command that now works correctly is the "HWRESCAN" command. It forced Microsoft Windows on the AMT machine to rescan its plug-and-play devices. If you start an IDE-R session, you can type this command that the redirected drives will pop-up in Windows.