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Here is what has changed from AMT 2.1.
AMT 2.2: (Desktops - Intel® Core™ 2 Processor with vPro™ Technology) This AMT release is a refresh of the Current AMT 2.1 platform - developers will need to keep an eye out for updated firmware from their OEMs who are supporting this new AMT release.
AMT 2.5/2.6: (Mobile - Intel® Centrino® with vPro™ Technology) This AMT release requires new hardware - developers will need to keep an eye out for this new product becoming available from their OEMs.
AMT 3.0 (Desktops - Intel® Core™ 2 Processor with vPro™ Technology) This AMT release requires new hardware - developers will need to keep an eye out for this new product becoming available from their OEMs.
Here are the features that the new AMT Releases support:
- AMT 2.2: Remote Configuration, VLAN settings for Intel AMT network interfaces
- AMT 2.5: Wireless Configuration, Enpoint Access Control (EAC), 802.1x, Power Packages, Environment Detection
- AMT 2.6: Wireless Configuration, Enpoint Access Control (EAC), 802.1x, Power Packages, Environment Detection, Remote Configuration, EventLogReader realm
- AMT 3.0: WS-Management interface, System Defense Heuristics, VLAN settings for Intel AMT network interfaces
The new Intel® AMT 3.0 SDK includes the following new features and changes from the Intel® AMT release 2.1 SDK
- The Emulator has been removed from the SDK.
- Except for the Configuration samples, all the Windows software components were updated to Microsoft Visual Studio* 2005. The Storage library is also provided in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 project format.
- New WSDL files were added for Wireless Configuration and Endpoint Access Control.
- For the C++ samples, this SDK contains gSOAP generated code files for all WSDLs (and the script to create them). These gSOAP files are now created to use a dedicated namespace for each WSDL.
- Several SOAP commands in existing WSDL files are deprecated (though still supported.) The samples in this SDK release do not use deprecated SOAP functions, but the newer API that replaces them.
- All samples were updated to support new Intel® AMT 2.6 and 3.0 features. Refer to the versions.txt file for a list of features available in various Intel® AMT release versions. WS-Management MOF files and sample C# classes deriving from them.
- The Windows redirection samples can use PuTTY* instead of the Windows Telnet client as a terminal emulator for SOL sessions.
- Wireless Configuration
- NAC posture verifier
- Remote Configuration local agent
- EventLogReader realm
For a complete description of all versions of Intel® AMT along with their evolutionary progressions to the current AMT release, see the Versions.txt file. To view a list of all known issues with this SDK, see the Readme.txt file.