Updated: Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) Software Development Kit (SDK) Start Here Guide

I just wanted to let everyone (who is intersted) know that I have updated the Intel AMT Start Here Guide to include information on Intel AMT release 8 to go along with the platform launch.

As this document is one of our most often viewed articles on our Community, if you have any thoughts about improvements or additions, I would love to hear them.

Intel® vPro Technology Release 8.0: Processor Requirements

Intel is launching  the latest Ivy Bridge processors supporting Intel ® AMT Release 8.0. This marks the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 Processors.  Sometimes it can be challenging to figure out what systems, on an OEM's website will support Intel® AMT features,  so here are the ingredients that you must look for:

(Intel® AMT 8.0) Ivy Bridge processor with Intel® VT and Intel® TXT

Video: Discovering your Intel® vPro Capabilities using the Intel® SCS Discovery Tool

I have already blogged quite a bit on this tool, but since it is pretty popular I thought I'd turn it into a video as well.  Running the  SCS Discovery tool is often my first suggestion to our developers who are having questions about why something about Intel AMT is not working for them.  In order to help them, it helps me to see what we are working with.

Maintenance options in SCS 8.0

After you configure your system once, every now and then you will need to perform “maintenance” tasks on the machine. What are maintenance tasks?
Well, they include re-synching Intel® AMT’s internal clock so Kerberos will keep working; re-issuing any certificates that are about to expire; re-defiing administrator passwords, etc.

SCS 8.0 ... now only weeks away

In the life of a project you work on, the last few weeks can be very stressful. So before I dive into those final weeks of intense coding, this is a good time for me to take a step back and share with you some of the cooler features we've added to SCS 8.0.

Jobs - Jobs are basically operations you perform on a group of systems. You create the job by defining the group of systems it will run on, when you want it to run, and the operation to be performed.
Defining a job

My favorite screen (this week) - another SCS 8 teaser

As I am the UI developer for SCS 8, and proud of it, I enjoy taking pride in my work as well as showing it off to others.
I am especially proud of the screen you can see below, and it also shows some of the small (and large) changes we made in SCS 8.
(Before I go any further - as we are still WIP, please please please understand that the screen you eventually get might look different than what I am now showing you.)

The Keys to Intel vPro Technology: HECI MEI LMS SOL UNS

It seems that our Developers are spending a lot of time looking for information about HECI drivers.  With vPro being around for many years now (we are on our 7th revision going on 8) I was wondering if this piece of Active Management Technology  is still a puzzle to developers.  In the spirit of figuring out what vPro Developers need, I went through our blogs and put together a collection of blogs here that might be helpful.

SCS 8 first teaser

I’m on the team working on SCS 8, and although we are not even half way done, I’m really excited about our new features. At this point I will only talk about features that we’ve already implemented, so this is in no way the final list of features.

Let’s first take it one step back. SCS 7.0 and 7.1 took SCS in a different direction. We added Host Based Configuration, so we can definitely say that configuration has never been simpler. We also removed the use of a database, and so we got ourselves one lean-and-mean configuration machine.

Back from HP Discover 2011

A few months back I had the really great privilege to be invited as a speaker to HP Discover 2011 to chat about Intel vPro and how to connect it to social networks using peer-to-peer technologies. The conference was in Las Vegas at the venetian hotel and last week I went and had a wonderful time. I gave two hands-on labs, 2 hours each. HP went thru a lot of trouble to equip the lab with 48 Intel vPro laptops for people to get real life experience with the technologies.

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