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Episode #89 – 2020.2 Releases: Orion Map Updates, New Security Product Features, and More

July 15, 2020

Extended episode - Over 1.5 hours of product goodness.

SolarWinds 2020.2 product releases contain upgrades, improvements, and new features across the entire stack. Solutions for IT operations management, software-defined infrastructure, and hybrid IT monitoring all have been updated. In this episode of SolarWinds Lab, Head Geek Patrick Hubbard and a team of product experts will walk you through some of the highlights of these latest releases. They will focus specifically on the Orion Platform products, and security and database tools.

This episode will cover:

  • Major changes to Orion Maps, including a new Time Traveler feature
  • A simplified upgrade process
  • New functionalities around SDx
  • Increased scaling of NPM to 1 million elements
  • New implementation choices for small/medium clients and those on older SQL DB 2012 and SQL Express
  • Multiple security improvements, and more.



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About the Author
I'm the Head Geek and technical marketing director at SolarWinds, (which basically means I'm an mature geek in the services of the product team). When I say geek I mean Geek, with extreme prejudice. I started writing assembly on my Apple II, got a BITNET email account in 1984, ran a BBS @ 300 baud, survived X.25, abused Token Ring, got some JavaScript award love in '96, and my hack flight notification service still backs Along the way in various jobs I’ve been a developer, SE, PM, PMM, and now principal evangelist. (Let us all join hands around the server.) Over 10 years at SolarWinds I’ve hatched our online live demo systems, managed the SolarWinds Certified Professional program, launched the Head Geek program, helmed SolarWinds Lab and THWACKcamp, and these days I’m focused on the hairball that is Hybrid IT, Cloud, DevOps and helping IT admins learn new skills not just to manage increasing complexity, but accelerate their careers. I’m always looking for new and more fiendish ways to use our products- just like our customers. And when I have a few spare minutes I fly a little when the weather is good.