Blueprint 5.4 Now Available!
By Bill Sullivan | November 30, 2022
We’re happy to announce the latest update to Blueprint Enterprise—the premier, on-premises print management platform helping corporate enterprises achieve cost savings, IT efficiency, enhanced security, and an intuitive printing experience. All Blueprint releases are developed with these tenets in mind, and Blueprint 5.4 is no exception, with several updates that improve the usability of the platform. Key enhancements with Blueprint 5.4 include:
Analyst Migration Tool
The Blueprint Analyst server is the central server to the Blueprint architecture, acting as a repository for all data collected by the platform and the single point from which all system-wide configuration settings are set. Blueprint 5.4 introduces a new Analyst Migration Tool that significantly reduces the time required to migrate an existing Blueprint Analyst server to a new server/operating system by connecting to your existing database and configuration settings (vs spinning up from scratch) and providing a migration path to cloud-based print management going forward.
Set Supported Secure Release Models
With Blueprint 5.4, Blueprint Administrators can now update their environment at any time to secure and support the latest printer models supporting Pharos’ embedded Sentry Print platform for a consistent user experience across their multi-vendor print fleet.
Full Migration to .NET 6 Framework
All Blueprint Enterprise 5.4 components now require .NET 6, Microsoft’s latest full stack web framework which brings performance improvements and productivity gains. Microsoft has either stopped supporting or has plans to stop supporting the earlier versions of .NET Core framework used in previous versions of the platform, however, Blueprint versions 5.3.7 and earlier will remain operational.
For a complete list of enhancements in this release, please refer to the New Features Guide (PDF).