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EMCO Ping Monitor - What's New in Version 4.2

Below you can find a list of the latest product releases. Click on the release version to see what new features, improvements and bug-fixes appeared in a particular release.
 Release: 4.7 | 4.6 | 4.5 | 4.4 | 4.3 | 4.2 | 4.1 | 4.0 | 3.1 | 3.0
Please note that the list of versions only contains the versions defined as major updates. Changes from minor and bug-fix releases are represented here as changes to the corresponding major update versions that include those changes.

Version 4.2.5 (August 20, 2010)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • Introduced an ability to specify if the application should automatically check for Major Updates
  • Improved support of IPv6 addresses
  • Improved performance of resetting layout

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • Live Update does not work on Microsoft Windows XP and earlier
  • False positive detection of a virus in the application modules
  • Report configuration overriding does not work
  • Wrong main window size is loaded when Windows is switched from aero to simple theme
  • Splash screen is still visible when the main window is already opened
  • Check boxes on the Ribbon have wrong color for some skins
  • Evaluation Wizard is displayed wrong on Office 2010 skin
  • Feature Suggestion and Problem Report dialogs are displayed wrong on Office 2010 skin
  • Potential errors while opening Live Update wizard and About dialog

Version 4.2.1 (June 23, 2010)

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • Potential crash on application start up in some environments
  • Incorrect behavior of the Reset Layout action for the Application Log
  • Problems with saving of the currently selected skin
  • Incorrect painting of the Terminate Actions group
  • Potential errors while refreshing live monitoring statistics and log info

Version 4.2 (June 21, 2010)

Brand new Office 2010 skin

This version comes with new Office 2010 skin, that looks similarly to the latest MS Office user interface. This skin is defined as default, but you can switch application to use another skin that you like.

Show connection status in the Tray

Now you can see the current status of tracking connections directly in the System Tray. Tray icon of the application is changed every time when status is updated. So if you see the green icon, it means that all connections are good. If you see the yellow or red icon, it means that you need to open the application and check available information.

Managing host activity

Using the new Manage Activity group of actions on the Ribbon Bar it's possible to start and stop monitoring of selected host, reset collected host statistics and include/exclude host to/from monitoring.

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • Introduced View Menu that allows to reset area layout for Monitored Hosts area
  • Introduced an ability to use NTLM authentication to connect to mail server
  • Introduced an option to sort hosts by connection status
  • Introduced Reset to common option for advanced host configuration

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • Stop button is disabled when application is started automatically in minimized state
  • Test e-mail is sent to CC and BCC recipients
  • Context menu is not opened by Context Menu keyboard button
  • The same item can be added to Quick Access Toolbar twice
  • It is possible to close splash screen by pressing Alt+F4
  • Incorrect reporting if the report interval was decreased during the monitoring process
  • Terminate actions behavior can be incorrect in some cases
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