Calling All Chocolatiers! Whipping Up Windows Automation with Chocolatey Central Management

We are delighted to announce the release of Chocolatey Central Management v0.12.0, featuring seamless Deployment Plan creation, time-saving duplications, insightful Group Details, an upgraded Dashboard, bug fixes, user interface polishing, and refined documentation. As an added bonus we'll have members of our Solutions Engineering team on-hand to dive into some interesting ways you can leverage the new features available!

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Chocolatey Community Coffee Break

Join the Chocolatey Team on our regular monthly stream where we discuss all things Community, what we do, how you can get involved and answer your Chocolatey questions.

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Chocolatey Product Spotlight

Join the Chocolatey Team on our regular monthly stream where we put a spotlight on the most recent Chocolatey product releases. You'll have a chance to have your questions answered in a live Ask Me Anything format.

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Announcing Chocolatey Central Management 0.10.0

Livestream from
Thursday, 06 October 2022

We recently released our largest update to Chocolatey Central Management so far. Join Gary and Steph to find out more about Chocolatey Central Management and the new features and fixes we've added to this release.

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Chocolatey and Intune Overview

Webinar Replay from
Wednesday, 30 March 2022

At Chocolatey Software we strive for simple, and teaching others. Let us teach you just how simple it could be to keep your 3rd party applications updated across your devices, all with Intune!

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Chocolatey For Business. In Azure. In One Click.

Livestream from
Thursday, 9 June 2022

Join James and Josh to show you how you can get the Chocolatey For Business recommended infrastructure and workflow, created, in Azure, in around 20 minutes.

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The Future of Chocolatey CLI

Livestream from
Thursday, 04 August 2022

Join Paul and Gary to hear more about the plans for the Chocolatey CLI in the not so distant future. We'll talk about some cool new features, long term asks from Customers and Community and how you can get involved!

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Hacktoberfest Tuesdays 2022

Livestreams from
October 2022

For Hacktoberfest, Chocolatey ran a livestream every Tuesday! Re-watch Cory, James, Gary, and Rain as they share knowledge on how to contribute to open-source projects such as Chocolatey CLI.

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Chocolatey Product Spotlight: Chocolatey 1.2.0 and Chocolatey Licensed Extension 5.0.0

Livestream from
Thursday, 03 November 2022

Join Paul and Gary for this months Chocolatey product livestream where we look at the latest release of Chocolatey 1.2.0, Chocolatey Licensed Extension 5.0.0 and shine a spotlight on the new hook scripts functionality. This opens up so many possibilities for Chocolatey CLI users!

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Chocolatey Coding Livestream

Livestream from
Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Join Josh as he adds the ability to manage Chocolatey GUI config and features with the Chocolatey Ansible Collection.

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Introduction into Chocolatey with Veeam

Webinar from
Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Join Gary, Paul, and Maurice as they introduce and demonstrate how to use Chocolatey! Questions will be answered live in an Ask Me Anything format.

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Self-Service Anywhere

Empower Your Remote Users While Maintaining Security Policies

Chocolatey for Business Self-Service and Chocolatey GUI Part: 1

With an increasing requirement to enable a remote workforce, organizations need to review and adopt approaches that ensure that they do not compromise security while maintaining employee productivity.

When faced with unplanned events or special projects, organizations can be required to set-up remote workers with very little notice. Many IT teams are not set-up for adding and securing remote workers in such a short timeframe, and will be required to adopt unfamiliar practices in order to enable their workforce. This could include the purchase of new equipment, reviewing current policies & procedures, and introducing new solutions.

Deploying software to remote desktops and endpoint devices is not always easy, especially in highly regulated and locked down environments. In addition, you need to ensure your end users are productive, efficient, and have no vulnerabilities.

How do you ensure your teams have the most up to date software deployed to their desktops / laptops?

Chocolatey provides a unique approach to managing your end-user software (desktops / laptops) and can be combined with your existing solutions. Chocolatey for Business (C4B) enables better security, enhanced visibility with centralized reporting, and a self-service GUI. Self-Service Anywhere allows non-administrators to easily access and manage IT approved software from the office, from home, or anywhere they have an internet connection.

7 Common Challenges & Considerations When Enabling a Remote Workforce

  1. Ensuring company owned IT equipment is not compromised.
  2. Providing secure and easy access to IT/Company approved applications and critical updates.
  3. Empowering your remote workers to be truly productive. Minimize downtime due to out of date software, and manage the ability to install applications on locked down devices.
  4. Ensuring software updates and patches are provided to remote workers faced with reduced bandwidth or connectivity issues.
  5. Gaining visibility and insight on software packages deployed, especially considering a semi-connected workforce.
  6. Enabling your IT teams to quickly and easily stand-up a solution to empower remote workers.
  7. Supporting IT administrators to speed up deployments, rollouts, and updates.
Remote Work

Businesses Trust Chocolatey Software

Many organizations face the ongoing challenge of deploying and supporting various versions of software. Chocolatey allows organizations to automate and simplify the management of their complex Windows environments. Our customers have experienced a massive reduction in effort, improved speed of deployment, high reliability, and comprehensive reporting.

Enable Self-Service Installations for Non-Adminstrators

  • Ensuring software is deployed and updated to remote users with no 'admin rights' or in highly regulated locked down environments is a challenge.
  • C4B provides organizations the power to easily offer their users an interface to install and upgrade software.
  • Offering a user-friendly, consistent, reliable approach without the need for manual intervention.
  • Central management and control aligned with organizational policies. Endpoint users can only deploy software based on policies and user rights (i.e self-service marked repositories).
  • C4B installation is completely locked down so non-administrators cannot make changes to configurations. Attempted abuses can be logged and audited.
  • Ability to brand GUI with company logo.