One of the first tasks I worked on when I joined the Landscape team in early 2009 was adding a progress bar to the activity page, to give an overall indication on the progress of a set of common activities. The original idea was that this progress bar would update automatically as activities got delivered to computers and computers reported back on their progress.

However, not all things happen as planned, and for a long time users were confused by staring at said progress bar and waiting for it to update, which it never did. Well. Not anymore! With our latest rollout, which happened earlier this week, we’ve finally introduced live activity progress updates!

I could write a thousand words about it, but I don’t think it would do justice to how amazing it is to see it in action. So I’ll let you see for yourself with a very short video (~1min long) demoing this nice feature (if you’re reading this post from an RSS reader, you might have to click through to see the video).

This is only one of the many user-focused changes we’ve been doing, and hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. Keep tuned for more updates.