Tuesday 28 May 2013

Intel Server Configurator Tool – Registration Required

We use the Intel Server Configurator Tool _a lot_ for our on-premises Intel Server Systems configurations.

So, we were a little more than surprised to see the following this morning:


We clicked the “Not Registered” link as our Intel Reseller username and password did not work and finally ended up here:


Okay, so registration is required. What could this mean? Well, since the tool has been open to the public for many years now it is hard to say at this point.

But, one thing is pretty clear: Intel wants to know a bit more about the folks using the tool.

EDIT: Meh ... hit SEND too quickly. :S

For those of us that have used this tool for a long time we will get a pleasant surprise once we click into the wizard:


Instead of a hard-to-read text based description of each product line we can finally see a nice grid with pictures of each product. This is how the Configurator used to look before Silverlight took over.

This is definitely a step in the right direction! :D

Philip Elder
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