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Upgrade Automation: Putting it all together

In the previous two posts we discovered 1) Which version of PaperCut MF was running on the server, and 2) What’s the latest release from PaperCut Software.

Now we need to tie it all together so that, if a new release appears, a review ticket gets assigned to the correct application administrator for action.

What’s the latest and greatest release of PaperCut MF?

In a previous post I talked about how to discover which version of PaperCut MF is running on your server.

Now we have that information, we need to know the latest released version from the PaperCut website to see if there is a new release to install.

Automate your PaperCut MF upgrade review process

When you are a PaperCut MF or PaperCut NG administrator you need to make sure your software is up to date.

I am lazy, so let’s write a script that will create a job ticket when
a new MF release is available and assign it to the appropriate person,
so they get prompted to investigate.

Making the PaperCut cloud-native API accessible to the world

In order to be a truly caring company we need to make our product technology available to the widest possible audience across the globe. Not everyone uses English as a first language or has access to the latest technologies.

When we recently created our new cloud-native platform we had an opportunity to exploit that understanding for our integration partners and be as inclusive as possible. What are some of the principles we applied in our new developer program to improve accessibility?

Honoring Pandrosion of Alexandria for Ada Lovelace Day

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about another underrated woman of STEM, Pandrosion of Alexandria.

As far as we know Pandrosion developed a technique to calculate approximate, but numerically accurate, cube roots using a three dimensional geometric technique.

Renaming the Git master branch

We’re renaming our Git master branches to main.

This post from PaperCutter Alec explains why we’re doing it, how we’re approaching it, and provides useful suggestions if you want to make similar changes.

Ready to get your Git on?

Adopt a “defensive posture” when using APIs

Today a lot of the world’s information is accessible using web APIs of various types.

A few times recently I have seen developers make assumptions about the information they would get back from a web API call.

This led to trouble when the server supplied data that was slightly different than expected.

Powershell and the PaperCut MF/NG Health API

PaperCut MF/NG has a handy RESTful API that allows administrators to discover lots of useful information about the PaperCut MF/NF Application Server.

PowerShell helps glue all the data together with other APIs and sources of information.

Handy PowerShell hacks for PaperCut MF/NG

PaperCutter Alec had a major life experience earlier this year – migrating from MacBook to a Windows 10 laptop.

The change led him to the mysterious wonders of PowerShell and .NET Core (as you do).

In this post, Alec shares his latest PowerShell discoveries.

What’s so special about working at PaperCut?

Over the last few decades I’ve worked with a large number of different organisations in banking, software development, defence, retail, entertainment and so on.

I thought I’d share some of the reasons I find PaperCut a unique place to work compared to many other environments I have experienced.

NEW IN 19.1: New server command features & API calls

The release of PaperCut 19.1 includes new server-command features and API calls to help you automate PaperCut user management.

From removing users to configuring the advanced user pop-up, it’s a tweaking sys admins dream.

Get the details here.

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