A software upgrade includes major or minor updates to ETP Client. A major upgrade contains significant changes to ETP Client, such as new features, enhancements, or changes to the architecture. A minor update includes some changes to ETP Client, but it does not introduce new features or significantly alter existing ETP Client behavior.
A major software upgrade to the desktop client is usually released in ETP with a beta tag to indicate that it’s still in beta. This allows administrators to test the new version of the client and review it before it’s generally available for deployment across an enterprise.
To learn how a major or minor update is specified in the ETP Client version number, see ETP Client version number convention.
After downloading and testing a new version of the ETP desktop client and approving it, an ETP administrator can choose from an option that forces an upgrade on end-user machines or an On Demand option that allows end users to select whether they want to immediately install the upgrade or be reminded at a later time. This setting applies to all future upgrades. After the desktop client is deployed on end-user machines, future software upgrades occur automatically based on administrator approval and the selected upgrade settings in ETP.
An ETP administrator can also view the status of an upgrade or ETP Client version. You can download a CSV report with detailed information to determine which clients failed to upgrade and why. For more information, see Download ETP Client CSV report.