While Kolide can collect and visualize a lot of useful information from the devices themselves, sometimes, the most useful pieces of data about a device can come from the people who oversee them.
To that end, we’ve added a new way for Kolide team members with access to the admin UI to write unstructured notes. When you visit the device overview page, you will now see a new widget called Device Notes.
In this widget, simply write any notes about the device you wish to record, and then click save note. As you can see, the notes support basic Markdown formatting, including links and headers.
If you or another team member make a mistake or want to review the history of notes on a particular device, you can click Revision History and easily restore any previous version of the notes.
In addition to being accessible in the UI, both the raw markdown and the rendered HTML versions of notes are now included in the Device API response.
Finally, we’ve also updated the overview page for Private Devices to include a limited set of informational widgets, including this new notes widget.
This is just one of many features we plan to roll out this year to help our customers better identify and record useful information about their devices. Until then, please let us know if you have any feedback or improvements, you would like to see.