(imported comment written by MartinZ91)
This dashboard/info box could ressemble some parts of a RSS-feed. An info box during Console-Start will be a nice feature, but as with all nice features will sooner or later loose its attractiveness.
So I think it would be really helpful to have such a feature for the BESconsole which can be switched on and off using a fixlet/task. Thus I always stay aware that it’s there, since I have a fixlet relevant on my Console-Workstation, but don’t have to bother with a dashboard or something else slowing down or cluttering Console-Startup.
In our BES deployment we currently do not have enough servers/computers to have 24/7 BES-operators. That’s the reason why we have lot’s of eMailed-Webreports just as status-reports (assuming that all staff working as BESconsole operator have their mail client open all the time - which is of course true). That means I would like to have a customization feature in this info box/report where we could select specific parts of interest and mail the resulting reports (again the analogy to an RSS feed subscription).
Thinking of it, it might really be easier to feed this information “new/chanegd content from BigFix” into several RSS-feeds, which I might subscribe in addition to the on/off fixlet/task relevant for my Console-Workstation. A RSS-feed could be made available publically and might show the speed and activity of BigFix creating content.