Amber Reef publishes 4 part article on Alternative Deployment and Management for non-persistent VDI

Posted by Brad Rowland on Mar 26, 2015 5:42:00 PM

Duncan Murdoch at Amber Reef (and author of the AR.c suite) just published an in-depth, 4 part series of articles on Alternative Deployment and Management methods for non-persistent VDI, using App-V and FSLogix.  Duncan explores how FSLogix can be used in this environment to help achieve 6 critical milestones with an existing implementation including; 

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Topics: VDI, App-V, non-persistent VDI

Unifyle makes another friend

Posted by Brian Duckering on Mar 24, 2015 8:17:09 PM

Unifyle has always been a team player and bridge builder, literally unifying those who may not ordinarily play well together, all for the benefit of enterprise users. So the recent announcement that Unifyle is now able to integrate with the Symantec Sealed Program should come as no surprise.

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Topics: Symantec, BYOD, Unifyle

Redundant array of inexpensive 'things'

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Mar 18, 2015 12:54:53 PM

There has been plenty of hype surrounding the internet of things (IoT) and especially super smart things such as the iconic Nest (now Google) thermostat. While many of these devices are interesting, they often come with premium pricing for an expansive set of features doesn't fit all needs - some things are a bit less smart (& sexy) but could bring significant value.

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Topics: Internet of Things

Enforcing Application Entitlement with FSLogix Apps

Posted by John Grubb on Mar 12, 2015 3:08:00 PM

My company, SoftwareAdvocates®, provides Microsoft licensing advisory services to enterprise organizations.

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Topics: SAM, software asset management, application entitlement

DABCC Podcast with FSLogix

Posted by Brad Rowland on Mar 8, 2015 10:25:33 PM

Check out Doug Brown's latest interview with Kevin, talking about the basics of FSLogix image masking and the (big) new features of our upcoming 2.0 release.

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Topics: DABCC, podcast

DevOps and the IT platform

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Mar 4, 2015 11:32:20 AM

Historically, the development team has had a bit of a two-edged sword when it comes to their development environment.  It has tended to be separate to the production environment, so they can do whatever they want without any risk to operational systems.  The network tends to have been pretty self-enclosed as well, so they get super-fast speeds while they are working.  However, those positives are also negatives as they then find what had worked so blazingly fast in the development environment fails in the user experience stakes in the production environment due to slower servers, storage and networks.

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Topics: devops

Add-ins, Add-ons, Plugins and Fonts

Posted by Brad Rowland on Feb 27, 2015 2:05:00 PM

The topic of managing applications on a per-user basis usually focuses on the Big A of Applications, and leaves out all the various additional modules and components end-users need to be productive.  This can include things like browser plugins, toolbars, applications add-ons, and fonts.  But in many enterprises, it's exactly these additional components which add exponential management complexity above and beyond the application itself.

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Topics: App-V, App Packaging, App Virtualization, Image Masking

App-V 4.6 Mainstream Support ENDING SOON

Posted by Brad Rowland on Feb 24, 2015 9:25:08 PM

Earlier this week, App-V super-guru Tim Mangan published an article on confirming, warning and restating for the record that the End is Nigh for 4.6 support.

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Topics: App-V, App Virtualization, App-V 4.6

Stepping up to the cloud

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Feb 23, 2015 10:31:00 AM


The concept of services provided from 'out there' over the network is often portrayed as what cloud is all about. Indeed, the commonly accepted definition of cloud is that it offers infrastructure, platform or software as a service. It might be a public cloud provider, that is offering services to anyone, an internal service from the organisation's own data centre or a hybrid of the both. There might often be reasons to start out with exclusively either public or private cloud, but the pragmatic approach will generally be balanced between the two, with an accompanying agility to allow for the movement of workloads.

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Topics: cloud, virtualization

Download Your Free Copy of the 451 Research Impact Report on FSLogix

Posted by Brad Rowland on Feb 13, 2015 5:16:41 PM

The tech gurus at 451 Research have published an Impact Report about FSLogix, "FSLogix's tool simplifies application virtualization, delivery by hiding apps from users."

John Abbott provides the 451 perspective.  "Two-year-old startup FSLogix is readying the release of Apps 1.5, an application visibility tool that could provide an alternative – and sometimes a complement – to application virtualization. It works by hiding applications by policy, and its core premise is to simplify image management by installing all applications natively into a single golden image and then at runtime making sure users get to see only the apps they need or have permissions for. Automated Java version control at application launch is becoming one of the most common use cases, and it's a focus of the new release."

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Topics: Citrix, Sequencing, App Packaging, Application Virtualization

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