FSLogix Apps 1.5 is now available, and can be requested for evaluation here.
In addition to the Top 48 Cool Things you can already do with FSLogix Apps, our 1.5 release adds:
A great example of using FSLogix Apps to allow apps to use a specific version of Java is in our Netscaler video demo. In this short video, NetScaler uses an older version of Java that it is compatible with. All other applications and URLs use the latest version of Java.
Like everyone else in business, I just want things to work, including when I’m on my tablet. Recent evolutions have helped by bringing more business apps to the tablet. Yes, some are new mobile versions and a lot are simply web or SaaS apps these days. Those are easy. But there are an awful lot of Windows apps we still rely on for business, and although they continue to dwindle in numbers, the expectation is that they won’t go away entirely for a long time. A number of companies are providing access to virtualized Windows desktops and apps, so although usability on touch devices still has a way to go, app access improving.
This post is about the performance impacts of combining Microsoft App-V 5 sequenced virtual applications with applications that use Microsoft .Net. I wish this story ended with good news, or at least reasonable actions that you could take to improve performance, but it isn’t so. Instead it is mostly informational, however, in the end there is a technique mentioned that might be useful for a really poorly performing app. In the most typical cases the trick is probably too much work for the performance gains that you might receive, but maybe it can help you if you are stuck with user’s complaining about the runtime performance. So here is the story (so far).
In this video, Randy demonstrates usings FSLogix Apps to specify that NetScaler use an older version of Java that it is compatible with. All other applications and URLs use the latest version of Java.
Nice write up on FSLogix Apps from Jo Harder.
Recently, one of our Remote Desktop Reporter customers – a Managed Service Provider (MSP) - shared with us an interesting use case about how they were going to utilize our Remote Desktop Reporter software.
This and other conversations we were having at the time resulted in two big discoveries on how MSPs can now decrease operating costs by measuring server based computing (SBC) metrics and minimizing VM images.
Douglas Brown, founder of DABCC, interviews Randy on our upcoming 1.5 release, covering application visibility, java compatibility, and policy management.
Last month we started our public beta for version 1.NEXT (now 1.5), adding enhanced support for per-user font management, our first set of extensive reporting capabilities, and enhanced java support, streamlining the ability to specify what version of Java should be used with a particular URL or a particular Java program. This is useful in situations where a URL or an application requires an older version of Java, but everything else should use the latest, most secure version of Java.