Archive for April, 2012
There has been a lot of talk about User Installed Applications recently, especially in non- persistent virtual desktop environments. The need for a solution that helps end users keep the software they installed themselves, even after a desktop refresh, is becoming very important. A recent comparison on Briforum 2011 has shown that none of the discussed vendors has the right approach to this concept. Check the brianmadden.com website for a recording of this session: User Installed Apps: Why No Vendor is Doing it Correctly (And Why Not), a video from BriForum 2011.
Scense has been supporting the ability for end users to install their own applications. The requirements mentioned in the video help to explain how:
Recently, Microsoft announced a new product in beta called User Experience Virtualization (UE-V short). With UE-V, App-V 5.0 will also go into beta.
Microsoft has been relying for years on roaming profiles to help end users with a consistent user experience on multiple devices. The drawbacks of this solution are well known: long logon times, last writer wins issues, profile corruption, inconsistency between OS versions etc.