Windows 10 Will Ship With Two Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 and Spartan

AdminStudio Suite helps customers quickly test and remediate application compatibility issues for IE 8, 9, 10, and 11, and more. We work with Microsoft and other vendors to ensure compatibility and supportability for a wide range of applications and platforms, including virtual and mobile. With the right solutions and automation in place, customers can maintain a process for continual Application Readiness, keep up with new releases, and never have to worry about being forced into transition by products that have reached their end of support.

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Service Delivery: Streamlining Application Readiness in Complex Environments

Streamlining the Application Readiness Process in Complex Environments from Flexera Software Try AdminStudio Suite for repackaging and editing MSIs, and more. Convert applications to leading virtualization formats, test applications for compatibility, and asses mobile apps for risk and OS compatibility. Download the free trial. – See more at: http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/Application-Readiness/page/5/#sthash.8KSMxive.dpuf Try AdminStudio Suite for repackaging and editing MSIs, and more. Convert applications to leading virtualization formats, test applications for compatibility, and asses mobile apps for risk and OS compatibility. Download the free trial. – See more at: http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/Application-Readiness/page/5/#sthash.8KSMxive.dpuf Try AdminStudio Suite for repackaging and editing MSIs, and more. Convert applications to…

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Do your installations get “likes?”

As we talk to software developers and product managers around the world, the importance of a good customer installation experience remains a hot topic of conversation. Getting that customer “like” is not easy as technology continues to change. Teams are trying to figure out: How do we make applications easier to consume? We have more products. What’s available to create one installation for multiple products to avoid multiple installations for our users? Download speed is becoming more challenging. How can we start the installation faster? Building software installations takes time … time that we can use to build new features….

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Why Hardware Asset Management is One of the Building Blocks for Software License Optimization

By John Emmitt Software Asset Managers and IT procurement managers have a lot on their plates. On the software front, they have to wade through hundreds of End User License Agreements (EULAs), enterprise agreements, maintenance programs and other contract documents, negotiate new contracts and renewals, charge back costs to different business units, and maintain license compliance across the organization, among other things. But hardware asset management (HAM) is also critically important to managing your software. And many organizations have processes and tools in place to keep track of their hardware assets. The important thing is to make sure that the…

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Predictable Application Delivery: Keeping Up with Application Virtualization and Mobile Application Management

Standardizing and automating the Application Readiness process for physical, virtual, and mobile apps enables more agile releases and consistent quality. Automating the entire process from request to installation of apps on the employees device, ensures a better user experience and removes the possibility of manual errors and delays from the process. Keeping software current not only reduces risk from threats, it also keeps employees happy and helps reduce their dependence on “Shadow IT”.

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Webinar: Understanding the Ins and Outs of IBM License Management to Drive Maximum Value

By John Emmitt As IT Asset Managers and IT Procurement Managers know, IBM licensing is complex. They use IBM Processor Value Unit (PVU) in full capacity and sub-capacity (i.e. virtual) environments, User Value Unit (UVU) and Resource Value Unit (RVU) license models, for example. They offer trade-in credit programs with “Value Buckets” that require tracking the “burn down” of titles and points. And they provide proprietary tools, such as ILMT, TADd and SUA to track IBM license consumption. As IT Asset and Procurement Managers, you need tools that not only help you manage IBM software licenses, but also help you…

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Selecting a Java Virtual Machine in InstallAnywhere

How do you select the right Java virtual machine (JVM) to run an InstallAnywhere installer, or any InstallAnywhere-installed Java application? That depends largely upon the settings in your InstallAnywhere project and the Java executables available on the end-user’s system. The core of JVM selection is performed by InstallAnywhere’s LaunchAnywhere technology. Its launchers can perform their own VM searches each time they run. It is also possible to: Bundle a VM with the installer to be used by the installer and, optionally, to be used by the launchers your installer deploys. (See “Bundling a VM with Your Installer” and “Customizing Individual…

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What does an App Store, an IT Service Catalog and a Pharmacy Have in Common?

An IT service catalog, sometimes called an IT service portfolio, is a list of all available technology services and offerings provided by an IT organization. The catalog contains information about deliverables, prices, contact points and processes for requesting each service. Typically, a service catalog will have two views, a customer-facing view from which employees browse and select services — and a technical view that documents exactly what is required to deliver each service in the catalog. In most organizations, the IT Service catalog includes a very broad list of general services and can be public facing. Here are a few…

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What does an App Store, an IT Service Catalog and a Pharmacy Have in Common?

An IT service catalog, sometimes called an IT service portfolio, is a list of all available technology services and offerings provided by an IT organization. The catalog contains information about deliverables, prices, contact points and processes for requesting each service. Typically, a service catalog will have two views, a customer-facing view from which employees browse and select services — and a technical view that documents exactly what is required to deliver each service in the catalog. In most organizations, the IT Service catalog includes a very broad list of general services and can be public facing. Here are a few…

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What’s Difficult about Building Windows Installations? Here’s What Developers Said …

Let’s be honest. Building a software installation can cause some headaches. Requirements always changing. Distributed teams. Crazy deadlines. To find out the front line perspective, TechValidate asked InstallShield clients to rate their top software installer challenges before using InstallShield. Here’s what they said. Challenges Before InstallShield Top challenge: installers that work for their customers A close second: spending too much time on installs vs. new features Right up there: inability to create a true MSI installer Closely followed by: difficulties staying on top of new technologies The chart below offers the full results. Does this represent your InstallShield experience? InstallShield®…

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Three Reasons Software License Optimization is Essential to IT Service Management

IT service management (ITSM) is a hot space. IT organizations are looking to automate and manage essential business processes while transforming to a service oriented model. And ITSM is the backbone of service automation. Likewise, Software License Optimization is a very hot space. Software License Optimization helps companies proactively ensure compliance with software license agreements and optimize software spend. What many not realize is that it does so by understanding all of your software and hardware assets – critical since today’s modern software license agreements are based on the underlying hardware. In fact, in a 2013 report entitled “MarketScope for…

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A Road Bump for BYOD Adoption?

By Vincent Brasseur Back in August 2014, the California’s Second District Court of Appeals ruled that if employees must use their own cell phone for work-related calls, the employer must reimburse them. There are no provisions to set the amount that should be reimbursed; it could be a stipend or reasonable percentage of their phone bill, regardless of whether an unlimited or limited minutes plan is used. This ruling calls into question the benefits of having Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies for enterprises, where, until now, there was no obligation to reimburse the cost of such devices. Another challenge…

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