Word on the Street: Windows 10 Will Come with another New Browser

Windows 9 10 is rumored to have a new browser, or two, that will tag along with the new Windows 10operating system release. Some say that the new browser, code named ‘Spartan’, will be a cross between Chrome and Safari and provide a simpler user experience. Internet Explorer is not dead and it too will come out with a new version with Windows 10. With all these changes on the horizon, enterprises will need to start planning for the upcoming releases soon if they want to keep up with Microsoft’s increasing frequency of updates.

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Looking forward: Migrating to Windows 10

With Windows 7 now firmly in place in enterprise organizations, and Windows 8.x merely a distraction, Windows 10 is gaining a lot of interest. Windows 7 SP1 mainstream support ends in January 2015 and Microsoft has started prelaunch activities for v10. There is no lack of speculation on what the new release will bring, but the common opinion is that Windows 10 will be the next big OS migration for enterprises.

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Top 10 Application Readiness Blog Posts 2014

It is that time again when the end of the calendar year is fast approaching. In the world of technology, 2014 was another disruptive year with thousands of new software versions and upgrades released by software vendors. In this post, we will look back at the most popular Application Readiness blog posts this year. The topics that generated the most interest in the past 12 months were the impending end of life of Windows Server 2003, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and ongoing updates from Microsoft. #1 Top 5 Technology Trends for IT in 2014 Rapid innovation and consumer technology continued…

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Application Virtualization Suitability and Compatibility

How do you prepare software for reliable application virtualization? You could depend on the vendors tools, but if you have more than one virtualization technology running in your data center, that means keeping up with each vendors tools and unique requirements. A better solution is a single tool for virtualization compatibility testing, automated conversion, validation, editing and reporting that supports all leading virtual formats.

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Enterprises Yet to Complete Windows 7 Deployment

Within two years, Microsoft has launched three new operating systems (OS) – Windows 8, 8.1 and most recently version 10. This is when many enterprises are yet to complete their Windows 7 deployment. With agile software development on the upswing, and the frequency of operating system (OS) roll outs, IT organizations – which are already strapped for resources – are crushing under the pressure of trying to keep pace with new technology.

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Enterprise App Store Best Practice #7 – Don’t Operate in a Silo

The best practices discussed previously create the need to integrate the app store with other related business processes and systems. For example, always knowing your license position requires integration of the app store with a Software License Optimization solution. Stocking the store and keeping it current requires integration with an Application Readiness solution. In addition, it’s advisable to integrate the enterprise app store with back-office systems. For example, independent analyst and research firms strongly recommend integration with procurement solutions. As Gartner notes, “Where a new app store is required, integrate it with internal software asset management and IT procurement systems”(…

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