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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Battling constant change: Microsoft SCCM, App V, and the transormation of end user computing with VDI

Ensuring the availability and compatability of software to enterprise employees is a big job for Application Managers. The enterprise environment is always changing as operations groups upgrade Microsoft SCCM, App V, and transorm end user computing with Virtual Desktop Infrastructer (VDI). See how Flexera Software helped Lucas manage the compatibility and availability of apps at his company despite these challenges. Check out this two-minute video to find out.

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Upgrade to App V 5.0 now, before App V 4 Goes EOL

Microsoft is encouraging customers to move to App V 5.0. With only a few more months left from Microsoft’s standard end of support date for App V 4.x, now is the time to upgrade. In this Windows for IT Pros blog post from earlier this year, author Stephen Rose explains how AdminStudio Virtualization Pack does an incredible job of evaluating and converting App V applications. from Microsoft’s standard end of support date of July 2015. – See more at: http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/application-readiness/2014/10/mainstream-support-for-microsoft-app-v-46-ends-july-2015.html#sthash.yF3zks5K.dpuf from Microsoft’s standard end of support date of July 2015. – See more at: http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/application-readiness/2014/10/mainstream-support-for-microsoft-app-v-46-ends-july-2015.html#sthash.yF3zks5K.dpuf Better Together: App-V and Flexera…

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Mainstream Support for Microsoft App V 4.6 ends July 2015

Microsoft released Version 5 of App V in November 2012, and it was a third generation major overhaul of the entire platform. Version 5 modernized the product, to support newer operating system features and improvements to virtualization. Microsoft App V 4.x is still in widespread use, but is only 10 months away from Microsoft’s standard end of support date of July 2015.

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Application Readiness Maturity: Level 3 – Efficient Delivery

At Level 3 of the Application Readiness Maturity Model, organizations increase efficiency and productivity in delivering applications to requesters. IT has established a single end-to-end Application Readiness process that includes comprehensive application compatibility assessments. The process is integrated within and across steps, streamlining and integrating previously disjointed packaging and compatibility testing processes.

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Application Readiness Maturity: Level 2 – Standard Process

In the last post, we looked at the first level of Application Readiness maturity, Level 1 – Basic Packaging, where application packaging is a one off manual process and often results in slow and poor quality software deployments. By following consistent standards for preparing applications and establishing a central repository or Definitive Media Library, organizations can move beyond level 1 to level 2 – Standard Process. At this level, organizations have achieved some degree of process standardization, developed and documented packaging processes and established standards. A central application repository has been established, enabling IT to validate requests and develop dashboards…

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Windows Server 2003 Moving On – IDC’s Recommendations

Microsoft has been getting the word out about the impending end of life for Windows Server 2003 which is fast approaching. On July 14, 2014 extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end and technical support, patches, and security fixes will abruptly cease. But every end, brings a new beginning, and the opportunities for companies migrating to new server operating systems are many. In a recent white paper sponsored by Microsoft, IDC analyst Al Gillen outlines the improvements and benefits of moving to Windows Server 2008 or 2012 and suggests a plan for migration. The first step is determining your…

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