Get Ready for Windows 10: Join Flexera Software at Microsoft Ignite

With Microsoft Ignite just a few days away, now is the time to start planning for the impending release of Windows 10. Join Flexera Software at Ignite to learn how to do more with AdminStudio and App Portal, and make the Windows 10 roll out at your organization faster and with a better user experience than previous Windows migrations.

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Using an Enterprise App Store to Shine a Light on Shadow IT

Shadow IT represents the way that the business is making technology decisions independent of the internal IT support teams. With the adoption of cloud and SaaS-based applications, it has become very easy for the business to exclude IT in their technology planning, sourcing, and execution. We must look for ways to move faster. The only way to do this is to collaborate with the business in solving their problems. If we don’t, we will eventually be perceived as irrelevant and unable to provide value to the business. Here are a few strategies to assist in building the bridge and keeping the IT department relevant in the eyes of the business.

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Microsoft SCCM – new version will be released to support Windows 10

Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of program management for Microsoft’s Windows Server and System Center Group, recently gave a keynote address at the 2015 System Center Universe in Dallas. He assured the audience that Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is the on-premise PC management solution of choice for Miscrosoft

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Windows Server 2003: Count Down to End of Support

This month issue of Redmond Magazine (March 2015 Vol.21 No.3) features a countdown to the critical Windows Server 2003 end of support deadline July 14, 2015. 32% of Redmond readers said that migrating their Windows Server 2003 systems is a top priority this year, but an estimated 65 percent will not finish all the server migrations by July 14.

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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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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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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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Workflow Manager 2014 – IT Process Management for Mobile Application Management

IT teams of every size use Flexera Software Workflow Manager to coordinate IT process management—from application packaging and deployment, though software licensing and optimization after deployment to reduce costs and maximize productivity. Workflow Manager 2014 now coordinates and streamlines mobile application management through the Application Readiness process.

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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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