VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
Liquidware | February 22, 2023
On February 21, 2023, Liquidware has released ProfileUnity v6.8.5. It has features for managing Windows apps and user environments from one place. With this version, you can use its management console to deploy and assign a lot of new Windows apps. The traditional FlexApp from Liquidware, MSIX, MSIX App Attach, Microsoft App-V, and VMware ThinApp are all among these apps.
Administrators can also hide certain apps from certain users and make them available only to certain users based on filters that know about the user's context. ProfileUnity v6.8.5 also gives users a secure access framework that works with single sign-on (SSO), federation, and smart cards.
Steve Greenberg, President and Principal Architect of Thin Client Computing, a leading Liquidware partner, said, "This latest release of ProfileUnity brings with it significant benefits for our customers that work with Thin Client Computing for their digital workspaces." He also said, "Further centralization of user management and apps within the ProfileUnity console frees up admins' time to be proactive rather than reactive." He says with confidence, "When combined with Liquidware's FlexApp and Stratusphere UX solutions, they give Windows enterprises a complete digital workspace management suite."
(Source - PR Newswire)
The release also comes with two new feature modules for managing "MSIX" and "Microsoft App-V." Also, administrators can use ProfileUnity's Universal Folder Redirection and Universal Registry Redirection features to move users' customized settings back into their profiles so that they can follow them wherever they go.
Liquidware is the market leader in Windows Digital Workspace Management solutions. The company's products cover all aspects of management to ensure the best user experience possible across all workspaces, whether physical, virtual, DaaS, or cloud. Enterprises all over the world use Liquidware solutions to dramatically reduce the time spent managing workspaces while increasing security, flexibility, and scalability. Microsoft physical, Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), and Cloud PC desktops, Citrix, VMware, Amazon WorkSpaces, and Nutanix Frame are among the platforms supported.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
Island | March 09, 2023
On March 8, 2023, Island, the pioneer and leader in the Enterprise Browser industry, offered support for legacy applications that depend on Internet Explorer (IE), with Microsoft continuing to carry out its planned End of Life for the IE browser. With the Island Enterprise Browser, you can use modern controls like device posture assessment, multi-factor authentication, and comprehensive last-mile protections to keep your sensitive data safe while still using legacy applications that rely on IE.
Mike Fey, Island CEO and Co-Founder remarked, “As much as we’d like to think all applications are cloud-based SaaS at this point, the reality is that there are thousands of applications written years ago that remain business-critical and require Internet Explorer to operate. Our customers have asked us to help them migrate with as little disruption as possible, and we are more than happy to do so and provide additional value in the process.” He added, “Island’s Enterprise Browser can provide effortless compatibility for legacy applications, giving customers the runway they need to migrate to modern web applications. And on top of essential compatibility, customers also gain the unique visibility, control and business productivity that are hallmarks of the Island Enterprise Browser.”
With the Island Enterprise Browser, the traditional idea of a web browser being a passive display layer is replaced with an active control plane, giving security and IT departments more control, visibility, and efficiency than ever before. Business continuity is ensured by introducing the Island Enterprise Browser to make the switch from Internet Explorer easier and by adding a lot of new and cutting-edge features.
Some of new capabilities are:
Compatibility with the rendering modes of Internet Explorer 5–11
Maintaining the integrity of the underlying legacy technologies like ActiveX, Silverlight, Flash, and Java
Complete visibility into and auditing of every mission-critical application activity without the requirement for third-party add-ons
The use of robotic process automation to modify existing web applications so that they conform to the specific requirements of a company's workflows for using legacy and other application types
A user-controlled launcher that can be used to ease people into using new software.
Advanced network routing for on-premise, private cloud, and SaaS applications
Enterprise-branded in-app messages for user guidance.
End-user productivity aspects for ideal employee experience
The Island Enterprise Browser:
The future desktop, the Island Enterprise Browser, protects users and data as they engage with SaaS and internal web apps. The Island Enterprise Browser lets security teams govern the final mile, from copy, paste, download, upload, and snapshot capture to data redaction, watermarking, and multi-factor authentication. Reducing complexity and user experience friction helps IT teams gain control, operational simplicity, and end-user productivity.
Island, headquartered in Dallas, is the pioneer of the Enterprise Browser, the perfect enterprise workplace where work flows freely and securely. Island gives enterprises complete control, visibility, and governance over the last mile while providing users with a pleasant Chromium-based browser experience. As a result, island is transforming the future of work for some of the world's largest, most renowned organizations, led by enterprise security and browser technology experts and funded by top venture funds Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Cyberstarts, and Stripes.
RapidScale | March 01, 2023
RapidScale, a leading managed cloud services provider, recently announced that it has successfully launched Microsoft's Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) as part of its Desktop as a Service (DaaS) lineup. The company aims to address the growing market demand for simpler and faster-virtualized desktop deployments that cater to today's hybrid workforce.
RapidScale AVD can help organizations overcome the challenges of traditional desktop deployments by enabling them to manage costs better and deliver critical applications to a distributed workforce. The managed solution enables employees to remain productive and secure with virtualized experiences on any mobile device, with 24/7 access to essential workloads and apps. In addition, RapidScale AVD is optimized to support any application that Windows 10 natively supports.
In addition to the security and performance benefits of DaaS, RapidScale AVD also provides advanced automation capabilities that expedite the solution's deployment to customers, reducing the process to just a few hours. This solution offers a seamless Windows 10/11 multi-session user experience, built-in Azure Active Directory integration and improved support for high-performance desktops, including Macs, and enhanced GPU support. Furthermore, businesses can easily integrate their Microsoft 365 and Windows licenses and leverage native hyperscaler elasticity without geographical limitations, thanks to Azure's global footprint.
RapidScale's senior director of product development, Duncan MacDonald, commented, "We're excited to deliver a unique and differentiated solution to our customers." He further emphasized, "We aim to deliver more value with the solution by layering on industry-leading support, flexible configuration and management options, and comprehensive onboarding that includes migration, testing, and enablement."
(Source – PR Web)
RapidScale, a subsidiary of Cox Business, is a leading provider of managed cloud services that offer IT and business leaders a simple, secure, and scalable solution for their IT needs. It integrates top-of-the-line cloud technologies under a single management portal, providing customers with a streamlined experience and exceptional end-user satisfaction. RapidScale's technology experts deliver secure and easy access to company data and applications from any device, anytime and anywhere, setting itself apart from other cloud providers. Additionally, the company offers flexible co-management options and a user-friendly management portal backed by award-winning customer support.