ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.7 was recently made generally available with new and innovative features that further simplify User Environment Management and Application Layering. The new version includes advancements that you won’t find in basic profile management and layering solutions from Citrix, VMware, or any other vendor.
Let’s get right to the innovation.
ProfileUnity now includes Role Based Access and Auditing (video demo). This feature grants the ability to apply administrative user roles to any feature set in ProfileUnity, including the FlexApp Layering solution. This gives powerful delegated authority to team members. For example, now you can deem an administrator on your team as the application delivery specialist and permit all of the features that user is entitled to do perform his/her duties. Permissions for that person to manage and modify might include FlexApp Layering, Registry key modifications, and assignment of virtual disks. Another administrator might have permissions over only printer management and so on. ProfileUnity’s active Auditing feature keeps a running log of changes by user, date, and time so your teams are aware of what’s been changed in the environment.
ProfileUnity also now extends ProfileDisk options to Microsoft RDSH and Citrix XenApp users. The benefit is that you gain the ability to have a very fast user profile even when it is encumbered by Microsoft Office 365/Outlook caching or other large data files. Although, the true power of ProfileDisk is still realized when you couple it with ProfileUnity’s longstanding Profile Portability features, which can instantly adapt a profile to be used across Windows OS versions, makes user migrations across Windows 7/10 and Server 2012/16 versions automatic for users. ProfileUnity remains the Only UEM solution to offer an embedded ProfileDisk options and true profile portability.
FlexApp really shines in this release with two new innovative features; 1) Click-to-Layer and 2) Session Based Layers for Microsoft RDSH and Citrix XenApp.
Click-to-Layer is FlexApp’s applications on-demand feature. Administrators can entitle users with an unlimited number of FlexApp applications on their desktop but they are only mounted instantly when the user opens the application. The first-to-market feature makes it possible to have a very fast logon/post logon experience and keeps with FlexApp’s one application per layer methodology, which streamlines future application management for administrators.
Session Based Layers for Microsoft RDSH and Citrix XenApp enables XenApp/RDSH users to have unique layered applications even when they are on the same server! The big business benefit is that it can dramatically lower the number of base images that you are managing for your RDSH/XenApp farms. You no longer have to silo RDSH servers by department because of application differences on the desktop…just use a standard base image and then publish FlexApp based applications by user or department, everything else is automatic.
Here’s a video demo of the new features and hou can read more about the FlexApp enhancements in this new blog as well.
Current customers can update ProfileUnity and FlexApp directly from within their Management Console (Video Demo of a One-Click Upgrade). If you’re not a current customer you can try the latest version today for free with a download at www.liquidware.com/download.
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