I was chatting with a customer the other day about FlexApp and they told me that “it’s a different kind of layering and I like it” – it’s not the first time I’ve heard that. This got me thinking ‘why are FlexApp customers having an all-around better experience when compared to other layering technologies. When I look at public forums like Twitter, user groups, forums, etc the overwhelming opinion appears to be that all layering products are essentially the same and if an application won’t work in one, it won’t work in any others. I feel your pain and I just want you to know “Not all layering products are the same.” While Citrix App Layering (CAL), VMware App Volumes and FlexApp share the “layering” moniker, FlexApp couldn’t be more different from the competition (see 9 things that FlexApp does that no one else can or does). It’s these differences that allow us to package applications that others cannot, deliver those FlexApps to the appropriate end point or user and do this in an extremely efficient manner very, very quickly. Continue reading
After almost two months of planning and preparations, on February the 26th we opened our doors to the first ever Dutch Liquidware partner training, here in Amsterdam. Joseph Ahn, our internal trainer flew in from Austin, Texas to provide four days, with an optional fifth of intensive training and certification around ProfileUnity, FlexApp and Stratusphere UX.
20 Min read – User profiles have been around for many years. According to Wikipedia the user-profiling scheme in force today owes its origins to Windows NT, which stored its profiles within the system folder itself, typically under C:\WINNT\Profiles\. Windows 2000 saw the change to a separate “Documents and Settings” folder for profiles, and in this respect, is virtually identical to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Throughout the last couple of months, I have published multiple articles on blog.liquidware.com. As you might have noticed, two of them were in Dutch. Since many of you have been asking what I wrote about, this post will address some of the challenges you will encounter when dealing with multiple versions of the Windows Operating System, including multiple versions of Windows 10 which was one of the main topics throughout my last (Dutch) article.
As we approach VMworld 2016, there has been a tremendous amount of excitement building around the solutions from Liquidware Labs. We just released version 6.5.5 of ProfileUnity with FlexApp back in June, here are a few of the highlights:
Liquidware Labs is announcing the release of a new WP “VMware UEM and App Volumes Overview Comparison with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity and FlexApp” White Paper. At its core the focus of this new whitepaper attempts to compare and contrast the two platforms. Additionally, the whitepaper provides real world customer based implementation guidance around when to use a Liquidware solution as opposed to the VMware solution stack. Continue reading
FlexApp Layering from Liquidware Labs is evolving at a rapid pace. With that in mind we have updated the content with the primary white paper. Here is link to the “FlexApp: Application Layering Technology White Paper”. Continue reading
As many of you know the running joke in our industry for the past, heck, 8 years almost – has been that this year, no doubt, without question, slam dunk – is going to be the YEAR OF VDI. I … Continue reading
2015 was an impressive year for product announcements and innovations. Liquidware Labs re-released the FlexApp Layering platform after a significant architecture shift. Customer adoption and validation for FlexApp has been extremely positive. Looking back, something seemed to be missing in the EUC space with respect to application lifecycle management. Application virtualization started off strong but has tapered off lately, primarily because of compatibility challenges. The timing for a platform like Application Layering was perfect as companies push further towards desktop integration with the “Cloud”. FlexApp Layering is poised to take its place as one of the pillars of the application layering space.
The FlexApp Layering Technical FAQ has been released by Liquidware Labs. As customers look to adopt and implement the FlexApp technology, they are bound to have questions. Questions within the FAQ are divided into various sections for faster reference:
- FlexApp Layering Requirements
- FlexApp Layering Installation and Configuration
- FlexApp Storage
- Creating FlexApp Layers
- FlexApp Management
- Updating FlexApp Layers
- FlexApp Layering with remote Desktop Session Hosts / Citrix XenApp
- Troubleshooting FlexApp Layers
- Getting help with ProfileUnity
One of the potential challenges that application layering technology creates is around interlayer application conflicts with respect to the corresponding host operating system. In an effort to address these potential challenges, Liquidware Labs developers have created a feature called Micro-Isolation.