I think we can all agree that end-users leverage applications while they interface with desktop operating systems. For years we have heard about small, large, fat, thin tall, short desktops in all kinds of colors. We have been told countless ways that users can access, touch, manipulate, and move these desktops, but what is often lost in the shuffle of all the madness, is the importance of the application itself.
Application Layering solutions offer a streamlined approach to application delivery. In its truest form you can enable users to install applications that are decoupled from the base image and you can distribute an Application(s) as seamless layers to a group of users.
The native approach that the latest application layering techniques leverage equate to a high level of compatibility. There is just one big problem with Application Layering, a gaping security hole.
When you grant users the right to install applications you need to elevate those same users to Admin or use a User Rights solution to selectively elevate rights in a secure manner. The need also arises if an Standard User needs local Admin rights to run an application – whether installed by a user or for a department by an administrator. Continue reading
It seems like every day we are hearing more incredible stories from our user community on how ProfileUnity and FlexApp are helping to solve the every day issues and problems. This is another recent one showing the real benefits of FlexApp and its Department Installed Applications (DIA) feature.
An education client of ours with approximately 700 users, uses VDI along with ProfileUnity with FlexApp to deliver Windows applications to students. Continue reading
ProfileUnity is an industry leading product of User and Persona management in a physical and virtual environment. When you add FlexApp it brings in the ability to package, manage, and deploy applications. This can be done with User installed Applications (UIA) and Department installed Applications (DIA). It is an enterprise level solution used by many organizations world-wide, solving many different use cases. However sometimes even the simplest real world situations can show the true of power of ProfileUnity and FlexApp and how easily it can help manage your environment and solve problems quickly. Continue reading