VMWare ThinApp 5.1: Introducing Package-Management Functions and Greater Efficiency
I am happy to announce that we are releasing ThinApp 5.1 today, which provides new package management functions and greater efficiency for IT. As always, we have included a number of fixes to address particular applications and functions, which can be reviewed in the ThinApp 5.1 Release Notes. We introduce a number of new features in the following paragraphs, and we will be doing some focused blog updates in the coming weeks to get into the technical details and provide specific guidance. In the meantime, you are welcome to review the What&#rsquo’s New section in the ThinApp 5.1 Release Notes or the ThinApp 5.1 User’s Guide. We are excited to provide this release to our customers and partners—please enjoy!
Let us start with a brief description of a completely new function—utilizing group policy for dynamic management of application linking and updating—for packages that have already been deployed. AppLink is one of our core capabilities for managing the relationships between packages, and applications and their dependencies. Creating a dynamic mechanism that does not require rebuild and redeploy is a significant progression in efficiency for admins of ThinApp implementations. We have had this same group-policy mechanism in place for a while—to allow management of redirected URLs for ThinDirect—and we have now taken the use of group policies several steps further to allow for dynamic management of AppLink, AppSync, and entry-point shortcuts for previously deployed packages.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, ThinApp 5.1: Introducing Package-Management Functions and Greater Efficiency- VMware Blogs