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ThinApp 4.5 Riding Windows 7 Wave

Cashing in on the continuing popularity of Windows 7, and the need to deploy it across enterprise IT infrastructures, VMware took the wraps off ThinApp 4.5, saying it ensures compatibility for legacy and custom apps across Windows desktop OS environments.

According to VMware, "ThinApp 4.5 enables enterprises to quickly migrate existing applications to new operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 7, eliminating conflicts between environments, and extending the life of application investments."

Not surprisingly, VMware was able to come up with research from Enterprise Strategy Group asserting that more than 75 percent of all enterprises refreshing their desktops (and that is a lot, considering the long refresh times forced on users by the flameout of Vista) will migrate to Windows 7 in the next 24 months.

On the reduced costs front, VMware says users deploying ThinApp 4.5 for application virtualization can slash migration costs by up to 60 percent, and migrate their systems up to 27 percent faster by "accelerating the application compatibility, testing and deployment processes required for application migration."

ThinApp 4.5 is available immediately, and pricing for the VMware ThinApp suite is $5,500. ThinApp is also available as part of View Premier for $250 per concurrent user.

Have you heard any interesting Windows 7 migration stories? If so, please share them with me at bhoard@1105media.com.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 03/17/2010 at 12:48 PM


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