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AppSense Eases User Resistance to Virtualized Apps

AppSense integrates with VMware ThinApp to extend preferences, customizations, and settings to virtualized applications.

Even the most meticulously planned migrations can get sidetracked by a decidedly non-technical problem: user acceptance. Fortunately, the integration of AppSense Environment Manager with VMware ThinApp 5.0 ensures that local preferences, customizations, and settings--including history, favorites, custom dictionary, fonts, window size and location--remain unchanged in ThinApp virtualized applications. The company believes this can result in a more consistent, responsive, and personalized experience for users, and streamlined user profile management for IT.

The company claims Environment Manager offers other benefits, including faster log-on times and customized control of a user's personalization. In the event of profile inconsistencies or corruption, the rollback feature lets administrators restore a user's application settings quickly, with minimal downtime and troubleshooting.

Environment Manager is a component of the AppSense DesktopNow Suite.

VMware ThinApp 5.0 was announced last week at VMworld Barcelona, with release to be coming in the next few weeks. It is VMware's solution for delivering virtualized applications.

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Christa Ayer is a freelance technology writer based in Seattle, Wash.

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