All posts tagged Application Management

mac-os-x-parallels-80Last month Parallels released version 3 of the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM. Today we will have a look at the new features that are coming with this new release. If you want to see what I covered in the five earlier blogs, look here (1), here (2), here (3), here (4) and here (5) :) See in this blog my highlights of the new version. When installing the plugin, the configuration wizard will help you setting it up and a SQL database is created to store the configuration. Before installing the new version, the old 2.5 version needed to be uninstalled by hand but all objects in ConfigMgr are preserved and usable with the 3.0 version.

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citrix-connector-7_5-00Thanks to a tweet of fellow ECM MVP Marius Sandbu I was triggered that yesterday the new version of the Citrix Connector for Configuration Manager 2012 was released.

Last year I spend some time on and blogged about the earlier version of the Citrix XenApp Connector. If you ask me a very nice addition to Configuration Manager 2012 and Citrix XenApp or Citrix XenDesktop if you need to manage both. With this connector you are able to manage the Citrix farms from a single pain of glass, the Configuration Manager console :)

This version supports XenApp, XenDesktop 7.1 and XenDesktop 7.5. So this means more testing and new blogs are coming up in the next couple of weeks/months :)

 

 

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res-wm2014-00Last couple of weeks I was able to test the new upcoming RES Workspace Manager 2014 together with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. With RES Workspace Manager you are able to manage your workspace by for instance locking it down and just publishing shortcuts for the applications a user is allowed to run.

The current version, RES Workspace Manager 2012 is currently supports both Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2012 but only the legacy packages and programs. But the new version RES Workspace Manager also supports the new applications. (Finally) I remember asking it every time on every event where RES was present :)  Today a quick sneak peak of how the integration looks like.

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techdaysnl2014Last year I had the pleasure to present a session together with Kenneth van Surksum at the TechDays Netherlands about ConfigMgr 2012 Notes from the field. This year on April the 16th and 17th TechDays will be back in The Hague. Also Kenneth and me will be back with a session about, this time the Application Model in Configuration Manager 2012.

Let us know that you want to see and learn and we will try to fit it in our session!

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appv5-01It has been a while since I wrote about my top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 Service Pack 1. Have been busy with setting up our new User Group (WMUG NL), preparing presentations, writing other blogs and contributing to the upcoming book of Kent Agerlund (System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals). Busy times between working and all other hobbies ;) Let’s finish this blog series with my number 10 in the list of new features, the support of App-V 5.0. With R2 coming up lot’s of new features can be added to a new top 10, so stay tuned ;)

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Today another beta release of Setup Commander has been released. Version 0.9.9 adds a really cool feature to (the already cool) Setup Commander, this feature is call the “Application Setup Center”. With the Application Setup Center within the Setup Commander you are able to easily download most of the free available Windows based applications.

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sccm2012-logoIn my series about my favorite new or renewed features in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 I would like to dedicate this blog to the Apple Mac OS X support. As from Service Pack 1 Configuration Manager 2012 supports Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) for deploying applications, hardware inventory, settings management, software update management and discovery. Let’s see how this looks like.

 

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Like mentioned in my earlier blog about the Citrix XenApp connector for Configuration Manager 2012, after the installation of the connector a configuration wizard is started straight away. This wizard allows you to configure the connector. Let’s see how the connector needs to be configured.

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A little bit more than a month ago Citrix released the Citrix XenApp connector for Configuration Manager 2012. Before I was able to have a look at the connector, I had to configure a Citrix XenApp 6.5 server in my lab environment. A little challenge but it is working like a charm! ;) In this series of blogs I will try to show you what is possible with the connector. In this first blog we will look at the architecture and the installation process of the connector.

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In an earlier blog I wrote already about how to delete applications from Configuration Manager 2012. Since it was written while beta 2 was just released, it is maybe time to see if deleting applications in Configuration Manager 2012 is still the same or that is changed for the best ;) If I am allowed to guess, I think it is changed for the best :)

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A new feature in Configuration Manager 2012 is the ability to simulate a deployment of an application to a user or device. This feature helps you to test the deployment of an application without actually installing or uninstalling the application.  Read more