Following on from the recent PubForum event, Andrew Wood (Twitter @gilwood_cs) has published an interesting article over on The Virtualization Practice relating to some of the new functionality AppSense were demonstrating as part of our 2010 product release schedule. The article discusses the possibilities and options with regards to ‘can you give power to users responsibly’ ?
At present, we are limited to providing either;
Administrator Accounts or Standard User Accounts
The ability to install everything or prevent the installation of anything
For many organizations and users this is not a viable option, certain users require access to controls and applications that require Admin credentials to access or change; however IT do not want users to have access to everything else available to an Administrative user.
Likewise, some users may require the ability to install their own business related applications, or more importantly have their user installed applications made available across desktop delivery mechanisms or persists between non-persistent virtual desktop sessions.
Both of these challenges will be address by AppSense in 2010 in the form of our USer Rights Management and also User Installed Application technologies; both of which were presented and demo’d at PubForum – of which Andrew has detail he thoughts on the use cases, pro’s and con’s of such a solution offering.
You can read his article in full here.
Further information on these technologies can be found here on the AppSense Community Blog:
NEW AppSense Functionality Being Demo’d At Citrix Synergy – “User Rights Management”
What is a user-installed application and why should we care?
User Installed Applications (UIA) by any other name?
Many thanks, and keen to hear your thoughts on our forthcoming products