November 17, 2011
VMware released ThinApp 4.7! Behind this new release VMware is introducing the enablement of ThinApp packages in a cloud-based deployment and management platform, VMware Horizon Application Manager.
VMware ThinApp simplifies application delivery by isolating applications from the underlying operating system and plugging directly into existing virtual and physical desktop management tools and infrastructure. VMware ThinApp encapsulates applications inside a Virtual OS that transparently merges a virtual system environment with the real system environment.
VMware Horizon Application Manager
One of the major new features in VMware ThinApp 4.7 is it’s seamlessly integration with VMware Horizon Application Manager. Applications packaged with VMware ThinApp can be easily managed and deployed to end users. Use VMware Horizon Application Manager to set policies, entitle users, and securely deliver applications via the cloud.
ThinReg and ThinDirect
If you compare the installed files between ThinApp 4.6.2 and ThinApp 4.7.0 you will find that there must have been something changed related to ThinReg and ThinDirect. These changes effect the integration of VMware Horizon Application Manager and will also contain some bug fixes.
VMware ThinApp goes CLOUD!
VMware has introduced Horizon Application Manager, a hosted service that enables organizations to centrally manage the provisioning, access and usage of cloud applications.
Integration with ThinApp provides fast, easy delivery of virtualized Windows applications. With this turnkey solution, IT departments can extend users enterprise identities to the public cloud, simplifying the security of application access. In addition, strong policy management delivers robust user-activity reporting. Users, even those with multiple devices, each have a single login and simplified, self-service access to the organization’s application store.
“Horizon Application Manager bridges the gap between the private and public cloud for organizations of any size.”
Horizon Application Manager can be deployed immediately without costly hardware or complex, time-consuming integration efforts. IT managers can now effectively address security risks and infrastructure costs, dramatically reducing the TCO of cloud applications.
For more information go to: VMware ThinApp 4.7 – What’s new?