Last week, we talked about the 20+ years of innovation drought in the application packaging and testing space and explained why this space is about to change. But in addition to MSIX and application containerization, there are six distinct ways we expect application packaging and testing to improve over the next few years.
Dec 23, 2020 9:17:42 AM / by Barry Angell
Dec 11, 2020 8:45:44 AM / by Barry Angell
I want to take you back just over 20 years to when I was working at the Woolwich Building Society in their IT department (my first job after University). Seated next to me were the application profiling team members — people who were writing scripts to wrap applications into "packages" that could be distributed using login scripts in Novell.
Fast forward to today. If I want a new desktop application brought into my enterprise, I still have a team of people performing what is a pretty similar function to get my application "packaged" for distribution via Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) — or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) as it's now known — or equivalent desktop management tooling.