Application packaging and testing hasn't changed much over the past twenty years — until now. Last month, we detailed some of the major historical changes up until the present, from MSI Installer to MSIX and beyond. Today, I want to walk you through why self-service is intrinsically linked with the future of app packaging and testing and how Juriba's Application Manager enables you to do this right now.
Jan 7, 2021 11:22:24 AM / by Barry Angell
Dec 23, 2020 9:17:42 AM / by Barry Angell
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 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.
Nov 25, 2020 9:15:29 AM / by Barry Angell
On November 13th 2020, we announced the acquisition of AppAvail, a best-in-class application packaging and testing automation solution that enables non-technical product owners, developers, operations, and other team members to package and test their applications using self-service, making it a significantly faster, more reliable, and more cost-effective alternative to traditional tools. The new Juriba Dashworks Application Manager brings a tremendous amount of value-add, so I will highlight some of my favorite features to give you a glimpse of the power under the hood of our new automated packaging and smoke testing solution.
Nov 16, 2020 8:43:00 AM / by Iain Fraser
On 13 November 2020, Juriba acquired AppAvail, a leading edge application packaging and testing automation provider, to add automated smoke testing, functional testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) as well as automated application packaging and management to its Evergreen IT Management solution, Juriba Dashworks.
Oct 29, 2020 1:03:28 PM / by Barry Angell
THE COMBINATION OF ATERNITY'S LEADING DIGITAL ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM AND JURIBA'S EVERGREEN IT COMMAND AND CONTROL PLATFORM ENABLES THE MODERN DIGITAL ENTERPRISE.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 28, 2020 – Aternity®, the enterprise-class Digital Experience Management Company™, announced today that it is partnering with Juriba, a leader in Enterprise IT migration software to improve the digital transformation experience for the enterprise. The combination of Aternity and Juriba’s powerful software platforms will provide global enterprises with the opportunity to drive accelerated digital transformation projects, while proactively managing end-user experience.
Last week, I introduced our Evergreen IT Process Framework which introduced a generalized framework of processes that can be applied to any Evergreen IT use case, whether it is a hardware refresh, an application lifecycle management, a VDI migration, or any other project. Many of you found the blog post useful. To make it even more actionable for you, I wanted to share with you some ideas on how to build an optimized tool stack around this process framework.
Aug 14, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Barry Angell
If you have read any of our content before, you know that having a repeatable, industrialized process is the very foundation for Evergreen IT Management success. By now, most organizations have dipped their toes into Evergreen IT by creating such a process for Windows 10 Servicing, and after more than five years since the release of the first Windows 10 version, the vast majority of organizations should have a good idea of what the process should look like or better, have a formalized process in place.
Jul 23, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Barry Angell
Desktop Analytics is a toolset that is gaining traction in the enterprise space with organizations looking to leverage compatibility, performance and health data to drive their ongoing Windows 10 management. We are really exited about how we can action Desktop Analytics insight within our Dashworks platform, so we thought it was an opportune moment to update on some real world experience of the new Microsoft tooling.
One of our larger customers recently installed Desktop Analytics to use it as a source of supplemental data to manage their Windows 7 and Windows 10 1803 migration to Windows 10 1909. It is a large customer (>10,000 seats) with a significant number of applications.
Jul 21, 2020 7:48:00 AM / by Barry Angell
Office 365, Microsoft's SaaS version of its Office Suite, has grown even more popular in recent months. Organizations, especially those that have already moved over to Windows 10, are starting or planning to adopt Office 365 across their IT environment. The move to Office 365 also needs to go fast for enterprises that are still running Office 2010, as that product goes end-of-life in October, and there will be no extended support from Microsoft.
Taking the above into consideration, many businesses have turned to Microsoft's Readiness Toolkit for Office add-ins and VBA (hereafter referred to as Readiness Toolkit) to help prepare for the migration. This post will take a closer look at what the Readiness Toolkit is, what it can and can't do, and how to maximize its potential.