Aug 24, 2021 9:54:00 AM / by Barry Angell
Jul 19, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Barry Angell
On June 30th, 2021, Julia Bell, David Higginbotham, and I hosted a webinar entitled "How To Build Your Business Case For Automating Your App Packaging & Testing." If you haven't had a chance to watch it, I highly recommend you watch the recording we made available on demand.
This high-level 30+ minute webinar included a lot of insights into why executives should invest in automated application testing and packaging, and also gave practical advice on how to present the business case to your executives so they immediately understand why this often overlooked area of IT automation is crucial in today's complex environments.
May 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Barry Angell
Test & Package Applications Faster With Automation
Juriba is delighted to announce the launch of AppM, their automated application platform enhancing their end-to-end IT delivery solution. Designed to automate application management, AppM simplifies the packaging and testing experience and enables businesses to deploy and scale in minutes. The platform has two core modules: AppM Tester and AppM Packager, and can be fully integrated with Juriba Dashworks, or utilized standalone.
Barry Angell, CEO at Juriba, said: "We’re excited to launch AppM as part of Juriba’s Evergreen IT and Digital Transformation portfolio, complimenting Dashworks to offer a complete end-to-end automated solution for managing applications and IT projects. AppM breaks from tradition and utilizes automation to remove the manual, risk, and cost from your application experience. This end-to-end solution allows your business to free up resources to focus on business-critical tasks while empowering your people via self-service, in turn driving value and efficiency. It’s intuitive, fast, and revolutionizes application management.”
Jan 19, 2021 10:44:00 AM / by Barry Angell
A few weeks ago, I attended the Flexera's Application Packaging Roundtable webinar about MSIX which was very interesting and included application management people from both customer organizations and service integrators. It got me thinking: Microsoft has been touting MSIX for two years now and despite the tremendous benefits the new packaging format brings, it seems like neither software vendors or end-user enterprises have really embraced it yet.
There is no doubt in my mind that MSIX is the future of application packaging — so why haven't enterprises fully bought into it yet? What are the roadblocks they are facing? Let's have a closer look at that today.
Jan 7, 2021 11:22:24 AM / by Barry Angell
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 AppM Platform enables you to do this right now.
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.
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 AppM Platform 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.
Jul 10, 2019 5:53:27 PM / by Barry Angell
Microsoft has been buzzing this week with announcements around the future of its Windows 10 Servicing model — so much that one announcement almost fell through the cracks: the public preview release of the software giant's cloud-connected service Desktop Analytics.
Originally announced with much fanfare in September 2018, Desktop Analytics was described as a cloud service that integrates with System Center Configuration Manager and is aimed to make application compatibility assessment before a Windows 10 or Office 365 upgrade/migration easier. In addition, the free tool was supposed to provide migration suggestions, help create optimized pilot groups for testing, and allow IT managers to create quick inventories of in-house Windows apps to make compatibility checks simpler. Or, in Microsoft's words, it would "take the guess work out of testing and focus your attention on key blockers."
Aug 7, 2017 8:53:00 AM / by Barry Angell
Traditionally, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is performed at the end of a long software development cycle by the intended audience under real-world conditions. By then, engineering has performed a battery of technical tests to ensure the software works as expected. However, in some cases, engineering's understanding of the business requirements and user needs versus what the user was actually looking for are two very different things. This is where UAT usually comes in.