AppSense makes range of improvements to desktop management suite

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 01 August 2014
AppSense makes range of improvements to desktop management suite

AppSense has updated its ‘DesktopNow’ physical and virtual desktop and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) management suite.

The company provides a range workspace management suites for Windows Desktops, covering all current Windows versions, including Windows 7 and 8.

The updates to DesktopNow include the development of several key features aimed at improving functionality for end-users and ease of use and profitability for value-added resellers. 

A Microsoft Golf Partner, AppSense’s DesktopNow suite helps reduce IT management costs across virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI), physical desktops and DaaS environments, while improving user productivity and satisfaction.

Users will also benefit from a simplified installation and setup process, as well as reduced implementation and integration times, which have been cut from four to six weeks to less than a day.

Improvements have also been made to the suite’s templates, wizards and user interface, while enhanced capabilities for non-persistent VDI and physical PC deployments have also been introduced. 

DesktopNow also delivers crowd-sourced insights into user requirements, enabling more proactive policy management. And thanks to a reduced server footprint, the management suite requires significantly fewer system resources and is able to respond more quickly than earlier versions. 

“AppSense DesktopNow is central to our management strategy for both our physical PCs and our virtual desktop environment,” said Brooks Bennett, CIO at City of Round Rock, Texas. “With this latest release, AppSense has made its product even easier to deploy and use while also expanding the granular controls that have helped make our desktop projects successful.”

“The desktop is synonymous with productivity in the workplace, but the great challenge facing organisations is providing the great desktop experience needed to enable user productivity while managing costs, security and return on investment,” said Ravi Khatod, SVP Marketing of AppSense. “Previously this has meant trade-offs with better user productivity, often meaning cost and security sacrifices. AppSense DesktopNow eliminates these trades-offs across all delivery platforms.”

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