(this was originally posted in August, 2011)
Presented by: Kevin Goodman & Gabe Knuth
Many organizations have a need for user installed applications (UIA), but few have found a comprehensive solution for them because, as it turns out, a UIA solution is pretty complicated. Layering and widespread use of shared-image VDI could both benefit from true user installed apps, but the solutions as they are today have several limitations that either don't really count as UIAs (self service, streaming), or make them only useable in a narrowly-focused way (only working with some apps, forcing you to a certain virtualization platform).
In this session, Kevin Goodman and Gabe Knuth will take a look at the UIA landscape and discuss the different approaches current companies are using to provide user installed apps. They will also define what they believe the perfect user installed apps should be, and talk in detail about the issues that are still prevalent even after deploying one of the many available solutions (conflict resolutions, dependence on a specific virtualization architecture, etc.).
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