AppsAnywhere 2.7: Analytics and App Lists
It's that time of the year again; Software2 are supremely proud and tremendously excited to officially announce the release of AppsAnywhere 2.7. For this update we've implemented a number of changes and improvements, including two of the most hotly requested and substantial additions to AppsAnywhere we've ever worked on!
Since AppsAnywhere's creation, administrators have been able to access and report on usage statistics from all Cloudpaging launches. It soon became evident that the vision we had of the potential for this data was shared by our customers and enhancements and further development of this feature became a key conversation point in our change request forum.
We can now proudly unveil AppsAnywhere Analytics; the natural progression to reporting and the subject of one of our highest-engaging change requests ever.
AppsAnywhere Analytics tracks a variety of key metrics presented in beautiful custom dashboards, empowering IT to make data-driven decisions on licensing and delivery, as well as easily report findings and trends to relevant departments and people within their organization. Analytics also features a number of 'off-the-shelf' dashboards, including but not limited to:
- BYOD dashboard
- Landing dashboard
- Monthly management summary
- Software licensing dashboard
With this being just the tip of the iceberg, we are incredibly excited about what our customers will do with the data available in AppsAnywhere Analytics. To learn more please follow the link below. Alternatively please contact your account manager, or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a walkthrough.
Another feature in high demand in our change request forum has been App Lists. Many of our customers have seen the value in user-created lists of apps, and we're pleased to announce that this is a staple feature of our 2.7 release. The App List feature can be broken down into four key areas of functionality, those being:
- Sharing an individual application
- Filtering the App List via URL
- Creating and sharing an App List
- Accessing an App List as an end user
The implications of the App List feature on the end user experience are numerous and will result in easier and more efficient navigation and launching of software by faculty and students. Faculty can create lists of apps for specific course modules and share them via URL with relevant student groups. This can be enacted ahead of time and deployed to VLE bulletin/announcement boards to result in less time accessing and loading software, and more time teaching/learning. Another benefit of this is a great reduction in the likelihood of faculty requiring IT support during lab and lecture theatre time, both of which lend to improved student experience and information retention.
To learn more about how App Lists will function and their potential to increase the value of contact time and improve the student experience, watch the video below, presented by James Walker, Front-End Developer of Software2.
AA-1411/AA-1412: Analytics - Ability to report on data within AppsAnywhere
AA-513/AA-1184: Ability to create an application list URL which can be shared with individuals or added to a VLE.
AA-1246: Ability for admin to provide feedback on the product directly from AppsAnywhere
AA-1564: Linux 'other' category added for unknown Linux distributions
AA-1713: Accessibility enhancements on login
AA-1585: Enhancements to Admin UI
AA-1487: Allow login using UserPrincipleName instead of sAMAccountName
AA-1490: Provisioning of resources based on SAML attributes
AA-1678: Cloudpaging Launches made through shortcut now display user that launched it rather than user that created the shortcut
AA-1579: Cloudpaging apps no longer incorrectly available on Xbox
Learn more about AppsAnywhere
91% of students expect their institution to provide an "app store" to access their university software. So, in collaboration with our customers, we've developed AppsAnywhere, a beautiful web interface that gives students access to all the software they need, from a customizable portal.
Learn more about the many features and benefits of AppsAnywhere, from smart prioritization to in-depth analytics. AppsAnywhere really is the next generation of software deployment.
Make more informed strategic IT decisions by gaining a deeper understanding of your application estate, including how software is accessed, where, on what device and when.
Read about AppsAnywhere's integration with all major delivery technologies, including Citrix, VMware, Parallels RAS, Cloudpaging, App-V and SCCM.