New AppsAnywhere support for Microsoft SCCM and App-V Delivery Methods
AppsAnywhere provides a single desktop 'app store' experience for everyone, whilst supporting university IT by integrating with familiar tools and technologies. Now, AppsAnywhere supports 2 more delivery methods, Microsoft SCCM and App-V.
We're unique in the market by acknowledging that no single delivery method is best. We think Cloudpaging is the leading app delivery method for deploying apps on-demand, but there’ll always be a case where a university or college might want to use SCCM instead.
By integrating with SCCM, we give IT teams the freedom and ability to satisfy all their use cases, using the one beautiful user interface (AppsAnywhere) and just one launch button for ALL delivery methods.
Students have enough to think about. Accessing the right app on the right device, needn’t be one of them.
SCCM Integration - Explainer Video
In this short walkthrough video Software2's Technical Director, Ryan Heath, explains the key points of the latest release, including how to add an app to S2Hub for SCCM delivery to students using AppsAnywhere.
None of our customers use just one delivery method for delivering all their apps. In education , it’s just not possible; too many variables and too many use cases. We made a commitment to support as many different delivery technologies as possible, and our integration with SCCM is a great step. Just wait until you see what’s coming next!
Ryan Heath, Technical Director
The new release in detail
- Provide access to Software Center applications from AppsAnywhere
- Create additional delivery methods for existing apps, to facilitate delivery through Software Center
- Add restrictions to those delivery methods to determine when, where and how that option can be used
- The AppsAnywhere client will trigger the native SCCM deployment of apps when the user clicks Launch on a compatible device
- Apps that have already been deployed via SCCM can be launched directly from within AppsAnywhere
- Users continue to use a single launch button whether their application is delivered by Software Center, Cloudpaging, RemoteApp or any of the other compatible delivery methods
Supporting Microsoft App-V packages
SCCM supports the deployment of native App-V packages. Through the admin panel of SCCM, admins can upload App-V packages for deployment, which are deployed by the SCCM client on the end machine in much the same way as any other deployment package. With AppsAnywhere you can now just link the SCCM App-V deployment using the SCCM Install delivery method!
Unified App Deployment... it's the future
University and Colleges already tell students they go to AppsAnywhere for any app they need. Adding SCCM as a deployment method improves the user experience by reducing complexity – one app store, one launch button, for all apps on any device.
The SCCM integration is another way for IT to provide a simple and flexible app delivery experience. This makes Software2 unique in the market, by acknowledging that no single delivery method is best. Whilst Cloudpaging is undoubtedly the best application virtualization tool and method for delivering apps on-demand, there’ll always be cases where IT might choose to deliver an app using SCCM, instead.
By integrating with SCCM/App-V, IT departments now have the freedom and ability to satisfy all use cases, using one awesome app store. One app store, 10 delivery methods.
Universities have a complex virtualization and app deployment environment. Delivering any app to any device, anywhere, anytime and offering warp speed performance is, to many, a panacea that cannot be conceived.
We’ve listened to our customers and have developed the world’s first vendor-neutral app store, so students can learn quickly, flexibly and in the most awesome way possible. On the IT side, we’ve integrated with the tools being used to offer the simplest and most effective way to deliver apps. I’m calling it “Unified Application Deployment” … you heard it here first!
Tony, Software2 Co-founder