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Flexera AdminStudio 2018 Decreases the Need for Repackaging; Introduces Innovative Vendor Command Line Support and Wrapping Features

November 20, 2018

ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced the release of AdminStudio 2018 R3, the industry-leading integrated Application Readiness solution for reliable packaging, virtualization and management of Windows, Mac and mobile applications. AdminStudio continues to help enterprises eliminate much of the risk and inefficiency around preparing application deployments and updates via centralized Application Readiness best practice processes and automation.

Integration with VMware Workspace ONE

Workspace ONE has extended its capabilities beyond management of mobile devices and applications management – to a complete, unified, end-user management solution managing desktops and desktop application deployments.

AdminStudio has long featured seamless integration with AirWatch to hand off mobile apps from AdminStudio for deployments on managed devices. Now with improved support for desktop applications in Workspace ONE, packages can be directly published from AdminStudio – eliminating time-consuming, manual steps.

VMware Workspace ONE continues to extend its leadership in unified endpoint management (UEM) by offering management capabilities beyond mobile devices and apps to the complete lifecycle of desktops and desktop apps, including for Windows 10.

AdminStudio features seamless integration with Workspace ONE to hand off apps for deployments on managed mobile and desktop devices. Further, with improved support for desktop/Win32 applications in Workspace ONE, packages can now be directly published from AdminStudio, eliminating time-consuming manual steps.

“With this integration, we aim to reduce the complexity and cost associated with repackaging Win32 apps so that IT admins can worry about more strategic tasks at hand,” said Jason Roszak, Senior Director of Product Management, End User Computing at VMware. “With the ability to automatically test, remediate, manage and deploy any app across all environments, IT can focus on providing employees with a great end-to-end user experience rather than on the tactics of getting apps ready for them.”

Microsoft’s MSIX Suitability Assessment and Conversion

AdminStudio introduced suitability support earlier this year. This helped administrators assess their current package formats for suitability for conversion to the new Microsoft MSIX format. With AdminStudio 2018 R3, administrators can take the next step in converting installers into deployable MSIX packages.

Enhanced package suitability and conversion features help enterprises easily unlock the value of MSIX. Flexera now provides proactive assessment of an organization’s current apps, to make the right decisions and take the correct actions – before migrating to MSIX.

Vendor Command Line Support

Determining vendor command line arguments for silent installation can be a manual, time-consuming and burdensome task.

“Repackaging legacy setups for silent deployment is becoming increasingly less common. Over the years, software vendors have done a good job providing basic command line support for silent installation,” said Bob Kelly, Manager of Product Management at Flexera. “Determining what silent, command-line options are possible has been a massive challenge for IT. AdminStudio’s new ability to recommend silent, command-line arguments directly makes life easier and speeds the application deployment process.”

This vast time saver for IT eliminates the need to research supported vendor command-line arguments for each application.

EXE Wrapping

Repackaging an application, or customizing using a transform file account for two out of three of the common deployment scenarios, is prevalent today. Increasingly popular is the process of wrapping a vendor’s installer with supported, command-line options for a consistent deployment. AdminStudio can wrap packages into PowerShell script files, leveraging the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit, but now adds the ability to wrap packages into customizable executable packages.

Second only to PowerShell, has been the use of Wise Script Editor to create executable file wrappers. This GUI-driven point and click capability allows rich customization options, without scripting expertise.

AdminStudio Professional and Enterprise editions will now also include Wise Script Editor, and can be leveraged as an alternative to PowerShell.

Webinar Registration

Register here for Flexera’s AdminStudio: What’s New and What’s Coming Webinar to learn more about the latest product release, integration with Microsoft’s MSIX, the new VMWare Workspace ONE offering, and a demonstration of Vendor Command Line Support.

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About Flexera

Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. We view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. Our Monetization and Security solutions help software sellers transform their business models, grow recurring revenues and minimize open source risk. Our Vulnerability and Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions strip waste and unpredictability out of procuring software, helping companies buy only the software and cloud services they need, manage what they have, and reduce compliance and security risk. Powering these solutions and the entire software supply chain, Flexera has built the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of market intelligence on technology assets. In business for 30+ years, our 1300+ employees are passionate about helping our 80,000+ customers generate millions in ROI every year. Visit us at https://www.flexera.com.

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For more information, contact: Flexera Amanda Ingalls (949) 241-1515 aingalls@flexera.com

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