Scense is keen to provide the best support possible for its products and to provide new functionality for both our existing and new customers. As part of the evolution of the products we will also periodically announce that a version of our products or an environment is approaching the end of its supported life (EOL).
In 2011, Scense decided to add support to its software for non-domain machines: home-pcs or personal laptops and Windows tablets that are not part of a Windows domain. The first customers adopting this scenario were large educational institutes that needed to address student requests to use educational software on personal laptops. These institutes were also eager to support this scenario because of potential savings on hardware en license costs. Recently we have seen this scenario to be adopted in other industries as well.
Scense unmanaged client.
Until now, we used to refer to our Scense client software, adapted for non-domain scenarios, as unmanaged client (1). This name has led to confusion about the functionality delivered by our client software in this scenario. In this blog we will address this and, as of today, will start using the phrase Scense client in a non-domain scenario.
Scense 8.2 includes full support for the latest version of Microsoft’s application virtualization platform: App-V 5. Applications, virtualized with App-V 5 are delivered and managed in the efficient, transparent and elegant manner Scense users are accustomed to. Thanks to Scense Live Profiles, these applications are distributed including the user settings: without any preparation by the administrator and without the need of any knowledge of the application itself.
Since the successful release of Scense 8, last November, our development teams have been very busy working on the service release of our next generation workspace management solution. We added scheduled feature enhancements and improvements as well as improvements based on customer and partner feedback. More… »
Since the successful release of Scense 8, last November, our development teams have been very busy working on the service release of our next generation workspace management solution. We added scheduled feature enhancements and improvements as well as improvements based on customer and partner feedback. Scense 8.1 will contain over 30 enhancements and improvements. A short list with some examples is available in this blog post.
We are on the eve of a challenging year from a personal view and from an IT perspective. Economic and social developments in 2013 will again force us to look twice at our expenses, including the investments related to IT. Meanwhile the claim of the user organization for more freedom and service is more prominent than ever before. We will need to provide more services with fewer resources: a familiar sound?
With the release of Scense 8 we extend the workspace as we know today to a personalized and customized one with ubiquitous access. Universal access to IT resources, location services, a context-aware user experience, live profiles and dynamic printer management all ensure a high level of freedom and personalization for the user, while leaving control firmly in the hands of the IT department.
Scense 8 has been the result of loyalty to our initial, user-centric vision of IT in combination with feedback from our customers and partners. Next to some major changes to the Scense architectural design, we implemented lots of features to increase the ease of use of our solution. As always, a two day training should be sufficient to use Scense to its full extend and start facilitating your end users the way they expect today.
Most client management and workspace management tooling today still relies on complex, on premise, implementations and needs full time employees for management. The result: high adoption rates in organizations with thousands of employees but smaller organizations lacking knowledge, money and time to implement and use these solutions, are stuck with manual labor for software distribution, patching and support.
A second challenge with these traditional solutions is their ineffectiveness to manage mobile notebook users. Notebooks need to be connected to the corporate network to install new software and updates or receive support, resulting in large accumulations of software and patches to be installed when a rare connection is established.
With the release of Scense Live Profiles 1.1 we promised additional functionality requested by our partners and customers. Customers using Scense Life Profiles 1.1 (shipped with the Scense 7.6 cd) can download this functionality and use it within their existing Scense environment.
As of today Scense Live Profiles 1.1 will be available for download. Scense Live Profiles 1.1 is shipped as part of the Scense 7.6 CD (build 1234) and is available for download on the Scense website. Scense Live Profiles 1.1 includes a number of new features requested by our partners and customers as well as some performance improvements and bug-fixes.