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ThinApp 101 Hands on Lab Online

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Good hint from Peter Björk at the VMware ThinApp Blog. There is a Hands on Lab for ThinApp available online. If you like to learn more about VMware’s application virtualization solution you should take this 101.

It’s with great pleasure I can announce the VMworld 2013 Lab on ThinApp is publicly available. The Lab is composed of many modules, ThinApp Overview, ThinApp integration with Horizon View, Mirage and Workspace. Simply jump to the module you are interested in.

This is a ThinApp 101 Lab. Aimed for you who is new to ThinApp. It’s a quick hands-on to get started with ThinApp packaging.

The ThinApp Lab is called: HOL-MBL-1311 – Applied ThinApp with the Horizon 

Link: http://labs.hol.vmware.com

Via: http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2013/09/new-to-thinapp-take-the-101-thinapp-lab.html

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September 18th, 2013 at 10:35 am

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Germany West VMUG Meeting 16. August 2013 with End User Computing Sessions and THE Celebrities of EUC

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The next German VMware User Group is planned for 16th August 2013 in Schwalbach near Frankfurt. So if you’re around please join us for this great event. The agenda is fully packed with technical deep dives! This time the hot topic is ThinApp! The VMUG is a must as we have some special guests! Aaron Black and Peter Björk from VMware are joining this event!

Here’s the agenda:

  • Frühstück   
  • Kurze Ansprache – Herr Brosch, Kiru
  • VMware ThinApp Roadmap – Aaron Black, VMware
  • VMware ThinApp Troubleshooting – Peter Bjork, VMware
  • Mittagspause/Mittagessen
  • VMware ThinApp & VMware Horizon Workspace Integration – Peter Bjork, VMware
  • EMC Presentation – XtremIO for End User Computing   
  • Accelerate Windows 7 Migration with VMware Mirage – Best Practices – Tim Arenz and Andreas Wilke, VMware

If you’d like to attend this meeting please register via the VMUG website. Follow this link. 

Link: http://www.vmug.com/e/in/eid=977&source=5

Written by Christoph Harding

July 26th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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HF: Endless ThinDirect loop

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Tim has published a great video about a strange behavior which comes up if the ThinDirect.txt is handled in a wrong way. Check his video out to see how you can get around the issue.

 

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iVYOBHymdK8

Via: http://www.horizonflux.com/endless-thindirect-loop/

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June 25th, 2013 at 10:51 am

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Link: Managing ThinApp Packages with Horizon Workspace

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Great job by Barry Coombs! Yesterday he’s published a brilliant article about managing VMware ThinApp applications with VMware Horizon Workspace. His article gives you a great overview on how preparing and integrating ThinApp packages.

Link: http://virtualisedreality.com/2013/03/03/managing-thinapp-packages-with-horizon-workspace/

Written by Christoph Harding

March 4th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Horizon Upgrade path – Overview with SKUs

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I’ve put a graphic together with the SKU’s needed to upgrade your VMware EUC products to Horizon. These information is taken from the VMware price list.

No guarantee for completeness or correctness. :-)

 

Hzn upg path

As already mentioned in many blog posts out there, the EOA products are not going End of Life! They’re just going off the price list as a standalone SKU. ThinApp will live in View, Mirage and Workspace, Horizon Mobile and Application Manager are going into the Horizon Workspace SKU.

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March 4th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Disable copy and paste or printing within your virtual application

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One of my customers had a requirement where they wanted there users to not copy & paste from an application and also being not able to print documents. How could you resolve that requirement? Quite easy with ThinApp as I’ve learned. I’ve asked my fellow colleague Tim Arenz, who’s a ThinApp specialist at VMware Professional Services and he came of course up with a solution. I’ve asked him if he could write a blog post about it and he did! Please visit his blog to see what ThinApp is able to.

Link: http://www.horizonflux.com/disable-copy-and-paste-or-printing-within-your-virtual-application/

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February 27th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

ThinApp project folder cleaning up best practices

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Peter Björk has published a new article on the VMware ThinApp blog showing best practices for application virtualization. In this article he describes how to cleanup a project folder before compiling the virtualized application.

Link: http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2013/02/thinapp-project-folder-cleaning-up-best-practices.html

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February 23rd, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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ThinApp Scripting: Launch virtual application only if a specific process is not running

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VMware ThinApp isn’t just only a application virtualization tool. In my eyes it is the most powerful application packaging and virtualization tool on the market. Tim Arenz again has published a great article on his blog which shows the customization options within a ThinApp package. With a script he checks if a specific process is running and if so, the ThinApp application does not start but gives the user a message that an instance of the application is already running. It’s great to see what you can do with the pre-execution scripts in ThinApp. Good job!

Link: http://www.horizonflux.com/thinapp-scripting-launch-virtual-application-only-if-a-specific-process-is-not-running

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February 23rd, 2013 at 2:52 pm

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Long live ThinApp!

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Next to the Horizon Suite, VMware also announced some news about the enterprise virtualization software ThinApp. First of all: It is still there and it will be there! Don’t get it wrong! VMware just announced that effective on December 15th 2013 no orders for the ThinApp standalone product will be accepted. The customers with an active SnS contract (Support & Subscription) will still receive maintenance and support for their licenses. From 16th December on ThinApp will live in VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon Mirage, VMware Horizon Workspace and in the Horizon Suite. There are also migration paths available – please speak to your VMware rep.

So, ThinApp is still there but it will be bundled with other VMware solutions! 

Link: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/thinapp/VMware-ThinApp-EOA-FAQ.pdf

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February 21st, 2013 at 12:43 am

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ThinDirect redirection message does not close automatically

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Again a great article by Tim Arenz who’s a End User Computing consultant at VMware Professional Services in Germany. This time he gives a hint what to do if a ThinDirect redirection message doesn’t gets closed after reedirecting the user to another web browser.

Link: http://www.horizonflux.com/thindirect-redirection-message-does-not-close-automatically/

Written by Christoph Harding

February 17th, 2013 at 9:12 pm