Extended support contract for Windows XP on 1E products throughout 2014

Extended support contract for Windows XP on 1E products throughout 2014

Hello there, As I’m sure you know today marks the end of Microsoft’s extended support for Windows XP. While the majority of our customers have taken advantage of our windows migration technologies, we acknowledge there will be pockets of legacy systems out there. This may be for a variety of reasons such as legacy applications or regulatory compliance issues, etc. Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a couple of people reach out to us to ask for advice on 1E product & Windows XP suppo [...]

BYOD: Would you wear cheap shoes?

BYOD: Would you wear cheap shoes?

Recently I have been doing some research in to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for a new product that I am bringing to market later in 2014 and I came across a small piece of work written by a colleague that I initially thought was hilarious, but quickly understood the message underneath. “Corporate issued PCs look cheap. Image and personal brand are the currency of influence, and first impressions matter. For the same reason they wouldn’t wear cheap shoes, power users don’t want to show [...]

The Enterprise App Store - Shopping 5.0 from 1E

Shopping 5.0 – Behind the modern consumer app store

The recent Shopping 5.0 release has been an exciting journey for the development team for various reasons. The release was centered on a simple yet thought provoking vision of completely revolutionizing the overall user experience “UX” to make Shopping look, feel, and behave like a modern consumer App Store. For the technical team, this meant that the Shopping web application component was in for a technological upgrade. One area we worked hard on was updating all our web pages to use [...]

The Enterprise App Store - Shopping 5.0 from 1E

Shopping 5.0 – the best enterprise app store just got better

The latest release of 1E's Shopping (version 5.0) delivers the only enterprise app store that delivers the consumer experience users have come to expect from app stores on their own tablets and smartphones. Shopping 5.0 represents an enormous shift in enterprise IT delivery, blending, for the first time ever, the traditional rich functionality of an enterprise request portal, with the experience expected of a modern consumer app store. Version 5.0 delivers a simple, modern interface which en [...]

1E Products and Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 Support

1E Products and Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 Support

Hello everyone. Following my post regarding our commitment to support relevant third party platforms within 90 days, I thought I’d write a note to update you all on the current state of 1E products as they relate to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2. AppClarity AppClarity 4.0 & 4.5 will both offer full SCCM 2012 R2 support. 4.0 is the mainstream released version. We are testing to confirm SCCM 2012 R2 support currently. 4.5 has now released to support (RTS) [...]

Nomad 2012 v5.2 - What's new in this release?

Nomad 2012 v5.2 – Enhanced Peer Backup Assistant (PBA)

The recent release of Nomad 2012 v5.2 inspired me to update my Peer Backup Assistant (PBA) task sequences. If you’re using Nomad you might like to do the same in order to better understand PBA. And if not let us know and we’ll be pleased to show it to you. You may know that Peer Backup Assistant does essentially what it says, backing up data to peer clients. That’s especially useful for operating system deployments when you can’t save the USMT data on the disk of the computer that is [...]

Nomad 2012 v5.2 - What's new in this release?

What’s new in Nomad 2012 v5.2?

Today marks the release of version 5.2 of Nomad 2012, 1E's Software Deployment and Systems Management solution. This new release provides the following features: Single Site Peer Backup Assistant - can make use of single site data to locate potential PBA data stores at the local site not just the local subnet. High-Availability Peer Backup Assistant - now supports the creation of multiple backups of USMT data to minimize risk and maximize success for OS migration. App-V Streaming - N [...]

Global Conditions

Using Global Conditions

Global Conditions are a new and powerful way to define requirements for AppModel Application installs BEFORE being made available to devices and users for installation. One such use-case is when deploying software or plug-ins that integrate with the ConfigMgr console. 1E Nomad AdminUI Extension integrates with the console -and in-fact -, the MSI installer will check to see if the console is installed on the computer before continuing with the install. The traditional method would be to create [...]

Rapid and significant savings via software reclaim

Rapid and significant savings via software reclaim

Why 1E leads the way in software reclaim Employing software license optimization across your organisation can result in sudden and dramatic savings. As a recent example, within eight weeks of deploying 1E AppClarity, a major North American insurance company saw savings of nearly a third of a million dollars through software license optimization alone. Already using 1E's Shopping and NightWatchman Enterprise, the company wished not only to quantify software application usage across the compa [...]

Windows migrations

Why Windows Migration OS Projects Don’t Have to be Lengthy and Inherently Inefficient

Let's talk Windows migration. We are 13 years into the 21st century, and you'd have thought that in this age where if you have the means, you can get buy a ticket and travel to the International Space Station, that migrating corporate distributed PCs estate onto a new OS, being Windows 7 or Windows 8, shouldn't be one of those long-winded, resource-hungry and technically-challenging projects. After all, Windows migration is not rocket science and organizations around the globe have already [...]