ZENworks Application Virtualization 7.1 Now Available !!

Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 7.1 lets you convert your Windows-compatible applications into self-contained virtual applications. After an application is virtualized, it is a single, isolated file that runs instantly from anywhere, including a thumbdrive. Unlike traditional installation methods, the single virtual application file does not require a separate setup process or rely on external components and runtimes, reboots, or administrative privileges. The application is now isolated from other system applications, preventing DLL conflicts and other deployment nightmares, yet the experience for the application’s user is unchanged.

New features for ZENworks Application Virtualization 7.1 include the following:

* Microsoft Windows 7 support.
* Publish to USB Drive: Lets you publish virtual applications directly to USB storage devices.
* Timebomb: Lets you specify a date on which a virtual application stops working and cannot be launched.
* Bugs fixes.

ZENworks Application Virtualization provides three methods to create and configure virtualized applications. The best method depends on the nature of the application.

* Build an auto-configured virtual application. ZENworks Application Virtualization includes a number of auto-configuration wizards for popular applications so you can build and customize them in a guided, step-by-step process. This simple method is recommended for first-time users. ZENworks Application Virtualization lets you use the Configuration Wizard to create virtual applications for Novell GroupWise®, GroupWise Messenger, and OpenOffice.org Novell Edition.

* If you use ZENworks Configuration Management in your environment, you can control how virtual applications are used and you create and publish ZENworks bundles that you can then distribute to users using ZENworks Configuration Management.

* Snapshot an application installation. Snapshotting captures a system’s state before and after an application is installed and automatically configures virtual application settings based on observed system changes. This method is ideal for virtualizing off-the-shelf applications.

* Manually configure an application. This method is most often used by developers who are virtualizing internally developed applications.

Between now and October 31, 2009, you can offer Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization licenses for only $30 USD--an 18% discount over the regular license price. While this offer delivers particular synergies to existing ZENworks customers, any customer or prospect qualifies for the discount. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com/zavoffers.