Application virtualization can help address packaging and application coexistence problems in most organizations.
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) October 18, 2010
InstallFree, Inc., a leading developer of desktop application portability, compatibility and virtualization solutions, today announced the release of its InstallFree Bridge and 7bridge products with extended support for Windows 7 64-bit. Now, customers can run virtual instances of 32-bit legacy applications, such as Internet Explorer 6 and 7 on Windows 7 64-bit, removing a huge impediment for adopting a 64-bit OS. Running in an isolated virtual environment, InstallFree virtual applications prevent conflicts with the OS and other applications, while still providing full interconnectivity, natural end-user experience and centralized management by IT.
“Application virtualization helps streamline PC application deployment, and can help address packaging and application coexistence problems in most organizations,” said Terrence Cosgrove, senior analyst at Gartner. “The technology can help solve tactical problems, such as specific application conflict issues or browser compatibility problems, but can also ultimately improve overall desktop application delivery and management”. **
InstallFree provides a full virtual solution for application compatibility and portability, using no system-level agents or permanent installations on managed endpoints or servers. By separating applications and settings from the OS, IT can manage any endpoint as a generic device, with applications and settings determined by users’ roles, not their physical device or location.
The key benefits of this solution are:
- Enabling customers to migrate to Windows 7 even when they have legacy Windows XP applications that will not run on Windows 7.
- Allowing older applications with dependencies on Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 to function correctly on Windows 7.
- Lightweight footprint and rapid implementation.
Watch on YouTube: “Running legacy apps on Windows 7 using InstallFree,” by industry expert, David Strom.
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**“Immature Desktop Management Groups Benefit Most From Application Virtualization,” Terrence Cosgrove, May 2010
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