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Top New Features in AdminStudio 2014*

This section lists the new features that were included in AdminStudio 2014:
• Enhanced Mobile Application Support
• New Internet Explorer 11 Browser Compatibility Tests
• Virtualization Enhancements
• Enhanced OS Security Patch Wizard
• InstallShield 2014

Streamlining Mobile App Deployment
AdminStudio Suite 2014 ensures that applications conform with IT's standards and work within an organisation's environment by following best practice processes for preparing physical, virtual, and mobile applications.

Test Mobile Apps for Device Operating System (OS) Compatibility
AdminStudio Suite 2014 also enables organisations to automate compatibility testing of mobile apps for error-free deployment to mobile operating systems and devices such as iPads and iPhones, helping ensure they function properly.

Assess Mobile App Portfolio for Risky Behaviors and Compliance with Enterprise Policies
AdminStudio Suite 2014 now is able to identify organisations' mobile apps displaying behaviours that may introduce risk to corporate security and data privacy.

Getting to Know Features and Behaviours of Mobile Apps
AdminStudio Suite 2014 now provides automated processes that allow IT to look inside the mobile app property files and APIs to understand what the app is accessing on the device (i.e. camera, GPS) and outside the companies' firewall.

Internet Explorer 11 Browser Compatibility Tests
AdminStudio Suite 2014 was also enhanced to provide enhanced compatibility testing to test Web applications for compatibility with Internet Explorer 11.

Support for VMware ThinApp 5.0
New application virtualization compatibility tests were also added to determine if an application is a suitable candidate for conversion to VMware ThinApp 5.0 application format.

Enhanced OS Security Patch Wizard
Using the enhanced OS Security Patch Wizard, you can import Windows update files to discover which applications are impacted by the latest Microsoft OS security patches. The Security Patch Wizard has been enhanced to support Microsoft Update (MSU) patches for Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows Server 2012, and 2012 R2. <more new features>

* Note: Some features only in AdminStudio Enterprise edition and other features only available with AdminStudio Virtualization Pack, Application Compatibility Pack or Mobile Pack.


AdminStudio provides enterprise IT teams with the most advanced application packaging tools to efficiently prepare reliable application packages for software deployment with a complete set of automated MSI packaging, customisation, testing and reporting capabilities. Proven in benchmark tests to decrease application preparation time by up to 70%, AdminStudio streamlines the Application Readiness process and seamlessly hands off packages to leading software deployment tools.

AdminStudio is the foundation of AdminStudio Suite, which also includes the following add-on packs: Application Compatibility Pack to automate testing for Windows 7 and 8, Internet Explorer and Windows Server, Virtualization Pack for preparation and management of virtual packages and Mobile Pack for managing Apple iOS and Windows Store apps.

IT professionals have always had to adapt to change, but it is increasingly important in today's digital business to keep applications continually updated and ready to deploy in any environment. With upwards of 30% of an enterprise application portfolio requiring updates annually (a number that is increasing due to mobile apps), the complexity of computing platforms in today’s organisations is driving IT to find better ways to deliver application services.

AdminStudio automates application preparation to fix and package reliable enterprise applications for continuous and predictable deployment to App Portal and the leading software configuration management and mobile device management systems.

Improve Quality of Service and Streamline Service Delivery

  • Cut MSI packaging time by up to 70%
  • Test, fix and package MSI and virtual packages for error-free deployments
  • Create and edit MSI installations, virtual profiles, patches and transforms
  • Advanced MSI packaging, customisation, and authoring with InstallShield

Decrease Risk and Embrace New Technologies Faster

  • Increase stability and reliability of applications and computing platforms
  • Manage applications with a predictable and repeatable automated process
  • Future-proof against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology

Improve Efficiency with a Central Application Repository

  • Access all software binary files, metadata and MSI packages from a single database
  • Application centric management enables side-by-side management of physical, virtual, and mobile applications
  • Customisable reports and dashboards include high-level statistics, a list of modified packages and recent catalog management activity

Tight Integration with Leading Software Deployment Tools

  • Supports the leading software deployment tools – including Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Novell ZENworks, LANDesk Management Suite, Citrix XenApp Server, and Symantec Altiris Client Management Suite
  • Integrates with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager for direct importing and exporting of packages — leverages your current investment and reduces manual effort.
  • AAutomatically stocks application catalog items in App Portal for immediate access by end users through the enterprise app store.

AdminStudio Virtualization Pack

Accelerate Application Virtualization and Manage Virtual Packages

AdminStudio Virtualization Pack prepares software for reliable application virtualization deployment with a complete set of virtualization compatibility testing, automated conversion, validation, editing and management reporting capabilities. With support for all leading virtual formats in a single tool, Virtualization Pack fast tracks application virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrasructer (VDI) projects. « more »

Reliably Manage the Entire Application Lifecycle

AdminStudio integrates seamlessly with App Portal, our enterprise app store, solution, and FlexNet Manager Platform, our next-generation software asset management and license optimisation solution. Create highly automated, end-to-end processes that keep applications in a state of readiness for deployment into a variety of environments; make applications easily and immediately available to employees; and effectively manage software licenses to ensure continuous license compliance.

  • Unify application packaging and deployment processes with the enterprise app store to add newly published applications to the App Portal catalog automatically.
  • Check license availability in real time and reserve a license at the time of the user request to eliminate the risk of deploying unlicensed software
  • Identify applications that are installed but not being used and reclaim and reallocate them to optimise usage and avoid costly overbuying

AdminStudio is part of AdminStudio Suite which powers an enterprise's Application Readiness process for planning, packaging and delivery of physical, virtual, and mobile applications, ensuring faster service delivery and continuous and predictable deployment into increasingly complex computing environments.


AdminStudio 2014 Components / Editions

AdminStudio is available in Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Editions. You can also purchase an additional Application Virtualization Pack, Application Compatibility Pack (with or without a Batch Testing option), and/or a Mobile Pack.

Adminstudio Enterprise Professional Standard
Repackage applications for Windows Installer
Create transforms to customise Windows Installer packages
ISO 19770-2 Software Tagging
Advanced editing with InstallShield 2014 Professional - AdminStudio Edition    
Edit Windows installer packages with InstallShield 2014 Professional
  -AdminStudio Edition
App Portal Limited Edition
Centrally Manage Applications  
Test Applications for quality, conflicts and best practices  
Distribute applications to enterprise software deployment systems  
Bulk Import from System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and 2007  
Manage System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Application Metadata    
AdminStudio Virtual Desktop Asessment Limited Edition  
Detailed Application Reports and Dashboards    
PowerShell APIs    
Integration with App Portal and FlexNet Manager Platform    
Test impact of Windows Security Patches    
Application Virtualization Pack Enterprise Professional Standard
Virtualize Applications for:
  -Microsoft App-V
  -VMware ThinApp
  -Citrix XenApp
Virtual Package Editor for Microsoft App-V
Virtualize Applications for Symantec Workspace Virtualization  
Application Virtualization Suitability Testing  
Automated Application Converter (Single Application)  
Conflict and Validation testing of Microsoft App-V virtual applications  
Define Microsoft App-V Virtual Environments  
Detailed application virtualization reports and dashboards    
Automated Application Converter (Multiple Applications)    
Batch upgrade App-V 4.x virtual applications to App-V 5.0    
Mobile Pack Enterprise Professional Standard
Centrally Manage Mobile Applications  
Mobile App Testing for OS Compatibility  
Assess Properties and Features of Mobile Apps  
Distribute iOS and Android mobile apps to Mobile Application Management systems  
Streamline Mobile App Deployment with Microsoft® System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1  
Detailed Mobile application reports and dashboards    
Identify Risky Apps and Establish Mobile Application Policies    
Mobile App Testing for Compatibility with Enterprise policies    
Mobile App Testing for Device Compatibility    
Application Compatibility Pack Enterprise Professional Standard
Windows 7 and 8 Application Compatibility Testing and Remediation (Single Application)  
Integration with Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)  
Windows 7 and 8 Application Compatibility Testing and Remediation (Multiple Applications)    
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 Compatibility Testing and Remediation (Multiple Applications)    
Automated Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, and 11 Compatibility Testing (Multiple Applications)    
Detailed compatibility reports and dashboards    



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