I’m getting more and more requests to package IE8 so I think it is about time to write a blog post on how to do it.. According to our Internet Explorer support statement (http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2069870) packaged IE8 is supported by us and works on most platforms.
Today many enterprises are struggling with their Internet Explorer implementation. You know what works today but what happens if you change the Java version or even worse, the version of Internet Explorer? Updating your browser implementation is many times almost as complex and risky as migrating to a new Operating System. ThinApp offers it-departments around the globe help with their browser implementation. By virtualizing your browsers and by using our URL redirection feature called ThinDirect you can have specific configurations of browsers with dependencies on a per web application basis. This allows it-departments to break loose from the complexity of browsers. You can now have latest greatest browser locally installed while your users can still use older version/versions of the browsers. ThinApp packages executes locally on the end-user’s computer, side by side with the native browser, no infrastructure required.
By Aaron Black, ThinApp Product Manager, End-User Computing, VMware
On behalf of VMware, I’d like to introduce the product of a substantial engineering effort to optimize the architecture and capabilities of our market-leading application virtualization offering–ThinApp 5.0. We took the opportunity earlier this month to make some announcements during the VMworld event in Europe. In this blog, I’m just going to offer a quick review of the offering and invite you to download and see for yourself the new capabilities in this release.
Have you ever wondered why some folders such as Favorites are not automatically isolated?
Well, we’re here to answer this!
Perhaps one of the hottest use cases for ThinApp currently is virtualizing Internet Explorer 6. I have found a somewhat generic fix to make integration between virtualized IE6 and locally installed applications. The fix is discussed in a previous blog post (/thinapp/2010/03/how-to-resolve-send-to-email-issues-from-applications-like-reflection.html) but might not be that obvious.
Many customers have asked recently how to automate the desktop shortcut creation of the virtual Internet Explorer 6 package….so I thought I would post this here as it is quite simple and easy to do.
Have you packaged Internet Explorer and gotten the default browser popup when testing your ThinApp package on another Windows system?
"Web Apps are the new DLL Hell"
Desktop application installation conflicts have been a persistent problem since the early days of Windows. These problems created an emphasis to use more web apps which offered the promise of being accessible from any computer and from any browser. That promise didn’t hold true for many reasons: