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In-Place Update using a separate Data Container..

Within your ThinApp project can you configure it to create one single self-containing file or to break out the Data Container into a separate file so you end up having one or multiple Entry Points and one Data Container file, together acting as your whole package (more details on Entry Points and Data Containers).. 
What does this mean when we want to use In-Place Updates (also known as Side-By-Side or Integer Updates) on the package?

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In-place update usage in practice..

In-place updates (also called integer update or side-by-side update) is one of ThinApp’s strongest features when it comes to deploy updates to a package in full production with zero downtime (more details on different update mechanism can be found here).
During an In-Place update discussion with Steven Storrs @ Atos came we up with the following scenario I never had thought about before.. Let me explain it with a step by step demonstration..We’ll use my favorite packaged software, Mozilla Firefox for demonstration purposes..

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ThinApp Side-by-Side Updating Video

Here’s a quick and (somewhat) dirty video of the ThinApp Side-by-Side Updating feature used for updating deployed ThinApp packaged apps – typically ones deployed to or accessed from LAN Workstations, View Desktops, or even Terminal Servers. This feature enables updating of the packaged applications – even while they are in use.

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ThinApp Side-by-Side Application Updating

This is a quick video demonstrating ThinApp’s side by side application updating technology.

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