Here AppDetails highlights some significant news related to application and systems management topics. You’ll also find much more such topics covered via our Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as in our product announcements discussion forum.

Systems Management User Error Causes Massive Amazon Outage

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Over a hundred thousand websites were out of commission for about four hours this week due to an Amazon outage. Quora, IFTTT, Autodesk, and Nest were just a few of the higher profile sites affected. Ironically, the popular availability checking service IsItDownRightNow.com was also affected. It’s frustrating for many (to say the least) and it no doubt had a significant, negative … Read More

What About ITNinja?

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One question that has come up often is, “What does this mean for ITNinja?”. Honestly, I can not speak for the future of the site as I am no longer affiliated with it. The only real overlap between AppDetails and ITNinja is that of the software tip library, which was something I conceived long ago and wanted to continue to maintain apart from ITNinja. I … Read More

HEAT Software Acquisition of LANDESK

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When I saw LANDESK and HEAT were “joining forces” I frankly assumed it was some kind of partnership or possibly an acquisition of HEAT by LANDESK. I was surprised to see it was really the other way around. LANDESK had been making acquisitions of its own recently, pulling in AppSense and Xtraction. They have also been working to better establish themselves down-market, working to win … Read More

App-V Now Included in Windows 10

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With Windows 10, version 1607 and later releases, Application Virtualization (App-V) is included with Windows 10 for Enterprise (and Windows 10 for Education). The App-V client is installed on user devices automatically and no longer has to be deployed separately. Performing an in-place upgrade to Windows 10, version 1607, on user devices automatically installs the client. Its application sequencer is … Read More