Apptimized Newsletter No. 2

July 25, 2017

Welcome to the second of our regular newsletters rounding up the latest news from the world of Windows 10 deployment and application packaging, and keeping you up-to-date with what’s going on here at Apptimized.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The upcoming release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the fourth in two years, could be the most significant to date.

Two years after the launch of Windows 10, the new update is possibly the most important yet as it intro­duces consequential changes to the infrastructure of the OS. The impact of these changes is critical as they promise to go beyond the realm of Microsoft-compatible PCs, tablets and devices.

The latest update builds on the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April. The Fall Creators Update, released in May during Microsoft’s Build conference in Seattle, carries some impressive new features and capabilities. These include:

– Story Remix, a social-enabled, cloud-powered photo and video presentation app

– Timeline feature, which acts like a visual shortcut to all the activities you’ve performed in Windows

– OneDrive Files On-Demand, which will extend the utility of Microsoft’s cloud-based file syncing service

– The Windows Taskbar now shows a My People icon, which lets users pin contacts directly to the Taskbar for instant access via Skype, phone, e-mail and other channels.

– Embedded video guidance in some of its configuration screens

– Cloud Clipboard enables users to copy information on a Windows 10 PC or other connected device—including Android and Apple tablets and smartphones—and have it available for pasting on any of those devices.

Cortana – Microsoft has developed Android and iOS versions of its assistant client

Microsoft Graph library of REST-based APIs – the connective tissue between Windows 10, Azure services in the cloud, and various cross-platform devices and experiences.

Pick Up Where You Left Off feature, which knows the state of apps or documents when they were last open, so they can be automatically returned to that state on any supported device or system

Microsoft launches new Windows AutoPilot Service

Microsoft have announced a relaunched Windows AutoPilot service that aims to ease the provisioning of new PCs for end users.

The service lets end users receive new Windows 10 PCs directly from the computer manufacturer, or OEM.

According to Microsoft’s description, they turn it on and the provisioning is automatic. IT pros don’t have to reimage machines and add drivers. The service enables so-called “zero-touch” provisioning of new PCs and will skip some of the traditional out-of-the-box setup steps to get machines ready for use.

Learn more here

App-V Package Restriction

Microsoft have removed support for volume licensing App-V packages of Office 2016.

The restriction on the volume licensing side is better known as a restriction on the “perpetual licensing” version of the product, known as Office 2016 Professional Plus.

The change was confirmed in a Microsoft TechNet forum page by moderator Ethan Hua, who indicated that the scenario is blocked when using the Office 2016 Deployment Tool (ODT)

Learn more here

Latest News from Apptimized

Microsoft Inspire

We spent a very successful week in Washington DC at the Microsoft Inspire Worldwide Partners Event.

Learn more here

Apptimized Self-Service pricing news

Everything needed for an application professional to create and edit MSI and App-V packages or all Windows platforms in the cloud is now available for USD $450 / month.

Learn more here

Apptimized 5.7 released

Further improvements and enhancements have been made to the world’s first fully cloud-based applications packaging solution.

Learn more here.

For more information on Apptimized, contact us here or call us on +44 (0) 1184 050044.

Previous Posts

September 7, 2018 - Apptimized is pleased to announce that we'll be presenting at Microsoft Ignite. Microsoft Ignite is the annual Microsoft get-together for IT pros and is taking place S...

Learn More   >

Scalability, reliability, and agility of Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure customers worldwide can now take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Microsoft Azure to gain access to the Apptimized cloud-based application packaging ...

Learn More   >

Apptimized cloud services available to public sector bodies

Apptimized has been accepted into the G-Cloud 10 framework, part of the UK Government’s digital marketplace.

Learn More   >

'Unblock enterprise adoption of Windows 10 and Windows-as-a-Service' t...

Apptimized has been invited by Microsoft to give a talk titled 'Unblock enterprise adoption of Windows 10 and Windows-as-a-Service' at Microsoft Inspire being held in Las Vegas, USA, July 15...

Learn More   >

Apptimized Echo is here

Remove a major barrier to Windows 10 adoption with Apptimized Echo. Automated, customised testing in the cloud.

Learn More   >

Buy Apptimized via Microsoft

Apptimized can now be procured instantly using any existing Microsoft account on the Azure Marketplace.

Learn More   >

Apptimized are coming to Build!

Apptimized will be at Microsoft Build in Seattle, USA, May 7 to 9. Watch this space for some big announcements!

Learn More   >

Privacy Notice updated to support GDPR

All of Apptimized's data and information policies and procedures have been reviewed and updated to support the GDPR laws. These have now been updated and are available from our website.

Learn More   >

Apptimized GDPR compliant

The security policies and procedures governing the Apptimized cloud-based application packaging solution have been updated to reflect the requirements of GDPR regulation.

Learn More   >

Apptimized now in the USA

Apptimized is excited to announce the launch of Apptimized Inc. to deliver our unique cloud-based application packaging solution to US-based customers.

Learn More   >

Apptimized were invited to participate in the Microsoft Partners Windows 10 Deployment Day held in London yesterday, March 7, 2018. Simon May, Apptimized CSO, presented to many of Microso...

Learn More   >

For the first time ever, it is now possible to complete Windows 10 application testing, remediation and packaging on the Microsoft Azure platform.

Learn More   >

We recently held a workshop Simplifying your path to Windows 10' in partnership with TestHouse and Microsoft. The material we presented is now available for download.

Learn More   >

Apptimized has partnered with testing experts Testhouse to offer enterprises an integrated end-to-end application packaging and testing service aimed to remove the risk from Windows 10 appli...

Learn More   >

Apptimized v5.7 has been further enhanced with a raft of exciting new features.

Learn More   >

Apptimized to launch VSL (Virtual Software Layer), its own proprietary packaging format aimed at achieving 100% automation.

Learn More   >

The latest news from the world of Windows 10 and what's new here at Apptimized...

Learn More   >

Apptimized can now create CloudHouse containers alongside traditional packaging formats thanks to our partnership with CloudHouse.

Learn More   >

The latest news from the world of Windows 10 and Apptimized

Learn More   >

Apptimized has been certified 'Hacker Proof' by leading cybersecurity consultancy Comodo and more updates in Apptimized version 5.6.

Learn More   >

Read our latest case study here and find how one of the world's largest professional services firms is benefitting from Apptimized

Learn More   >

Apptimized 5.5 has been released. Find out what enhancements have been delivered in the world's first cloud-based application packaging solution.

Learn More   >

Apptimized are pleased to announce the latest version of the world's first and only fully cloud-based applications packaging solution has been released. Version 5.7 carries over 50 fixes...

Learn More   >

Find out what we learned in Washington DC when we attended Microsoft Inspire, formerly the Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC)

Learn More   >

Apptimized have strengthened our partnership with Microsoft by making ourselves accessible at Microsoft AppSource.

Learn More   >

Apptimized Self Service can now be purchased in any currency via our new partnership with global software distributor ComponentSource

Learn More   >