ThinApp has been a version 4.x product almost since VMware acquired it in 2008. On Wednesday at VMworld version 5.0 was announced and it is expected to be generally available from the end of October 2013.
With a major version bump like this you’d rightly expect some significant changes. Perhaps the most significant of these is the inclusion of support for virtualising 64-bit applications.
There have also been some architectural changes to the level of virtualisation to increase and simplify application compatibility. Together these two enhancements are likely to mean that a greater range of applications can be virtualised – something that might have held some organisations back from adopting ThinApp in the past.
One other thing that we can apparently look forward to in ThinApp 5.0 is easier integration with persona management solutions. Great for Horizon View projects! Check out the full list of changes on this VMware blog posting.
For many I suspect, this will be a welcome and maybe long overdue release.
Michael is a Senior Consultant for Xtravirt. If it's got buttons or flashy lights on it then it'll probably be on his radar. When not "mending computers" (it's sometimes easier than explaining "cloud" to relatives), Michael provides essential education, entertainment and trampoline services to his two children.