Application Knowledge Sheet

Collecting application data is crucial for any desktop deployment project. Beside the software inventory, there is other strategic information which needs to be analyzed for every application. This information can be summarized as follows: Departments used, business units,User info Application info, vendors, owners and  contacts Packaging info and Testing info (technology, dependencies etc) I mostly use this…


Typical desktop challenges for a manufacturing company

Last week i engaged with a leading manufacturing company and discussed with them on how desktop virtualization might ease some of their current desktop challenges. here are some of their typical issues which i see as very common in most of the organizations: rising cost of desktop management and operations need of a more adaptive infrastrcuture to serve…


Windows Installer Options

Most applications that Microsoft distributes use Windows Installer technology. Several Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) also use Windows Installer to distribute applications. Windows Installer uses a set of command options to control installation processes. Among these are: /passive. Installs applications without user interaction but shows progress dialog boxes /quiet. Installs applications with no visible prompts or…


Virtual Approach to Traditional Software Deployment and Maintenance Issues

Most organizations are still struggling with maintaining their non-packaged and legacy software deployments as part of the client management lifecycle. Although there are several tools to automate software deployment, the overall process still includes lots of manual tasks which causes high labour and errors. Crucial tasks like packaging, testing and provisioining are not streamlined and very time-consuming. Because of…


Welcome to Microsoft Setup Blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Mert and i work as an Technology Architect for Microsoft MEA. In this blog i will share my thoughts and experiences regarding the variuos enterprise desktop solutions which i am helping my customers with. I will highly appreciate your feedback. Thanks in advance