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October 30, 2012

Flexera Software introduces usage management application for Windows 8

The move will allow application producers and enterprises to use Windows 8 throughout all stages of the software lifecycle

By CBR Staff Writer

Application Usage Management application provider, Flexera Software has introduced new offering for application developers and enterprises who use Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system (OS).

The company’s offering which support application producers’ Windows 8 migration efforts include FlexNet Producer Suite, InstallShield and InstallAnywhere.

The company said that FlexNet Producer Suite will monetise and protect application producers’ intellectual property.

InstallShield and InstallAnywhere will allow development teams to develop installation programs for applications that support Windows 8.

InstallShield will also allow application producers to create installs that can sideload Windows Store app packages (.appx) for their enterprise customers while InstallShield can bundle sideloaded Windows Store apps and desktop apps into a suite installation.

Flexera Software solutions which claimes to help enterprise IT organisations maximise their investments in Windows 8 software include AdminStudio Suite and FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises.

According to the company, AdminStudio Suite features an enterprise’s Application Readiness process for migrations to new Windows OS, application and desktop virtualisation, and day to day application packaging operations.

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FlexNet Manager Suite will allow enterprises to maximise their return on high-value software investments while maintaining continuous compliance.

Flexera Software senior vice president of marketing Randy Littleson said that a new OS like Windows 8 could not gain traction if application producers were unable to monetise and protect their software licenses on it, and if enterprises could not efficiently and cost effectively migrate to the new OS and optimise their Windows 8 software assets.

"Through our support for Windows 8, we are providing a fast and efficient migration path for application producers and enterprises that are seeking to leverage Microsoft’s latest operating system," Littleson said.

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