#6 - Integrated Client Mode

Resuming my personal countdown of cool features in SGD 4.3.....

I guess the fact that you are reading these ramblings of Fat Bloke means that we share some knowledge of the world of server-based/thin client/virtual display computing. And you already know that by deploying your users' apps on servers it makes for a more secure, more manageable, more agile desktop approach. But what about the end-user experience?

End users can be demanding but on the whole they're a fairly simple bunch. They don't care about architectures, or security of the system, or load balancing, or even the platform of the applications they need to use. They simply want to be able to run their applications as if it were local.

And whilst previous versions of SGD addressed usability demands such as opening/saving docs to local disks, printing to local printers, and displaying windows in a seamless way, just like local apps, the new version takes integration with the client to a new level.

You see, in SGD 4.3, users can choose to have their remote apps appear in the Start Menu alongside their local apps.
Thus....


And as these Start Menu items are simply links, they can be dragged onto the desktop for quick access too....

So that's why this feature makes it into my Top 10.

FB

Comments:

Any chance you could elaborate why this is so good ? -aW

Posted by Alex on April 18, 2007 at 08:23 AM BST #

Alex, the neat thing is that the user is unaware where the apps are actually running. This allows sysadmins to move sensitive apps back to the datacenter without compromising the user's experience. -FB

Posted by Fat Bloke on April 18, 2007 at 08:33 AM BST #

thank you

Posted by guest on February 18, 2010 at 05:31 PM GMT #

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