For many application packagers, virtual application sequencers, and general IT pros, the concept of actual “debugging” can take on many meanings. Often the words “troubleshooting” and “debugging” are interspersed – especially when reading articles and blogs dealing with the topic of trying to dissect what may be occurring when a virtual application is not functioning as expected. When we speak of the word “debugging” in the context of its meaning with regards to programming and compiled software code, it is simply the dissection and reverse engineering of binaries to determine the root cause of an issue or basically “find the bug” in the code.
February 9th, 2017
I guess every ConfigMgr Admin can confirm that getting the right LogFiles into CMTrace can sometimes be pretty challenging, due to the huge amount of actual LogFiles. I'm no difference here and in the past years, while troubleshooting ConfigMgr client side issues, I noticed that I always did the same repetitive tasks:
January 24th, 2017
Application Packagers usually spend some time in testing the virtualized applications in a standalone machine to confirm that the package is working fine and is issue free. In order to test the virtualized package using .appv, we need to open up a Powershell window as an administrator, and type in some Powershell commands. Though the commands are simple, they often require some time, which I feel can be reduced drastically. There are quite a few tools that provide options to test the packages without any need to do manual work, but not all customers want to use them in their environment. Hence, an idea to use a simple trick to install the App-V virtual packages in a single click without any need to open Powershell and type commands in a standalone machine. This can be achieved by a simple registry tweak to publish the virtual packages either globally, or to a user by right clicking an appv file, and using the context menu shortcut option.
January 18th, 2017
If you're a software vendor doing multiple releases a year, you're bound to hit (and hate) this problem - false-positive detection by antivirus solutions. It's just one of the neverending problems of ISVs that's eating a chunk of our time, without any ROI.
December 7th, 2016
With the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 this summer, Microsoft made the official release of the Microsoft Desktop Bridge for Windows, formerly known as Project Centennial. The Desktop Bridge is a transitional approach that Microsoft is using to encourage software vendors to start the process of migrating older software technologies, such as traditional "Win32", ".Net", and "Java" apps towards Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Apps.
December 1st, 2016
The Notes pane in Advanced Installer allows you to add comments just as you do when you write code for your application. Saving from the horrible task of having to edit the .AIP source file in raw XML, we want to encourage you to document the installer configuration as you are used to document code.
The latest version of Installers Analytics is now live. Version 3.0 brings you a completely new insight on your installations data, exposing precise information on how many successful, cancelled or failed installations have occurred. It also helps you prepare your GUI by providing accurate data on the end-user's DPI options.
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