Desktop applications News
January 25, 2018
The Electron framework -- used to develop desktop apps using web code -- included a remote code execution flaw that was passed on to popular apps like Slack.
August 04, 2017
Salesforce hopes new Lightning upgrades convince customers who haven't migrated to the new UI to do so, but analysts remain skeptical.
January 27, 2017
Box rolled out an update to its collaboration and productivity tool, Box Notes, featuring a new user interface and stand-alone desktop application.
October 20, 2016
Salesforce plans improvements to mobile and desktop UI, and to predictive capabilities, in fully integrated quote-to-cash process -- formerly SteelBrick.
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Desktop management was more straightforward before cloud computing came along. With cloud-based desktop management tools, organizations must choose wisely. Continue Reading
Because of compromise at the distribution servers, admins should be aware that CCleaner 5.33 32-bit carries malicious payload. Continue Reading
The Alteryx advanced analytics tool suite comprises three products: the Alteryx Designer desktop tool, Alteryx Server and the Alteryx Analytics Gallery cloud-based application. Continue Reading
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As apps evolve, the tools IT uses to manage them have to as well. App virtualization in particular has altered management needs by requiring that IT be able to see into the entire app stack. Continue Reading
Once again, Ed Bott strikes gold as he explains a great Win10 Date/Time Calendar trick: fast, easy, and instantly available. Continue Reading
To build more advanced business apps, IT should incorporate the latest mobile device features, such as geolocation data, integrated communications and specialized sensors. Continue Reading
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If organizations don't get feedback about application use, the whole mobile environment can go up in flames. Developers need to learn how users access apps, which ones they like and what bugs are popping up. There are plenty of ways to receive feedback, from in-app analytics and user monitoring tools to app ratings and good old verbal communication from users. This issue of Modern Mobility delves into in-app analytics and how the insights this technology provides can help IT keep mobile applications on track.
Readers will also learn about mobile backend as a service, and how it helps developers more easily build mobile apps that connect to data center infrastructure. In a special, post-VMworld Q&A, VMware’s Sanjay Poonen talks about the challenges of integrating AirWatch into the company, and how VMware is moving beyond enterprise mobility management. And columnist Eric Klein explains how to choose which mobile operating systems to support. Continue Reading
Mobile initiatives are complex, but IT can keep its project on track by using analytics and recognizing the differences between mobile and desktop app development. Continue Reading
An .xpx file can cause problems for Office 2002 SP3 users, but Microsoft does provide help in Windows 7 and with a free XPS viewer. Continue Reading