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Frimley, UK – 19th July 2011 — RES Software, the recognised leader in dynamic desktop solutions, today launched RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer (BDA), a free, Windows Azure-based service that provides organisations with critical data to make informed decisions about desktop deployment related initiatives.

RES BDA is an online, Microsoft Windows Azure-based service that allows desktop administrators to quickly gain visibility into their client infrastructure through a rich analysis of their user environment. User context aware, Baseline Desktop Analyzer is agentless, easy to deploy and requires no backend configuration. The reports from Baseline Desktop Analyzer are analysed through scalable Windows Azure services, and empower organisations with the necessary data to make critical decisions about their desktop transformation initiatives, like application virtualisation (App-V), Windows 7 migrations, Citrix XenApp rollouts and even VDI.

“As organisations embark on the journey of desktop transformation to the hybrid desktop, the Baseline Desktop Analyzer provides critical capabilities to aid in the planning and deployment of client virtualisation technology regardless of user environment management and personalisation platforms,“ commented Bill Corrigan, Chief Marketing Officer at RES Software.

Using the free RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer, organisations are able to collect rich data based on live usage of their environment. The analysis offers organisations data often not captured by static assessment tools. Reports provided include:

• Hardware Inventory
• Application Landscape
• User Population
• Location Layout
• Printing Topology

With this information, IT departments will be better equipped to make decisions on how to roll out new hardware, plan for virtualisation adoption and the deployment of operating systems and applications with minimal end user disruption. They can also quickly assess ways to improve IT efficiency, such as determining if they are over spending on unused licenses.

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer fully integrates with RES Workspace Manager, so organisations looking to move forward with desktop transformation projects can stream the data captured by the analysis into Workspace Manager. Workspace Manager will then construct the ideal user workspace for the organisation. Once in place, RES Workspace Manager helps organisations separate users’ applications, settings and data from the underlying hardware, OS and delivery platforms. This helps simplify changes to the client environment and reduce complexity in hybrid desktop environments because a user’s personalisation and configuration persists across all delivery methods, devices and operating systems. The result is a consistent client experience across a user’s Windows desktop, virtual desktop or Apple iPad experiences.

“The reporting and level of detail provided by RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer is exactly what many of our customers need to make the most informed decisions about VDI, OS migrations and other critical projects. The results gained by leveraging RES Baseline Analyzer enable us to deliver extremely comprehensive and cost effective solutions for our clients.” Mike Burke, Chief Technology Officer, Virtual Dynamix.

“RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer gives me a great service that I can offer customers as we look to map out the best plan for their desktop projects, understanding the current environment is crucial to making the best decisions, and RES provides a free and secure way for organisations to get all the information they need to plan a successful deployment of new technology. The data collected from Baseline Desktop Analyzer can be integrated into RES Workspace Manager to help organisations start benefiting from workspace management quickly.” Edgar van Hoeijen, Freelance IT Consultant and CTO, Corporate Desktop.

“A long time Microsoft partner, RES Software offers a prime example of how Microsoft Windows Azure can deliver secure, cloud-based solutions for customers with Baseline Desktop Analyzer. During our 10 year partnership, RES has consistently demonstrated its foresight through the early adoption and development of key technologies. While RES has already demonstrated support for Azure through compatibilities in RES Dynamic Desktop Studio, the cloud-based Baseline Desktop Analyzer validates the company’s commitment to remain at the forefront of technology.” Erik Jan van Vuuren, Product Solution Manager Azure, Microsoft.

Introduced in RES Workspace Manager, the technology used in Baseline Desktop Analyzer has been extracted from the RES flagship product and developed into a standalone cloud-based, freely available Baseline Desktop Analyzer service. Lightweight and discreet, the Desktop Sampler can be easily deployed across desktops to collect critical information about user settings, data and applications with zero impact on the user. Data from Desktop Sampler can later be integrated into Workspace Manager to start designing user workspaces.

For more information on RES Software and its dynamic desktop solutions, please visit:

• RES Software Solutions on the Web
• RES Software on our Blog
• RES Software on Twitter

About RES Software

RES Software, the recognised leader in dynamic desktop solutions, is driving a paradigm shift in the way organisations manage, maintain and reduce the cost of their desktop infrastructure. RES Software’s award-winning, patented products enable IT professionals to manage and deliver secure, personalised and compliant desktops independent of the underlying computing infrastructure – thin clients, virtual desktops, physical desktops, or server-based computing environments. The company empowers customers, from small to medium-sized businesses to global enterprises, to reduce desktop complexity and meet the essential needs of a dynamic workforce that require on-demand access to their personalised workspaces. For more information, follow updates on Twitter @ressoftware and visit www.ressoftware.com.

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