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RES Workspace Manager Express Introduces Personalised User Workspaces for Everyone

Free Workspace Manager 2011 Express enables IT to replace roaming profiles, eliminate login scripts and introduce context-aware desktops

London, U.K., October 19, 2011 – Today at London’s IP Expo, RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, announced the availability of RES Workspace Manager Express 2011. The free Express edition includes fundamental features from the full RES Workspace Manager 2011 solution, including the ability to replace login scripts and move away from roaming profiles by managing a user’s application settings, context-aware personalisation and data separate from the underlying device, operating system and delivery platforms. With Express, organisations can build a foundation for managing the composition and personalisation that make up a user workspace. From October 19-20, IP Expo attendees can learn more and see live demos of Express at the RES Software stand G59.

Workspace Manager Express begins the transformation of an organisation’s desktop infrastructure into centrally managed user workspaces through a guided step-by-step approach. RES Workspace Manager Express provides the foundation for:

• Simplified Management: Express introduces centralised user workspaces and empowers IT to eliminate login scripts and simplify the complexity of managing users. It empowers administrators to make changes predictable through an easy-to-use console.

• Context-Aware Desktops: Administrators can begin to provision basic resources such as printers, drives and application settings, so they follow users and adapt as their context changes.

• Enhanced User Experience: Express decreases the time to deliver desktop services, introduces desired user state management and improves the automation of existing desktop management infrastructures.

While the free Express edition provides fundamental workspace management capabilities, many organisations will benefit from more comprehensive features available in the licensed editions of RES Workspace Manager. Using licensed editions of Workspace Manager, organisations can deliver context-aware security, enhance compliance efforts through auditing, tracking and reporting, and provide support for mobile workers through folder synchronisation and application management.

“Managing users is becoming increasingly complex as IT departments are challenged to enable their workforce more than ever while creating minimal disruption from new technologies and devices,” said Andrew Morgan, technical architect, LeasePlan Infrastructure Services. “RES Workspace Manager provides us with greater control and management while delivering our end users a dynamic desktop environment personalised based on their preferences and their context. The availability of Workspace Manager Express presents a great opportunity for organisations to take the first steps in beginning to manage their users more effectively. Once they are ready for more control and granular management, RES Software has a complete portfolio of proven solutions to meet those advanced needs.”

“Today’s IT administrators have a number of challenges across a broad range of infrastructures. From Windows 7 migrations, or the pressures coming from users in the consumerisation of IT movement, to lowering their costs, organisations must re-evaluate how they are managing their users in these new working styles,” said Andrew McMurray, principal technology solution professional, Microsoft Corporation. “Workspace Manager Express helps IT provide fundamental workspace management capabilities that simplify how they manage users, and introduces context-aware capabilities to desktops that will prove critical as users become more mobile.”

RES Dynamic Desktop Studio, which includes capabilities from Workspace Manager and RES Automation Manager, improves the Windows experience with simplified management and context-aware services supported by a highly automated infrastructure fabric, and a user-provisioned self-service catalog. Dynamic Desktop Studio builds on Workspace Manager Express by adding the full Composition and Personalisation, Advanced Administration, and Security and Performance Modules of Workspace Manager. These capabilities are coupled with the task automation, resource provisioning and service orchestration modules of RES Automation Manager to provide organisations with a robust offering full control and management of their environment.

“Workspace Manager is a critical element in helping an organisation create a standard, personalised workspace across hybrid desktop environments. Workspace Manager Express is a first step in creating a centrally managed user workspace that allows organisations to implement dynamic desktop infrastructures with context-aware workspace management, while allowing them to grow into a more comprehensive offering in the future,” said Bob Janssen, CTO and co-founder of RES Software. “It’s our vision that every user and IT administrator benefit from workspace management, and the availability of Express allows any organisation to experience the transformation from traditional desktop management to managed workspaces.”

RES Workspace Manager Express is available as a free download and offers no limitations on the number of users within an organisation. Access to RES Software support is available on a per-incident basis.

For more information on RES Software and the new Workspace Manager Express Edition features please visit:
• RES Software Workspace Manager
• RES Software Solutions On the Web
• RES Software On our Blog
• RES Software On Twitter

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About RES Software

RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, is driving a transformation in the way organisations manage, maintain and reduce the cost of their desktop infrastructure. The RES Software 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 requires on-demand access to their personalised workspaces. For more information, follow updates on Twitter @ressoftware and visit www.ressoftware.com.

Media contact:

Mark Kember
Goode International
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 873 323
Email: mark.kember@goode.co.uk


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