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VMware reverses decision to kill off standalone ThinApp

Version 5.0 emerges, ready to give 64-bit apps a ride

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VMware has reversed its decision to kill off ThinApp as a discrete product.

ThinApp is an application virtualisation tool that allows software to be run from a network drive or portable storage device without first being installed on a PC.

Back in March 2013 VMware announced it would continue to develop the product, but not as a standalone product as of December 15th. The company instead planned to make ThinApp one component of its Horizon Suite.

VMware has since overturned that decision after admitting “a number of our customers and partners have made it clear that although they understand our stated direction for ThinApp … they have a number of use cases where standalone ThinApp SKUs would be easier and more flexible for them to adopt.”

That change of heart was made flesh late last week with the release of ThinApp 5.0 along with a promise it will continue to be sold as a standalone product. Support has been promised for five years.

The new release adds the ability to virtualise 64-bit apps, Windows 8.1 compatibility, the ability to virtualise Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet Explorer 10. ®

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