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VMware's ThinApp eases the transition of legacy apps

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VMware's ThinApp is an agentless application virtualization tool. Admins can use it for a variety of tasks, including moving legacy apps onto new OSes and high-security desktops. IT picks and chooses which users have access to which apps and decides who has permission to use a USB to transfer apps between devices. Admins can also use ThinApp to simplify a host of management tasks, including the app update process.

With App Volumes, an app layering tool from VMware, IT can compartmentalize apps into virtual machine disk files which connect to user desktops or virtual machines. The data on the apps follows users from one device or virtual desktop session to another. Admins can also remove, update or install apps for users nearly instantaneously with App Volumes.

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What problems have you had transferring legacy apps to new OSes?
The problem with virtual and remote desktop systems is that they're not accessible for people with disabilities. So the suggested workaround might not be legitimate in the countries where accessibility is protected by the law.