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Scense - A powerful combination of workspace management, user profile management and application delivery solutions

AppiXoft - Scense

Users are empowered to work flexible, but ultimate control remains centrally.

With the release of version 10, Scense extends the workspace as we know today to a personalised and customised one with anywhere access. Universal access to IT resources, location services, a context-aware user experience, live profiles and dynamic printer management all ensure a high level of freedom and personalization for the user, while leaving control firmly in the hands of the IT department. Version 10 of the Scense workspace management solution is the result of a service oriented approach to Workspace Management.

Architecture



The server elements of Scense are installed centrally in the company’s data center or hosted externally. Scense supports centralized and distributed multi-site implementations. Performance and availability can be guaranteed by the use of Network Load Balancing, Database mirroring and Scense’s own multi-site support mechanisms.

 

  • Scense Database – The Scense database, containing all information and instructions related to applications, user settings, desktop configurations etcetera, is stored on an Oracle or MS SQL database server. Scense agents will contact this database, via the web service, to retrieve instructions during the clients’ user and computer sessions.
  • Scense Server – At the heart of the Scense system are the Scense web services. These services are used by the Scense Executive component installed on the clients. The Scense Engine web service communicates tasks received from Scense Executive to the database engine. The Scense web services make full use of IIS’s scalability. Scense will use the communication protocol that best fits the use case in play: http(s), ftp(s) or a WCF communication channel.
  • Scense File Shares – The Scense file shares (App Store and Profile Store) store all the (virtual or physical) application packages that need to be available to end-users as well as multiple historical versions of the Windows profile per user and per application. As soon as an end-user requests an application that is not available yet, the application is installed or streamed and started or activated. The user profile for that application is injected during application startup and stored after an application is stopped.
  • The administrator uses one console to manage the Scense environment and all the related business logic. Scense Management Console – Administrators use Scense Explorer to manage and control the information stored in the Scense database. Scense Explorer can be installed on any workstation that’s able to contact the database.

    Every client managed by Scense needs the Scense client components. These can be installed on virtual or physical desktops, on Terminal Servers, on laptops or employee-owned devices that are not part of the Active Directory. Administrators can use the Scense update manager to install and update Scense clients in an unattended and reliable way.

  • Scense Client and Scense Executive – The Scense Client and Scense Executive work together to execute the Scense instruction on the desktop and give feedback to the user. If the client software is unable to retrieve instructions from the Scense database (because the Scense Engine is not responding) a local database is used, the Local Cache.
  • Scense Features

    Application Delivery

    SScense provisions, configures and manages ready-to-use Windows applications in real-time, regardless of the version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, throughout the entire landscape of physical and virtual desktops, laptops, terminal server sessions and unmanaged PC’s. The user gets a personalized workspace with applications, settings and data wherever theyapps in a basket decide to logon.

    Workspace Management

    Personal, consistent, secure and reliable workspaces, including applications, across all pc’s, laptops and tablets: virtual or physical, managed or unmanaged, hosted or on-premise, company owned or employee owned, at the office, while traveling or at home.

    Scense Workspace Management enhances the user experience and productivity by making the desktop more personalized and improving its performance. The CIO can reduce infrastructure and operations costs by reducing the amount of servers, storage and application images departments must use to provide users with personalized desktops on any location and device. It is therefore critical to making user-centric computing work.

    Scense has been known for years as an easy to use, efficient workspace management solution for desktop environments with Pc’s, laptops, terminal services and virtual desktops. Scense 8 addresses the latest IT challenges and use cases even better in the same elegant way we know from earlier versions. Users are empowered and management remains centralized.

    User Profile Management

    Scense Live Profiles is a fire and forget solution for user profile management. Workspace and application related user settings are stored centrally and are available regardless of the version of the Microsoft Windows operating system throughout the entire landscape of physical and virtual desktops, laptops, terminal server sessions and unmanaged PC’s.

    Scense Live Profiles delivers consistent and familiar behavior to the user across all types of applications, natively installed, streamed or virtualized, across all desktop types and across all Windows versions. Scense Live Profiles is network independent: when Internet is available. Applications are ready for use and personalized wherever the user happens to be.

    Scense’s future ready approach to user profile management does not only solve your existing user profile challenges, but also addresses the challenges of tomorrow. Scense Live Profiles delivers:

  • Short logon times
  • Consistent and reliable user experience
  • High availability
  • A ‘configure & forget’ but manageable solution

  • Desktop Migrations

    Migrating to a new virtual or physical Windows platform is not an easy and straightforward process. Years of budget cuts prevent IT managers to perform the migrations the proper way and ask for creativity and new ways to plan and execute desktop migrations. The additional extra labor and knowledge needed to perform migration specific tasks is expensive because it is in demand. The room for error and productivity loss is close to zero. A zero sum game that forces IT to look to new ways to address these challenges.

    The Scense Migration Toolkit is a low cost but effective solution, which can reduce the related time and costs significantly and guarantees high user acceptance. Scense designed a three step process that will help organizations to plan, manage and execute a Windows migration. This process is highly automated and at the same time, offers the levels of control and flexibility you need.

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    Demo Scense Live Profiles

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    Scense Live Profiles solved user profile management challlenges. This movie will focus on cross Windows version consistency for application settings and windows settings. Applications will behave consistently while roaming between workstations


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    Scense Easy Delivery

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    Scense Easy Delivery delivers applications to end users in one mouse click and within seconds. Scense Easy delivery is extremely easy to use and supports Windows Installer packages, Microsoft App-V projects, ThinApp packages and Symantec SWV applications from within one powerful centralized application delivery platform.

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