Specops Software announced today that it has updated its deployment solution Specops Deploy to support the highly anticipated release of Microsoft's new flagship operating systems Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Specops Deploy 4.7 makes it easier than ever to achieve full automation for all operating system and application installations, including the new Modern UI style applications found in Windows 8.
Specops Deploy 4.7 is an Active Directory integrated deployment system which fully automates the process of installing operating systems or applications in Windows environments. The system runs within the existing infrastructure and is capable of quickly installing or reinstalling Windows and any necessary applications whenever the need arises.
"We're really proud to be able to bring enterprise deployment capabilities with support for all aspects of Windows 8 deployment to the world right at the time of the release of the new operating systems," says Thorbjörn Sjövold, CTO of Specops Software. "By using our ability to run side-by-side with existing deployment systems it is really easy to try out deploying the new style of applications without having to wait for patches or service packs for the old system."
Together with the Specops Self-Service Portal, Specops Deploy also makes it possible to find the right balance between user driven and centralized application and service management. The Self-Service Portal allows end users to request applications and services as necessary, and includes an approval workflow where managers can approve or deny requests from their own users.
"There has been a movement in the IT management community for some time now where more and more IT decisions are transferred from the IT department to the parts of the organization where the functionality is needed," says Marcus Kaber, CEO of Specops Software. "User driven deployment allows the IT department to free up time spent administrating simple requests from the organization and shift focus to actively developing the IT-infrastructure instead."
Although many of the features in the new release are focused on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Specops Deploy works just as well with older versions of Windows. The integrated nature of Specops Deploy also makes it an optimal choice for co-existence with older solutions.
Johan Eklund, Public Relations, Specops Software at: +46 8 465 012 34 or email@example.com.