appCURE Announces Integration between Nerdio Manager for Enterprise and appCURE Studio

appCURE Announces Integration between Nerdio Manager for Enterprise and appCURE Studio

 appCURE is pleased to announce our latest partnership and Integration with Nerdio , combining the capabilities of both technologies to help customers migrate to Microsoft’s fast-growing desktop, application and virtualization offerings (Azure, Microsoft 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop). 


 As more and more organisations look to migrate services and applications to the cloud, one of the biggest challenges remains the migration of applications from older operating systems. This problem becomes more apparent when missing installation media and lost documentation and information are required, which can cause a significant impact to a migration project’s timeline or stall a project completely. This, combined with challenges around cost implications of the cloud, optimisation and management of scalable technology, can cause organisations to run up large unoptimized IT costs.
The Nerdio and appCURE partnership and new integration helps organisations quickly simplify application migration, management and transformation into a production environment. In addition, the integration offers enhanced application lifecycle management and the advantage of modern application formats such as MSIX and MSIX App Attach .
Combining Nerdio and appCURE provides a best-in-class enterprise workspace solution for Microsoft 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop.


Dynamic application delivery, also known as MSIX app attach

 Nerdio Manager for Enterprise adds value on top of Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365, and Microsoft Intune by delivering hundreds of features that simplify management, ensure efficient operations, and lower Azure compute and storage costs by up to 80%.
Today, Nerdio offers improved MSIX App Attach capabilities and streamlined management in the Nerdio Manager for Enterprise platform that adds great value on top of Azure Virtual Desktop’s native capabilities and provides an enhanced experience for the IT admin. In addition, Nerdio’s solution takes care of application lifecycle management, version control and code signing certificate requirements required for MSIX packages and MSIX App Attach.


appCURE’s application transformation portfolio

appCURE is based on Capture, Update, Remediate and Execute (CURE), the four base process principles on which the technology is built on. appCURE provides a comprehensive application packaging toolkit designed to unstick application migration projects and simplify the transition of applications to modern digital workspaces. appCURE also helps handle day two operations, including managing updates when required to keep applications in production.
Using appCURE Studio, you can package and convert applications into MSIX even if you don’t have the original installer for the application. appCURE’s running capture technology enables you to capture the application off the older operating system & package the captured app directly into MSIX, avoiding project delay and enabling the applications to be delivered to a modern digital workspace.
appCURE boasts an average time of approximately 6-8 minutes per application transformation, including smoke testing.


Nerdio and appCURE Integration

With appCURE studio 3.4 and future releases, you can now take full advantage of the Nerdio and appCURE Integration, which enables you to easily capture, transform and publish applications into the MSIX format for any user. There is no manual action or scripting required when using Nerdio and appCURE. appCURE and Nerdio simplify the IT administrator’s MSIX App Attach experience and reduce the number of master images needed when delivering a virtual desktop environment. appCURE transforms the applications and delivers them into Nerdio’s MSIX app attach library.
appCURE and Nerdio help customers migrate quicker to production, unstick stalled projects and continue to manage application version control and cost optimisation today and into the future as the platform changes to facilitate the business challenges.

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MSIX app attach: The Modern Way of Deploying Applications

MSIX app attach: The Modern Way of Deploying Applications

..In today’s fast-paced digital world, organisations need to have access to their applications quickly and easily. Installing software on each device, especially in a large enterprise, can be a time-consuming and complicated process. That’s where MSIX app attach comes in. This technology revolutionises the way organisations deploy applications in a virtualised environment, making it easier and more efficient for IT administrators.

What is MSIX app attach?

MSIX app attach is a modern way of deploying applications in a virtualised environment. The technology was initially created for use with Azure Virtual Desktop, but its use and demand are growing in other areas as well. MSIX app attach allows IT administrators to package once and deliver applications directly to user workspaces, eliminating the need for a traditional installation process. Instead of having to install applications on the operating system, MSIX app attach delivers the applications directly to a user’s workspace by attaching an MSIX image and registering the apps with the operating system, offering a more secure, consistent, and up-to-date delivery of applications.

MSIX app attach uses Microsoft’s latest application packaging format, MSIX, to ensure that applications are delivered in a secure and consistent manner. The MSIX format also ensures that applications can run on different versions of Windows 10, providing greater flexibility and compatibility.

Why Use MSIX app attach?

MSIX app attach offers several benefits to organisations, including:

Simplified Deployment: With MSIX app attach, IT administrators no longer have to worry about installing applications on each device. Instead, applications are delivered directly to a user’s workspace, reducing the time and effort required for deployment.

Secure and Consistent Delivery: MSIX app attach uses the MSIX format, which essentially containerises applications and provides an additional security layer to the applications transformed within MSIX. This means that users have access to multiple versions of the application with no version interference and that data is kept secure.

Compatibility with Different Versions of Windows 10: The MSIX format used by MSIX app attach ensures that applications can run on different versions of Windows 10, 11 and Server 2022, providing greater flexibility and compatibility.

Cost Savings: MSIX app attach eliminates the need for traditional installation processes, which can be time-consuming and expensive. MSIX app attach helps organisations save time and money by simplifying the deployment process.

Why Use appCURE to Implement MSIX app attach?

While MSIX app attach is a powerful capability, deploying it can be a complex and time-consuming process. That’s where appCURE comes in. appCURE studio has a set of tooling designed to simplify and speed up the process of MSIX app attach. In addition, it offers proprietary features, including batch MSIX image creation, CIMFS image creation, MSIX app compatibility, and MSIX image smoke testing. These features help IT administrators quickly and efficiently create MSIX images for deployment in their environment.

In addition, appCURE has worked closely with Microsoft to ensure that its product portfolio supports all aspects of MSIX app attach assessment, transformation, and testing. This allows IT administrators to take advantage of the latest advancements in MSIX app attach without worrying about compatibility issues.

Furthermore, appCURE is a cost-effective solution that can help organisations save time and money compared to traditional deployment methods. With its user-friendly interface and simplified process, IT administrators can deploy MSIX app attach with confidence and ease.

In Conclusion…

if you want to deploy MSIX app attach in your organisation, appCURE is a solution you should consider. Its user-friendly interface and streamlined process make it easy for IT administrators to deploy MSIX app attach with confidence and ease. Whether you are new to MSIX app attach or have experience deploying applications in a virtualised environment, appCURE is a cost-effective solution that can help you achieve your goals. So, why wait? Start exploring appCURE today and see how it can help you take advantage of the benefits of MSIX app attach.

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The Importance of Repackaging Apps in MSIX Format for Improved Security

The Importance of Repackaging Apps in MSIX Format for Improved Security

In today’s digital landscape, security is a top concern for businesses of all sizes. The rise of remote work and the increasing use of cloud-based apps has made it even more critical to protect sensitive information. One effective way to improve the security of business apps is to repackage them in the MSIX format.

MSIX is a modern application package format that provides a secure and reliable way to install, update, and manage applications on Windows 10, 11 devices and Windows Server 2022. This format has several benefits over traditional installation methods, including:

Improved security: MSIX apps are protected by Windows security features, including SmartScreen and Windows Defender, which help prevent malware infections and reduce the risk of data breaches. Additionally, MSIX supports compliance with industry security standards, such as Cyber Essentials, by providing a secure and managed container for apps and addressing key security principles such as boundary firewalls and internet gateways, secure configuration, access control, malware protection, and patch management.

Simplified deployment: MSIX apps can be easily deployed and managed through the Microsoft Store for Business and enterprise delivery technologies like Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace One and AppVentiX, which eliminate the need for manual installations and reduce the risk of configuration errors.

Additionally, migrating to MSIX enables dynamic application delivery (MSIX app attach), allowing enterprises to deploy and manage applications centrally to the users who need each specific app without installing every app on the master image. Businesses can use the likes of Azure Virtual Desktop, AppVentiX, Nerdio, VMware App Volumes and Parallels RAS to deliver applications in the MSIX app attach format to users.

Streamlined updates: MSIX apps can be updated automatically through the Microsoft Store for Business and other supported MSIX enterprise app management solutions, ensuring that users have the latest version of the app with the latest security updates and bug fixes.

Sandboxing: The MSIX format also provides a sandboxing capability, which isolates the app from the underlying operating system (container), reducing the risk of malware infections and other security threats. The sandbox container provides limited access to system resources, including read access to the global file and registry of the device. This helps to prevent the app from making unauthorized changes to the system or accessing sensitive information. MSIX images (MSIX app attach) mount to the virtual desktop as read-only, which further helps tighten the grip on security.

Code signing Certificates: code signing certificates with MSIX packages are a mandatory requirement to enable installation. This can add a level of trust to the apps you use, which is important in the context of enterprise app deployment. The certificate helps to verify the authenticity of the MSIX package and that it has not been altered or infected by malware. This provides extra protection for sensitive information and reduces the risk of security breaches. Additionally, code-signing certificates can help ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. This can provide peace of mind for businesses and their customers, as they know that the applications they are using are secure and trustworthy.

Legacy apps: Legacy applications can pose a significant security risk as they may not have been updated to address the latest security threats. By packaging legacy apps into MSIX format, organizations can ensure that they have a secure, containerized version of the application. Sealing is a term we use at appCURE for packaging old applications into an MSIX. Sealing an application into the MSIX package means the application will not change and will not receive future updates. Sealing into an MSIX reduces the risk of security vulnerabilities. MSIX helps businesses meet industry security standards and reduces the risk of security breaches, even when faced with legacy applications that need to be maintained for archival or other reasons during modernization projects.

In conclusion, repackaging business apps in MSIX format provides numerous security benefits and helps businesses stay ahead of potential security threats. By using MSIX, companies can simplify their application deployment and management while ensuring their sensitive information is protected and aligned with industry standards such as Cyber Essentials. It’s time to make the switch to MSIX and take control of your app security today.


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Intune Package Modernisation with appCURE

Intune Package Modernisation with appCURE

Over the last 10 years the Industry has seen some significant changes in technology. One of these changes is the ability to control devices using Cloud based services enabling configuration, policy and application management.

introduced in September 2022 appCURE released version 3.1 of appCURE studio including the ability to quickly upload both MSIX packages and Intunewin files.

This Intune upload feature enables the rapid upload of applications packaged with appCURE to be delivered directly into your Intune tenant ready for assignment to users/groups.

The following screenshot shows a simple application uploaded into Microsoft Intune ready to be assigned:

The following diagram provides a simple logical illustration of how this feature works:


This is a great feature for those who are delivering apps to Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365 aka (Cloud PC) and Physical devices.

appCURE’s key focus is to help customers get to production quicker and we continue to keep adding value in spaces where customers can save time and reduce costs.

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Announcing appCURE Studio v3

Announcing appCURE Studio v3

appCURE is pleased to announce appCURE Studio v3. 

 The latest version boasts a new product graphical user interface, improved core capabilities, and unique features that further support customers and partners. appCURE continues to focus on improving application migration, MSIX enablement, modernisation, and management capabilities, enabling customers to get to production faster.

This release brings the following feature announcements:

  • Intune Support for MSI and MSIX
  • Heterogeneity application reporting
  • Access to 4000+ applications for repackaging
  • Packaging optimisations
  • MSIX inspection and MSIX App Attach “Good candidacy Check”
  • Leading MSIX app attach tooling offering unmatched packaging capabilities and smoke testing
  • Advanced MSIX Certificate Management and handling
  • Multiple vendor Integrations
  • MSIX shared Package Container support

Read the full Change log here: 

Release appCURE Studio V3 · ssh2appslimited/appCURE_Studiov3_public

See the following press release for more information on this announcement:

appCURE (SSH2apps ltd) announces appCURE STUDIO V3 – IssueWire

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