SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Spoon, a leading developer of application and desktop virtualization technology, today announced a competitive upgrade program for VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp customers. Existing ThinApp and XenApp customers on active maintenance can upgrade to Spoon at their existing maintenance pricing without a new license purchase.
“there may be new operating systems or applications that prevent ThinApp from working.”
Spoon is also providing a free one-click migration tool that automatically translates ThinApp configurations to Spoon, eliminating the need for any repackaging. Spoon supports all major Windows desktop applications and operating systems, including Windows 8.
On February 22, 2013, VMware announced the end of availability of ThinApp Suite and Client effective December 15, 2013 and warned that “there may be new operating systems or applications that prevent ThinApp from working.” VMware subsequently announced on October 16, 2013 that it would un-discontinue the product and promised support for critical applications such as Office 2013 in a future release.
“This program is an opportunity for businesses and system integrators requiring a predictable application virtualization technology vendor to transition to a provider with a proven track record of technical leadership and business continuity,” said Kenji Obata, chief executive officer of Spoon. “Spoon is completely focused on delivering the world’s most advanced end-user virtualization platform, including unique web-based delivery, storage synchronization, and mobile access capabilities.”
LANDesk Software announced on February 19, 2013 that it would begin offering Spoon to its current ThinApp-based LANDesk Application Virtualization customers. Novell is also providing a competitive upgrade program for ThinApp customers to its ZENworks Application Virtualization product, which is built on the Spoon engine.
The Spoon competitive upgrade program is available until December 31, 2013. To upgrade, contact an authorized Spoon reseller or call Spoon direct sales at 877-223-3551 (+1-206-774-8769 international).
Spoon is a web-based computing platform that lets you use your software and files from any device. Spoon’s unique virtualization technology eliminates application installs and automatically synchronizes files and settings across desktops and mobile devices. Spoon is available as a web-based service and on-premise server, as well as through select partners and technology licensees. For more information, visit spoon.net.