Barcelona, Spain – Microsoft TechEd IT Forum 2007 (Booth D6) – November 12, 2007 – ScriptLogic® Corporation (www.scriptlogic.com), a leading provider of systems lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft Windows-based networks, today announced Desktop Authority MSI Studio 4.0, a solution that reduces the cost of application ownership and software distribution by simplifying the creation, modification and deployment of application installers. The product’s comprehensive tool set empowers administrators to develop, enhance and test Microsoft Software Installer (MSI) packages for pain-free software distribution to desktops across the enterprise. Version 4.0 now integrates with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 for rapid roll-out of applications across the enterprise.
“Version 4.0 of Desktop Authority MSI Studio takes ScriptLogic’s solution for creating and editing application installers to a new level, and extends its value both as a standalone solution and as part of the Desktop Authority product family,” said Jon Rolls, senior director of product management at ScriptLogic. “We’re also proud to announce that through Microsoft’s technology adoption program, IT administrators can capture and package applications and publish them directly to System Center Configuration Manager for radically simplified application deployment.”
Desktop Authority MSI Studio 4.0, offered in both standard and professional versions, combines package capture, re-packaging of existing installers, an intuitive MSI editor that exposes the most frequently accessed properties, many wizards to simplify common tasks, and enhanced functionality for performing rapid validation visually within the editor. The professional version, Desktop Authority MSI Studio Pro, additionally offers Zero-Touch Testing and Conflict Resolution to highlight deployment problems before they occur.
The latest version of Desktop Authority MSI Studio offers the following benefits:
Reduce the cost of application ownership – Desktop Authority MSI Studio makes it easier to roll-out, customize and move applications, lowering administration costs and reducing user down-time.
Extract greater value from Desktop Authority and System Center Configuration Manager – Used in conjunction with application deployment software and desktop configuration tools, Desktop Authority MSI Studio rapidly gets applications into a suitable format for installation and removal and reduces the time it takes to prepare applications for roll-out.
Extend the life of legacy applications – Desktop Authority MSI Studio easily captures legacy application installs and into an MSI package for use with the latest application deployment technology.
Increase administrator and user productivity – Desktop Authority MSI Studio reduces the time administrators spend investigating and fixing application installation issues, and reduces the typical problems that users endure when new applications are installed incorrectly on their desktops.
“Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 provides IT managers with a comprehensive solution for deploying software applications across their environment,” said Eric Berg, director of product management for System Center at Microsoft Corp. “We are excited about ScriptLogic’s latest version of Desktop Authority MSI Studio, which provides a management tool that can be used directly with System Center Configuration Manager to easily capture and repackage application installers and publish software.”
Desktop Authority MSI Studio Demonstrated at Microsoft TechEd IT Forum
ScriptLogic company officials will demonstrate Desktop Authority MSI Studio 4.0 at the Microsoft TechEd IT Forum, held this week (November 12-16) at CCIB, Barcelona, Spain. Desktop Authority MSI Studio will also be featured in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager partner solution guide, available free to all attendees.
WHAT: Learn how Desktop Authority MSI Studio simplifies the creation and modification of MSI packages, especially when used with System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
WHO: Jon Rolls, senior director of product management at ScriptLogic
WHEN: Monday, November 12; 19:30 – 19:50
WHERE: Reception Cocktail – Visual Theater
More information is available at the following Web site: http://www.mseventseurope.com/teched/07/itforum/Content/Pages/Sponsors07.aspx
Pricing and Availability
Desktop Authority MSI Studio 4.0 is currently available. Pricing for the standard version is $399 per administrator, while pricing for MSI Studio Pro is $799 per administrator. For more information about this and other ScriptLogic products, please visit ScriptLogic online at http://www.scriptlogic.com/msistudio
ScriptLogic Corporation is a leading global provider of systems lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft Windows-based networks. ScriptLogic’s award-winning suite of desktop, server, and Active Directory management products helps empower network administrators to proactively save time, increase security, and maintain regulatory compliance. More than 20,000 customers use ScriptLogic solutions to manage approximately 5.1 million desktops and 122,000 servers. ScriptLogic solutions benefit any size network in any industry. ScriptLogic is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Reach ScriptLogic at (561) 886-2400 or on the Web at www.scriptlogic.com.