Yesterday RES Software announced the availability of the new version of their Workspace Management solution RES PowerFuse 2010.

In our projects we often use RES PowerFuse as an additional tool to virtualize the last step within desktop virtualization. It simplifies the management of the virtual desktops and enables a fully roamed environment for end users.

In summary, new key features within PowerFuse 2010 include:

  • New Desktop Sampler, Desktop Designer and Workspace Model features RES PowerFuse 2010 provides the ability to sample and analyze existing desktops prior to workspace implementation, ensuring a smooth roll-out and minimal impact to the productivity of users;
  • Zero profile technology This provides a new method for storing and applying user settings independently from the user’s profile, alleviating the profile management issues that often plague IT and making performance better for the user;
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Azure databases RES PowerFuse now enables IT professionals to take advantage of Microsoft’s highly available, cost-effective Azure cloud offering, by enabling them to store user configurations in the cloud.

Additional new features within PowerFuse 2010 include:

  • Improved user interface RES PowerFuse offers an upgraded interface that makes it easier to navigate, search, move and manage system settings;
  • User setting restoration End users are able to restore their own user settings, a task previously requiring IT administrators to intervene. As a result, end-users are able to manage their own technology, reducing the need to call IT for assistance;
  • Folder synchronization Allows an IT administrator to set up and execute synchronization of local and network folders on all devices, download files and folders from the network to local computers and upload local files and folders to the network, thus making it possible to accelerate and support mobile adoption.

Check out this short video on ‘What’s new in RES PowerFuse 2010‘.