Acresso Software has announced that the AdminStudio application readiness solution will provide beta support in early 2009 for Microsoft's Application Virtualisation (App-V) solution.


Acresso will be the first and only vendor to offer built-in application virtualisation preparation and packaging for the much-anticipated Microsoft App-V platform, enabling enterprise IT organisation to further reduce application management costs. Companies interested in applying for the beta program, can register now.


AdminStudio automates processes so that IT teams can get up and running with application virtualisation projects in less time and enables rapid conversion of existing packages to the virtual format. 


It will be the first product to support a true conversion into the App-V format without the use of the native Microsoft Sequencer tool.  Combining this capability with advanced support for the current industry-standard MSI format, enterprise IT organisation will be offered the flexibility they need to address current and future projects.


Gavriella Schuster, Sr. Director in the Windows Enterprise Product Management team, Microsoft, said: “Enterprises are eager to rollout application virtualisation projects to improve their IT operational agility while controlling costs. AdminStudio is a key enabler for more efficient and more dependable application virtualisation project rollouts.”


Steve Schmidt, vice president of product management for Acresso, said: “As more companies turn to virtualized environments, AdminStudio becomes more important to enterprises who are working with traditional application deployments, OS migrations or new application virtualisation projects.