Virtualisation – the process of hosting applications and desktops on a server and then pushing them out to end users’ devices – is an increasingly popular way to make sure your end users have access to all the data and apps they need, on every device they use, whenever and wherever they’re using them.
CIOs and IT managers love this as it allows them to enforce permissions (based on your log-in, you can be shown a desktop with the correct apps and access for your role), distribute apps (they just update the server rather than updating every device manually) and generally save the IT department time, money and energy that could be better spent elsewhere.
But there has always been one dark shadow in the bright new world of virtualisation, and it has been this: a lack of proper PDF workflow support. So far, end users in virtual environments have had to work with a cut down version of Acrobat, stripped of many of the features available in the subscription-only version.
The full, subscription-only version, Adobe Acrobat DC, has added support for leading virtualisation platforms from Citrix and VMware. (It already supports Microsoft App-V.)
End users in virtualised environments can now enjoy the benefits of subscription licensing, including access to the latest product features and updates as soon as they are released, access to mobile and e-sign features, and easy licence management via the admin console.
But the brightest shaft in this sunbeam we call news is support for secure, named-user access to Acrobat DC via Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and VMware Horizon. This means IT managers can deploy the software to multiple systems, but only specified, named users will be able to access the app or desktop at any given time. Admins will be able to track their Acrobat DC licences centrally, and add or remove named users at any time.
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