Consulting

Deployment

Deployment means using a collection of tools, processes, and guidance for automating desktop and server deployments. It enables to install and configure in order to install operating systems, applications, security updates for the operating system and updates to applications in an automated manner.
It is a simplification that allows companies to concentrate on their core business. Mindgrape deployment team focus on customer needs and creates individual solutions and suggests a design that match the customers need.
We are often using market leading tools as Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Admin Studio to help ours customer with best suitable solution. The deployment team also has in-depth knowledge of the Windows Client Management, PowerShell, VBScript and Windows Server.

MSI-Packaging

All packagers within Mindgrape has at least 10 year experience working with Application Readiness and MSI packaging. They help companies and municipalities with migrations and rollout projects. As Nordic distributor of Flexera Software’s Admin Studio we have the greatest expertise and is at the forefront of technological developments within this field. We also hold Flexera Software’s official training course in Admin Studio.

Microsoft Application Virtualization

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) is Microsoft’s application virtualization technology and was the first of its kind and is today the market leader. Mindgrape has the longest experience in the application virtualization in the industry, we started using SoftGrid (as the product was previously named) in the same year as the launch in 2002 and today is application virtualization one of our primary areas of expertise. Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.1 is the latest version of the product, it is completely redone and is very different from its earlier versions. Mindgrape hold Sweden’s only dedicated training course in App-V 5.1.

Project Management

Our experienced project managers contributes with knowledge to each project. They have worked with, among others the agile method DSDM Atern, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Practical Project (PPS). They also hold popular seminars in project management at IHM Business School.

IT infrastructure

Our Infrastructure consulting team works primarily with the development, design, operation and maintenance of the Windows desktop and server platform. All consultants of us are classed as very experienced and knowledgeable in their field, and they are certified in product suites from Microsoft, VMware and Citrix, etc.

Cloud Services

Cloud services are often a natural step in optimizing IT infrastructure.

Our special areas are productivity and collaboration solutions focused on Microsoft’s cloud services like:

  • Office 365
  • Azure
  • EMS Enterprise Mobility Suite
  • Cloud Security

Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of cloud-based IT infrastructure and act as independent partner and advisor for your questions and concerns about cloud services.

Application-packaging and Re-packaging in all known formats and for all needs. Qualitative, effective and functional.

Organizations and enterprises uses Application-packaging/ re-packaging in order to standardize software installations. The process itself modifies the software in order for it to be installed on a PC-device without conflicting with other existing applications. Throughout the application lifecycle the software is first being installed, repaired and upgraded, then finally uninstalled, in a consistent and automated process. This method facilitates and saves time for the end-users in an organization. A well package application highly reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) since it´s minimizes the need for on-site technicians and support. Moreover, it simplifies and streamlines the management of current upgrades.

Our senior application-packaging consultants and instructors has long experience from using packaging tools like Flexera AdminStudio and Wise Package Studio. Their high level of knowledge and expertise guarantees safe installations and well documented packages. All our packaging consultants also possesses high skills in scripting (VB script and PowerShell), which is used in order to modify MSI-installations. Putting all these skills together makes our consultants a perfect match and gives them a complete fulfillment of the very highest requirements within Application-packaging/ re-packaging assignments.

We deliver packaging/re-packaging in all known formats and for every potential deployment scenario. A few common examples are; Windows Installer (MSI), Microsoft Application Virtualization (APP-V), Citrix Application Streaming, VMware Thinapp or Installfree. In order to ensure high quality packages we always run both conflict- and function tests before delivery with tools like Application Manager in AdminStudio. In this way we ensure that every delivered package follows best practice, correct packaging standard and does not cause conflicts with the Operative System or other installed applications.

Application virtualization with Microsoft App-V is a complementary technology to traditional MSI- packaging and simplifies the whole packaging process, which results in both reduced costs and risk. Applications that are packaged (virtualized) with App-V does not risk to affect or compromise the OS or other locally installed applications. The result is a more stable and reliable computer. However, it is not possible to virtualize all types of applications, regardless of what technology we choose to apply. Approximately 50-70% of an organizations application repository can be virtualized, the rest has to be packaged with traditional MSI- packaging due to technical limitations. We strongly recommend using Flexera AdminStudio as your main packaging tool since it´s the most advanced, integrated application readiness solution for managing physical, virtual and mobile applications.

We offer our packaging services on both fixed and/or open hourly rate.

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