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Ivanti Environment Manager Extends Cache Roaming Capabilities to Accelerate Office 365 Adoption and User Experience on Virtual Desktops
Ivanti, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace, today announced extended Cache Roaming functionality for Ivanti Environment Manager that more deeply supports the mobility demands of today's end users. Improving the user experience in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, Ivanti Environment Manager Cache Roaming now supports concurrent user connections to Office 365, from multiple sessions or desktops, and also fully roams search indexes for immediate results after logon. 

"Digital workers demand consistent access to their Office 365 applications without fear of data loss or inconsistencies between devices," said Jon Rolls, Vice President, User Workspace Management Products at Ivanti. "With these enhancements to our Cache Roaming capability, users of Office 365 and other apps that rely on large caches will get a fast experience immediately after logging into a new session, with instant search results and no conflicts if they have multiple sessions open." 

Cache Roaming for Ivanti Environment Manager supports VDI infrastructures including Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, and VMware Horizon, as well as direct Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) scenarios. The feature uses a VHD (virtual hard disk file) container which attaches to the user's virtual desktop or session to maintain the most current user content. This enterprise-scale solution delivers flexibility and granular control while offering deep integration with Office 365 Profile Management to uniquely enable the native coupling of roaming cached Outlook data with the Personalization of the user's default Outlook Profile and all other aspects of the user desktop. Granular targeting and policy control enables administrators to target pools of users, devices, network ranges or any other criteria when deploying the VHD action. 

"Ivanti continues to innovate in response to growing virtual desktop demand for greater user mobility, productivity and experience, especially when it comes to Office 365," said Michael Quirin, Partner, Alchemy Technology Group an Ivanti Expert Solution Provider (ESP) Platinum partner. "With their new Cache Roaming capabilities for Ivanti Environment Manager, Ivanti is changing the game for VDI workspaces which makes the adoption of Office 365 even more attractive for our customers." 

Ivanti Environment Manager delivers on-demand desktop personalization and fine-grained, contextual policy control for the user experience that gives users exactly what they need to remain productive and happy - no more and no less. By decoupling user settings and managing them separately from the desktop, it allows portability across devices while supporting compliance demands and making Windows 10 migrations faster and easier. 

Ivanti Environment Manager with enhanced Cache Roaming is now available.

For more information on Cache Roaming, read this blog.  For more information on Ivanti Environment Manager, visit:

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:20 PM by David Marshall
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