SOURCE: Specops Software

Specops Software

February 02, 2010 08:00 ET

Specops Software Announces Specops® Deploy™ 4.0

New Operating System Deployment Capabilities Make Upgrading to Windows® 7 Fast and Easy

TORONTO--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Specops Software, a global innovation leader of Group Policy and Windows PowerShell-based desktop automation and password management software, today announced a significant upgrade of one of its flagship products, Specops Deploy™. The new version, Specops Deploy 4.0, includes:

-    Operating System (OS) deployment capabilities
-    Software deployment
-    Virtual deployment

For organizations planning on or considering upgrading to Microsoft® Windows 7, Specops Deploy 4.0 will lower the burden on IT departments by automating clients managed through standard Active Directory tools.

"Adding OS deployment capabilities to Specops Deploy is a big enhancement of the deployment solution. Now companies have everything they need to easily launch new software how and when they need to," said Thorbjorn Sjovold, chief technology officer at Specops Software. "With Windows 7, the newest version of Microsoft's operating system, recently becoming available, the timing for Specops Deploy 4.0 with OS deployment is perfect for those planning the upgrade."

Specops Deploy 4.0 provides features and benefits in three key areas:

1.   Operating Systems Deployment -- Deploy 4.0 is based on standard
     components such as Windows Deployment Service and Microsoft Deployment
     Toolkit 2010.  It handles the two components in a flexible, fully
     automated way using existing infrastructure. This saves significant
     time and money for IT departments.
2.   Software Deployment -- The award-winning software distribution
     solution provides full use of existing investments in Group Policy and
     maximizes the potential of Active Directory without the need for
     additional layers of technology.  With version 4.0, Specops Deploy
     constitutes a complete software deployment management system,
     including a powerful and flexible user interface.
3.   Virtual Deployment -- With Specops Virtual Deploy managing Microsoft
     App-V, virtual applications become as easy to manage as any other type
     of software because a virtual application, or bubble, is deployed
     rather than an actual package set up. Specops Virtual Deploy was a
     finalist for the Best of TechEd 2009 award in the virtualization
     category.

Because Specops Deploy requires no additional hardware and uses existing infrastructure, Specops Software has the competitive advantage that it manages the deployment of applications and operating systems with full efficiency, simple set up and a low learning curve.

For more information and to download Specops Deploy visit: www.deploywindows7.com.

About Specops Software

Specops Software, www.specopssoft.com, is a global innovation leader of Group Policy-based Desktop Automation and Password Management software. The company's award-winning solutions offer enterprises of all sizes a compelling ROI by providing flexibility, ease of installation, ease of administration and automation across the following areas: Software deployment, OS deployment, software inventory, hardware inventory, software license management, distributed scripting, Active Directory maintenance, remoting and password security. The privately held company was founded in 2001 and its 2600+ customer base is spread across 47 countries. The EMEA HQ is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the North American HQ is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Specops Software is a Microsoft Gold Partner as an ISV, for Security solutions, for Advanced Infrastructure solutions and for Unified Communications solutions.

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