My friends at Code Systems, suppliers of Xenocode software, are demonstrating an interesting use for its application virtualization tools and environment. This demonstration shows that it is possible for a Windows user to access a number of different Web Browsers without having to actually install them. All they need to do is click on a selection on a Web site. This demonstration was built using Code Systems' Xenocode Virtual Application Studio and then deployed using Xenocode WebApp.
This demonstration makes it clear that Windows applications can be projected to a local client system through a website. So, suppliers could make it possible for potential customers to try out complete applications without also making them install the products on a local system. Organizations may choose to use this method to make in-house applications and data available to selected consultants or partners while still maintaining a high level of control.
What Code Systems has to say about their announcement
Xenocode, a leader in application virtualization and delivery technology, today announced the immediate availability of the online Xenocode Browser Sandbox. The Browser Sandbox web site allows all popular Windows browsersto be run simultaneously, directly from the web. Web designers, system administrators, and other users can now evaluate Internet Explorer 8, 7, and 6, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, and Google Chrome directly from the web in a risk-free manner. Unlike traditional software applications, Xenocode WebApps do not require any software to be installed and allow multiple application versions to run side-by-side on any version of Windows.
The Xenocode Browser Sandbox is available at http://www.xenocode.com/browsers.
Snapshot analysisThere are quite a number of ways the technology being demonstrated could be used. One application would be to allow software suppliers to make demonstration copies of complex applications available online. Another would be the rapid deployment of an application to an organization's remote staff members without having to install software on each and every staff member's system separately.
I bet that Code Systems' partners are likely to come up with some novel ways to use this technology.