You may notice that UniBrows 1.1 includes a new set of files with some unfamiliar names. These files are part of the new Browsium Continuity Framework, a set of libraries that provides advanced browser- and system-level technologies for all of our product offerings. The Browsium engineering team uses the Continuity Framework every day for both agile development of our commercial applications and rapid prototyping of our future ones.
Products and technologies released by Browsium in the coming months will be built on this framework, providing developers and enterprises with:
We welcome your feedback on the tools you’d like to see us build on this framework. Leave comments on this post or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today we released UniBrows 1.1, representing a major milestone in our release process. Version 1.1 contains numerous new features and compatibility improvements to support a variety of custom and off-the-shelf line-of-business applications. Some critical new features include web application session management controls in Profiles to enforce session isolation between individual tabs and comprehensive improvements to Group Policy support for deploying Rules and Profiles via Active Directory.
Another important change in UniBrows 1.1 is the introduction of the Browsium Continuity Framework. Browsium Continuity provides significant stability improvements and better internal code management behaviors. Some components and dialog boxes formerly referencing “UniBrows” will now reference “Continuity” but most of the changes are behind the scenes to make UniBrows a more solid solution for your web applications. More information on Continuity coming in another blog post.
To simplify deployments, there is no longer a need to uninstall earlier versions of the UniBrows Client when installing the current release. The UniBrows Client installation process will check for an earlier version and remove it before installation provided you follow the command-line installation instructions in the Release Notes. This new capability simplifies UniBrows version upgrades to all client PCs in your organization, which is essential given the rapid pace of innovation in the UniBrows software.
We recommend that every customer upgrade their test and production systems to 1.1 as soon as possible. If you’re already running UniBrows 1.0.3, you’ve been sent an email with a link to download 1.1 along with your most recent license key. Contact us immediately if you haven’t received it. If you’re new to UniBrows, fill out our Eval Kit request form and you’ll have 1.1 in your inbox within seconds.
We’re very excited about the improvements in this version of UniBrows and are confident that our customers will be too. But UniBrows 1.1 is just the beginning. With the Continuity Framework in place, we’ll be even more agile in our development, with many “electrifying” new products on the horizon.
Gartner has named Browsium a Cool Vendor in their Cool Vendors in Personal Computing, 2011 report, published by analysts David Mitchell Smith and Michael Silver. The report is only available to Gartner clients/subscribers but you can read a bit more about it in our press release.
Here’s a bit more about the Cool Vendors report from Gartner’s website:
Cool Vendors is Gartner’s evaluation of the hottest little-known companies in technology from around the world. In 2011, Cool Vendors are as plentiful as ever, and service provision is a key theme along with consumer devices and their use. As these vendors go forth, they will affect markets cresting over the horizon prove that innovation is alive and well and that the savvy investor, vendor, or IT manager will do well to remain on the lookout for good buys, great technology, and partnerships that can shape the future.
Today we released UniBrows version 1.0.3 which includes substantial compatibility improvements and important new features to ease deployments for customers with custom applications and complex network environments. We recommend that every customer upgrade their test and production systems to 1.0.3.
Because of the significant improvements in 1.0.3, we’re resetting the clock on all evaluation kits by including a new 60-day evaluation license key with the software. If you already have a UniBrows Evaluation Kit, you should have received an email with your custom link to download 1.0.3 and your new 60-day evaluation key. Contact Browsium Sales if you didn’t receive this email.
If you’re new to UniBrows, fill out the Eval Kit request form and you’ll receive it automatically via email. We’ll follow up with you in a few days to see how your evaluation is progressing. Be sure to use the Knowledge Base and other technical resources on the Browsium Support Site to help you with your evaluation. We’re always adding new material to the site, so check back often.
Some examples of new features in 1.0.3 are called out below. A complete list of new features and other important information about this release can be found in the UniBrows 1.0.3 release notes.
REDMOND, WA — May 5, 2011 — Browsium, Inc. has been named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the Cool Vendors in Personal Computing, 2011 report, published by analysts David Mitchell Smith and Michael Silver.
Gartner’s Cool Vendors annual reports spotlight selected providers that offer a variety of solutions with the potential to make a big impact not only in the market, but in how you operate your business. With its Web Application Continuity approach, Browsium truly embodies a cool vendor, enabling businesses to extend the life and ROI of existing line of business Web applications as they roll out new operating systems and browser platforms to their client PCs.
Browsium’s solution, UniBrows™, paves the way for large-scale enterprise migration to Windows 7. UniBrows is a lightweight browser add-on that is easy and inexpensive to deploy, requiring no new infrastructure and no servers. With UniBrows there’s no longer a need to rewrite Web applications or install expensive and complex virtualization solutions before upgrading browsers and operating systems. By simply installing UniBrows on PCs running Windows 7 or Windows XP with IE8, enterprises can continue to use all of their already-deployed and paid-for IE6 applications inside IE8 without modifying a single line of code.
“We’re honored to be included in the Gartner Cool Vendor report,” said Matt Heller, founder and CEO of Browsium. “This confirms what our customers have been telling us all along – running legacy apps without modification, and thereby avoiding the cost and complexity of virtualization, is the ideal approach to desktop OS and browser migration for today’s enterprises.”
UniBrows 1.0.3, with substantial compatibility improvements and important new features to ease deployments for customers with custom applications and complex network environments, was released earlier today and is ready for enterprise deployment. New customers can download the free UniBrows 60-day Evaluation Kit from the Browsium website.
About Browsium, Inc.
Founded in 2010, Browsium Inc. creates enterprise-ready software solutions, enabling organizations to extend the life of already-deployed and paid-for line of business web applications as they roll out new operating systems and browser platforms to their client PCs. Browsium’s first product, UniBrows, promises to revolutionize browser compatibility by allowing legacy IE6-based web applications to run on Windows 7 and IE8 on Windows XP without modifying a single line of code.
Cool Vendor Disclaimer
About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
Gartner “Cool Vendors in Personal Computing 2011” by David Mitchell Smith and Michael Silver, April 20, 2011.