Managing Applications

As users become increasingly more technically savvy, expectations of the user experience when interacting with IT also changes. Previously, it was feasible to manage environments as a collection of computers when there was a one-to-one relationship between a user and a computer. You could rely on each user having only a single device. Users now have multiple devices and tend to be extremely mobile. To support these changes, software distribution has evolved into a state-based system that has the intelligence of understanding the user-to-device relationship. These concepts are discussed in Chapter 12, “Creating and Managing Applications.”

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