Oracle Now Charges For Java SE Usage & Oracle Java Development Tools Support

For most developers, Java is somewhat the definition of Open Source. Although the story of Java licensing is a long and complicated one, Oracle has certainly now written a new chapter as it will now start charging all non-personal users for the usage and support of its Java SE platform. While Oracle had announced this move a few months back, there has been some updates since.

Starting on April 16th, 2019, Oracle's website informed all non-personal users and developers: "The new Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE is substantially different from prior Oracle Java licenses. The new license permits certain uses, such as personal use and development use, at no cost -- but other uses authorized under prior Oracle Java licenses may no longer be available. Please review the terms carefully before downloading and using this product."

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Example Case Study Of Credential Guard & Oracle Java GSS API Support On Windows 10

For the past years, users that have the new Windows 10 security feature, Credential Guard, enabled were experiencing issues when it blocked third-party software from accessing the user's credentials. While not well documented, the biggest issue arises when common Java applications using the JDK for GSS API are not allowed to have access to the tokens anymore and therefore block the Single Sign-On (SSO).

Before we take a closer look at the issue itself, let's go through how Credential Guard works in more detail.

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5 Things To Consider Before Diving Head-First Into Application Virtualization

According to a new SpiceWorks State of IT - Trends, Budgets, and Purchase Drivers study, the biggest driver for enterprises to embrace virtualization and cloud computing is to (1) reduce the support burden on IT staff (33%) — followed closely by (2) increase their flexibility and scalability, (3) enhance disaster recovery capabilities, (4) provide their users with access to data anywhere, and (5) reduce capital expenditure. Of course, these reasons aren't going to be much of a surprise to anyone — after all, they are the major benefits of virtualization and cloud computing!

As with any major IT Transformation initiative, application virtualization has to be approached carefully and strategically. So, before diving straight into the deep waters, it pays to do some much-needed due-diligence to avoid some costly and hard-to-fix mistakes later on. 

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How To Get Valuable VDI Performance Footprint Metrics Without Additional Workload/Cost

 Wouldn't it be nice to be able to know with certainty the performance footprint impact of an application before deploying it into a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)? This way, you could decide whether it is suitable or not based on data rather than gut feel. However, most IT teams do not have this option. 

There are several reasons for that. First, in most scenarios, this means yet another test and additional testing tools, which takes a long time and requires budget. Secondly, dedicated VDI performance testing teams don't perform these tests on the business apps because they don't have the specific knowledge of the products that they're testing.

Today, I am going to show you a new and exciting way of how you can collect the performance metrics in the background while the real users are testing their business apps. This way, you gain a realistic understanding of the impact your application will have on your VDI environment.

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Persistent vs. Non-Persistent VDI

Virtual desktop technologies are changing the ways companies do business. Instead of having individual on-premises hardware workstations running their resident desktops, planners can use something called Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to offer end users the same sort of environment — without the same hardware framework.

Within Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, there are two types of choices: persistent and non-persistent VDI. Each one has its own benefits and disadvantages in the corporate IT context.

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Introducing AppScan: A Light-Weight Virtualization Suitability Testing Tool

Meet AppScan — the newest member of the Access IT Automation product family!

AppScan is a light-weight compatibility testing module that gives end users, such as packagers or application owners, insight into whether or not their app is suitable for AppV or AppVolumes based on simple criteria. Simply upload the MSI in question to find out if the application has boot time services, no shortcuts and meets other criteria that would impact its suitability.

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