Release: AppStream 5.1

AppStream released the first minor version of its new 5.0 platform.

The most notable feature is capability to interact with Altiris Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) 2.0, another application virtualization product highly popular on the market.

The integration announcement follows an article published this week, detailing how this interaction can be done to deliver application virtualization and streaming in a seamless way.

It’s evident both companies are joining forces to counteract upcoming threat of Microsoft, which acquired Softricity earlier this year.

Is this a prelude to a possible merge/acquisition?

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.

Update: Brian Madden published a 46-minutes podcast with Altiris SVS Product Manager, Scott Jones, and AppStream Director of Product Management, Brian Duckering, about integration between platforms and relation with competitors like Softricity (now acquired by Microsoft).

Listen to it here.