RayQC Advanced - Application Readiness
Check whether your application is ready for Windows 10
RayQC Advanced provides the possibility to execute automatic collision and compatibility tests. These tests allow to determine whether a software package is fit for usage within a specific environment, along with other applications or in virtualized operation modes.
When it comes to migration to Windows 10, companies are faced with the uncertainty whether their applications are compatible with the new target platform. They usually have diffi culties to foresee potential disturbing factors. This does not only lead to unexpected delays, but costs a lot of precious time and money as well.
With RayQC Advanced Raynet off ers a solution to test the readiness of applications with respect to various target environments, e.g. OS systems or system snapshots (Golden Image). Testing software with regards to its general suitability for virtualization, combination and/or compatibility is also supported. For this purpose, RayQC Advanced provides standardized testing methods for reliable results according to best practice.
Rule-Based Testing Procedures at a Glance
1. OS & Environment Compatibility:
Is it safe to deploy a software application to a target system? A broad range of operating systems is supported: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2. Beyond these static operating systems it is also possible to test for suitability in the context of a system snapshot defined environments.
2. Collision tests of different software products against each other:
Is it possible to run software applications parallel on a single device? Next to software applications and packages also merge modules, legacy setups, and OS snapshots can be tested for compatibility
Are there general issues that prevent virtual operation modes for software packages? RayQC Advanced does not analyze with regard to a specific target format (such as App-V, ThinApp, etc.), but investigates universal criteria of virtualized usage.
4. Web Application Browser Compatibility:
Is a web application compatible with Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11? The built-in crawler engine enables users to download a local website copy and analyze its content for typical issues in combination with Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11.
The intention of RayQC Advanced is to identify potential confounders right at the beginning of the software packaging and deployment process, and to guarantee the result quality of OS migration or software virtualization projects. RayQC Advanced considers software applications involving specifications of individual IT environments.
The test results are communicated by means of comprehensive reports, which are broken down not only by test procedure/s, but also provide detailed information per test point. The reports can be exported into various file formats, such as PDF, DOC(X) HTML and XPS.
Advanced and interactive presentation of results is provided as well as options for filtering, re-testing etc.
A full history of all test results is available and can also be seen retrospectively, whilst the latest result per package is directly visible.
During testing, it is possible to determine whether the results should be logged to the catalogue, which allows to perform quick tests without affecting the actual library database.
In case that incompatibilities are found, RayQC Advanced offers automated remediation for a number of compatibility issues.
Full Integration into RaySuite
With the full RaySuite integration, users have the possibility to start tests directly from within RayPack. The results of the quality tests are directly shown within the RayPack validation results, allowing to fix issues before the package is actually tested thoroughly in later quality assurance phases of the overall packaging process. With the help of RayPack, non-MSI based packages (“legacy setups”) can be converted and imported into the library. With RayFlow users will always be able to see the entire process and to check the current position of a package order – RayFlow will carry the relevant data from phase to phase within the process, which also includes data exchange with tools such as RayQC Advanced. Reports from RayQC Advanced can be exported directly into the workflow tool RayFlow. As with any other product included in RaySuite, Raynet puts massive emphasis on providing a simple and user-friendly interface for RayQC Advanced, which facilitates work tremendously.
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