Just an FYI:
Flexera has worked out a deal to buy Wise. "AdminStudio for Symantec" will now replace the Package Studio.
Can you disclose where you picked up this information?
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Not really. But my understanding is that an official announcement has been issued at Vision in Barcelona today.
This whole thing has been in the works for a while.
I am in Barcelona at the moment attending Vision so will try and get more information on this. The Product Manager informed me that Flexera did not buy Wise so I'm confused - perhaps it was given away? That does not sound like Symantec.
Please read the articles/links in my post below.
Symantec "just" discontinued Wise Package Studio....
I don't have 100% verified details, but there have been plenty of tweets...and I've had customers mentioning it to me today (unprompted by me). Perhaps the "announcement" was less than official or meant to happen later. Has anyone in Barcelona even confirmed the End of Life statement for Package Studio?
I have flagged it up and there are emails flying around. No doubt something will emerge from the dust cloud when the West Coast wakes up.
Now that this issue has been opened up in a public forum, I guess Symantec cannot leave it unaddressed.
Here's the End of Life announcement for Wise Package Studio 8 and some info on the "AdminStudio for Symantec" product:
For more information visit the following sites:
...neither Symantec http://www.symantec.com/business/package-studio or Flexera http://www.flexerasoftware.com/company/newscenter/press-releases.htm seem to be saying much...
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There is increasing evidence of some sort of technology exchange taking place between Symantec and Flexera as I speak to various people at the Vision conference. Information has been disclosed in some meetings with company VPs that would suggest there is some kind of deal on the table.
True but I seem to recall a multi-day lag between Package Studio 8's release and an update to the website, so I wouldn't put too much stock into lack of info on those sites.
If it's anything like the delay between a new OS or WI release and consequent support in WPS, we can expect the announcement in, what, 18 months or 2 years time?
It sounds like there won't be any official news on this until November 7th, perhaps for legal reasons. But it is happening.