Software Deployment.

Software deployment is very close to the end of the software development life cycle. After the software product has been studied, planned, designed, developed, and tested, you need to make it available for the market. This is where our software deployment services come into play.

Software deployment consists of installing, configuring, testing, and optimizing the performance of your software product.

Requesting software development services can be compared to buying a table. Software deployment is the process of delivering this table to your house and assembling it. In the case of the table, you might be able to deal with it yourself. Yet, a software product, should it be a web platform or a mobile app, is a much more complicated system to handle. Professional software deployment services help to make sure that the product is installed properly and securely.

How to Deploy a Web App

At first, the software product is deployed to the development environment. Here, software engineers can run and test the functionality. Then, the web app is deployed to the staging environment, which is also referred to as preproduction. Here, the product closely resembles the final version but is more economical in terms of resource usage and can be shown to test users. As soon as the product is tested, optimized, and ready to be launched, it is deployed to the production environment. Here, it will use real-life data and will be accessible to the target audience. If the software deployment procedure is thoroughly followed, the entire website will not go down, the users will not face any errors, and will not lose any customers.

How to Deploy a Mobile App?

After a mobile app is developed, it is deployed to the testing environment, for iOS and Android. Once the app is tested, errors are fixed, and performance is improved, it is deployed to the AppStore or Google Play. Before submitting it to the store, the development team needs to make sure that the app is tested and functioning properly. The app information and metadata has to be complete and accurate, and the submitter’s contact information needs to be up-to-date. Backend services should be enabled, and all the non-obvious features should be explained. Besides, both Android and iOS have a unique set of technical and ethical requirements that developers need to follow.

Why Software Deployment Services?

  • Gets your product out to the market

    If you do not deploy your software product to the web or an app store, the entire software design and development process becomes useless. Having come so far, why would you hide your product from the target audience?

  • Secures your users

    A diligent and thorough software deployment process makes the final product more secure. By running safety checks and hardening infrastructure, software engineers make sure that neither an app nor its users are susceptible to a cyber attack.

  • Enables real-life tests

    Having brought your software product to your target audience, you can finally see how it is doing in real-life settings. Do your users like your product? Are there any errors, difficulties, or bottlenecks? What can you add or improve?

  • Brings profit

    Regardless of what product you develop, the purpose of it is to save money by solving some tasks or to bring profit by marketing it. Software deployment is the way for you to finally profit from it by bringing it to the market.

FAQ

No, the installation will not happen, only the installable will get copied to the end user’s machine.

Any software that uses a valid license is termed as commercial. If a license is not required, then it is termed as noncommercial software.

Yes you can, if you know the command line arguments to install them silently.

Yes, you can configure the number of times you want to retry the configuration in case it fails to install.

How would you uninstall the previous version of the software while installing the latest version? This can be done using the pre-deployment activities.

It is recommended to use the Distribution server in this case. The data from the Desktop Central Server will be replicated only once to the distribution server and this data is later internally shared with the WAN computers.

When you are creating the Packages from Software templates you need not specify the switches or arguments as they are already available in the templates. If you’re creating the packages manually you ought to specify the silent switches/commands for silent software installation.

In the Self Service portal there is a setting to publish all the non-commercial software to “All computer group” for self-deployment. Thus the software which is marked as non-commercial will get published to the “All computer group”.

For computer configuration under install/uninstall software there’s an option “Allow User to interact with the Installation/Uninstallation Window”. On enabling this feature users are going to be prompted for installation. Ensure that you are not given any silent switch while creating the EXE package for this feature to figure.

While adding MSI packages enable the choice “Enable Logging for troubleshooting” to enable extra logging for troubleshooting.

While adding MSI packages enable the choice “Enable Logging for troubleshooting” to enable extra logging for troubleshooting.

If you are using a Distribution File System (DFS) as Network share replication is automatically taken care of to local servers in the Remote office.

If anything was downloaded from a Template will it go to the same location as the other installation files? Yes. If you provide the same location for both the Network share and the HTTP repository, then the Template applications will get downloaded to the same location.

You can prefer to clone the configuration with/without the target, and re-use the configuration for deployment. If you would like to deploy this configuration only to a specific number of computers, you can also choose to edit the configuration, modify the target and re-deploy them, you should ensure to feature a pre-deployment activity to exclude computers if the software already exists.

Automated patch deployment is employed to update the patches, whereas when a software/application must be upgraded, it should be performed using Software Deployment.

The software Approval feature is a part of Servicedesk Plus integration. As of now, it’s unavailable to a customer who does not have a ServiceDesk Plus product integrated with Desktop Central.

The deployment will happen only based on the timing set on the Deployment settings, even if you choose to deploy immediately. If you want to deploy software immediately, you will have to modify the deployment to meet your requirement. So, that whenever a computer is reachable, the deployment will begin.

Based on the scenario that you have specified, it is clear that the first 5 computers are reachable and the deployment is successful. So, you will have to verify if the remaining 5 computers are reachable from the server. You can verify it by pinging the agent computer. If there is an issue in connectivity, then we will not be able to deploy the software to the target computer. The deployment will begin when the Desktop Central server is reachable from the managed computer.

You can verify the version of the software from the Inventory details. If you would like to verify this, before initiating the deployment, you’ll use pre-deployment activities, to verify the version and prefer to proceed or abort the installation.