Published On: 29. November 2022Categories: Knowledge


Why is the PowerShell-based App Deployment Toolkit actually in such demand right now?

For months now, we as IT service providers in the client management environment have been inundated with requests for PSADT training and software packaging jobs – but why is that?

Well, when we talk to our customers and prospects, we often hear that for many years packaging in their company was the work of a few, specialized colleagues who spent a lot of time using common scripting languages like Batch or AutoIT to distribute even complex software without user interaction.

However, in times when IT employees have to cover very broad areas of responsibility, it makes little sense to concentrate the knowledge of such a central discipline of client management on just a few people. On the contrary, productivity increases enormously if colleagues can share this work flexibly, although this means that standards have to be created to which all colleagues involved in packaging can orient themselves, be it the uniform structure of the code with installation and uninstallation routines, recognizable and multilingual package interfaces, or simply the feeling that prefabricated functions mean that you don’t have to constantly reinvent the wheel if you ever want to unpack a zip file.

Because all common requirements in the packaging of simple to complex applications are already met by the PSADT, it is a quasi-standard of modern packaging. In addition, it is very close to the operating system due to the use of PowerShell as a language and its ready-made functions can be supplemented by native PowerShell at any time.

Thus, this framework is a very good way, especially for beginners, to quickly achieve their first successes, while professionals appreciate the fact that they can build their own functions, which they can easily make available to colleagues so that they can also use them.

Last but not least, management also benefits from using this technology, as the packages created in this way can be used universally, whether in on-premise infrastructures or in the cloud. Additional costs due to re-packaging when changing the distribution solution are eliminated, since PowerShell scripts or EXE files are supported by every client management solution on the market, as well as by Microsoft Azure.

So if you want to jump on this bandwagon as well: We have the right training for you here!.

In the coming weeks, we would like to share with you a few tips & tricks about this framework and common challenges.


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