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Application packaging carrier (career)

12/05/2014 2463 views
Hi All

I have a general question about packaging as a carrier. Been working in this field since 2 years as a contractor. But now a days i found there are less requirements for pure packaging field. so will there be any hopes for packaging filed in future or is this a right time to switch to other hot market technologies?

Appreciate your valuable responses.

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  • @rileyz - SCCM is a deployment tool whereas packaging is a different exercise. Not really sure what point you are trying to make here

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Do you mean as a CAREER?
Generally, I would recommend expanding your skill set in any direction that both interests you and also appears regularly on job boards. Packaging will continue to be required but is increasingly linked to virtualisation methods.
Answered 12/05/2014 by: EdT
Red Belt

  • I agree with this statement. I personally work in the app-virt and deployment arena as well - well try too (:
    • so u mean SCCM is more demanding than regular packaging?
      • Define "regular packaging".
        As far as I am concerned, packaging for SCCM and other similar deployment systems IS regular packaging.
      • No I don't mean that x is harder than y or anything like that. I mean I like deployment (SCCM) stuff, the technology itself - so I can administer a SCCM server, debug SCCM issues, plan and implement sccm bits etc.

Day in day out, packaging is all I do. I have certs in Server 2008, 2012 and SCCM 2012 & Citrix.

I could do more, but all I do is packaging. You pick up a lot of skills in packaging so can actually do a lot. Then you can focus on what you want. As long as people need apps they will need packagers. Then there is that cloud thing. But people still need devices to connect, they need to be configured 'centrally'. I have been involved in a lot of VDI projects, understanding how that all fits together is fun. As a packager, I see it all as packaging.

Answered 12/06/2014 by: Badger
Red Belt

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