Overview: Publishing Applications

After you've created your custom application in Presentation Designer, the next step is to publish it to Management & Control Services (MCS).

Publishing to Deploy

When you're ready to test your application, you publish it to MCS. You can publish your application as a compressed Java archive (.jar) file for use with the Java Renderer, or as HTML. The Java Renderer option requires that the end users download a small Java applet to render your custom application. The HTML option has some limitations. Refer to the topic, Choosing an Application Type, for further details.

Presentation Designer will also, by default, ask whether you would like to automatically create a default presentation. A presentation is a Web page that presents your application to end users. It is the presentation which is assigned to users, so it is required for deployment.

The next step (unless you are going to customize your presentation) is to launch MCS and run Presentation Manager to assign your presentation to end users. For detailed instructions on customizing your presentations, refer to the topic, Creating Custom Presentations.

Publishing to Share

MCS serves as a data repository where you can store your custom applications and access them from any computer that has access to MCS. You can save a project on your computer, but if you are working with a team of developers and want to make your application available to others, you can publish the application to MCS for that purpose. If you want to add your application to a custom presentation, Presentation Integrator can access your published application on MCS.

Related Topics
Bullet Presentation Builder Overview
Bullet Publishing an Application
Bullet Java Renderer and HTML Considerations
Bullet Assigning Users and Groups to Presentations
Bullet Creating Custom Presentations, Overview