A faithful reader recently forwarded me a link to this cool overview of App-V 4.5 so I figured I would post it here for your enjoyment.  It's written by Ruben Spruijt and hosted at brianmadden.com.  The intro and link are below:

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 is the new name for Microsoft SoftGrid and is Microsoft’s application virtualization solution. In this article, Ruben Spruijt explains what the essential advantages of application virtualization are, and more specifically, what the new functionalities and application scenarios of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 are. Sooner or later, everyone will be using this form of virtualization. Ruben is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with you and exclaims, “Application Virtualization is the way to go!”

To continue reading visit http://www.brianmadden.com/blog/RubenSpruijt/Microsoft-Application-Virtualization-Virtual-Fantasy-or-Actual-Reality.

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Of course this document is not produced by Microsoft and the views and opinions contained do not necessarily represent the views of Microsoft Corporation, etc, etc but anyone who claims "It's a must have for any organization!" is OK in my book.

Enjoy!

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer