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How to Prepare for a Migration to App-V 5.0
This is the first post in a series of posts around migration of App-V from 4.x to 5.0. Introduction Since App-V 5.0 was announced in November last year , it has garnered lots of excitement from customers. In order to provide those benefits, App-V was designed from ground up to provide the foundation...
3 Jul 2013
Problem Notification and Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 2)
Yesterday we released Part 1 in this series, and now in Part 2 we will look at the Automated Best Practices throughout the new App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer. In Part 1, Problem Notification features were addressed, which are also an important part of Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer...
26 Apr 2011
Problem Notification and Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 1)
In previous versions of the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer, there was little to no built-in guidance from the Sequencer around potential problems or following best practices. With the new Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer, automated best practices and problem notification throughout...
25 Apr 2011
Guide to configuring Microsoft App-V to both publish and stream via HTTP
This post explains how to configure Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to both publish and stream applications using HTTP. For the purpose of this document we will be setting up a brand new Windows 2008 R2 server to offer these functions and utilize a Windows 7 App-V client. When choosing HTTP...
2 Dec 2010
Breaking it Down: How to start deploying Microsoft Desktop Virtualization technologies
So you say you didn't get a chance to attend Tech·Ed Berlin? Or maybe you did but you still just can't get enough of Desktop Virtualization? Either way, Dave Trupkin, Senior Product Manager for App-V and Med-V, was there and he spent some time talking with the pros and capturing some of insight...
17 Nov 2010
Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services white paper available for download
We are proud to announce the availability of the white paper “Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services.” This white paper discusses the benefits, configurations, and considerations when planning a Terminal Services (TS) solution with Microsoft Application Virtualization for TS (App...
21 Oct 2009
A new App-V Knowledge Base article is available - KB973366
As part of our efforts to help you be more successful with our products, we’ve published a new Knowledge Base article that has some recommendations for how to configure your Terminal Servers for best performance when hosting virtualized apps: KB973366 - Recommended configuration settings for Application...
13 Jul 2009
TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft Is Architecting the Virtual Application Infrastructure
Here’s an FYI on a cool webcast we’re hosting next week on how Microsoft is architecting their App-V infrastructure. This one is presented by Michael Gallegos who served as the internal technical lead for Application Virtualization with Microsoft since he joined the company in 2006. Prior to coming...
27 May 2009
App-V 4.5 Remote Console Configuration Guide
If you have ever tried to setup an App-V Remote Management Console or upgraded your existing 4.1 SoftGrid environment to App-V 4.5 just to have the Remote Management Console stop working this post is for you. Lately we have received a number support calls regarding this issue and discovered that we don...
21 Apr 2009
Creating Video Recipes for Sequencing Documentation – Part 3: Using TechSmith Camtasia Studio 6.1
Welcome to Part 3 of this series on recording video recipes for documenting your App-V sequences. In Part 1 of this series I gave you an introduction to the idea of using video to document your Sequencing. This time, I am going to use TechSmith Camtasia Studio 6.1 to capture the video of your sequencing...
8 Apr 2009
Effective Sequencing starts before you launch the Sequencer
I had a long discussion with one of my customers this morning about Sequencing Best Practices. As part of our conversation, I referred to the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Sequencing Guide as a great reference and the Sequencing Best Practices KB article, but then we went further. In particular...
2 Apr 2009
Where to find the App-V Documentation
We’ve received some feedback that people may be unfamiliar with the location of the App-V 4.5 documentation, so if you’re wondering what documentation exists for the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 products and where to find this on Technet, read on. The core documentation set includes...
31 Mar 2009
Creating Video Recipes for Sequencing Documentation – Part 2: Using OfficeLabs Community Clips
In Part 1 of this series I gave you an introduction to the idea of using video to document your Sequencing. In this article, I will walk you through using Community Clips to capture the video of your sequencing. UPDATE: The Community Clips experiment has been completed and is no longer available....
25 Mar 2009
Creating "Video Recipes" for Sequencing Documentation - Part 1: Introduction
As a Support Engineer for SoftGrid and App-V, a question that I ask a lot from my customers is "Can I take a look at the documentation you used or created for this sequence?" Most of the time the answer is that no such documentation exists. I also know that the times where I have had documentation available...
5 Mar 2009
How can I deploy and manage virtual applications for remote users who never connect to my network (or vpn in)?
Hello Everyone, I’d like to address a scenario our customers ask us if it’s supported on a regular basis. Just to provide some context as we talk through the scenario, I’d like to first be clear there are two actions that need to occur on the App-V client in order for a user to successfully...
23 Jan 2009
How to sequence Microsoft Money 2007
I was browsing through the dark corners of some internal Microsoft App-V doc repositories the other day and came across a cool recipe for sequencing Microsoft Money 2007 that I thought you might be interested in seeing. This was originally submitted by Madelinde Walraven, one of our top App-V Support...
4 Dec 2008
App-V Best Practices Analyzer Now Available!
A sensible question to ask is how you know whether your Streaming Server has settings that result in sub-optimal server performance. Enter the Microsoft Application Virtualization Best Practices Analyzer tool. The App-V BPA is a tool used to scan an App-V Management or Streaming Server for configuration...
29 Oct 2008
APP-V FLASH: Content Update and Availability
Here's a quick summary of the latest Microsoft Application Virtualization news and downloads for October, including the download for the 4.5 desktop client, case studies, new whitepapers and last but not least, a new home for SoftGrid App-V on the web. Check out the details below: ======== MSDN...
14 Oct 2008
Sequencing applications that require a reboot
If you've ever tried sequencing an application that has an installation program that requires a reboot you may have run into this dilemma - How do you restart the computer if you're running the sequencer to capture the installation actions? While on the surface this may appear impossible, we've...
8 Oct 2008
App-V Technical Content Update
During our RTM announcement we identified a series a whitepapers that would be available throughout the course of September. The first wave of papers is complete and available here on the App-V TechCenter. New whitepapers will be added and announced as they are completed. Below is a summary...
22 Sep 2008
TechNet Magazine for October 2008 - All About Virtualization
In case you missed the announcement over on the Virtual World blog , the October issue of TechNet Magazine is now posted online and contains an article focused specifically on Microsoft Application Virtualization. But that's not all as it also contains articles on Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager...
18 Sep 2008
The Top Three Rookie Mistakes - Part 3
So far in this series we've talked about failing to create and share your Content folder and we've talked about specifying the Default Content Path . In the last installment of the series we're going to talk about defining the %SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER% variable on the clients. Issue #3 - Failure to...
15 Sep 2008
The Top Three Rookie Mistakes - Part 2
A few days ago I started a three part series covering the top gotchas new SoftGrid Admins tend to run into with a short discussion on configuring the Content folder for your virtualized applications. Today I want to talk about specifying the Default Content Path within the SoftGrid Management console...
8 Sep 2008
The Top Three Rookie Mistakes - Part 1
As the popularity of Microsoft SoftGrid/App-V continues to accelerate at a record pace, it seems that there's an ever-increasing number of folks who are new to SoftGrid and anxious to jump right in and stream their first virtual app. While overall SoftGrid is pretty easy and straight forward to...
28 Aug 2008
SoftGrid/App-V: Using Virtualization to Fix Compatibility Issues
A big advantage to SoftGrid or App-V is that you can run it on a Terminal Server - something some lesser application virtualization products don't do. Being able to run on Terminal Server offers several critical advantages but it also leads to a question I seem to get all the time: Since SoftGrid...
27 Aug 2008
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