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  • Blog Post: App-V: Still More on Those Office Add-ins

    As you can tell, I have been obsessed with Office Add-ins lately. Shifting gears from troubleshooting, I would like to address the different approaches to virtualizing add-ins with App-V. While the last two articles on the subject could easily be applied to both App-V 4.x and 5.x, my focus today will...
  • Blog Post: App-V: Unable to click “Join Meeting” from Virtualized Outlook when Live Meeting 2007 is Installed Locally

    If you have virtualized MS Office and have decided to use a local installation of Live Meeting, you may run into this issue. When a user attempts to click on a Live Meeting link (click on “Join Meeting” link) within a virtualized Office application (primarily Outlook) to join the Live Meeting session...
  • Blog Post: Must Have App-V 5.0 Migration Resources!

    Yes, there is a learning curve with the new release of App-V. This is why it is extremely important that - Before you embark on and App-V 5.0 deployment or migration, that you look to the following resources for assistance in migrating to App-V 5.0. App-V 5.0 Published Whitepapers: App-V 5.0 Trial...
  • Blog Post: Office 2013: Deployment and Migration Resources

    Now that Office 2013 is generally available, it is time for many organizations who are currently using a virtualized instance of Office to start considering a move to Office 2013. As you may have read in the following Microsoft KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2772509 (Supported scenarios for...
  • Blog Post: The Case of the Three Second Delay (a.k.a What is SFTDDE?)

    A while back I encountered an issue that forced me to become introduced to the DDE Launcher used by App-V (SFTDDE.)  A customer was encountering an issue where, no matter how much they tuned their terminal servers, even with pre-cached virtual applications; Office applications appeared to always have...
  • Blog Post: App-V: On Virtualizing Multiple Excel Add-ins

    Yes, I’m still obsessed with the subject of add-in virtualization. I felt it also necessary to ensure that there was a discussion of add-in types and multiple Office add-ins (particularly Excel) before I finally leave this topic of discussion. Have you ever noticed that when you are managing\loading...
  • Blog Post: App-V: More on that Failed Office Add-in

    Continuing from my previous post a few days ago, let’s talk more about application errors when Office add-ins are virtualized. It is pretty easy to resolve most add-in issues with the right methodology. One of the first steps in my methodology is to first determine if the issue is related to the...
  • Blog Post: App-V: On that Failed Office Add-in

    Troubleshooting virtualized Office add-ins are always fun. Correction: troubleshooting Office add-ins are always fun for people like me – not necessarily normal human beings. Whether you are using add-ins with a local instance of Office or are packaging add-ins with virtualized Office, you need...
  • Blog Post: App-V: Adding Additional Languages to Office 2010 Packages (. . . and pre-setting the Outlook Default Language)

    Here is the scenario: You have gone through the trouble of sequencing Office 2010 with either 4.6 or 5.0 and you have it working like a champ. You then get a call. “We need this also deployed for our users in <FILL_IN_THE_BLANK_NATION_THAT_REQUIRES A DOUBLE BYTE CHARACTER SET>. Did I mention...