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  • Blog Post: App-V 5 and Citrix Integration Resources

    Whether it is integration with XenApp, XenDesktop, PVS, or UPM, App-V 5 is the recommended application virtualization and streaming model for Citrix Session and VDI environments. I work with a lot of customers who leverage App-V in this capacity and they have been asking me to maintain a “living...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5: Revisiting Registry Staging

    Last year, I wrote a blog post on registry staging in App-V and how it can affect initial publishing times – particularly on VDI ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2013/09/25/app-v-on-registry-staging-and-how-it-can-affect-vdi-environments.aspx ) and many people wrote me to tell...
  • Blog Post: Chatting All Things Dash V with Richard C on RunAs Radio!

    Last week, Chris Jackson appeared on RunAs Radio talking about about the benefits of Windows XP Migration (Yes, we still have customers who have not made the jump to a modern OS.) You can view the recording here: ( http://www.runasradio.com/default.aspx?showNum=374 ) It is an honor to be following...
  • Blog Post: MDOP 2014 Released - along with App-V 5 SP2 Hotfix 4 - plus New Performance Guidelines!

    MDOP 2014 is now available: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/business/archive/2014/05/01/improving-your-organization-s-security-and-performance-with-the-microsoft-desktop-optimization-pack.aspx In addition, Hotfix 4 for the App-V Client (no new server patches in this hotfix) is also available...
  • Blog Post: TechEd North America 2014: Come See Me Talk About App-V 5 Sizing and Capacity Planning

    Yes, it is time for another shameless plug. If you plan on attending TechEd North America this year (in warm Houston, Texas May 12-16) please make sure to clear your schedule on Thursday afternoon so you can see my presentation on App-V 5 Sizing: Planning and Designing a Highly Available, Scalable, and...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Legacy Blog Back to Cover Legacy Products

    Just about a year ago, I moved all new posts over to Technet.com. In spite of that, this blog still continues to get much attention due to a lot of the existing content proving to be very useful for users. For that I am extremely happy to help and it recently gave me an idea. [...]
  • 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: Holy Massive Cloud Software/Resource Release Batman!!

    So, Microsoft had a bunch of new releases this week! Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, a Bing Facelift. With all that has been going on in the past couple of weeks, it easy to miss something. For those of us who live in the world of virtualization and cloud, some additional (very handy) software and...
  • Blog Post: App-V: On Registry Staging and how it can affect VDI Environments

    UPDATE: PLEASE READ THIS AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE: http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2014/08/22/app-v-5-revisiting-registry-staging.aspx The App-V 5.0 Virtual Registry is isolated for each application (or virtual environment when using Connection Groups.) With this release, there...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5 and Citrix Integration: New Whitepaper

    Ever since the summer (TechEd) I have been promising customers we would have a white paper coming on this. Well, we have just published a new App-V 5.0 and Citrix integration overview white paper. Whitepaper Title: App-V 5.0 and Citrix Integration overview Abstract: This whitepaper is designed...