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  • Blog Post: App-V 5: More on Connection Groups

    To continue my obsession with Connection Groups, I wanted to talk about some technical specifics that apply to Connection Groups and will help you determine your Connection Group deployment strategy. Connection Group Priority The concept of priority with regards to Connection Groups relate to what...
  • Blog Post: Connection Group Case Study #2: Paint.NET

    To continue my current obsession with App-V connection groups, I want to use another case study to go examine how to implement connection groups for applications that use plug-ins or add-ins. Sometimes you may encounter applications which have no actual registration of configuration storage of plug-ins...
  • Blog Post: Connection Group Case Study: Notepad++

    Notepad++ uses plug-ins that register through a configuration file. This is one of the most common methods used by applications. Too often people run into problems because they order the primary application too high in the packages list inside the connection group. As a result, the configurations conflict...
  • Blog Post: On the Design of (and Sequencing for) Connection Groups

    I constantly stress to my customers that significant assessment and planning revolving around the design and implementation of connection groups is essential to a successful lifecycle for virtual environments. One of the primary challenges with connection groups is that while understanding the mechanics...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5 SP2 Application Publishing and Client Interaction - Now Available!

    A much desired, long-awaited, and highly anticipated white paper was released last week. If you are looking to understand how virtual applications are added, published, and delivered from publishing servers (especially the differences from previous versions) look no further. The document is available...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5: On Explaining this New VFS to Softgrid Users

    There is an expression that is based upon a well-known book – “Who moved my cheese?” Ah, change – it can be hard. I will confess, there was a lot of "cheese moving" in the redevelopment of App-V 5 from my perception. I’ve spoken about some areas where changes have been significant...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5: On that issue with Firefox where you cannot save preferences

    If you have had a chance to sequence Firefox within App-V 5, you probably have encountered an issue where none of your preferences seem to be retained after exiting Firefox. Anything from loaded plug-ins, to tab preferences, to even the home page seem to always revert back to the default. This scenario...