Hot on the heels of my previous post around App-V, many of you are now thinking “I want to have a play with that – where can I get the bits?”.  Well, if you were looking for the App-V 4.5 (current release) bits, you’d have to have an MSDN/TechNet account, and download it from there, however, seeing as this is a beta, and we want as many people to test it as possible, it’s open to everyone with a Windows Live ID!  Happy Days!

From the App-V blog:

This will be the first version of App-V to support both x64 and x86 Windows platforms.  The primary focus of this release is to enable App-V to take advantage of 64-bit Windows platforms including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  We’ve also made some improvements in the App-V Sequencer such as simplifying the workflow for creating virtual applications and adding the ability to sequence true 64-bit applications, a first to market!  For customers running Windows XP or Windows Vista, you can also use App-V 4.6 Beta and take advantage of the support for Office 2010, 64-bit platform support and additional features in the release.

So, where can you get it?

HERE!  Make sure you leave feedback through Connect too, it’ll make the product better!

Anything else you should know, especially around this new found x64 capability?

This blog post should help you there.  Again, from the App-V blog: The App-V 4.6 beta was just released on Monday and we are excited to have released the product we have been working on for the past few months to our customers. Throughout the week, we have received a number of questions about what is supported between 32-bit and 64-bit sequencing, along with running the sequenced applications on the 32-bit and 64-bit App-V client, so I wanted to address those questions and share more details with everyone here.  Our vision for App-V 4.6 is to allow you to keep all of your existing sequencing investments and be able to leverage 64-bit moving forward, in a simple and straight forward manner.

Very useful reading, I’d say.  Expect an App-V 4.6 Overview video on the Virtualboy TV site in the coming weeks….