I was just gathering together a collection of key differences between App-V 4.6 and 5.0 and thought I would share...
Mount drive (Q:) on sequencer and client
RTSPS, RTSP, HTTP, HTTPS and SMB streaming
.SFT package file format
Sfttray.exe for application launch
Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC)
Shared Read Only Cache
SFTFS.FSD cache file
Default isolation of applications
Default isolation of application apart from Virtual Application Extensions
Management Server MMC Console
Management Server Silverlight web console
Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 desktop OS support
Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 Server OS Support
SFTMIME/SFTTRAY commands on client and SFTSEQUENCER for sequencer
Sftlog.txt and Event Log error reporting
Non Optimised Streaming (Default) or Feature Block definition
Application reboot simulated by Sequencer
Application reboot physically carried out during Sequencing
User based targeting only (App-V Full Infrastructure)
User and computer based targeting (App-V Full Infrastructure)
Package upgrades deployed to all users
Phased package upgrades
"Management Server Silverlight web console"
Why would Microsoft choose to use Silverlight at this point?
Any changes with the direction of Silverlight likely would of occurred somewhere into the development cycle of the App-V 5.0 release, the investment would probably have been significant enough to warrant the decision to stay with a Silverlight platform rather than try and switch to an alternative
OMG this looks so good :P
It sure is a great release Yannara! Check out this post for details on where to download and some other useful links around the App-V 5.0 release: blogs.technet.com/.../app-v-5-0-rtm-now-released.aspx
i played around with v5 beta and very earger to test this RTM version out.
Let us know how you get on HansMJ!