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  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 RTM and MED-V 1.0 SP1 RC are here!!

    Just wanted to spread the good word that Karri sent out to the team As announced on the Windows for your Business blog , Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, including App-V for RDS, is now publicly available as part of MDOP 2010!!! In addition, MED-V 1.0 SP1 RC for Windows 7 is now available! App...
  • Blog Post: App-V Sequencing SuperFlow

    Yesterday on Microsoft Download the product team released the App-V Sequencing Superflow. The Sequencing Superflow is an interactive content model provides a structured and interactive interface for viewing documentation. Each SuperFlow includes comprehensive information about a specific dataflow, workflow...
  • Blog Post: AppPlus and OSDPlus

    dear me! i just cant keep up with all these new fantastic little tools that are being developed around little old app-v! The latest in a line of tools are from Duncan Murdoch who is developing OSD+. AppPlus has just announced a beta program. It is designed to allow the App-V community to trial the functionality...
  • Blog Post: Getting to Grips with the App-V Client Log Parser Utility (Launch Times)

    Understanding your application Launch Times is a powerful thing to understand. It keeps you in touch with what your actual end users go through when launching applications. When your client log file is set to informational logging, which it should be by default; This will gather some great information...
  • Blog Post: Making Applications Compatible with Windows 7 in a Virtualized Environment

    I must visit and meet 1000’s of different customers over the course of a calendar year. I spend alot of that time discussing App-V and in these discussions around app-v i have a number of discussions around moving/migrating operating systems. On top of these discussions I end up talking about the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: App-V error code 06-0000000E Explained

    Hi all, Recently I’ve been onsite with a few customers and the following App-V error keeps occurring when a user tries to launch an App-V application. Research If you search on the internet you will find the following KB that we (Microsoft) provide to our customers to troubleshoot this...
  • Blog Post: App-V with Microsoft Office 2010 (Deployment Kit and Recipe/PoC)

    The Office 2010 deployment kit, recipe, and PoC Package are now available.  I love my sequenced version of office 2010, i have been using it as a sequenced application since the Beta and love the performance, reliability and my ability to DSC plugins into the environment. If you have not given it...
  • Blog Post: New Free App-V Self Support Tool (and how to make friends at the helpdesk)

    I stumbled across this on Brian Maddens Forum the other day and it looks pretty darn handy! --------- When you deploy App-V applications on laptops and pc, you will get a lot of helpdesk calls. While App-V is a mature application virtualization solution, it is interesting to see that a simple design...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 Documentation now available on TechNet

    When Peter emails me saying something, i know its important! and he pinged me to say that he just posted a blog on the App-V team site about the new documentation around 4.6. I have to say this is our best set of docs to date. If you have any comments or updates please let us know as peter is always...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization Explorer – Released

    I have been meaning to blog about this for ages. Kalle released me a version of AVE in alpha and again in Beta, and i just never got around to finishing my blog post on it……  :o( The tool however is fab! I as well as a number of my community buddies have been loving this tool and how its been working...
  • Blog Post: Upgrades to Lib-V and SFT Encoder

    I always enjoying hearing from our MVPs. They are some of our greatest assets for developing app-v and making your lives easier when moving to an app-v infrastructure. Kalle pinged me the other day (last monday to be exact!) to let me know that he had upgraded the versions of Lib-V (SFT encoding/decoding...
  • Blog Post: Sequencing Microsoft Desktop Player

    I try and sequence everything on my machine…. from Live Writer (my blogging tool of choice) to Office 2010 to the simple things like tools etc …. one day i will have to do a sftmime /query obj:app /short and publish my lonnnnng list of apps. I think sequencing applications just makes my life easier when...
  • Blog Post: x64 and App-V 4.6 A Match Made in Heaven

    The beta has been running for a while now….. and I have been over the moon with having the 4.6 client on my windows 7 x64 machine. I was one of the many that moved away from x86 to x64 with Windows Vista, and had to make a massive sacrifice (My Beloved App-V apps!). With Windows 7 RTM’ing and my obvious...
  • Blog Post: Updated IPD Guide - Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released an updated guide: Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6—now available for download. Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 This IPD guide, updated for App-V 4.6, provides actionable guidance...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 Public Beta now available for download

    Wow oh wow!! Big news! Huge News!!! The MDOP product team just announced the immediate availability of the Microsoft App-V 4.6 beta, the first version to not only support 64-bit clients but also the virtualization of true 64-bit applications: Today, I am happy to announce immediate availability of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 Virtual Labs

    The are some very cool things that get created to help customers improve there skills and become better equipped in understanding App-V. The Virtual Labs include: Learning App-V Basics includes preparation, streaming and launch of virtual applications Learning App-V Intermediate Skills includes Application...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization (App-V) Video Series

    Learn how to configure App-V; create, publish, and update virtual applications; and create and manage policies for virtual applications. Check out these range of videos to help you go from zero to hero here AppLocker is a new feature of Windows7 that allows administrators to define policies that can...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 is now available, plus some new Resource Kit tools

    J.C just pinged this up about some a couple of new reskit tools plus the reskit being updated for 4.6 in general. ------------- Over on the MDOP Blog we just announced that App-V 4.6 is now publicly available via MDOP 2010!  We’re excited to bring the new capabilities to market and also want to...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization Dashboard – Now in Beta Release!

    Now this is something i have been working with some of our internal teams for a while. The Solution Accelerators team has looked into a requirement to help reporting in App-V. This really will be a great step in the right direction for helping customer report there application virtualization estate better...
  • Blog Post: MED-V 1.0 SP1 RTM and localized versions of App-V 4.6 are now available!

    Over on the MDOP blog they have just announced the availability of the MDOP 2010 refresh , read more here http://blogs.technet.com/mdop/archive/2010/04/01/med-v-1-0-sp1-rtm-and-localized-versions-of-app-v-4-6-are-now-available.aspx But the quick info bits are: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with The App-V Shared Cache in 4.6 RC – Part 1

    Well my first few weeks back into the office and it has been a busy first few week back. So i thought i would get back to things with a bang! and one of these bangs would be a big’ish post on my 2nd favourite feature of 4.6 (my number one feature for this release is x64!!!!). 4.6 has some great additions...
  • Blog Post: Integrating Immidio Flex Profiles Advanced with Microsoft App-V

    I have been working in Amsterdam this week and assisting a number of customers! its been great fun as i have had the pleasure of Madelinde Walraven shadowing me on my adventures. Well to add to my fun week I met up with a couple of our App-V MVPs, Rodney Medina and Ment van der Plas for dinner. We had...
  • Blog Post: Immidio AppScriber 2.0

    Rodney emailed me today about a tool that he has been working on with a company called Immidio called “ Appscriber ”, I think i posted about this in the past about v1 of Appscriber. Appscriber is a self service portal for applications. In Rodney's own words: Version 2.0 of AppScriber now finally adds...
  • Blog Post: The requested operation requires elevation : 2C-000002E4

    If your like me and use your app-v client for everything, you may sometimes come across applications that require an elevation in privilege? I have been working up in Wolverhampton on and off with a customer (Mike Cheetham and Gul Ahmed). We have been working heavily to get a large number of very bespoke...
  • Blog Post: How to Download the App-V 4.6 Beta

    So you have heard lots about it! and you are so eager to get going and playing with the 4.6 Beta. And trust me its well worth it. 4.6 is awesome even in beta and playing with the Beta is a good way to get you and your organisation ahead of the game! So how do we get to play? 1) Sign in to connect ...