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  • Blog Post: MDOP 2009 R2 for Windows 7 is now available!

    Over on the MDOP blog a major announcement has just come out talking about the new MDOP 2009 R2. To read the full article go here . But here is the main announcement …… Just in time for Windows 7, today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP ) 2009 R2! If you...
  • Blog Post: MDOP Engineering Team at MMS 2012

    The MDOP Engineering Team is in Las Vegas this week for MMS 2012 . Angie, Aseem, Briton, Dan, Derrick, Dilip, Karan, Tim and myself are hanging out with customers and partners at the Venetian Resort.  Brad Anderson kicked things off this morning ...read more
  • 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: How do I download the MDOP 2009 R2!?

    And then the next biggest question i get asked, is How do i get my hands on that App-V Service Pack 1 Component? Well as always the answer is Microsoft Volume licence site. We released the App-V 4.5 Service Pack 1 Client/server and Sequence, adding Win7 support and a number of other great features. Remember...
  • Blog Post: How to download the MDOP 2008 R2 / App-V 4.5 from MSDN

    So your a partner/IT Pro or just a developer that has access to MSDN but no access to Volume Licensing! hmmmmmm How do I get the MDOP 2008 R2 for testing!? I want to test App-V?? I want to test AGPM?? etc etc I hear this a lot, and get emailed a lot with this question so i thought i would blog it...
  • Blog Post: So how do I download the MDOP 2009!?

    And then the next biggest question i get asked, is How do i get my hands on that App-V CU1 Server Component? Well as always the answer is Microsoft Volume licence site. We released the App-V CU1 Client and Sequence via connect to get people ahead of the curve on there upgrades on clients and testing...
  • Blog Post: Its Official, Its Here!!!! MDOP 2008 R2 Release to Manufacturing!

    Shortly off the back of the App-V RTM we can now officially say that the MDOP 2008 R2 is RTM!!! For App-V 4.5 peps that were waiting for the product! This officially means that you can go online and download it today! Jameel a buddy over in the MDOP team pinged me to let me know that all is well and...
  • 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: Announcing MDOP 2009 to include MED-V 1.0, App-V 4.5 CU1 and AIS 1.5 Updates

    My buddies over on the MDOP blog have also just announced the RTM of MDOP 2009 “As part of our promise to maximize productivity, manageability and TCO for enterprise desktops, we are excited to announce our new version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) , available for purchase to Software...
  • 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: 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: MDOP 2009 R2: What's New in MDOP for Windows 7

    My buddies over on the mdop blog have just done another major announcement with the details of when the updates for the MDOP will add support for Win7. Bring on MDOP 2009 R2! --------------- Today I am excited to announce that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will be released in late...
  • Blog Post: How to Prepare for a Migration to App-V 5.0

    This is the first post in a series of posts around migration of App-V from 4.x to 5.0. Introduction Since App-V 5.0 was announced in November last year , it has garnered lots of excitement from customers. In order to provide those benefits, App ...read more
  • Blog Post: Some Great ‘Management’ Information from Gartner

    Now when I say management, i don’t mean SCCM or even SCOM! I mean real management people! The guys and gals that have to justify why we need MDOP in our business! The other thing when justifying the MDOP or Vista upgrades that causes problems, is that you tend to hear it from Micro’softees, and were...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with The App-V Shared Cache in 4.6 RC – Part 2 Building the FSD Cache

    I have been sitting on this one for a while so thought i would get this out :o) I will update this with screenshots later . So lets take a look at the infrastructure that we will be working with. I have a several components running in an App-V Full Infrastructure; A Sequencer Several XP VDI Clients Pooled...
  • Blog Post: How do I download the MDOP 2010??

    So on to the biggest question i will get asked over the next few weeks, is How do i get my hands on that App-V 4.6 Component? Well as always the answer is Microsoft Volume licence site. We today released the App-V 4.6 Client/server and Sequence, adding Win7 x64 support and a number of other great features...
  • Blog Post: Get your applications virtualized on Windows 7 Beta with Microsoft App-V

    Wow and what an end to the week from the MDOP team! They just blew it away today announcing Win7 Beta usage for App-V and App-V 4.6!!!! The Announcement was as follows…… Today I’d like to share with you the immediate availability of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) for use with the Windows...