Here’s a quick summary of the latest Microsoft Application Virtualization news and downloads for October, including the download for the 4.5 desktop client, case studies, new whitepapers and last but not least, a new home for
SoftGrid App-V on the web. Check out the details below:
MSDN: App-V for Desktops is now available on MSDN for all subscription levels. Please visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx. In the SEARCH box use “desktop optimization” as your search string. Your results should look something like this:
Whitepapers: All whitepapers are located here.
App-V Application Publishing and Client Interaction – This white paper provides information about how the client operates and where it stores data to support virtual applications.
Also don’t miss the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Sequencing Guide – This white paper is designed to provide administrators with guidance for sequencing applications to create virtual packages that can be delivered to the end user. This white paper discusses setting up the sequencer, sequencing best practices, an example of sequencing, important information related to updating packages, and finally examples of advanced OSD scripting.
This is a must-read in my opinion.
Case Studies: All Case Studies are located here.
New Case Study Evidence:
- California State University
If you’re wanting real world examples of how App-V will save you a ton of cash and make your life easier then this is the place to go.
A New App-V Product Homepage: /softgrid is now http://www.microsoft.com/appv (or http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/appv/default.mspx if you want to get technical).
We have huge amounts of other new stuff in the pipe that should be ready soon but I’m not going to ruin the surprise by spilling the beans now. Stay tuned!
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer