An update on sequencing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with App-V

Back in October we blogged that the decision had been made to support using App-V to deploy Visual Studio 2010.  We do not yet have an exact date for the availability of this functionality, but we do plan to make it available during the 1st half of calendar year 2011. We will keep you posted…

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How to easily test your remote SQL connectivity

Microsoft’s own Steve Rachui explains how to quickly and easily test remote SQL connectivity using any account you like.  This is a neat trick that will surely prove useful when working with a wide variety of products. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/ The WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/…

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Known issues and limitations when using virtualized Office 2010 applications on App-V 4.6 and App-V 4.5 SP2 clients

Just a heads up on a new App-V Knowledge Base article we published today.  If you currently run a virtualized version of Microsoft Office or plan to do so in the future then this makes a great reference: ===== Summary This article discusses known issues and limitations when using virtualized Microsoft Office 2010 applications on…

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Guide to configuring Microsoft App-V to both publish and stream via HTTP

This post explains how to configure Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to both publish and stream applications using HTTP. For the purpose of this document we will be setting up a brand new Windows 2008 R2 server to offer these functions and utilize a Windows 7 App-V client. When choosing HTTP as your choice for streaming,…

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Fix: Applications virtualized with Microsoft App-V disappear after enabling drive encryption

Here’s another quick tip on an issue you might run into where an application virtualized with Microsoft App-V may disappear and no longer become streamable after enabling drive encryption on App-V clients. This is due to the drive encryption locking the associated OSD files.  If this happens and if the OSD files are not available…

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Fix: "Outlook experienced a serious problem" error when virtualized with Microsoft App-V

Just a quick tip on an issue you might run into when running Outlook 2007 locally and Outlook 2010 virtualized on the same machine.  When you have a scenario like this, upon the first launch of virtualized Outlook 2010 you might receive the following error message: Outlook experienced a serious problem with the Microsoft outlook…

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Is Desktop Virtualization in Your Future? Hint: If you’re thinking about Windows 7, it should be

Just in case you missed it, our very own Karri Alexion-Tiernan recently posted a great article that goes through the trends, the advantages and the opportunities of integrating Desktop Virtualization into your Windows 7 plans over on the Windows Team Blog.  According to Karri, studies indicate that virtualization is the #1 technology priority in 2010. …

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Pre-populating an App-V virtual application in the Windows 7 Taskbar

I have encountered issues where customers and users of App-V have asked me about the integration of App-V with the Windows 7 Taskbar. Windows 7 Taskbar support has been available since Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1), however there are limits to its integration. In quick summary, the short answer is yes for…

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Solution: Multiple uploads and datasheet view features don’t work using App-V virtualized Office 2010

Recently I came across a request with virtual Office 2010 and SharePoint 2007 where Multiple uploads and Datasheet view were not available. The reason for this was that each component used a plugin in Internet Explorer that was not available during Internet Explorer launch. Then when VirtualOWSSuppmanager is launched it doesn’t find the plugins causing…

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