The SoftGrid blog has a new location

Well, it was long overdue in coming but we’re pleased to announce that the home for the App-V Team blog has now changed.  Out is the old http://blogs.technet.com/SoftGrid URL we used to use and in is the new http://blogs.technet.com/AppV URL we’ve begun using this week.  What, you didn’t notice?  That’s thanks to our wonderful blog…


How to use pre-4.6 MSI packages with the App-V 4.6 client

The App-V 4.6 client has been tested extensively with pre-4.6 sequenced packages. If you have 4.5 RTM packages which use MSI for deployment, then they will have to be updated (4.5 CU1 and SP1 MSIs are not affected by this). There are three ways to update your 4.5 RTM packages:  Use the MSI transform that…


Announcing App-V 4.6 RC and integration with Office 2010 Beta!

First of all, we are excited to announce the availability of App-V 4.6 RC! In August we announced the App-V 4.6 Beta. Since then we have taken in lots of customer feedback and continue to refine the App-V 4.6 release so that we can deliver a great product!  We invite you to check out the…


Two Announcements Today!

Today, on the MDOP blog, we made some exciting announcements: ·         App-V 4.5 CU1 is immediately available for testing App-V on the Windows 7 Beta! ·         Nominations for the App-V 4.6 TAP will be opening soon on the Microsoft Connect site! Among other things, App-V 4.6 will provide 64-bit platform support for App-V.   Check…


App-V File Streaming Primer

App-V 4.5 includes a great feature: file streaming. This is a super-easy, lightweight way to get an application published and loaded for use on an App-V client. There are no server or network pre-requisites required so it’s a very low overhead way to quickly get an application up and running. When would you use file…

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App-V Usage Survey

Folks,   The App-V team would like to get your input to help us plan for our next App-V release!   Our Ask:  We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey below.  Please include your contact information if you wish to be contacted and included in further discussions to help…


Application Virtualization Dynamic Suite Composition Tool

The dynamic suite composition tool provides a GUI interface that makes it easier to configure packages to take advantage of the App-V 4.5 dynamic suiting feature. For example, in the snapshot below I have pointed the tool to a directory which contains 3 packages. I have chosen Office 2007 as my Primary Package and selected…

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Application Virtualization 4.5 Resource Kit Tools Now Available!

The App-V team is happy to announce the general availability of the App-V 4.5 Resource Kit Tools. The main goal of the resource toolkit is to enable IT administrators to unlock the full potential of the recently released App-V 4.5. This release consists of the following tools: · App-V Application Listing Tool – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5DA48313-CF6D-445D-AF97-594F194AC759&displaylang=en ·…

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App-V Best Practices Analyzer Now Available!

A sensible question to ask is how you know whether your Streaming Server has settings that result in sub-optimal server performance. Enter the Microsoft Application Virtualization Best Practices Analyzer tool. The App-V BPA is a tool used to scan an App-V Management or Streaming Server for configuration settings that could result in sub-optimal server performance….

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 RTMs!

It is with great enthusiasm that the Microsoft Application Virtualization product team announces the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of App-V 4.5!!! App-V 4.5 represents a huge step forward for the product and is the result of many hours of hard work by all of us on the team. Our TAP customers (selected customers who work…

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