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-V was designed from ground up to provide the foundation upon which we could…

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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 with his first key note – Microsoft Private Cloud.  Built for the Future.  Ready…

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Online Briefing – Unlocking the Value of Windows 7

Join Microsoft’s Technology Solution Specialists for this briefing to discuss the short and long term savings around optimizing the desktop. You will learn how Windows 7 Enterprise, with greater control over desktops, accelerated application deployments, and improved asset tracking and compliance — can lead to decreased total cost of ownership. This briefing will cover the…

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MDOP 2009 R2: What's New in MDOP for Windows 7

In case you missed it over on the MDOP blog, they just announced that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will be released in late October 2009 and will add Windows 7 support for all components except for MED-V. Server and management components will also support Windows 2008 R2.  They go on to say:…

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App-V tools and whitepapers

Looks like over on the MDOP blog Karri Alexion-Tiernan posted some tidbits about the latest App-V related tools and whitepapers.  The quick list is below but you can read her entire post here. ======== · App-V  Home Page Update – This provides a great intro to the product and the business challenges it helps solve…

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MDOP 2008 R2 Releases to Manufacturing!

In case you missed all the fireworks and champagne corks yesterday it was in celebration of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2008 R2 being released to manufacturing.  Of course you already know that this version of MDOP will include the highly acclaimed Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 but there are a lot of other new and useful…

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The New Official MDOP Blog

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) product team just announced their new blog and considering that App-V is part of MDOP you’ll probably want to check it out.  They’ll be posting on topics such as Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), Asset Inventory Service (AIS), Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset (DaRT), Desktop Error Monitoring (DEM) and Microsoft…

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New MDOP Benefits

Since SoftGrid is part of MDOP I thought you might find this interesting. ====== As of the October Product Use Rights (PUR), customers can now use three of the five MDOP components (AIS, DaRT and AGPM) on their servers covered in the same domain as their MDOP covered desktops.  The below new use rights go…

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