The App-V 4.6 for RDS whitepaper is now available

  This whitepaper discusses the benefits, configurations and considerations when planning a Microsoft® Windows Server® Remote Desktop Services solution with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App‑V®), and while I could probably write up a big long summary and post it here, probably the best way to let you know what’s in it is to show the table…

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Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services white paper available for download

We are proud to announce the availability of the white paper “Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services.”  This white paper discusses the benefits, configurations, and considerations when planning a Terminal Services (TS) solution with Microsoft Application Virtualization for TS (App-V for TS).  Many customers want to find out the best way to configure and/or deploy…

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A new App-V Knowledge Base article is available – KB973366

As part of our efforts to help you be more successful with our products, we’ve published a new Knowledge Base article that has some recommendations for how to configure your Terminal Servers for best performance when hosting virtualized apps: KB973366 – Recommended configuration settings for Application Virtualization 4.5 Terminal Server clients Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck |…

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A new App-V Knowledge Base article is available – KB970831

We had a new Microsoft Application Virtualization KB article published last week.  This one is about an issue you might run into if you try to change the icon of a virtualized app when publishing it as a Terminal Server RemoteApp: KB970831 – Unable to change the icon for virtualized Terminal Services RemoteApp program Enjoy!…

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Reducing resource requirements for computers running virtualized Microsoft Office 2007

When you are running a sequenced version of Microsoft Office 2007 on Terminal Server clients running SoftGrid 4.1 or App-V 4.5, you may notice intermittent performance related issues.  Often these issues will disappear upon reboot but will gradually begin to reappear over time. The amount of time before the issues reappears is typically inversely proportional…

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Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services available November 1

For those of you anxiously waiting to get your hands on Microsoft® Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 for Terminal Services you’ll be happy to know that it will be available to customers as of November 1, 2008 through licensing.microsoft.com.  You’ll probably see some sort of official announcement on the App-V TechCenter site but for now if…

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High pool memory usage on TS based SoftGrid clients under heavy load

I have been on site with a few customers lately and a common issue I have been seeing is high pool memory usage. This may manifest itself in user’s PKG files being written out as 0KB files and causing launch failures the next time the app is used. It can also cause 2020 or 2019…

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SoftGrid and Terminal Services: Better Together

One question I get asked a lot goes something like this: "Hey JC, we’re wanting to consolidate some of our servers and get better at managing our client applications.  Some of the folks here want to go with Terminal Server (or Citrix) but I’m leaning towards Microsoft Application Virtualization (SoftGrid).  Based on A, B and…

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Citrix Publishes FAQ on Microsoft Application Virtualization and Citrix XenApp (formerly Presentation Server) Working Together

Hello everyone!  A lot of people have speculated that Citrix and Microsoft would be at odds over the acquisition of Softricity SoftGrid as it seemed to pit the two partners against each other over application virtualization.  However, working in conjunction with Microsoft, Citrix has just posted a new blog entry which outlines how the two…

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Announcing a Couple Changes in Regards to Microsoft SoftGrid Support

Please be aware of the following changes in regards to SoftGrid on http://support.microsoft.com Customers can now submit SoftGrid cases online through Microsoft Premier Online (https://premier.microsoft.com) and the Online Assistance Support pages. The SoftGrid solution center on support.microsoft.com: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/12357 This page has been up for a while but now also has a link added to it…

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