App-V 5 and Citrix Integration: New Whitepaper

Ever since the summer (TechEd) I have been promising customers we would have a white paper coming on this. Well, we have just published a new App-V 5.0 and Citrixintegration overview white paper. Whitepaper Title:  App-V 5.0 and Citrix Integration overview   Abstract: This whitepaper is designed to provide administrators with guidance for combining Microsoft’s…

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Refreshing my Windows Store Applications

If you are like me you may be doing a lot of reimaging for Windows 8.1 now that is has become generally available. If you are also like me, you have installed Windows 8 on multiple devices and sign in with the same Microsoft Account. In case you did not already know, here is how you can easily re-find all…

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AppV: On Devirtualization

So, I am hanging out on the Technet Forums one Saturday night and I got inspired by a thread (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9b136314-77be-4568-8bc6-6e2ed865f43e/this-document-could-not-be-opened-it-does-not-appear-to-be-a-crystal-report-document) to write this particular blog post. Yes, before I go any further, I will acknowledge the pathetic revelation of what I like to do on a Saturday night – because there is nothing more wild…

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App-V 5: On that issue with Firefox where you cannot save preferences

If you have had a chance to sequence Firefox within App-V 5, you probably have encountered an issue where none of your preferences seem to be retained after exiting Firefox. Anything from loaded plug-ins, to tab preferences, to even the home page seem to always revert back to the default. This scenario is pretty easy…

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The feed of Windows Azure Pack Gallery Resources and SCVMM Service Templates which are compatible with the RTM releases is now LIVE

Windows Azure pack information can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-azure-pack/default.aspx#fbid=w0JHn-YWZV6 The Windows Azure Pack is a collection of Windows Azure technologies available to Microsoft customers at no additional cost. Once installed in your datacenter, the Windows Azure Pack integrates with System Center and Windows Server to help provide a self-service portal for managing services such as…

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I’m going to make this blunt . . .

Are you an App-V Guru? Are you good with traveling? Do you work well with customers? Are you agile when it comes to developing client solutions. Do you remain adept on ever-changing industry standards?   MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) is hiring! Contact me for more information! 🙂

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Holy Massive Cloud Software/Resource Release Batman!!

So, Microsoft had a bunch of new releases this week! Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, a Bing Facelift. With all that has been going on in the past couple of weeks, it easy to miss something. For those of us who live in the world of virtualization and cloud, some additional (very handy) software…

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App-V: On Application Compatibility and Shims with Regards to Applications Virtualized with App-V 4.x and 5.x

While the origins of Softgrid may have revolved around addressing some application compatibility issues, the primary tenets of using Softgrid then (and App-V now) still are to provide on-demand application delivery, “installation-footprint-free” assets, as well as application-to-application isolation. This does not include being a solution for application compatibility. The old notion of “If you can’t…