On Optimizing Large Deployments of Windows Analytics

One of the more crucial pillars to ongoing success with managing initial Windows 10 deployments, as well as ongoing WaaS (Windows as a Service) servicing is the ability to leverage organization intelligence and key data to optimize ongoing updates and servicing and get in front of potential issues before they become widespread and disruptive. Specifically,…


App-V 5: Be Careful Toggling Shared Content Store Mode

One of my colleagues in support let me know of an important note for those upgrading to App-V 5.0 Service Pack 2 Hotfix 4. It appears that the value for Shared Content Store (registry value SharedContentStoreMode in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Streaming or the same option using Set-AppvClientConfiguration) can be set back to 1 from 0 thus turning it…


App-V 5: On Roaming Exclusions

When you use App-V with roaming profiles or a service or product that may roam integration settings of virtual applications, it was historically assumed by App-V that once a package’s extension points are laid down (or integrated,) roaming user profiles will carry it alongside the user’s catalog, keeping the two in sync.  The App-V 5…


Must have (User Experience Virtualization) Deployment and Management Resources!

It was no coincidence that the inaugural release of Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) directly coincided with the release of APP-V 5.0 For most modern enterprise user scenarios (BYOD, flexible workspace, mobile computing, etc.) the need to have portable applications that roam user settings across application delivery formats is an essential ask from customers. UE-V also allows more…