App-V: On Current Recommended Practices and how they Evolve . . . (a.k.a. – about that PVAD)

This morning, I was on a joint webinar with Flexera (http://learn.flexerasoftware.com/AR-WBNR-Microsoft-AppV-Best-Practices) on App-V best practices and I reminded many on the call why I always prefer to use the term "current recommended practices" as opposed to "best practices." Today I explained that I know longer insist on avoiding the use of the PVAD (Primary Virtual…

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Recommendations for Ignite 2015

Better Dynamic Application Delivery through UE-V & App-V: Aaron Ruckman and myself will be discussing recent and forthcoming innovations with App-V and UE-V as well as some general recommendations including some you may have never heard of before. http://meme.ms/d5cdr3p App-V 5.0 SP3: Advanced Connection Groups: Briton Zircher and the Virtual Vibe Guy Thamim Karim will…

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On Office with App-V: Planning for a Virtual Office Deployment

Microsoft Office: A flagship product suite ubiquitous within the enterprise. The average enterprise IT environment runs multiple versions of Office not only as a suite of applications for the average information worker, but also as a platform for custom and mission critical LOB applications and workflows. As Office continues to grow or evolve, the question…

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Free Office 2013 App-V Deployment Training now Available on Microsoft Virtual Academy

This week, we have released more guidance on deploying Office 2013 with App-V 5.0 through MVA. In this 4 module course, I discuss licensing, planning, package Creation, deployment, and caveats when delivering Office 2013 through App-V 5. The full course content can be found here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/deploying-office-2013-with-app-v If you want to bypass the course and just…

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App-V @ #msTechEd 2014 – View the recordings in case you missed it!

We had quite a few breakout sessions on App-V at TechEd North America this year! If you were there and were not able to attend all of them or missed TechEd altogether, you can view the recorded sessions here on Channel 9: My Presentation 🙂 Sizing App-V 5.0: Planning and Designing a Highly Available, Scalable,…


App-V: On Virtualizing Multiple Excel Add-ins

Yes, I’m still obsessed with the subject of add-in virtualization. I felt it also necessary to ensure that there was a discussion of add-in types and multiple Office add-ins (particularly Excel) before I finally leave this topic of discussion. Have you ever noticed that when you are managing\loading add-ins in Excel that you have multiple…

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App-V: Still More on Those Office Add-ins

As you can tell, I have been obsessed with Office Add-ins lately. Shifting gears from troubleshooting, I would like to address the different approaches to virtualizing add-ins with App-V. While the last two articles on the subject could easily be applied to both App-V 4.x and 5.x, my focus today will be specifically on App-V…

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App-V: More on that Failed Office Add-in

Continuing from my previous post a few days ago, let’s talk more about application errors when Office add-ins are virtualized. It is pretty easy to resolve most add-in issues with the right methodology. One of the first steps in my methodology is to first determine if the issue is related to the add-in loading or…

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App-V: On that Failed Office Add-in

Troubleshooting virtualized Office add-ins are always fun. Correction: troubleshooting Office add-ins are always fun for people like me – not necessarily normal human beings. Whether you are using add-ins with a local instance of Office or are packaging add-ins with virtualized Office, you need to be to understand how Office knows which add-ins to load…

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