Announcing App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions

Learn how to use the Office Deployment Tool to create App-V 5.0 SP2 packages for volume license versions of Office 2013. This post comes courtesy of our resident Click-to-Run/Office deployment expert, Jeremy Chapman. Announcing App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions Corresponding with the release of App-V 5.0 SP2, we have updated…


The new Office Garage Series: Managing Office in Virtualized Environments

This week, our adventurous hosts tackle one of the most requested topics, managing Office in virtualized environments from the entire desktop to hosting the application on Remote Desktop Server with Office 365. They explain virtualization options, licensing implications and even demonstrate how to convert Click-to-Run media into an App-V package. Lead deployment engineer Jefferson Criddle…


The new Office: What are your options, what's changed and what's new?

In this blog post, our desktop specialist hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, walk us through the differences between the Click-to-Run and MSI-based Office versions, the new IT Pro capabilities, and the premise of the new Office including a demo of user based multi-device support. <a title=”The New Office: Garage Series for IT Pros – What’s…


Office 2013 Preview App-V packages available (App-V 5.0 Beta)

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) makes applications available to users’ computers without requiring users to install the applications directly on their computers. A process known as sequencing the application is used to enable applications to run in their own self-contained virtual environments on the client computer. The sequenced applications are isolated from each other. This eliminates…

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Windows, iPad and Android - Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 6) – Building Solutions for Remote Access to Windows Environments

Welcome to the sixth and final part in the series about managing your Office assets in a world of tablet computing. In part one I mainly introduced the primary ways to consume Office with rich clients, remote rich clients, Office for Mac, Web Apps and Office on the phone. In part two I talked about…


Windows, iPad and Android - Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 1)

Hello and welcome to my first blog as a member of the Office IT Pro team. I used to blog quite a bit for the Windows team about fun topics such as imaging, deployment automation, physical-to-virtual OS migration and application compatibility. If you’re wondering what I am doing in Office now… well, there are tons…


Sequencing Office 2010 for App-V - Part 1: Considerations

Application Virtualization is a technology that we are really excited about in the Office team. However, due to the close interactions Office 2010 has with the Operating System, Servers and other applications it does pose some unique challenges. We provide the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V and Feature Proxies to alleviate some of these…

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Updated technical diagrams

We have updated the following Technical Diagrams for Office 2010. Click the links below to download the posters that you want. Deployment Options for Microsoft Office 2010 – Updated general graphics and OCT screenshot; updated text in the “Application virtualization” column. Deploy Multilanguage Packs for Microsoft Office 2010 – Updated Config.xml and OCT screenshots. Virtualization…

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You asked...We Answered: App-V

You’ve heard the terms floating around:  virtualize this, virtualize that, that server could be using Hyper-V, that software could be deployed using App-V.  Is someone talking about a video game?  Well, not this time. App-V is short for Application Virtualization.  That still doesn’t clear the dust, so let me go into it a bit further.  …

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Channel 9: John Sheehan on Architecture and Engineering of Microsoft Application Virtualization (AppVirt)

John Sheehan, Architect of Microsoft’s Application Virtualization (SoftGrid) technology, goes deep into its architecture and engineering in this video on Channel 9. This is more of a 400-level discussion. For introductory information, see the Application Virtualization site or the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Trial Guides. Applications are normally installed directly into an operating system. Because they write to…