Application Virtualization Explorer – Released

I have been meaning to blog about this for ages. Kalle released me a version of AVE in alpha and again in Beta, and i just never got around to finishing my blog post on it……  :o( The tool however is fab! I as well as a number of my community buddies have been loving…

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Sequencing Microsoft Desktop Player

I try and sequence everything on my machine…. from Live Writer (my blogging tool of choice) to Office 2010 to the simple things like tools etc …. one day i will have to do a sftmime /query obj:app /short and publish my lonnnnng list of apps. I think sequencing applications just makes my life easier…

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AppPlus and OSDPlus

dear me! i just cant keep up with all these new fantastic little tools that are being developed around little old app-v! The latest in a line of tools are from Duncan Murdoch who is developing OSD+. AppPlus has just announced a beta program. It is designed to allow the App-V community to trial the…

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Upgrades to Lib-V and SFT Encoder

I always enjoying hearing from our MVPs. They are some of our greatest assets for developing app-v and making your lives easier when moving to an app-v infrastructure. Kalle pinged me the other day (last monday to be exact!) to let me know that he had upgraded the versions of Lib-V (SFT encoding/decoding library, for…

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Making Applications Compatible with Windows 7 in a Virtualized Environment

I must visit and meet 1000’s of different customers over the course of a calendar year. I spend alot of that time discussing App-V and in these discussions around app-v i have a number of discussions around moving/migrating operating systems. On top of these discussions I end up talking about the Microsoft application compatibility toolkit…

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New Free App-V Self Support Tool (and how to make friends at the helpdesk)

I stumbled across this on Brian Maddens Forum the other day and it looks pretty darn handy! ——— When you deploy App-V applications on laptops and pc, you will get a lot of helpdesk calls. While App-V is a mature application virtualization solution, it is interesting to see that a simple design decision does actually…

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Do I need to re-sequence my applications when I move to a new OS?

Peter Ballantyne pinged me yesterday to say “have a look at this post” ….. and its a question that comes up over and over and over. So it was great to see a support statement come out from the App-V product team and sequenced apps being moved to a newer OS to help clarify the…

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Immidio AppScriber 2.0

Rodney emailed me today about a tool that he has been working on with a company called Immidio called “Appscriber”, I think i posted about this in the past about v1 of Appscriber. Appscriber is a self service portal for applications. In Rodney’s own words: Version 2.0 of AppScriber now finally adds a configurable workflow…

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App-V and support for applications with custom shell extensions

Over on the App-V Blog jim wrote a really handy little piece around shell extensions and App-V which links into a number of the conversations that i have had this week. I think that this is important to note and highlight as it keeps coming up in conversation! ——————- Microsoft Application Virtualization does not support…

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Integrating Immidio Flex Profiles Advanced with Microsoft App-V

I have been working in Amsterdam this week and assisting a number of customers! its been great fun as i have had the pleasure of Madelinde Walraven shadowing me on my adventures. Well to add to my fun week I met up with a couple of our App-V MVPs, Rodney Medina and Ment van der…

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