App-V 5.0 Sequencer - Package Streaming Optimisation

With the App-V 5.0 Sequencer we have three options for optimising how our packages stream to our clients: Click NextIn previous versions of App-V this would lump everything into one feature block so the whole package had to be download before launch. Now this does something completely different called Fault Streaming. Fault Streaming downloads the…

7

App-V 5.0 – Convert Legacy Packages to the new file format

Hi all, In a previous post we showed how easy it is to test App-V legacy packages, now we’re going to convert automatically these packages to the new App-V 5.0 format. http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualworld/archive/2012/10/24/app-v-5-0-legacy-package-conversion-report-creation.aspx To complete this we’re going to use the “ConvertFrom-AppvLegacyPackage” cmdlet from the App-V 5.0 Beta 2 release. ConvertFrom-AppvLegacyPackage Converts each package to the…

2

KB: Allowing applications running inside an App-V Virtual Environment (VE) to read from or write to the native registry

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one explains how to allow applications running inside an App-V Virtual Environment to read from or write to the native registry on a client. ===== Summary The purpose of this document is to describe the support for registry pass-through functionality that exists in Microsoft Application Virtualization…

0

How to specify the version of Visio that is launched by an App-V client

There seems to be some confusion surrounding the licensing model used by Microsoft Visio and how it affects App-V deployments of Visio packages so I wanted to take a minute and see if I could clear this up a little bit. The licensing model used by Visio is unique among the Microsoft Office suite in…

0

KB: Changes to an App-V application are not included when deployed using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where changes to an App-V package may not get delivered when the app is deployed using ConfigMgr 2012. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You create a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) application. You deploy the source for the application to a…

0

Introducing the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer

I’m Chris Green, Program Manager on the App-V team. I first joined Microsoft in June, 2009 and I was immediately assigned to the beginnings of a project that I would see right through to its release. That project was to make improvements to a component of the App-V system called the Sequencer. This tool came…

0

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…

0

Attachmate Reflections Sequencing Guide

One of my good buddies Travis Guinn ping us the other day with the simple subject line : A Good Sign! And that it was … i love seeing ISVs knowing that App-V is in demand, and there customers want clear guidance from them on how to sequence an application. So when Travis pinged me…

0

Candidates for Virtualization

I have felt like i have written the same email about applications that are not suitable candidates for virtualization in App-V more than a dozen times over the past week. And I wanted to throw up a table that i tend to use to help highlight some of these. I often use the MSIT case study as…

0

SFT Encoder Express Edition : The Simple App-V Package Encoder

My Buddy Kalle Saunamäki pinged me earlier today and let me know that he has released a new tool for SFT Encoding packaging. I have not tested the tool yet but will certainly be playing around with it later tonight. The tool looks really interesting as it looks like a new way to package? Will…

1