App-V Book Published and Sample Chapter Available for Download

  My book “Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6” has been finally published by Packt and the pre-order waiting game is over :) This App-V book is available in the following stores and in the following links: Packt Publishing Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Lehmans Bookware Sample Chapter Also, as a preview of this book, you can download a sample chapter for […]

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App-V Book: “Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6”

  Finally the writing process is complete, and my App-V book is just around the corner: “Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6”. The book is available for pre-order in Pack Publishing website and in Amazon. An overview about what we will cover: Publish, deploy, and manage your virtual applications with App-V. Understand how Microsoft App-V can fit into your […]

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Implementing App-V – Part IV: Sequencing Applications

  Other posts in this series: Implementing App-V – Part I: Introduction to Application Virtualization Implementing App-V – Part II: Choosing and Preparing the Environment Implementing App-V – Part III: Integrating Clients Ok, we had a good look about the entire App-V platform so far: Explanation about application virtualization and the components involved in App-V (Post I); installation of the […]

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Implementing App-V – Part III: Integrating Clients

  Other posts in this series: Implementing App-V – Part I: Introduction to Application Virtualization Implementing App-V – Part II: Choosing and Preparing the Environment Implementing App-V – Part IV: Sequencing Applications We’ve already talked about Application Virtualization and some common scenarios (Post I), talked about the existing models in App-V and how to install the App-V Management Server (Post […]

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Implementing App-V – Part II: Choosing and Preparing the Environment

  Other posts in this series: Implementing App-V – Part I: Introduction to Application Virtualization Implementing App-V – Part III: Integrating Clients Implementing App-V – Part IV: Sequencing Applications After the first post about App-V and application virtualization technologies we had a nice review about the platform. So, if you feel like this type of technology can add some value […]

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Implementing App-V – Part I: Introduction to Application Virtualization

  Other posts in this series: Implementing App-V – Part II: Choosing and Preparing the Environment Implementing App-V – Part III: Integrating Clients Implementing App-V – Part IV: Sequencing Applications Virtualizing applications it is not a very common requirement for most administrators or companies. These solutions doesn’t seem like a “must” in any given environment, but why? One of the main reasons it’s related to the benefit/cost equation it’s not quite clear for most of us. With these posts I’ll try to give a small introduction to the technology, explain the environment, provide a step-by-step deployment for App-V and the benefits that could apply to your organization. What is Application Virtualization? Application virtualization represents the technologies that permits to remove the complexity of deploying and maintaining applications for desktop users by providing: Applications centralized management. Facilitates the process of deploying, updating and removing applications.  Removing potential conflicts on desktop clients. Each application deployed using this type of technology runs in a isolated environment. Capability to capture a set of interconnected applications into a single package to be distributed among clients. Common Scenarios Let me give you a few common scenarios where application virtualization applies: Scenario A Problem: You are using a company’s application that requires some special configurations every time that is deployed, and that is also interconnected with other applications (for example: A local database engine, Java Runtime Environment or some other particular requirement). It demands you several hours […]

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