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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By : Augusto Alvarez
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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By: Augusto Alvarez

Overview of this book

Microsoft's Application Virtualization technology has been emerging as one of the main platforms in application virtualization. This is mainly because more and more organizations are thinking about application virtualization as a valid implementation; also because App-V represents probably the most attractive solution. App-V introduces a new and efficient way to improve operating systems and application life cycles in organizations. However, if we want to maximize our investment we must learn that every scenario and application differs from another, as does complexity.With Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide administrators will find detailed topics for understanding App-V components, architecture and implementation models; as well as step-by-step guidance to master App-V processes. There is also guidance on integrating App-V with other robust platforms like VDI, SCCM 2012 and even virtualizing server applications. Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide will start by giving readers the means to discover unfamiliar topics in App-V, as well as understanding App-V's architecture. By doing so, it will provide the baseline needed before shifting to advanced topics in App-V, like complex scenarios for sequencing and deploying applications. The book details scripting within App-V, as well as handling the platform using the command line; there is a complete review of troubleshooting installations, sequencing and deploying applications. Integration is another key component we will cover by introducing App-V in VDI and SCCM 2012. Server applications are not forgotten with Server App-V, using this book the reader will have a detailed understanding, with how-to steps to virtualize server applications.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Reviewing complex applications

Understanding applications is a key element prior to starting with the sequencing process. Gaining deep knowledge about it will give us the necessary tools for proper sequencing, especially when we are dealing with complex applications.

In my previous book, Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization, we took a closer look at the step-by-step process for virtualizing a seriously complex application such as Microsoft Office 2010. Even though we are not going to review it again, we'll talk about the important topics we must understand to achieve a happy ending while virtualizing a complex application.

Another important thing to remember about the applications and their sequencing process is that we should always maintain this process with the recommended best practices; this way we'll avoid common errors and misconceptions regarding this stage.

Applications that require complex sequencing

If you have a bit of experience in App-V and in the sequencing...