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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
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Chapter 7. Integrating App-V with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Most organizations today are continuously trying to adapt to a world where agility and resource optimization are some of the main goals. Handling the user's work environment (defined mostly by desktop, applications, and profile data) more efficiently has a direct impact on how we can achieve those goals.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) appears as a new approach to how organizations can centralize the management of that work environment. With VDI, not only do we receive benefits specific to hardware optimization but, we also gain agility in the deployment and maintenance of the user's environment by using consistent settings, thus minimizing the impact in support hours.

But VDI does not apply to all organizations; there are several considerations we should evaluate carefully before making any decision on selecting the infrastructure to be used. As with any big implementation, most of the challenges we'll receive are...