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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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In this chapter, we've gone through all we need to know about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and the integrations with App-V. We also had the chance to take a look at the App-V integration with Remote Desktop Services and with RemoteApp programs.

In order to decide whether to integrate VDI and App-V or not, we must first understand all the components and architecture included with each of these platforms. VDI is not a simple technology; there are several variables attached and the cost involved is one of the most important reasons we should carefully analyze the scenario before making any decision.

Fortunately, App-V appears to be one of the main reasons organizations decide to use VDI. The integration, including the option of "shared cache", is vital to avoiding large costs for storage. Using a shared cache, we can reduce many TB of applications to a few GB, while gaining optimization of other resources, such as bandwidth and processor usage, all of which are essential in VDI.

In this...