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  • Microsoft Application Virtualization for Remote Desktop Services 4.6, 64 bit support

    Posted by bink on April 17 2010, 8:08 PM. Posted in app-v.

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) for RDS helps solve application compatibility on Remote Desktop Session Hosts/Terminal Servers. App-V for RDS 4.6 now supports 64-bit operating systems.

    In Remote Desktop Services deployments, application conflicts can lead to silos of remote desktop session host servers. To avoid application conflicts, applications typically must undergo significant testing to determine which applications will collide and, therefore, must be separated and run on different session host silos—a time-consuming and costly process. Separating out multiple remote desktop session hosts to accommodate specific applications routinely results in servers being underutilized because each one is locked into a specific configuration, capable of serving only a limited set of non-conflicting applications. Often, 20 servers are required to support 1,000 users. Microsoft Application Virtualization for Remote Desktop Services 4.6 helps consolidate remote desktop session host servers by offering the following features and benefits:

    • Reduce app-to-app and multi-user application conflicts and hence the need for regression testing
    • Accelerate application deployment by reducing the deployment risk
    • Simplify profile management
    • App-V for RDS 4.6 now supports 64-bit operating systems.

    Download details Microsoft App-V for RDS 4.6

  • MDOP 2010, Med-V SP1 RC Launches

    Posted by bink on February 23 2010, 4:26 AM. Posted in Med-V, app-v.

    Today Microsoft announced important updates for business customers considering Windows 7 deployment. Specifically, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010 is now available and includes App-V 4.6, supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 for RDS and Office 2010. The App-V support for Office 2010 means customers can do a one-touch deployment and do not have to wait for Office 2010 to deploy Windows 7.

    Additionally, Microsoft released the MED-V 1.0 SP1 Release Candidate, which creates managed virtual machines running previous versions of Windows and Internet Explorer so users can upgrade to Windows 7. The RTM version of MED-V 1.0 SP1 will be available in April, but customers can start taking advantage of the technology now.

    Along with these MDOP updates, Gavriella Schuster, General Manager of Windows Product Management, shared new information from Forrester around Windows 7’s Total Economic Impact (TEI), as well as details from IDC on Windows 7 deployment and how Microsoft partner Alinean’s  ROI calculator can help companies determine the type of return they can expect once they’ve deployed Windows 7. 

    Lastly, several customers and MVPs that have provided extensive feedback and you’ll see examples of this in the various Microsoft blogs, as well as the independent MVP blogs.


    Microsoft Blogs:

    MVP Blogs:

    • Ment Van Der Plas talks App-V deployment with System Center Configuration Manager and Sequencing Office 2010.
    • Daniel Nerenberg shares App-V Real World Experience from an MVP perspective on his blog.
    • Tim Managan talks about App-V and Windows7 integration on his blog.
    • Ruben Spruijt, App-V MVP, describes the power of App-V’s Shared Cache in his blog.
    • Kevin Kaminskis discusses Sequencing 64-bit apps on his blog.
    • Rodney Medina talks about how App-V is helping his customers deploy Windows 7 in his blog.