Category: Virtual Vibes

MVP 2015: The romance continues!

Aug 05, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 8 Comments - Standard

A few weeks ago I was informed that I have been selected to join an exclusive group of Microsoft community leaders and industry experts known as Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). The programme looks to highlight and recognise people outside of Microsoft who have made significant contributions to their software and the communities built around […]

PublishingSource with App-V 5

Aug 05, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 16 Comments - Standard

In this brief post I am going to explain the purpose of the PublishingSource registry value in App-V 5.0 and how it works. PublishingSource can be found in either of the following locations depending on whether the package has been published to the user or published globally: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Packages\{PACKAGE GUID}\Versions\{VERSION GUID}\Catalog or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Packages\{PACKAGE GUID}\Versions\{VERSION GUID}\Catalog This […]

Planning for App-V Virtual Environments with SCCM 2012

Jun 03, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 7 Comments - Standard

When I first took a look at how SCCM manages App-V connection groups I have to say I was really impressed with the flexibility of the rule based approach of Virtual Environments. Since then App-V connection groups have developed and moved forward, most notably with the recent SP3 release. I have taken the opportunity while […]

Package Update Options: App-V 5.0 Sequencer

Apr 07, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 5 Comments - Standard

I am frequently asked about the various options available when updating a package using App-V 5.0. In this post I will clarify some of the key decision points and how they will impact the way you deliver your updated package. Control Updates within the Sequencing Process A commonly asked question is whether we should allow […]

Mar 23, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 0 Comments - Standard

2017 Dates Now Live!!   App-V 5.1 Sequencing Advanced Techniques and Troubleshooting 25th – 26th September 2017  London – East Central – App-V 5.1 Infrastructure Deployment, Administration and Management 27th September 2017  London – East Central

Advanced Connection Groups – The Sanity Check

Feb 03, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 8 Comments - Standard

Since the release of App-V 5.0, connection groups have been a highly rated feature of the release, it is something that brought about a whole new level of flexibility and manageability compared to dynamic suite composition in 4.x. However connection groups have evolved overtime and there are many nuances to behaviours depending on how they […]