Category: Virtual Vibes

A Take on App-V in Windows 10 and Project C

Apr 19, 2016 - Virtual Vibes - 2 Comments - Standard

App-V in Windows 10 So I’m sure you have all heard by now that App-V has made its way into Windows 10! This is a major milestone for the product and should pave the way for a much larger scope of adoption across the enterprise. As somebody who has worked with App-V for a while […]

App-V 5 Streaming Decision Points

Jan 21, 2016 - Virtual Vibes - 27 Comments - Standard

When introducing App-V concepts to people who are new to the product one some of the more interesting conversations arise as soon as the word streaming is mentioned. Streaming means many things to different people, everyone tends to have pre-conceptions about what it entails and often the term is misused. The word streaming can also raise […]

App-V 5 Versions: The Release Timeline

Aug 24, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 0 Comments - Standard

We have had a fairly constant flow of updates to App-V 5 ever since the release in November 2012. From service packs to hotfixes, we have seen the product grow and mature. However even I sometimes get confused or forget exactly what features or fixes came with which release. Of course it is desirable to […]

App-V 5.1 | The Feature Run Down

Aug 17, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 36 Comments - Standard

Great news, App-V 5.1 has finally been released! It has been a little while since the announcements at Ignite but now it is here at last. Overall this release goes a long way to consolidate all the work that has been put into App-V 5.0 since its original release and sends a strong message to anyone […]

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 […]