Let’s start at the basics of App-V. What is does:App-V takes a different approach to application delivery. It streams applications to users when they click on the application icon. This is the user pulling the application on demand vs. IT pushing the application to them on a scheduled basis and impacting their productivity as they wait for installation to complete. We do this through centralized permissioning in Active Directory. Application are assigned to users via Active Directory Security Distribution Group and then are made available via publishing and streaming.With App-V you never install an application because we use isolation (virtual bubbles) that contain all of the file and registry settings. This allows the OS to remain unchanged.Via the default App-V infrastructure we can meter and report on application and license usage by user or application.Benefits:Using App-V streaming for delivery makes the application available immediately and only requires the first 20-40%. There is no waiting for installation.Because App-V isolates the application from the operating system as you move to Window 7 you can create a simple base image that contains only the OS in a pristine state and deliver that applications on demand as needed by the user. This reduces the image size and complexity, reduces the amount of app compatibility testing required as the applications no longer conflict, and enables you to get the operating system deployed more quickly. Finally, App-V can be integrated with your existing PC Lifecycle Management solution so that you can continue to realize the value of the investment. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and have seamlessly integrated App-V and System Center Configuration Manager already.
App-V Package Accelerators, new in App-V 4.6 SP1, make packaging even large, complex applications easy, fast and predictable. To create an App-V package from an App-V Package Accelerator, an App-V administrator first locates a Package Accelerator for an application she would like to virtualize. She can find an App-V Package Accelerator by searching the Microsoft App-V Package Accelerator Gallery, by contacting her ISV or by asking other App-V Packagers in her company if they have already packaged the application.Using the App-V Sequencer, she combines the Package Accelerator with the original, licensed media for the application. The App-V Sequencer quickly creates an App-V Package directly from the application installation files. Since she doesn’t have to monitor the installation process, package creation from an App-V Package Accelerator is usually many times faster than traditional Sequencing for large, complex applications.Once the package is complete, it is ready for customization or ready to be deployed through the App-V Full Infrastructure, Standalone MSI, System Center Configuration Manager or third party delivery systems.
Don’t confuse MED-V with Microsoft’s consumer and small business compatibility tool, Windows XP Mode. MED-V expands on the capabilities in Windows XP Mode by adding enterprise features such as the ability to use a custom Windows XP image, automated first time setup, control of Internet Explorer URL redirection, automatic network printer mapping and easy packaging for enterprise distribution. Based on customer feedback, we made MED-V 2.0 even easier to use, eliminating the need to install dedicated server infrastructure and providing tighter integration with Windows 7. MED-V 2.0 provides:Support for USB devices, including smart card readersSeamless access to host documents and dataAutomatic application publishing Automatic workspace wake-to-patchEasy to use packaging and configuration wizardWMI monitoring interfaceAutomatic synchronization of host network printers
MED-V 2.0 provides:Support for USB devices, including smart card readersSeamless access to host documents and dataAutomatic application publishing Automatic workspace wake-to-patchEasy to use packaging and configuration wizardWMI monitoring interfaceAutomatic synchronization of host network printers
What's New and what's coming soonin MDOP 2011<br />Tony Krijnen<br />IT Pro Evangelist<br />email@example.com<br />
Microsoft Application VirtualizationDynamically streaming software as a centrally managed service<br />What it Does<br />Streams applications to users<br />Centralizes permissions<br />Eliminates application installation<br />Isolates applications<br />Provides real-time metering<br />Streams applications to users<br />“By using App-V, we’’ll be able to shrink the entire application deployment timeframe – from request through delivery – by more than 80 percent, from 30 days to just five days.”<br />Benefits<br />Readily accessible applications<br />Accelerate Windows deployment<br />Reduced application conflict<br />Minimize regression testing<br />Leverage existing Management systems<br />Stephen Dula<br />IT Staff Engineer<br />Qualcomm<br />
App-V 4.6 Service Pack 1<br />A simplified packaging experience – new packagers are productive right away<br />Actionable diagnostic messages – find problems before they become problems<br />Step-by-step guidance for common packaging tasks<br />App-V Package Accelerators speed packaging of complex applications<br />App-V Templates provide a way to quickly and easily reuse common settings<br />Eliminate the App-V Sequencing learning curve<br />Consistent, repeatable application packaging <br />Built-in best practices make you a sequencing expert<br />Streamlined command-line scripting to enable automation<br />Point virtual desktops to a shared application cache instead of streaming to each individually<br />Reduces storage requirements on SAN by eliminating redundancy of application binaries<br />Application virtualization made easy<br />Application virtualization made predictable<br />Application virtualization made fast<br />Optimizing server disk storage when using App-V in RDS and VDI scenarios<br />
The App-V administrator downloads an App-V Package Accelerator from Microsoft, another software publisher, or the App-V community.<br />The administrator combines the Package Accelerator with the licensed copy of the original installation media for application packaging.<br />The App-V Sequencer creates an App-V virtual application package directly from the original installation media.<br />App-V Package Accelerators<br />App-V packaging made easy, fast, and predictable<br />The newly created App-V application package is ready to be customized or deployed.<br />
Application Compatibility Solutions for Windows 7<br />A preconfigured virtual Windows XP SP3 (32bit) environment<br />Easy to install your applications on Windows XP and run from Windows 7 desktop<br />Well integrated into Windows 7<br />Designed for small businesses and consumers<br />
Application Compatibility Solutions for Windows 7<br />Deploy virtual Windows XP instances that are domain joined and customized<br />Provision applications to end users<br />Redirect web applications automatically to IE6<br />Maintain and Support endpoints through monitoring and troubleshooting<br />
Microsoft Enterprise Desktop VirtualizationSolves the last mile of application compatibility <br />What it Does<br />Run legacy applications on Windows 7<br />Shares host USB, network printers and documents<br />Redirect legacy web applications to Internet Explorer 6/7<br />Automates first-time virtual workspace setup<br />“MED-V helps ensure that we can move forward with an enterprisewide rollout of Windows 7 without getting sidetracked by application compatibility issues.”<br />Benefits<br />Unblocks Windows 7 migration projects<br />Provides a seamless end-user experience<br />Allows multiple versions of Internet Explorer to coexist during migration<br />Enables deployment and management with existing systems such as System Center Configuration Manager<br />Alex Ramos<br />Senior Manager, IT Operations<br />Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.<br />
Microsoft Asset Inventory Service<br />Translate software inventory into business intelligence<br />What it Does<br />Full software asset inventory scanning<br />Centrally hosted database of software titles<br />Assigns intelligent naming and categorization to software<br />Robust reporting with export to Excel, XML, PDF<br />“Microsoft Asset Inventory Service is a simple yet comprehensive solution for managing software assets from all publishers. And with the licensing component for Microsoft products, it provides an easy, quick way to assess compliance with Microsoft programs. ”<br />Benefits<br />Ability to manage enterprise assets<br />Simplification of compliance and disaster recovery<br />Easily administered online service <br />Ease of deployment – hosted service, no server infrastructure required <br />Jason McGhee<br />Regional Manager<br />Universal Management Solutions<br />
Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring<br />Streamlines management and extends BitLocker value <br />What it Does<br />Out of box reports for reporting on BitLocker status<br />Stores recovery keys in encrypted database<br />Provides helpdesk with a webpage to easily retrieve recovery keys<br />Provision BitLocker as part or after your Windows 7 deployment<br />Beta available now<br />Generally available in Q3 CY2011<br />Benefits<br />Improve organizational compliance <br />Know if a lost/stole machine was encrypted<br />Improves key recovery process<br />Simplify BitLocker provisioning and deployment<br />Standard users can perform basic tasks<br />
Microsoft Diagnostics & Recovery Toolset<br />Powerful tools to accelerate desktop repair on site and remotely<br />What it Does<br />Recover unbootable PCs<br />Access deleted files, manipulate services, reset passwords, and more<br />Detect and remove malware while the PC is offline<br />“This toolset enables us to restore clients instantly without rebuilding them - saving up to six hours per instance.”<br />Benefits<br />Accelerate TCO savings by minimizing recovery time<br />Recover instead of reloading Windows®<br />Make PCs safer to use<br />David Smith<br />Technical Support Center,<br />UMC Health System<br />