Thursday, June 28, 2012

App-V 5.0 - App Connection Groups

I´ve created another tutorial for you guys witch I try to explain and show you how App Connection Groups work. I also show you the old "Microsoft Application Virtualization Dynamic Suite Composition Tool" (that is a long name for an application) and the difference between the old and the new method of allowing virtualized applications to speak to each other. In this tutorial I´m using virtualized Office 2010 and Xobni addon to the Outlook. So check it out and let me know what you think.

Sorry but I did not activate the windows and the 30 day trial expired, I also did not activated the Office 2010, I just added the license key to allow it to run. This environment was just basically created to create tutorials for you guys. But now I have Teched Professional subscription and I can use the keys to test and create more tutorial for you guys. I´m available to do custom tutorials if you guys like, I´m a specialist in other MS products to.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Windows Reimagined - Where does App-V fit in - Part 2 ?

I did not get any response from Senior Program Manager Lead Remote Desktop Protocol, but why did I ask him ? I was at the TechEd 2012 NA conference and met him so I decided to ask and he replied that I should send him an e-mail, so I sent him an e-mail on Monday last week but still no reply.  So I started to do some digging into App-V 5.0 + Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2012 and here are the final results. 

Microsoft is doing a good job in creating all products powershell compatible, App-V 5.0 is well integrated to Windows Server 2012 if you add the specified cmdlets, then you can add the virtualized applications on RemoteApp using regular method as publishing applications.  If you check out the tutorial you can view how it is done.

The Cmdlets witch are used are these
import-module appvclient
Add-AppvClientPackage -Path "\\appvsrv\Content$\OpenOffice 3\OpenOffice 3.appv"
Publish-AppvClientPackage -Name "OpenOffice 3" -Global

Yes, App-V 5.0 fits perfect in the new Windows Reimagined by using powershell commands. But if you have lot of Remote Desktop Services servers you would probably want to think about how you can publish the applications using powershell remotely or automatic.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Windows Reimagined - Where does App-V fit in - Part 1 ?

I have been here in Orlando Florida at TechEd and going to some sessions on how the next generation of OS will be like.  So I had some questions that I sent Senior Program Manager Lead Remote Desktop Protocol some questions about the app-v and remote desktop, those who have checked out one of my tutorials I checked out if it was possible to link App-V application to RemoteApp but did not succeed getting the virtualized app to work, well I did not spend much time making it work, so hopefully he will respond soon and I will do some tutorials if it is possible to do some app-v and remoteapp. Maybe if I will get the response that it is not possible, then I have an idea how it is possible, but to do that I need to do some programming :).

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

App-V 5.0 Beta Server Install Tutorial - Part 5 (Final)

So the final chapter in the App-V 5.0 Beta tutorial series is finished. I have been working hard to get this working and creating a great tutorial for you guys who are interested in virutalizing applications.  Hopefully many more will join the cause of virtualizing applications because it´s awsome. Microsoft Application Virtualization Developers are doing an awsome job in creating this Awsome product.  This part of the tutorial is about converting App-V 4.6 sequenced application witch is VLC Player to App-V 5.0 sequenced package, then we try to publish the package and run it succesfully on a client. Bellow the video is the list the Beta series.

App-V 5.0 Beta Tutorial Series
  1. Installing, Configuring and Managing App-V 5.0 Server
  2. Installing, Sequencing and Publishing App-V 5.0 Application
  3. Installing and Configuring App-V 5.0 Client on Windows 7
  4. Installing and Testing App-V 5.0 Client on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012
  5. Testing, Converting and Publishing App-V 4.6 to App-V 5.0 Sequenced Package

Btw I´m going to Teched 2012 in Orlando Florida next week, hope I will meet someone who is interested in the my blog, it would be nice to chat with someone about it.

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Application Virtualization 5.0 Beta Tutorial - Part 4

I have finished part 4 of the App-V 5.0 Beta tutorial series, I get a little bit confused about the part thing in the tutorial so don´t worry about that.  This tutorial is basicly about Installing App-V 5.0 Beta on Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 versions of the OS. There is a hopefull feature request I would like to make in App-V 5.0 final version is to allow RemoteApp sync or connect to App-V server so it would be possible to publish App-V 5.0 Sequenced applications through RemoteApp. Well check out the video.

I will post part 5 very soon :). How to convert App-V 4.6 sequenced applications to App-V 5.0 Beta

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Working on Part 4 and 5 of the App-V 5.0 Beta series

I´m currently working on part 4 and 5 of the App-V 5.0 Beta tutorial series. Here is a sneek preview of what will be done in the next tutorials.
  • Part 4
    • Test App-V 5.0 on Windows 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services installed.
    • Test App-V 5.0 on Windows 2012 with Remote Desktop Services installed
  • Part 5
    • Convert old sequenced packages to new App-V 5.0 Packages
I´m done with part 4 but need to do some subtitles and stuff.  Currently I´m testing the conversion of old packages to the 5.0 version.  My next App-V 5.0 project will be very cool, looking forward to tell you guys about it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Application Virtualization 5.0 Beta Tutorial - Part 3

As promised I created a tutorial for App-V client and uploaded it to youtube.  In the tutorial I will go through the requirements for App-V Client install, install and configure the client. I recommend you watch previous parts of the tutorials for the client to work correctly.  Take a few minutes and watch the tutorial.