Microsoft does not document how the App-V client works. With the release of Application Virtualization version 5.0, Microsoft changed everything that we thought we knew about Application Virtualization, and we are still learning details of how the client performs its magic.
This 82 page PDF e-book provides the latest in research about how the App-V client performs magic when it comes to caching files. With deep analysis of driver components and colorful walkthroughs of the streaming process, this work is a must-read for anyone concerned with understanding performance on their systems.
The book consists of walk-throughs of a single file read situation using many scenarios, including native application streaming, App-V while caching to disk, App-V after caching to disk, and Shared Content Store mode scenarios.
The book does not provide performance detail that is relative to production use, but uses this one file read situation to highlight (magnify) possible performance impacts in order to better understand how the App-V client works.
IT Professionals looking to understand what to look for when testing App-V systems for production loads would be wise to read and understand this research.
Written by Tim Mangan, this is a research guide that sheds light on the hidden parts of the App-V client.
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PDF e-book; 82 pages
Updated for 5.1. Now available in both paper and electronic form.
With the release of Application Virtualization version 5.0, Microsoft changed out all of the old scripting and programming interfaces and replaced them with PowerShell interface modules. In this book, the authors dig well below the limited online help that comes with the product to fully expose not only the PowerShell cmdlets but underlying object interfaces, with numerous examples.
Both IT Professionals looking to build some custom scripting, and Developers who want to build add-on products will find this complete reference guide a valuable resource for working with App-V. This book is not only more accurate than the release documentation, but is full of working examples on how to use the four PowerShell modules released with the product.
Written by Tim and Kate Mangan, this is a reference guide that aims to correctly document the PowerShell API exposed at the App-V 5 client, sequencer, and server. Provides corrected syntax and examples of all of the App-V 5 cmdlets, as well as exposing the data object properties and methods required for more advanced use of the API.
Version 5.1 of the book contains not only updates to reflect product changes, but we have added more extensive PowerShell script examples, often based on work performed for customers using App-V. The page count of the book has expanded from 275 pages to 382 pages.
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The caching of code and data is a common technique used throughout the Windows Operating System in order to improve system and application performance. While System Performance is a difficult subject, this work represents a digestible look at performance by isolating the top fifteen or so ways that caching is used in the Windows 7 Operating System.
Not only are each of the caching techniques described and detailed, but experiments are provided that the reader may use to look further into the performance of their own systems. Numerous free tools are used for these experiments, and the appendix provides an excellent guide to using these tools.
This book represents the culmination of years of research and a series of presentations made by the author in front of audiences around the world.
Softcover; 234 pages
"The Client Book", which is all about the App-V 4.6* Client, is now available in both English, and a German translation.
The first book written exclusively about the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) product. This book provides an in-depth look into the App-V Client.
Written by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) for App-V, Tim Mangan and Kevin Kaminski, this book is a culmination of years of work with the product. This 230+ page book represents the most complete reference to all aspects of the client.
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The App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer uses task oriented questions and skip/customize style questions to streamline the sequencing process. This logic flow chart shows what wizard pages appear (or not) based upon those choices. A good portable reference to understand the new wizard, especially for "old hands" at sequencing that are used to always having their options.
The pdf is a large flow chart that shows how decisions you make in selecting options in the wizard affects screens and functionality that you have access to later on in the wizard.
An e-book in PDF format, you can view this on any device.