On Streaming and Formats in App-V

On Streaming and Formats in App-V

Tim Mangan
TMurgent Technologies, LLP
September 22, 2014
Related Product:  App-V 5.0 SP2 HF5 and prior

When we created the original application virtualization product, SoftGrid, streaming was a very important part of the implementation.  Over the years, the streaming aspect has become less important to implementations, while remaining important to the decision makers that …

App-V Usage Survey Results (un-scientific)

Earlier this year I placed a survey on the TMurgent home page for folks to provide some simple input about their App-V usage. This post provides a review of the results of the highly un-scientific survey. I didn’t advertise the survey nor did we have an email campaign.

The entries were made between January and September of this year. And …

Categorized as AppV4*, AppV5

Better detection in 4.6SP2

You just gotta love how Microsoft sneaks things in.

4.6SP2 is pretty much a rollup of hotfixes (almost all of them since 4.6SP1 came out), plus support for Windows 8, Server 2012, and additional client changes for transitional dual client scenarios with App-V 5. As always, you should check the Readme documentation for details, but in the time honored tradition …

App-V 4.6* and the case of the bad URL

 401   We ran into this in our Masters Level App-V Training class this week. We love to try things “outside the box” in these classes because we always learn more. Thanks to Mike from the UK for coming up with this one!

When we sequence a package, the sequencer goes to great lengths to translate hard coded paths

Recording of Tim on BrianMadden Live show

I had the honor of being the featured guest on the “BrianMadden Live” podcast earlier this week. The recording can be found at this link: here.

I also posted a couple of articles on Brian’s site the last month that are worth mentioning. One of them is my “What you need to know about App-V 5” article which has …

What the #&$&? is the OSD filename?

Once upon a time in a land far, far, away, when an APPV virtual package landed on a client machine, the OSD file was cached in a special folder using the filename it was packaged with. This made it easy to debug a new package at the client by editing the local copy.

Then one day that changed. When the …