As an MVP for App-V, Microsoft sometimes makes early versions privately available to us to get us to provide them some valuable feedback before it is too late in the development cycle to make changes. So I have been looking at the 4.6 SP1 changes for quite a while now — almost a year.
This enabled us an early start to updating our training class materials for the new release, which are now ready. While most of you were holding off on training this winter in anticipation of what Microsoft showed off at TechEd Europe, Kevin and I have been hard at work rewriting and developing a lot of new Sequencer labs. I think the Sequencing Companion Guide, which has grown to over 450 pages, has something like 20 Labs in it now. Add another 210 pages for the Concepts and Administration Companion Guides and it amounts to a whole lot of writing!
|We are still out at the printer, so these are the “old” guides.|
The new sequencer is so completely different than the old, from a UI standpoint. While the new workflows will make it easy to get started with App-V, we believe that you still need some good, up to date, training in order to produce production quality applications, especially for those harder apps.
The new guides will be in use in our next classes. I have a public class scheduled the first week of April in Malmo, Sweden, and another in May in Canton, MA in the US. I believe Kevin Kaminski has one later in April up in Canada. Come On, get trained!