MSIX is how Windows aims to address application development, packaging, installation, and publishing today.
In this book, we give you an overview of the industry and an introduction to how MSIX is more than just a modern packaging experience. It is a fundamental technology that will allow us to move faster and to create new improvements through its open-source nature.
We hope you find it useful as you begin your journey in application packaging - and even if you are already an experienced packager.
Copyright 2020 / 202 pages
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It's All About the Applications...
After years of helping companies around the world with deploying applications and desktops, Tim Mangan shares his insights into the world of installing and configuring apps.
It does not matter what technologies you use to deploy them, the bottom line is that if you don't know the apps you will end up in a lot of trouble down the road.
This book represents a reverse engineering, or sorts, to the Windows API. Designed as an IT Professional's view of the API, it looks at the output of installers to explain what those files and registry entries are trying to do.
The book also covers everything from the high-level processes and practices involved in preparing for application and desktop deployments down to the deep details of how applications interface with the end-user, the operating system, and each other.
A writer and speaker at international conferences, Mt. Mangan is recognized as a Microsoft MVP for 12 years running, and as a Citrix CTP for more than 5. His "day job" is as head of his own company where he teaches his "Masters Level" classes on Microsoft App-V.
Copyright 2017 / 203 pages
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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
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"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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