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A Preview on App-V 4.6 SP 1

November 24, 2010
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During TechEd EMEA 2011 and – a few days later – at the German App-V User Group Meeting, Microsoft showed some features of the upcoming Service Pack 1 for Microsoft App-V 4.6, which is announced for the quarter of 2011.

You can watch the TechEd Videos. Ment van der Plas has collected them at http://www.softgridblog.com/?p=168.  Also, Jurjen van Leeuwen collected some of the highlights at appvirtguru.com.

While Service Pack 1 for App-V 4.6 will significantly affect the Sequencer, there are also some changes to the App-V Client.

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Read Only Cache for VDI Environments #3

November 1, 2010
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Assigning the updated Cache to VDI Machines

Article Series Content

#1 Introduction and Key Findings

#2 Setting up the Staging Client and Loading Applications into the Staging Cache

#3 Assigning the updated Cache to VDI Virtual Machines (this article)

The right Location for the Shared Cache

The asumption of a VDI scenario was the most important driver for Microsoft to develop App-V’s “Read-Only-Cache” functionalities. As Justin Zarb illustrated in one of his articles, storage space may become a significant cost driver in a VDI environment. Given that situation, there are some possibilities how to achieve storage savings. Please be aware that this blog article can not cover all the advantages, disadvantages and a deep technological assessment, so Iam a little bit short here: (more…)


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