Citrix Issues: App-V Apps Using Local IE, Apps in StoreFront

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Jun 26, 2017 11:37:55 AM

As we all know, sequencing Internet Explorer is not supported but you can sequence IE plugins and other settings required by web apps and simply create a shortcut pointing to the locally installed Internet Explorer.

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Topics: Citrix, App-V, StoreFront, IE, Citrix Issues

Introducing The Learning Site @ TMurgent

Posted by Tim Mangan on Apr 25, 2017 1:22:19 PM

Introducing a new experiment in learning from TMurgent.

There really is no substitute for a full instructor led course from us to prepare yourself for successful packaging of applications using Microsoft App-V. And if you haven’t taken one of our classes I’d recommend asking any of the hundreds of people who have taken one just how valuable the class was to them. But not everything needs a full-blown instructor led course, and web pages and blogs don’t necessarily give you a comfort that you know everything that you need to know about a subject. So today we are releasing the first of our online courses to help fill in the middle gap.

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Topics: App-V

1703 App-V Sequencer and Templates

Posted by Tim Mangan on Apr 25, 2017 10:43:13 AM

One of the new features of the 1703 Sequencer mentioned in TechNet “What’s New” page involves templates.

No, Microsoft didn’t do what we asked to make it easy to always load the sequencer with a Template using a registry setting like we did in 4.x. But they did solve an issue that traps everyone when updating packages. The issue is that when you open up a package for update or editing, you must use the same settings that were used when creating the original package. This includes any changes in the tools/settings (this includes changes to the exclusion list), as well as checkboxes on the advanced tab of the sequencer editor. These are all things that are captured in a template file. When I train people in App-V Sequencing, I encourage them to save off a template file of any package that they make changes to these settings. This aids in updating packages and connection groups. I find this information is rarely properly documented by the packager.

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Topics: App-V, App Packaging, App-V Updating

The new App-V AutoSequencer

Posted by Tim Mangan on Apr 10, 2017 12:45:43 PM

Microsoft this week announced some changes in App-V 5 associated with the release of Windows 1703 “Creators Update”. While there is a minor client change to support cleaning up unpublished packages documented here, the real news comes when we see the updated Sequencer, which is the subject of this post.

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Topics: App-V, Powershell, Windows 10

App-V 5.1 Lifecycle

Posted by Tim Mangan on Mar 27, 2017 12:06:49 PM

Sebasitan, the German Microsoft Escalation Engineer we often get new news from about App-V, recently blogged about the dates for the lifecycles for App-V 5.1.  Before people get upset, let’s make sure you understand what this means.

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Topics: App-V, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, App-V 5.2

Opinion: The Changing Landscape of Enterprise Application Management

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Feb 7, 2017 9:54:46 AM

I'm usually not one for posting blogs on [] in reaction to public announcements BUT I’ll make an exception for a couple that occurred in the first two weeks of this year. First, on the 2nd of January, Symantec put out a release to state that their Workspace Virtualization product is now End Of Life. Second is the announcement out of Citrix Summit that Citrix acquired Unidesk. These announcements warrant a post in my opinion because to me it highlights a major shift in the application virtualization and application delivery space.

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, App-V, Application Virtualization, Application Layering, Unidesk

How I sequence Java in App-V

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jan 17, 2017 9:37:41 AM


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Topics: App-V, java

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

Posted by Tim Mangan on Dec 16, 2016 12:13:19 PM

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone this about App-V.  Just because you didn’t hear any sound does not mean that there wasn’t a lot a noise involved.  In the last year, Microsoft has made two incredibly big moves with its App-V product, and you probably didn’t hear much about it. What happened? First, Microsoft has effectively stopped charging you for App-V.  Second, they are now bundling it into the appropriate operating systems directly.

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Topics: RDS, App-V, Windows 10, Server 2016

2016 EUC Industry Top Blogs on FSLogix

Posted by Brandon Lee on Dec 12, 2016 10:35:02 AM

As the saying goes, "time flies when you're having fun!" I don't know about you all, but time sure has flown by here at FSLogix! With 2017 just around the bend, what better time is there to reflect on what has transpired within our industry over the past year?

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Topics: Citrix, App-V, cloud, IoT, Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container, IoT Security

My App-V 5.x Sequencing Guide

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Oct 12, 2016 11:44:06 AM

Tim Mangan recently posted a great blog series to help you get started with App-V 5.x, one of these posts covers sequencing: He covers theory, tools and his own practices. Check that post out! I created this document a couple of months ago for the organization I’m working for, so I figured I’d also share my own!

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Topics: App-V, App-V Sequencing

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