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 While there is a minor client change to support cleaning up unpublished packages documented here, the real news comes when we see the updated Sequencer, which is the subject of this post.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

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) 6.0.0 BETA available

Posted by Matthias Schlimm on Jan 30, 2017 12:05:29 PM

Many new enhancements, functionalities and bugfixes (see the complete list below), but I will give you a short introduction of them:

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Topics: beta, Citrix PVS, BISF, Windows 10

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

Roaming Profiles - What works on the latest Windows Update?

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 27, 2016 12:49:49 PM

Concern around the latest Windows 10 Anniversary update 1607, has brought about numerous questions that James Rankin, the AppSense Bigot, seeks to answer in his blog series, "Everything you wanted to know about virtualizing, optimizing and managing Windows 10...but were afraid to ask."

In his recent edition, which focuses primarily on roaming, James states, "For the record, most Windows 10 settings roam fine, but the main one that we've all been struggling with is the Start Menu. And this is really annoying, because the Start Menu is the first thing that the user generally interacts with when they use a Windows 10 desktop, and possibly the most "in your face" part of the new OS features."

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Topics: roaming profiles, The AppSense Bigot, User Profiles, Windows 10

I’m new to App-V, how do I get started?

Posted by Tim Mangan on Aug 16, 2016 11:14:56 AM

With Microsoft now including App-V directly inside the operating system for Windows 10 Enterprise and Education SKU desktop customers, we need a way to help people get started with App-V today.  While there is a wealth of detail information available online from the community some of it is outdated and most is too detailed for someone starting out. This five part blog covers the basics on how to get started and gives you links for more resources when you are ready to dig in.

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Topics: AppV, Windows 10

Make the Extraordinary Happen in Your Companies: Synergy 2016 Wrap Up and Announcements

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 1, 2016 10:13:01 AM

Read our Synergy Announcement from Kevin Goodman, CEO, FSLogix
Register for our Latest Beta to supercharge Office 365 on XenApp and XenDesktop
Download and Evaluate FSLogix Apps in your environment

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenDesktop, XenApp, Microsoft, Office 365, Windows 10, Citrix Synergy, FSLogix, FSLogix Office 365 Container

Microsoft Using Citrix XenDesktop to Deliver Remote Windows 10 Desktops from Azure

Posted by Benny Tritsch on May 31, 2016 2:38:29 PM

During his Synergy opening keynote on Tuesday, Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov made a spectacular announcement: As part of the refreshed Citrix and Microsoft partnership, XenDesktop VDI hosted on Azure will deliver remote Windows 10 desktops from the cloud. To be very clear, Kirill was not speaking about a Windows Server desktop that pretends to be Windows 10. He was talking about the “real thing”. The days of #FixVDA (= broken virtual desktop access licensing) will be gone as soon as this service is available. This is an event the entire RDS and VDI industry has been waiting for. And here are some more details.

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenDesktop, Microsoft, Azure, Windows 10

Advanced PowerShell: Tips and Techniques to Take Your PowerShell Programming to the Next Level

Posted by Brandon Lee on May 10, 2016 2:42:42 PM

 

During this Virtualization Community NRW session, FSLogix CEO, Kevin Goodman, dishes out on his fundamental approach to PowerShell in Windows 10. Learn how Kevin is able to

  • Simplify his Windows Powershell ISE for creating UIs
  • Take full advantage of .NET and Windows APIs
  • Determine the proper utilization of WINFORMS vs WPF
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Topics: Powershell, .Net, Windows 10, VCNRW, WINFORMS, Job Objects, Windows API, Scripting, Visual Studio, Virtualization Community, PowerShell ISE, WPF

App-V to be added to Windows 10

Posted by Tim Mangan on Feb 21, 2016 11:40:56 AM

This week, Microsoft finally announced their plans for App-V. They will move App-V  into the core of the operating system. Microsoft’s Steve Thomas, speaking in a webinar with Flexera, made the announcement (near the end of the webinar).  This is HUUUUUUUUUGE!

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Topics: App-V, AppV, Windows 10

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