App-V 5.0 Beta released – A first look

Today App-V 5.0 Beta is released. The most interesting new functions are:

  • Flexible virtualization choices let virtual applications work more like traditionally installed applications, allowing local and virtual applications to communicate and enabling control of which virtual applications can share environments.
  • There’s no dedicated drive letter required, and no 4 gigabyte maximum package size. It’s easy for IT to work with and take action on App-V diagnostic information because App-V logs Windows events instead of separate log files.
  • Easy and efficient to use in VDI environments, allowing IT to make the best use of expensive disk resources without changing the way they get their jobs done.
  • Web-based management makes it easy for busy IT professionals to get their work done while away from their desk.
  • Rich PowerShell scripting allows IT to automate repetitive tasks and to integrate App-V with existing processes.

Let’s take a look at the new features.

Starting with the sequencer:

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CEIP is mandatory during beta

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Now let’s run the sequencer

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No suggested folder on the Q drive! 11
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Windows 8 added 19
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No OSD modification here 21
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Shortcut modification! 26

Let’s install the App-V 5.0 Beta client

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CEIP is mandatory at the beta

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Tada! 6

In the next post we are going tostart the sequenced application, set up the App-V 5.0 server and look at the PowerShell commands!

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