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Release: Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, November 1st, 2012   |   0 Comments

Microsoft today announced the release of version 5.0 of its Application Virtualization Solution, also known as App-V. App-V 5.0 together with UE-V was first announced a public beta in April…

Microsoft releases Server App-V first build

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, December 23rd, 2010   |   0 Comments

Just before the end of the year, as promised, Microsoft released the first early beta of Server App-V, one of its most ambitious virtualization platforms.
App-V technology derives from SoftGrid,…

Desktone replaces its CEO

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, September 21st, 2010   |   0 Comments

In July the VDI startup Desktone lost its Vice President of Strategy, Jeff Fisher, who took a position at RES Software as Vice President of Business Development. At the end of…

Desktone loses its Vice President of Strategy

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, July 8th, 2010   |   0 Comments

The US startup Desktone, which entered the VDI market in April 2008 with a very interesting platform for hosting providers, just lost its Vice President of Strategy: Jeff Fisher….

Endeavors Technologies resurrects with a new Chairman

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, June 16th, 2010   |   0 Comments

The application virtualization startup Endeavors Technologies (formerly Steam Theory) certainly had one of the most complex and painful evolutions in the virtualization market.
From May 2006 to October 2007…

Red Hat looks at application virtualization, promotes InstallFree Bridge

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, March 30th, 2010   |   0 Comments

Red Hat signed a partnership with the Israeli startup InstallFree in H1 2009, but so far the company didn’t push too much the idea of application virtualization and VDI…

Citrix is replicating its Essentials approach with XenApp

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, March 15th, 2010   |   5 Comments

Microsoft has a free hypervisor: Hyper-V. Citrix too (and it’s open source now): XenServer.
Microsoft has a virtualization management console: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). Citrix too: Essentials…

Is there any real need for application virtualization?

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, January 27th, 2010   |   7 Comments

Despite its huge potential, it’s pretty evident that the market is not embracing the application virtualization approach (to not be confused with presentation or desktop virtualization) anytime soon.
All the…

Is Microsoft really committed to enterprise desktop virtualization?

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, October 30th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Ten days ago Microsoft announced the availability of its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2. As most readers know, this is a special bundle that the company offers to…

Microsoft confirms an App-V for Servers in the work

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, April 16th, 2009   |   3 Comments

In January 2008 highlighted how Microsoft indirectly announced the plan to bring its application virtualization technology (App-V, formerly SoftGrid) on servers.
At that time no mainstream news source…

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