Release: Microsoft App-V 4.5

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, October 14th, 2008   |  

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On Sep. 1 Microsoft application virtualization platform App-V 4.5 (formerly SoftGrid) finally reached RTM status but wasn’t available to customers until Oct. 1, when the new Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2008 R2, still available only for Volume License customers with Software Assurance.

(the App-V 4.5 version for Terminal Services instead will be released Nov. 1 as Microsoft confirms on its corporate blog)

The new version 4.5 brings in a deeper  integration in the System Center family (the management tier for example is now called Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization Management Server) and several improvements including:

  • HTTP streaming from IIS 6 and 7 as well as from Windows shares
  • New application sequencer
  • Support for Volume Shadow Service (VSS) writer

Microsoft worked hard to release as much as possible with the new product, from deploying guides to training courses. Along with the product are now available:

The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Radar has been updated accordingly.



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