Yesterday, Director of Product Management at Microsoft, Karri Alexion-Tiernan, announced on the Windows Blog that the newest version of Microsoft Application Virtualization – App-V 5.0 Beta 2 is availabe for download.
The first beta was announced in April, App-V 5.0 should allow users to access virtually any application and Windows environment anywhere, one of the new features of the new version is the virtualization of Office.
Furthermore they added Reporting, the management of reports on virtual application inventory and utilization, that would allow IT departments to track software assets throughout the enterprise.
The solution also integrates with the System Center Configuration Manager 2012, it would be possible to manage App-V 5.0 Beta 2 virtual applications throughout their lifecycle, and End-to-end programmability, PowerShell automation has been added to the management server and the sequencer.
Karri Alexion-Tiernan writes on the Windows Blog:
Today we’re happy to announce that with App-V 5.0 Beta 2 the new Office Customer Preview will now be delivered as an App-V package directly to customers. Now they can roll it out quickly and easily, providing on-demand access, co-existence with previous Office versions and integration with local applications – no Office Deployment Kit required!