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Client Side Performance Testing coming to Login VSI

I was invited to sit in on a preview of the new Client Side Performance Testing module for the Login VSI testing suite. The session was led by Mark Plettenberg, the lead developer of Login VSI. This new module looks very interesting because it will allow u…
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App-V White Papers

Update (28/03/2012): This list of white papers are now available on the Microsoft Download Centre: Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Documentation Resources Download Page Microsoft TechNet recently went through a redesign that seems to have removed some content and in particul…
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App-V MVP renewed for 2012

I was quite relieved and grateful to receive the Microsoft MVP award again for 2012: Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world…
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Reducing Profile Size with a Profile Clean Up Script

Windows profiles become larger over time – it’s an inescapable fact. This means that if you are using roaming profiles, logons (and logoff) will be longer and longer. It’s not just individual file sizes, but also the number of files stored in a profile that will mak…
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Don’t put yourself at risk by virtualizing Adobe Reader X

Adobe released a new security advisory for Reader and Acrobat 9 and X this week to address details of an upcoming fix to these versions for a 0 day vulnerability. Exploits for this vulnerability exist for Reader and Acrobat 9 and are currently active: A critical vulnerabili…
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An Archive and Analysis of #AppV Tweets

Several months ago, I used the The Archivist to create an archive and analysis of tweets with the #AppV hash tag. 1,740 tweets later (not all of which I’m sure are App-V related), we get an interesting picture of conversations around App-V. To view the archive vi…
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Sequencing Mozilla Firefox 8

Mozilla has just released Firefox 8, so it’s time to look at virtualizing the new version. It’s a simple task to virtualize Firefox, as it lends itself well to application virtualization; however getting it right takes a little more effort. Here’s how to succes…
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Sequencing Google Chrome 15

Here’s how to successfully sequence Google Chrome 15; however the same approach should work for Chrome 13, 14 and 16 and maybe even some other versions. What you lose by virtualizing Chrome Virtualizing Chrome with App-V will isolate the application from the OS, so the foll…
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One profile, or Two, or Three, or…

Surely one of the main goals of any good desktop delivery project is to remove the user’s reliance on any single device? To achieve that goal, we need to ensure that the user’s environment is available across any device. Whether the desktop is a physical PC, Remote…
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Delivering Office with App-V – The User Profile

If you follow any of the following guidance from Microsoft for sequencing Office with App-V: Prescriptive Guidance for Sequencing Office 2010 in App-V 4.6 SP1 Prescriptive guidance for sequencing Office 2010 using Microsoft App-V 4.5 or 4.6 Prescriptive guidance…
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Sequencing Mozilla Firefox 7

It’s easy to virtualize Firefox with App-V; however getting it right takes a little more effort. Here’s how to successfully sequence Mozilla Firefox 7.x. What you lose by virtualizing Firefox Virtualizing Firefox with App-V will isolate the application from the OS, s…
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Reducing the size of App-V packages

If you’re looking to reduce the size of your App-V packages, you can compress them when saving them in the Sequencer; however if that content in the package doesn’t actually compress that well, you may not save as much space as you might expect. Here a quick w…
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