Earlier this week Microsoft announced App-V 5.0 Beta. You can download it from Microsoft Connect, try and investigate what has changed. While reading some articles it seems to be rewritten from scratch, I guess the name Softgrid is now history.
A short summary:
A new format with the extension .APPV The format SFT is gone. No
Microsoft has released an update rollup for the printing core components that are included in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Check the article at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2647753 Issues that the update rollup resolves
This update rollup resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:
Picture Manager may
A very clear article form Helge Klein, about Windows 7 IPv6 in Enterprise environments. Enable or disable, that’s the question!
A short demonstration of the very cool ”Profile Update Utility” (PuU) included in the Virtual Engine Toolkit (VET) injecting registry files into a Windows 7 mandatory profile quickly and easily.
More information can be found at: http://virtualengine.co.uk/
For the second time now, I came across a customer scenario where RES Workspace Manager User Settings (on a global level) is configured to preserve and apply Windows Control Panel settings. During logon of a Windows 7 session the RES WM Splashscreen delays for a minute or more on loading these control panel settings.
You launch a published desktop and wait for the idle timeout to disconnect the current session. If you launch the published desktop, then instead of reconnecting to the disconnected desktop session a new session is created on a different server.
There is more than one XenApp 5.0 server with load balanced published desktop. There
Well, that’s pretty easy and can be very usefull: rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation
This Citrix article (CTX124565) provides step-by-step instructions for the successful deployment of Microsoft Office 2010 using the Citrix application streaming feature.
Office 2010 SP1 is not supported at this time.
More Information regarding Application Streaming in general can be found at the resource section.
A cool article on XenAppBlog.com, where is shown how to automatically backup and restore your Citrix DataStore Database on SQL Server Express. Click here to read the full article.
To ensure successful product activation when delivering Microsoft Office 2010 applications with the Citrix Application Streaming feature, the Office 2010 Deployment Kit must be installed on either the client computer or server where the applications are streamed. The transform files found in the zip archive are also required and change the Startup option from