We’ve been doing server virtualization for years and hopefully most businesses run the majority of their servers on a hypervisor from Citrix, VMware or Microsoft by now.
With the release of Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 the same is going to happen to the application space. I remember back in the days when VMware took off, those consultants got some pretty amazing projects at their hands.
The same is happening now, so you better learn App-V 5 today.
At Citrix Synergy next month the learning lab “Implementing Excalibur on Microsoft Hyper-V” is running every day. Attendees will learn about next-generation delivery architecture of Excalibur with Microsoft’s newest operating system and System Center 2012 SP1. This is not a coincidence!
There are many reasons why App-V 5 will be part of your XenApp or RDS environment, either you want it or not. Below is the main reasons :
- Microsoft App-V 5 is FREE of use on Citrix XenApp / Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
- App-V 5 Shared Content Store is perfect for non persistent desktops
- Citrix XenApp 6.5 integration with Microsoft Configuration Manager 2012
- Deploy App-V 5 apps with SCCM 2012, PowerShell, GPO or as stand alone
- Run multiple versions of the same application on the same server. No more need for silos
- Run the same App-V 5 package on various platforms
- App-V 5 Sequencer Ease of use. Let the Application Managers be responsible for their software
There are many more reasons, but seeing is believing. I’ve created a new App-V 5 Training Course to get you up to speed. This is the fastest and easiest way to learn Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.
So if you want to become an App-V 5 expert, you better get started. Microsoft App-V 5 is becoming the de facto standard and WILL be the way we handle applications in the near future.
5 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 Today”
what exactly means “FREE” (reason #1)? App-V is part of MDOP, which needs to be aquired. Or do you mean free in terms of not needing additional CALs?
Hi, RDS CALs (2008 R2) include an App-V CAL, that’s the reason I’m calling it Free. The MDOP is used for the client OS.
Johannes – Trond is right. Since you are getting RDS CALs anyways to use XenApp then you can use App-V when it’s used on an RDS/XenApp server. Microsoft added that right about 2-3 years ago.
However, App-V when used to stream the virtual apps to an endpoint Windows OS machine requires the MDOP licensing.
Hello Eirik, is it still possible to follow the courses ?
Yes the course is live here