Long Live App-V 5 – Application Streaming is Dead

I’m just back from Citrix Synergy 2013 in LA Anaheim. It was awesome to connect with friends, customers and blog readers. There was a lot of exciting announcements, but in this blog post I will focus on XenDesktop 7 and the integration with App-V 5.

During the keynote Citrix didn’t announce that its Application Streaming feature is dead and won’t be supported in Windows 2012. Read this article from TechTarget for more information Citrix kills its Application Streaming feature, directs users to App-V.

Inside the Citrix Studio console you’ll be able to configure your App-V 5 Management and Publishing server.

App-V 5

Another new feature is the possibility to publish multiple installed and App-V 5 applications on the fly. This is a feature we’ve been awaiting for years.

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App-V 5 and Provisioning Services

App-V 5

In my last blog 7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 I talked about how important it is for you to start playing around with App-V 5.

Since all Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop and RDS should be running App-V 5 with Shared Content Store it’s important to leverage Windows 2012 and SMB 3.0 as I wrote about in this post Make your network 10x faster.

With App-V 5 you can easily publish all packages from a folder. This is the PowerShell script I’m running at startup for my XenApp 6.5 VM’s streamed with Provisioning Services.

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 Today

App-V 5

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!

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