Earlier today, the Microsoft Team announced important updates for IT pros considering Windows 7 deployment. Specifically, we released Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010, which includes App-V 4.6, supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 for RDS and Office 2010. The App-V support for Office 2010 means you can do a one-touch deployment and don’t have to wait for Office 2010 to deploy Windows 7.
Additionally the MED-V 1.0 SP1 Release Candidate was also released, which creates managed virtual machines running previous versions of Windows and Internet Explorer so users can upgrade to Windows 7. The RTM version of MED-V 1.0 service pack 1 will be available in April, but you can start today by downloading the release candidate.
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 is now available!
App-V 4.6 with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Office 2010 delivers a seamless user experience, streamlined application deployment, and simplified application management.
- App-V now supports 32-bit and 64-bit apps on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
- Office 2010 virtualized with App-V 4.6 delivers key productivity enhancements, a seamless user experience with SharePoint, Outlook, and more.
- Optimizes Server Disk Storage when using App-V in VDI with a shared cache reduces storage requirements on SANs.
- App-V integrates seamlessly with AppLocker, BranchCache, AppLocker, and BitLockerToGo, Hence providing, increased IT control, user productivity, and security.
App-V 4.6 can be deployed immediately to production environments and is available as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services, and via MSDN.
For more information about App-V and MED-V, check out the following Blogs,
- Karri offers some details of App-V 4.6 on the MDOP team blog
- Ment Van Der Plas talks App-V deployment with System Center Configuration Manager and Sequencing Office 2010.
- Tim Managan talks about App-V and Windows7 integration on his blog.
- Ruben Spruijt, App-V MVP, describes the power of App-V’s Shared Cache in his blog.
- Kevin Kaminskis discusses Sequencing 64-bit apps on his blog.
- Rodney Medina talks about how App-V is helping his customers deploy Windows 7 in his blog
Courtesy: From the Microsoft Virtualization Team Blog