This podcast gives an overview of Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 and is worth checking out if you have only just started to find out about
softgrid App-V 4.5: Windows Springboard Series: AppV Application Virtualization In form of an introduction here are some details from Kerri;
Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director in the Windows Client division, unveils the latest version of this technology for virtualizing applications to reduce application-to-application conflicts and improve manageability.
The podcast is super quick, just under 10 mins! and is about 8.6mb if your going to download this. So i would say, whilst your driving to work, running on the tread mill, having your cup of coffee or tea, put it on for some great insight to the technology!…… so here is a short extract but go up and download today…….
“The technology is really used for managing application conflicts and proving the ability to run mutiple versions of an application on the same OS. We do not focus on application to operating system incompatibility. We’re really focused on running two applications two versions of Office for example, side by side, currently today you can’t do that. The install will override itself. So we allow you to run two versions also in some cases you’ll have third party applications where they share the same DLLs and they override each other. Which means that you can’t run them side by side. We allow each of those applications to reside in their own virtual environments so they can run side by side and they don’t conflict.”