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Is App-V Dead? RRS feed

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  • We are or had been planning on moving from our current 4.6 solution to App-V 5.0 integrated with SCCM 2012 R2.  During a meeting with a vendor recently they mentioned that Microsoft has no road map for future versions of App-V and that he recommended us to stay on 4.6. Some their reasons included the fact that they could only get about 50% of applications into App-V 5 compared to the 85-90 percent they could do with 4.6. Another claim was that App-V 5.0 took a lot longer to cache the application after a boot using SCCM as well as any application could be launched by anyone on that specific device.  I have not had time to research any of this as of yet.  Hoping the community could give me some insight as to  some of his comments, if they are true.


    Kristopher Turner | Not the brightest bulb but by far not the dimmest bulb.

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:37 PM

Answers

  • More like the other way around, App-V 5.1 is now supporting all that 4.6 was and even more. To get the pulse and see how involved MSFT is you can check their AppV blog

    Windows 10 officially does not support 4.x, so if you have it on your roadmap, an upgrade is a must. 

    Many companies are going to AppV, some using it for all that apps that support it. It surely is not dead. :)


    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:46 PM
  • Your vendor is either misinformed or giving misinformation. App-V 5.1 will be supported on a 5+5 support lifecycle with future versions aligned with Windows.


    Steve Thomas, Senior Consultant, Microsoft

    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/Server App-V/MDOP/AppCompat

    http://blogs.technet.com/gladiatormsft/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”

    Monday, February 15, 2016 4:36 AM

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  • More like the other way around, App-V 5.1 is now supporting all that 4.6 was and even more. To get the pulse and see how involved MSFT is you can check their AppV blog

    Windows 10 officially does not support 4.x, so if you have it on your roadmap, an upgrade is a must. 

    Many companies are going to AppV, some using it for all that apps that support it. It surely is not dead. :)


    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:46 PM
  • It's an old post from 5.0 SP3 by Tim Murgent but worth a read on his thoughts back in 2014.

    http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=2211

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4:04 PM
  • I'm not sure what your "vendor" is talking about, but if he gets a lower succes rate with sequencing on 5 than with 4, wel...
    It's true that pre-5SP2 publishing times where bad... but that's improved a lot. Don't forget that your SCCM client also takes some time for the refresh (and also they made some improvements over the last 2 years).

    Anyhow, I would start by installing 5.1, and use the 5.1 sequencer to (batch)-convert a couple of your appv4 apps, and see for yourself :)


    Roy Essers

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:54 AM
  • Definitely not. App-V 5.0 SP3 and App-V 5.1 are better than the previous releases. Moreover I have seen Microsoft looking into each concerns reported and working on it to make App-V customer friendly.

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    Wish to add MVP behind my name :)

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    Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:59 AM
  • Your vendor is either misinformed or giving misinformation. App-V 5.1 will be supported on a 5+5 support lifecycle with future versions aligned with Windows.


    Steve Thomas, Senior Consultant, Microsoft

    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/Server App-V/MDOP/AppCompat

    http://blogs.technet.com/gladiatormsft/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”

    Monday, February 15, 2016 4:36 AM