APP-V5 VDI Office core application..or not? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our VDI estate is migrating from 4.6 to full infrastructure APPV5.1 Xendesktop 7.

    To mitigate any performance and compatibility issues would it be considered good practice to keep Microsoft Office as a core application baked into a VDI Xendesktop 10 image? Or take the opportunity to APPV5 sequence and stream Office? Considering we use lots of add ins.

    For our current VDI Appv 4.6 infrastructure we have two OS windows 7 images. office 2010 and 2013. The reason we have two is because some application plugins are not compatible with 2013 yet. So we have a department on 2010 using legacy office addins. We have about 2000 users  in VDI.

    Currently having Office baked into the image,  we have been able to manage the 20 or so different office plugins it works well for users who use multiple APP-V office plugin applications too. We just advertise the shortcuts which launches eg excel and the addin and disappears when that bubble is closed. 

    Now we are moving to APPV5 would keeping Office Core applications 2013,2010, 365 OFF the build and streamed be potentially  less of a headache to manage and deliver comparing to 4.6? 

    Cheers for any thoughts or comments.



    • Edited by Sandylaner Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:12 PM
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:11 PM