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Virtualizing an Office add-in with Office 365 installed - possible?

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  • I've just attempted to virtualise an Excel add-in by sequencing the add-in and providing a special shortcut to launch Excel in the bubble with the add-ins enabled.

    This normally works fine when Office is locally installed, but in this case my client has deployed the Office 365 click-to-run package, and when Excel is launched it cannot see any of my virtualised files.

    When I run listdlls.exe on Excel.exe, I see:

    • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization\Client\Subsystems\AppVEntSubsystems32.dll
    • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\AppVIsvSubsystems32.dll

     

    Since Office 365 is based on App-V technology, I assume these two dlls are conflicting, and my solution going forward is to either get them to put Office down locally or convert it to a full App-V package.

    Before I do this though, does anybody know of any tricks to get it to work with the basic Office 365 package?


    Dan Gough - packageology.com Twitter (@packageologist) LinkedIn


    Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:44 PM

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  • Hello,

    I got a customer that are using O365 and App-V. No attempt to run both a virtualized Office-package and the C2R, however there doesn't seem to be a major issue with combining the two.

    We have a few cases that causes issues, however the exact scope isn't defined.

    A scenario that has been deployed is the Acrobat with a RunVirtual-key, which then automatically integrates to Word for example. 


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:38 PM
  • Our story is if you want to combine virtual Office 2013 with virtualized plug-ins, flatten the package into the full App-V format and use Connection Groups.


    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.”

    Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:19 PM
  • Thanks chaps, I gave them the options and they are going with the simplest - a local install of Office 2013!

    Dan Gough - packageology.com Twitter (@packageologist) LinkedIn

    Friday, June 20, 2014 9:24 AM