Earlier this week Microsoft announced App-V 5.0 Beta. You can download it from Microsoft Connect, try and investigate what has changed. While reading some articles it seems to be rewritten from scratch, I guess the name Softgrid is now history.
A short summary:
A new format with the extension .APPV The format SFT is gone. No
Windows 7 Taskbar support has been available since Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1), however there are limits to its integration. In quick summary, the short answer is yes for manual pinning and no for automatic pre-population (via Publishing/DC refresh).
When you’re troubleshooting a problem with SoftGrid or Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), chances are pretty good that you’re not the first person to encounter your particular issue. With that in mind, the first thing you’ll want to do is a quick search of our Knowledge Base, our blog sites and the forums to see if anyone has already posted the resolution. There’s a lot of good information at these resources. «Continue Reading»
See what was captured in the App-V user or global PKG file with PkgView
The Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V is required for sequencing and deploying Office 2010 client products with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). This kit includes the components required for Office license activation.