Archive for November, 2009

App-V 4.5 SP1 is now available

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (App-V 4.5 SP1) is now available. This service pack provides the latest updates to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5. Additionally, it contains the following improvements:
Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
App-V 4.5 SP1 provides support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This includes support for Windows 7 taskbar, for AppLocker, for BranchCache, and for
BitLockerToGo. Windows Server 2008 R2 is supported for only the Application Virtualization Server.
Support for third-party Kerberos realms
App-V 4.5 SP1 provides support for environments that have a trust relationship and mapped user accounts between a Windows Domain and an MIT Kerberos realm. For more information about how to enable this support, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
Improved support for application publishing and streaming over the HTTP and HTTPS protocols
App-V 4.5 SP1 provides support for application publishing and streaming over the HTTP and HTTPS protocols for the following operating system editions:
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Customer feedback and hotfix rollup
App-V 4.5 SP1 also includes a rollup of fixes to address issues that have been found since the App-V 4.5 Cumulative Update 1 release. This rollup addresses known issues and feedback from partners and customers who are using App-V 4.5.
In addition to some stability improvements, this service pack addresses the following issues:
When a virtual application tries to delete a file on drive C, a "file not found" error occurs even though the file is deleted successfully.
When you create an MSI package by using the App-V Sequencer, third-party tools may be unable to validate the resulting MSI package.
This service pack also includes a hotfix that was previously released. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
973873 Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1: August 2009
For all the details see KB976338 – Description of Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1
Categories: App-V

Windows 7 Blitz Has Been Fun

November 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Windows 7 has released and become generally available to the masses – so far to much success. A big part of this was marketing. SPecifically targeted marketing and good buzz generation. It is nice to know the Windows 7 Product Team, Sales, Marketing, and the Senior Leadership team did what we do in CTS and “get in front of the funnel!”
Excellent collaboration with partners, media, and the press (not to mention advertisers!)
The “Windows 7 was My Idea” idea was unusual and questionable at first yet it has turned out to be very successful.

If you haven’t seen them, go here:

Here are some examples:
My favorite – the Win7 Whopper from Japan:
The Windows 7 Lounge on Facebook and the Windows 7 Film Festival: 
Not to mention, the peripheral releases coming up (Office 2010, Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows Phone, Project Natal, Zune HD, etc.)  
The Engadget Show with Steve Ballmer!  
Plus he responds to the Youtube Videos: 
Nice! So much better than the Vista “WOW” videos. 
Awwwww! Kylie is so cute! 
Office 2010: The Movie!
Windows overview – The original Video 
Windows Overview – The Remixed Version 
Inside the Microsoft Apps Lab: 
Boom: Shake the Taskbar:


Categories: Win7