Microsoft releases application virtualisation platform for Windows 7

News

Microsoft releases application virtualisation platform for Windows 7

Antony Savvas

The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) platform is now available for use with the Windows 7 Beta.

"We've been listening to customers who want to see us support Windows 7 early so they can move ahead with their application testing in preparation for their enterprise deployments. Today, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of App-V 4.5 CU1 for the Windows 7 Beta," said Microsoft in a blog.

Microsoft said: "As you know, we have a high bar for application compatibility between Windows Vista and Windows 7, so you might be wondering why we need an update of App-V specific to Windows 7.

"Application virtualisation is in a small class of applications that have very deep interactions specific to a Windows release - in App-V's case it is redirecting the registry, file-system and component calls. So as we update Windows, we will continue to require new versions of App-V."

All subscribers of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) can register to download the update from Microsoft Connect.

App-V 4.5 CU1 contains a small number of improvements such as instant access or removal of applications assigned to end-users.


Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
 

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy