New App-V Book! “Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide” Now Available for Pre-Order

For several months I’ve been working in a new App-V book:Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide”, containing advanced topics to cover all what you need to know to master Microsoft Application Virtualization processes. This book includes also new features in App-V 4.6 SP1.

The “Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide” represents my second App-V book; the previous one “Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6” was developed a year ago with the basic guidance and step-by-step to get IT administrators started with App-V. This new book is currently available for pre-order in Packt Publishing website (paperback and eBook versions) and hopefully soon enough in Amazon’s (including a Kindle edition).


This advanced book will cover the necessary guidelines and step-by-steps processes to dominate App-V. Starting with detailed description of its architecture, including some rare advanced topics, and moving through the instructions to implement those advanced guidelines. Here’s an overview of the areas we will cover:

  • Perform sequencing in complex environments including scenarios where App-V is normally not supported.
  • Deploy applications in complex scenarios, including the use of Providers Policies to enforce licensing and other company’s policies.
  • Get hands on in how to implement the scripting process within App-V applications and also review how to use App-V command lines.
  • Troubleshoot App-V, covering the installation process of this platform, but also normal sequencing issues and deployment problems delivering applications.
  • Scale-up App-V implementations by using failover and load balanced scenarios.
  • Review App-V integration with VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) and Remote Desktop Services.
  • Integrate App-V with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012.
  • Understand the new approach appearing in SCVMM 2012 with Server App-V to virtualize servers’ applications.
  • Examine 3rd party tools available in App-V to complement your implementation.

Note: We will not cover the topics reviewed in the “Getting Started” book. This version assumes that we’ve already implemented and used Microsoft App-V; presumes that we are looking to optimize our implementation and learn advanced concepts.

And as an exclusive note, here are the chapter’s names to be included in this book:

  1. Taking a Deep Dive into App-V.
  2. Sequencing in Complex Environments.
  3. Deploying Applications in Complex Environments.
  4. Handling Scripting and App-V Command Lines.
  5. Troubleshooting App-V.
  6. Scaling Up App-V Implementations.
  7. Integrating App-V with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
  8. Integrating App-V with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012.
  9. Integrating Server App-V with Private Clouds.
  10. Appendix A: Reviewing App-V Microsoft and 3rd Party Tools.

In this book, which will contain approximately 450 pages total, I had the great pleasure to work again with Packt Publishing and the same crew of App-V experts that made important contributions in my first book: Aaron Parker, Kevin Kaminski and Nick Källén.

Stay tuned for more news about the book and hopefully a new giveaway copy to all my blog readers! :)


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