Microsoft App-V Reviews

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September 03, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Microsoft APP-V to simplify our software deployment to over 7500 systems across 120 sites. It is integral to our operating system and software deployment, as we have over 175 pieces of software the need to be put on both staff and student machines. Prior to implementing APP-V our golden image needed to manage those 175 pieces of software and we found that software updating regularly meant that our image went out of date quickly.
  • Install Software based on AD group assignment
  • Safely and quickly uninstall from devices
  • Updating is a bit more difficult but manageable.
  • Complicated software installs of interacting software needs significant care
  • Updating software requires a pristine virtual machine to update a packager
  • No longer being updated so new software practices aren't correctly captured.
For large organizations that need software to update at the control of the IT department APP-V is a godsend to manage deployment based on AD group assignment, maintaining software versioning for specific services or upgrades, and areas where you need to make software available without having to install the entire package - the streaming portion of APP-v publishes a shortcut on the desktop, then streams the install on demand.
APP-V is no longer a supported technology and is on the way out, only on legacy support at this time. The changes in security emphasis in windows, as well as the changes in software development have meant that APP-V is no longer able to correctly package software. It has been superseded by the MSIX format and distribution via the Microsoft Store for Business.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Application support (1)
8
Device support (1)
8
Ease of deployment (1)
8
Application packaging (1)
8
Security (1)
8

What is Microsoft App-V?

Microsoft App-V supports the virtualization of applications, making them available to end users without an installation.

Microsoft App-V Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No

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What is Microsoft App-V?

Microsoft App-V supports the virtualization of applications, making them available to end users without an installation.

Who uses Microsoft App-V?

The most common users of Microsoft App-V are Mid-size Companies from the Unknown industry.