Microsoft Application Virtualization Reviews & Product Details


What is Microsoft Application Virtualization?

The appv file is a container that stores XML and non-XML files together in a single entity. This file is built from the AppX format, which is based on the Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) standard.

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Microsoft
Description
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.
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Year Founded
1975
Total Revenue (USD mm)
110,360
HQ Location
Redmond, WA
Phone
+1 (877) 276-2464
Ownership
NASDAQ: MSFT
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
Employees on LinkedIn®
166,946
Twitter
@Microsoft
Twitter Followers
8,609,749
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Mid-Market
(51-200 employees)
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"Collaborative Virtualization"

What do you like best?

Present the application quickly and easily to users;

Run the application through streaming through the AppV Server, dispensing the local installation on the machines;

Use 2 incompatible software on the same computer;

Update an application through the server, without having to configure clients by clients;

Control the use of software by license. For example: Enable only 10 users to use the application simultaneously or link a software to a specific group or user.

What do you dislike?

Like any virtualized solution, you need a connection, if this connection is not of a quality, the service can be compromised. It is not a "counter" to the solution, but to everything that is virtualized.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend the solution because it reduces costs, time, solves compatibility problems, easy operation and deployment, and virtualization is a trend already present for some time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've eliminated softy compatibility issues, hardware requirements for certain applications, security, anywhere accessibility, disk space, backups, and many others.

When the user closes the software the connection is terminated and the software is removed (in fact there is no installation or removal since the program runs through the virtual environment).

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"Andrew's Microsoft Review"

What do you like best?

I liked the Microsoft Virtualization app due to its ease of use and good performance when running on my computer. I experienced no problems when running this with multiple other programs open that were all taking up a decent amount of memory on their own.

What do you dislike?

I found some features within the interface a bit hard to reason about. It would be nice if in the future that Microsoft more clearly labels what features within the app do what so that I don't have to do as much guessing about things, but that is really thing only thing I disliked.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use a trial period before making any important decisions about adopting the software on a more long term basis.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems I am solving with this software is overall better communication with my team of engineers and helping us with our work flow with Microsoft App virtualization.

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"AppV Is a quick way to virtualize an application for presentation to multiple end users"

What do you like best?

How quickly you can turn an application into an AppV app, and how easy the management is

What do you dislike?

Latency can be a problem if you aren't careful with your bandwidth usage.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you have enough bandwidth to support the presentation layer

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing access to remote applications that require a more heavy processing load to thin clients or remote offices. It's decreased the license count we've needed when using App-V compatible products

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"Versatile and good help"

What do you like best?

This program helps with a breadth of issues and if you run into any confusion the customer support is easy to work with

What do you dislike?

This program is not especially intuitive for beginning users. But a user can do some and receive support and troubleshooting

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Application virtualization for implementing programs for customer and inter office usage. Smoothies communication and allows for integration of messaging.

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"MAV the solution to application streaming"

What do you like best?

The thing I like the best about MAV is the ability the distribute an app through a central location.

What do you dislike?

The thing I dislike the most is the concern of server outages causes system failures. Which could be a bad thing definitely.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try and see if it works for you

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the problem of not having a hosted application somewhere so acquiring that program along with the licences were a lot more difficult.

Microsoft Application Virtualization User Ratings

7.9
Ease of Use
Average: 8.5*
6.3
Quality of Support
Average: 8.3*
5.8
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.3*
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