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  • An (un)biased look at Microsoft App-V

    vs. Citrix Application Streaming

    @stealthpuppy

  • Agenda

    Features

    Architecture / deployment integration

    Licensing

    Dos and donts

  • Features

  • Application virtualisation features

    The path to desktop virtualisation

    App-to-app compatibility

    Internet Explorer

    Office (core applications)

    Isolation

    On-demand delivery / streaming

  • Architecture

  • App-V Clients

    Virtual Desktop

    Remote Desktop Server

    Desktop

    App-V Clients

    Virtual Desktop

    Remote Desktop Server

    Desktop

    App-V Clients

    Virtual Desktop

    Remote Desktop Server

    Desktop

    Standalone App-V Client

    App-V Streaming

    Server

    App-V

    Management

    Server

    SCCM

    Distribution Point

    SCCM Management

    Console

    App-V Management

    Console

    SCCM Database

    App-V Database

    Active Directory

    Management Web Service

    App-V Sequencer

    Streaming

    Streaming +

    manifest

    SCCM application

    delivery

    Virtualized application

    MSI-wrapped virtualized application

    Application delivery via MSI

    on CD

    Windows application

  • Licensing

  • Microsoft licensing

    Remote Desktop CALs

    SA + MDOP

    Windows InTune

    Per Device

  • Citrix licensing

    XenApp Advanced Edition +

    CAS CALs

    Concurrent / Per Device / Per User

    http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX112636

  • Do and Donts

  • Do

    Have a strategy

    Understand your applications

    Plan for compatibility

    Read the sequencing guide

    Create standards

    Stay on top of documentation

    Dont fail app. virt. is not a panacea

  • stealthpuppy.com/appv-faqs

    stealthpuppy.com/appvrecipes

    appvirtguru.com social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-gb/category/appvirtualization

    forums.citrix.com

    Resources

  • Questions?

  • Articles

    How to Create Extensions on Microsoft App-V:

    http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126741

    How to Use the App-V Integration Kit to Publish App-V Applications on XenApp:

    http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126423

    How to Sequence an App-V Virtual Application and Stream XenApp Server to

    be Published Seamlessly to Users: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126082

    Overview of the AppStreamingToAppVConduit Utility:

    http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX124860

    File Type Associations for App-V Sequenced Applications Published through

    XenApp 6.0: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126664

    Publishing App-V Sequences in XenApp:

    http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/index.jsp?topic=/merchandising-20/mer-

    dep-app-v.html

    Application Streaming Launch Utility:

    http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126674