Archive for February, 2010

App-V 4.6 RTM available

February 22, 2010 1 comment

Announced on MDOP blog  – Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, including App-V for RDS, is now publicly available as part of MDOP 2010. You can download MDOP 2010 via Microsoft Volume Licensing Site. As I wrote before App-V brings following new features:

  • App-V 4.6 is now compatible with 64-bit Windows client and server platforms
  • App-V 4.6 saves on SAN storage space by using a cache of virtualized applications that is shared across all your VDI desktops
  • App-V 4.6 and SCCM 2007 R2 SP2 now deliver virtual applications faster



Download Exchange 2010 VHD for free

February 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Exchange Server 2010 VHDNew VHD available from Microsoft – Exchange Server 2010. Download VHD here. As you all probably know new version of Exchange 2010 has a lot of useful and cool features:

  • Exchange 2010 is faster because Microsoft reduced I/O load. Hence you can use slower and cheaper disks to get great performance.
  • OWA now works great in non-Microsoft browsers and on non-Microsoft platforms
  • SMS – users can now send and receive SMS text messages from Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Web App
  • Support for IRM in Outlook Web App – IRM-protected messages in Outlook Web App can be accessed through Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari (no plug-ins required)
  • Voice mail transcription –  Exchange 2010 uses a speech recognition engine to automatically transcribe voice mail messages
  • Much much more…

Really, there are a lot exciting features of Exchange 2010, and if you would like to try them go on and download pre-configured virtual machine (13365.4 MB).

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Application Virtualization SDK for developers

February 1, 2010 Leave a comment

If you are developer and would like to try out library that provides a set of functions for emulating a file system and a system registry for an application, ckeck out BoxedApp SDK. It is a great way for creating virtual files, fake registry entries, keys and values.


With BoxedApp SDK you have following features:

  • Create virtual files
  • Create virtual registry keys
  • API for intercepting functions
  • Embed DLL
  • Embed ActiveX / OCX
  • Launching a virtual file-based process
  • Using virtual file system by several processes simultaneously

    If you are wondering when to use this SDK see some examples below:

     –  When an application must run properly even if it doesn’t have the right to write to the system registry and to the file system

     –  When an application uses DLL and files, which are to be kept secure, and because of that you can’t save them to disk

     –  When an application needs ActiveX but doesn’t have an installer because it must run instantly, without the installation (for example, when it’s a portable application that runs from a flash card)

    Of course a lot more use cases are available, and if you would like to try it for yourself download the demo here (19 MB)

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