Beta testing opportunity for AVE 2.3

We have been working on the next “major minor” update to the Application Virtualization Explorer Professional -product for a while now, and since the release time is now starting to get close, I would like to announce opportunity for you to participate in beta testing.

If you are interested in trying out AVE 2.3, and to provide feedback on possible issues you encounter (mainly if any of the new things in it don’t work as expected, or if any of the existing features has introduced any regression bugs), as well as any other suggestions you might have for making the product better than ever!

The beta build does not watermark resulting packages like the trial version (sans the word BETA in the extended packaging history, unique to AVE and if you use that feature) so it can used as a normal licensed version. And to make it more worthwhile for you to test it and provide feedback, we are going to reward two of the testers with complimentary full AVE license when 2.3 is launching! Those two will be drawn randomly from all of the feedback submitters and announced in this blog (unless wanting to remain anonymous).

To shortly highlight new features available in 2.3:

  • Ability to create new – empty – App-V packages directly from AVE, which can then be filled with content by importing files/directories and registry entries.
  • OSD scripts can be copied between applications in the package, making it easy to apply same scripting to multi-application suite.
  • New application configuration script for checking pre-requisites (existence of file, directory, registry key, value or data) from client and stopping virtual application launch if conditions do not match.
  • Ability to rename physical App-V package files, which is required when doing branch operation for existing package.
  • Ability to add description to OSD scripts, which is shown in script list instead of the path to the script file.
  • Object exclusion entry editor -plugin, for editing those virtual objects exclusions.
  • New/modified files list -plugin, for displaying all files that were changed per saved SFT version, allowing easy troubleshooting what particular update affected in the package.
  • Ability to limit (enhanced) script execution by operating system version matching
  • New application publishing directly from Application -screen, with easy shortcuts for publishing common Windows utilities used for package troubleshooting on a client (Registry Editor, Command Prompt and Windows Explorer)

To request access to 2.3 beta, please just send an email to our beta alias at The same address can then be used for any feedback or suggestions you have as well.

About Kalle Saunamäki

As one of the first four Microsoft App-V MVP's, Kalle has been doing application virtualization since 2003 and virtualization in general from 2000, and is a recognized in-depth technological expert in Microsoft application virtualization community.

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