App-V 5.0 (RTM) is apparently out now



After looking around MSDN subscriber downloads for App-V downloads, I noticed that something new had been posted there just yesterday… and it looks like App-V 5.0 RTM is out now (as part of MDOP 2012 package)!

This is indeed a surprise, as there has not been any sort of release candidate after the last beta, released already last summer. But official bits are there now and you can download it and start playing around with it. Additionally, there seems to be official documentation live as well in the Technet site, publishing date today.

As many of you know, the (App-V) product has undergone some major changes since the previous release (4.6 SP1), re-doing both the underlying implementation as well as the UI for both client and the server -side. Packaging process is still pretty much the same, but of course now instead of getting those “legacy” package files, we get a nice .APPV file along with couple of deployment configuration XML files.



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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4 Comments on “App-V 5.0 (RTM) is apparently out now”

  1. Aku Says:

    So…. When there will be 5.0 support in AVE?


    • Kalle Saunamäki Says:

      We have targeted Q1/2013 for App-V 5.0 support for Lib-V and AVE.


      • David Says:

        Is that the same timeframe for the Virtualization Encoder?

      • Kalle Saunamäki Says:

        Thanks for the question,

        At this moment, we have not yet made a decision for App-V 5.0 support for Virtualization Encoder. We will be making an announcement later on regarding the matter when the product plans are clear for VE.

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