Author Archives | Kalle Saunamäki

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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.

AVE 2.3 feature highlight pt. 1 – Creating new App-V packages

13.01.2012

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In this new series, we’re going to highlight some of the new features that we introduced in Application Virtualization Explorer (AVE), version 2.3, released in December last year (gosh, sounds like a long time ago when said like that!).

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AVE Beta feedback submission winners

12.01.2012

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When we announced possibility to test upcoming (and now released) AVE 2.3 version back in the few months ago, I promised that we will give out two complimentary licenses for two of the feedback submitters, drawn randomly.

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What everyone and their mother should know about VFS in App-V, pt. 3 – A special leak-through condition for fully virtualized folders

20.12.2011

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After looking at the basics of Virtual File System (VFS) and how the data behaves in the client for VFS virtualized directories in the previous articles in the series, let’s finish up the discussion of VFS folders by looking at one specific – rather interesting – bug (because that’s what it must be) when it comes to fully virtualized folders and the whole concept of isolation.

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Naming your published applications in App-V package (may require some forward thinking)

12.12.2011

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One common mistake people tend to do when trying out the whole application package “side-by-side” functionality of App-V – i.e. running separate packages of the same application suite on a same machine – is to not be careful enough about how to name each individual application.

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Overview of the HP’s Discover event in Vienna

08.12.2011

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As I wrote previously, I had the opportunity to go to the HP’s biggest European [enterprise] event of the year, Discover 2011, last week, held in the city of Vienna in Austria. To be honest, I did not really know what to expect since I’m not all that familiar with HP’s solutions in virtualization area and it was initially a little bit out-of-place experience for an application –focused guy like me.

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Second beta for AVE 2.3 available, now

07.12.2011

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After adding some new features to and fixing newly discovered issues in a beta of upcoming Application Virtualization Explorer, version 2.3, we are releasing a second beta build today. And that’s not all, we also have a release date set now as well!

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Addition to package branching instructions with AVE when using App-V Management Server infrastructure

02.12.2011

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My earlier how-to article about doing App-V package branching operation using AVE was otherwise correct, but if you are intending to use your branched packages in App-V’s traditional Management Server infrastructure, there’s couple of additional details you must attend to in order to be able to import your branched packages in.

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Be seeing you in HP DISCOVER 2011 Europe next week

25.11.2011

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Almost immediately after getting back from the excellent App-V European User Group Day last week, I’m heading back to the mainland Europe next Monday for HP’s premier (European) enterprise event of the year, Discover 2011 in Vienna. This trip was graciously arranged by HP for which I thank them for!

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Impressions on the App-V User Group day 2011

23.11.2011

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So, in the last week there was a first (European) App-V User Group day, that was held in Microsoft NL’s offices at Schiphol / Amsterdam. Like almost a 100 others, I was there to attend the event and even though I did not have my own presentation, I got my share of publicity as well.

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ExitVe now available for download

23.11.2011

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ExitVe, the utility for starting processes outside App-V virtual environment, from within that environment, is now available for downloading. You can find it from our community tools page at http://www.gridmetric.com/community/free.html.

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