Microsoft today announced the availability of MDOP 2014 R2 for download, which includes significant enhancements to Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) and User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) solutions. For those who are new to MDOP, it is a suite of virtualization management and security technologies made available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. It is very popular among IT Admins and recently it reached over 56 million customer licenses worldwide.
Powerful and flexible management is a key component of Microsoft’s application virtualization solution, allowing IT to deploy, track and service virtual applications. In App-V 5.0 SP3 we’ve focused on improving connection groups, a feature in App-V where virtualized and individually isolated applications can be grouped together to create integration between the applications, creating a virtual Application Connection Group. This enables the applications to communicate, work and be managed together like locally installed software. Though this is a very popular feature, we did receive customer feedback that we needed to simplify the management of these connection groups. In SP3, we have made a number of updates to address this feedback. See here for details about these management updates.
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