MDOP 2014 R2 is finally here

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2014 R2 is finally here! It appeared on MSDN downloads already last week, but once you tried to download the image the download failed. I guess the official release date was today. The release includes updates and improvements for APP-V (5.0 SP3) and UE-V (2.1). Personally I’m mostly interested in UE-V since the 2.0 release had some bugs specifically on Windows 7. Hopefully they’re fixed this time around. I’ll probably get back to this once I dig a little bit deeper.

Meanwhile, the official release info can be found here.

Hotfix Adds Support for Windows 8.1 with App-V Server 5.0 SP1

virtual-applicationI’ve been exploring and testing the Microsoft solution for Application Virtualization (App-V). The latest version of App-V is 5.0 SP2. However, for some reason, the downloadable ISO of MDOP 2013 R2 (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) includes SP2 versions of only App-V Client and Sequencer, not for the App-V Server itself. This leads to some problems with the latest operating systems. Continue reading