MDOP 2013 R2 Deep Dive, Virtualizing Microsoft Office for Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0

Following our recent launch of MDOP 2013 R2, Microsoft has now published some deep dive content on virtualization of Office with App-V 5.0 which I would like to share with you.

Firstly for detailed guidance on virtualizing Office I suggest you review Virtualizing Microsoft Office for Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 solution. This article is intended for IT Professionals interested in using App-V 5.0 to deliver Microsoft Office as a virtualized application to computers in their organization. It provides an overview of benefits of using Office 2013 Volume Licensing Edition with App-V 5.0 SP2, the specific features that comes with the release, and a detailed walk through of important scenarios such as creating, deploying, and customizing supported versions of Office with App-V 5.0 SP2.

Secondly for a practical guide on implementation I would suggest you review the App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions blog post from the Office team which gives a step by step guide on how to use the Office Deployment Tool for click to run to create App-V 5.0 SP2 packages for volume license versions of Office 2013.

Finally, Microsoft has also published a knowledge base update Supported Scenarios for Deploying Microsoft Office as an App-V Package. This Knowledge Base article describes the supported scenarios for deploying Office App-V Packages.

If you already own MDOP, then you can download MDOP 2013 R2 with App-V 5.0 SP2 from the Volume Licensing Service Center.  MSDN and TechNet paid subscribers can also download it from MSDN or TechNet. For guidance on how to plan for and deploy App-V, visit the App-V zone on TechNet.

This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing in the coming weeks on MDOP 2013 R2 – Ben

Ronald Dockery
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Windows Commercial