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

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

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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

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  • Nathan
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    Thanks for the insights.

    Momentarily, how can we share folder between host and client using Hyper-V running on client system (Win8.1 pro)?

    To my knowledge Hyper-V is the only solution lacking its support. I know SMB, iSCSI and Virtual fiber channels are high performing well, compared to what VMWare and Oracle's VBox. But those are just for Windows Server features.

    How about taking a subset of the most efficient technique and implement in client version? So we can share host file system (not over the laggy VSwitches but) with effectively direct access to the memory.

    Please give us an option in file explorer; right-click any folder / file > share > {existing options + list of available Hyper-Vs this system has}.

    Thank you.

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