Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Both App-V and UE-V integrated in Windows 10 Enterprise now!

Within Windows 10 version 1607, both App-V and UE-V are part of the Operating System as Windows features. This instead of inclusion in MDOP, which required a separate download and installation. 

With Windows 10, version 1607 and later releases, Application Virtualization (App-V) is included with Windows 10 for Enterprise and Windows 10 for Education and is no longer part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack anymore.

The changes in App-V for Windows 10, version 1607 impact already existing implementations of App-V in the following ways:
-The App-V client is installed on user devices automatically with Windows 10, version 1607, and no longer has to be deployed separately. Performing an in-place upgrade to Windows 10, version 1607, on user devices automatically installs the App-V client.
-The App-V application sequencer is available from the Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). In previous releases of App-V, the application sequencer was included in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. Although you’ll need to use the new application sequencer to create new virtualized applications, existing virtualized applications will continue to work.

App-V supports System Center 2016 and 2012 R2. See Planning for App-V Integration with Configuration Manager for information about integrating your App-V environment with ConfigMgr.

Sources:
Getting Started with App-V for Windows 10
User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) for Windows 10 overview
What’s new for IT pros in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update