In the push to retire Windows XP, application compatibility was all about "getting it over the line," particularly for those who were trying to finish up before the end of support this past April. Now, in a post-XP world, things are changing faster—are your tools, techniques, and processes able to keep up? Do you even want to? And are you able to take full advantage of your platform? Join "The App Compat Guy" for a review of the current state of the art and the secrets of customers who have been able to break the chains and become agile again.
This presentation discusses Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) infrastructure design and lessons learned from a series of customer deployments. Topics include Management and Reporting Server design, Shared Content placement/replication, Publishing Server placement, load balancing options, Rapid Scale-out solutions, sizing calculations, and data store configuration options. Examples for using Windows PowerShell to automate and bridge product gaps are demonstrated. Use cases discussed include Published Desktops vs. Applications, VDI Density Reduction, and IOPS/Application Footprint Reduction.