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Application Virtualization

Running applications in virtual environments enables you to make applications available to your users' computers with having the install the applications directly on those computers. Find guidance, best practices and tools to realize the benefits of application virtualization.

TechNet Magazine: Care and Feeding of Virtual Environments

Virtual desktops are not without their unique management issues. This article explores some of the best practices for maintaining a secure and efficient virtual environment.

Free lesson: Installing, Configuring, and Managing Windows XP Mode

This lesson is excerpted from Microsoft Course 10324A, Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization--part of a five-day, 300-level course intended for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 system and desktop administrators who will manage and implement desktop and application virtualization technologies within their network.

TechNet Magazine: Making Applications Compatible with Windows 7 in a Virtualized Environment

Chris Jackson explains how to make your applications compatible with Windows 7 in a virtualized environment using Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V).

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6

This IPD guide takes you step-by-step through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure; and now includes information on how App-V supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Solution Accelerator: Microsoft Application Virtualization Dashboard

The dashboard’s built-in charts, gauges, and tables let you track any APP-V dataset in near-real time, so you can easily stay on top of the usage, health, and compliance of all your virtualized applications.

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Server Virtualization

While server consolidation and the associated cost savings is a key benefit of virtualization, it's the not the only driver. Find guidance and best practices to realize the full value of virtualized environments.

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