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Application Virtualization

Part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) enables you to make applications available to end users without installing the applications directly on end user computers. App-V transforms applications into centrally managed services that are never installed and don't conflict with other applications.

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Performance Guidance for Application Virtualization 5.0

Learn how to configure the computer running App-V 5.0 client and the environment for the best performance, optimize your virtual application packages, and use User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) or other user environment management technologies to provide the optimal user experience.

Learn About the Features

Explore the Latest Release: App-V 5.0 SP3

Microsoft App-V 5.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) makes it easier for IT departments to deploy across a fleet of devices by allowing “anywhere access” to virtualized applications on any authorized PC with management improvements, streamlined deployment of virtualized Office, and performance updates.

Download the App-V 5.0 datasheet, trial guide, and sequencing guide >>

Plan for Deployment

Deploy App-V

Find Guidance for Previous Releases

App-V 5.0 SP2:

App-V 5.0 SP1:

App-V 4.6 SP1:

Watch Demonstrations and Tutorials

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