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.
Microsoft App-V 5.1 enables administrators to deploy, update, and support applications as services in real time, on an as-needed basis. Individual applications are transformed from locally installed products into centrally managed services and are available wherever you need, without the need to preconfigure computers or to change operating system settings.
Plan for deployment
Guidance for previous releases
App-V 5.0 SP3, SP2, and SP1
App-V 4.6 SP3, SP2, and SP1
App-V 4.5 (including SP1 and SP2)