Book giveaway: Win a free copy of the Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide, just by commenting!

Earlier this morning I’ve been asked to read and review a book named “Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide” by Augusto Alvarez.

How you can win?
To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment below highlighting the reason “why you would like to win this book”.

That’s rather basic, so let’s make it more interesting Glimlach. Please explain why you think application virtualization is key to a dynamic IT Infrastructure with a “geeky” example. Verhitte emoticon
The winners will be chosen based on the content of their comments and I will pick two of them at random which will win their free version of the book Emoticon met brede lach

The contest is valid for 7 days, so until the 10th of April, and is open to everyone.

The book


Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guideis written by Augusto Alvarez. This book details the scripting within App-V and enables the system administrators and consultants to gain a deeper understanding of the technology in order to optimize App V implementations.

This book will not only helps administrators in exploring the steps to virtualize server applications by introducing App-V in VDI and SCCM 2012 but also find detailed topics for understanding App-V components, architecture and implementation models with a step-by-step guidance to master App-V processes.

Additionally system administrators will also be able to deploy applications using HTTP/S or configure standalone modes for local and SMB Streaming in complex scenarios such as adjusting communication ports for application delivery.

Big fat note: The contest has ended on the 10th of April… so comments posted from that point on will no be eligible to win!


  1. Alex Sweserijnen says:

    No more DLL-hell, no more application conflicts. Because of isolation. Having the the same application multiple times on the same computer all with a different configuration.
    Or even with the same configuration. That is what a dynamic IT infrastructure needs. Applications on the go. Either bij delivering them as a single executable ( VMWare ThinApp) or a layer that you can turn on or off (Symantec Workspace Virtualization) or an application that can be streamed on demand (Microsoft AppV).

    Now give me that book so I can compare it to my own training documents. 🙂

  2. Ralph Jansen says:

    App-V brings IT a dynamic infrastructure by create a virtual package usable on multiple platforms.
    Dynamic deployment by using the server, stand-alone or SCCM.
    No pollution of the system when replacing versions or uninstalling applications.
    No application conflicts by running them in a separate bubble.
    High security, packages only visible by authorized users.
    Reduced support calls by self-resetting the application.
    Seamless upgrading applications by running them side-by-side and easy disabling the old version with the central management feature.

    And even in the future the most dynamic feature: ‘package your own application’!

  3. Ralph Jansen says:

    . Posted twice

  4. Craig Miller says:

    Application virtualization is the key component to having a dynamic environment in the enterprise world.  It allows users to be mobile even when their systems aren’t by having their applications assigned to them and follow them no matter where they log in from.  It also makes the administrator’s job much easier when it comes to updates and maintenance of the application, because once the application is virtualized it is also linked back to a master package of that application and all the admin staff has to do is update and maintain that one master.  Whenever updates are made to the master it then pushes these updates to the users that use it without the admin having to do anything; making the administrative overhead much smaller when compared to traditional application deployment and maintenance.  The virtualized also work in their own isolated environment which means you can freely run multiple versions of the same application, which can help ease users as the transition from one to another.  Still using Microsoft Office 2003 because the interface changed so much in 2007 and you’re afraid of the user’s needing to relearn everything?  With application virtualization the administrative staff can push out both Office 2003 and 2007 and then let their users run them concurrently side by side allowing them to get more comfortable with the changes that were made.  

  5. Chris Auty says:

    I need this book in my life… App-V is an essential component in our drive towards private cloud and delivering an agile IT service. Days gone by of application compatibilty are a distant memory and it amazes me more enterprises still don’t adopt this approach. App-V enables rapid deployment, simpler testing lifecycles and simpler integration of multiple versions of the same applications across different platforms. We’ve recently started to understand more about how how separating the application layer and then also the O/S enables IT to deliver rapid and outstanding results and let’s face it, it’s just very cool at the same time.

  6. Jeff Wouters says:

    PLEASE READ THIS: The contest has ended on the 10th of April… so comments posted from that point on will no be eligible to win!

  7. Getintouch says:

    I want this book because since being introduced to MS App-V, I was advised to read your first book on v4.6 prior to going on a course. Unfortunately, the course was geared towards v4.5 and was therefore a waste of time and waste of money! I was disappointed as I needed a more working example of v4.6 and it’s associated technologies. I feel this book will bridge the skills gap that exists from your first book and my working knowledge of the product. Thank you

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