Application Virtualization comparison & reviews

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Pros
  • + Highest rate of app compatibility of all virtualization products. The simplest packaging of all products, very little skill required. Native support for drivers. Ability to control isolation or integration of individual files and reg keys. Citrix Ready and SCCM Integrated. Has powershell cmdlets for automation.
  • + Has an excellent file, registry, directory and URL redirection feature, making it perfect for those migrating from e.g. Citrix XenApp streaming who relied on similair functionality.
  • + Unique feature set and packaging tool makes it great for those incompatible legacy apps.
  • + You can isolate the network stack
  • + No requirement for agent install on client machines. Transparent flat file package format.
  • + In box in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 Enterprise. PowerShell driven so lends itself very well to automation. The pros of App-V 4.6 also applies here.
Cons
  • - Doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t have a very large online community outside of Software2\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s recipe library which is not free.
  • - While a lot is possible with the product, some things require some manual steps. Limited scripting framework. Packaging discipline can become complex for richer integration such as shell extentions. Citrix and SCCM integration isn't streamlined. Lacks a large online community.
  • - There's a learning curve even for those with experience in App-V 4.6 due to many changes to the underlying technology. Isolation options are rigid which makes application compatibility an issue when compared to other products.
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