Recent Posts

Nevergreen: My first Powershell module

10 May 2021

Nevergreen is a Powershell module that returns the latest version and download links for various Windows applications. It can be used as an alternative to Aaron Parker’s (and others) excellent Evergreen module.

Free ebook! MSIX Packaging Fundamentals

19 November 2020

A new MSIX book has been released as a free download - MSIX Packaging Fundamentals, a collaboration between Tim Mangan, Bogdan Mitrache and Kevin Kaminski.

App-V 5.1 Support Dates

17 March 2020

App-V is no longer under active development, but still supported. Microsoft have extended the support date for App-V 5.1 to April 2026:

New Year, New Blog!

19 February 2020

Things have been quiet around here lately, but I’ve been busy as ever. I promised myself I’d blog more frequently in 2020 - there’s still a ton of App-V tricks I have to share, and then there’s the elephant in the room, MSIX…

Fixing VLC’s MSI Package

24 January 2019

VLC offer a hidden MSI release on their FTP site. Unfortunately they built it under WINE and the resulting package is corrupt and cannot be modified.

BUILD 2018: MSIX Inside and Out

10 May 2018

MSIX may one day end up replacing both MSI and App-V. If you deal with enterprise application packaging and deployment you will want to watch this!

Sequencing WinZip 22

26 November 2017

How to work around a sequencer bug that does not capture file associations properly in order to sequence WinZip 22.

Demystifying the PVAD

26 November 2017

What is the PVAD, and why do some App-V apps only work when installed there?

Office 365 with App-V

02 August 2016

Office 365 applications will not run inside the App-V virtual environment by default.

App-V 5.1 Released!

17 August 2015

The MDOP 2015 release which includes App-V 5.1 is now available.

Today’s Fixed App-V Apps!

22 April 2015

Fixing a virtualised Access 2007 that was unable to export to Excel, and an in-house app that was unable to connect to a SQL server.

App-V 5.0 SP2 Hotfix 5 Released

24 June 2014

This update was actually released a few weeks ago but it’s not widely known about so I am spreading the word!

App-V 5 Book - First Chapter Available Now For Free!

16 January 2013

Four App-V MVPs, Nicke Källén, Kalle Saunamäki, Ment van der Plas and Falko Gräfe have come together to write a book about App-V 5, and they are releasing each chapter at a time as they are written for free for a limited time.

European App-V User Group 2013 - Register Now!

22 December 2012

For those interested in App-V, and in particular the new v5 release, there is a free European App-V User Group meeting taking place at Microsoft HQ in Amsterdam on the 8th Feb.

Welcome

28 September 2011

Hi, and welcome to my new blog!