Hi All.

Firstly, I know that this should possibly go into the Application Virtualization forum but I've posted here since it will hopefully get more responses and will probably be something that people doing 'traditional' windows installer packaging will already have looked at, and will possibly be using alongside your existing deployment methods.

So basically, I'd like to hear which (if any) of the below technologies you've adopted and why you / your company made that decision. I'd also be interested to hear the size of the company that you work for - i.e. number of desktops / users.

Any other comments, experiences or points of view most welcome.

Thanks in advance,
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Hi Rob

Nice Poll.
We're a local government. Have 1'500+ users and clients, 450+ applications and have virtualized 70+ with SVS so far, increasing daily. (Only SVS without the streaming part) while deploying still through Novell ZENworks.

We decided after I wrote a Master Thesis about Application Virtualization.
We were an Altiris customer (WPS) before so it was the easiest to use SVS since we got the packaging tools already and after testing other solutions like the former Thinstall or Softgrid which just didn't fulfil our expectations (in a manner of communication between virtualized apps or the user experience), SVS was the clear winner.

Answered 04/01/2009 by: rpfenninger
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Thanks Roland :-)

Only 4 votes.. Maybe this should go on the other forum! Mods any chance you could move it?
Answered 04/02/2009 by: MSIPackager
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ThinApp applied as a "problem solving solution" per application, while still using same deployment infrastructure as before - 3 apps at 1 client, total of 70 users.

My general experiences, mostly from testing - not production:
App-V: No gains, just a different domain of problems .. and more complexity! Lack of documentation.
SVS: Experienced packagers love it .. but you still need all of them employed, just as before
Thinapp: Could be used as a tool to solve specific problem apps

Bottom line for me at the moment:
Server virtualization, oh yeah! Application virtualization ... *nervous laughter* :)
Answered 04/05/2009 by: jib
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