AppV 5.0 SP2 Beta available


Microsoft announced that AppV 5.0 SP2 Beta is ready for download via Connect. More information can be found at the App-V Team Blog.

It has the following new features:

  • Shell extension support, allowing virtualized applications to also integrate with contextual options like send to zip or backup to archive in the Windows Shell.
  • Sequencing enhancements, enabling it to automatically detect with the option to include, run time dependencies like MSXML and Visual C++ libraries in the App-V package during the sequencing process.

More information can be found at:

If you are using Windows 8.1 (Pre Release) please note the following:

  • If you are using an App-V Infrastructure with App-V 5.0 SP1 Server, you will need a Server update in order to publish virtual applications to App-V 5.0 SP2 Clients running on Windows 8.1, or App-V 5.0 SP2 Beta RDS Clients running on Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • As a work around:
    • Option 1 (App-V Infrastructure): A pre-release version of the Server update is provided in the beta release download package and needs to be applied to the App-V 5.0 SP1 Server (English-US locale supported only).
    • Option 2 (Non App-V Infrastructure): Use the App-V 5.0 SP2 Client Beta in a Standalone Configuration or with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and above, to deploy virtual applications to the Client.

This is a copy-and-paste from the AppV 5.0 SP2 Beta Release Notes.

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