- 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:
- The Knack – shell Extensions
- The Knack – App-V 5.0 SP2–AppvClientConfig
One of the greatest benefits is that is no longer possible to browse to the Application Root Folder and start an application from there.
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.