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Pros
"It is very easy to use from an administration point of view.""The most interesting and powerful feature for us is the fact that we can upgrade any kind of app instantly."

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"Simplicity of the interface is a valuable feature.""Its price and ease of use are the most valuable. It is simple and has good performance."

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Cons
"If it were possible to integrate App-V with a cybersecurity solution then we could implement a documentation registry, which would be useful.""The downside is that Microsoft bought this product and they are going to discontinue it in 2026. This is worrisome for us."

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"If the solution crashes, then all the customers connected through that agent, lose their session.""Generally, it is a very good solution. The main thing that I would improve is their presence here in Mexico. They don't have strong local support here in Mexico. They should have a worldwide presence so that we don't have to do everything through the people in the US. The initial setup was a little bit complex because we were migrating from Citrix. For customers who are migrating from another platform like VMware or Citrix, it would be great if they can provide an automated migration solution."

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"The pricing of this product is competitive.""Clients do not pay licensing fees."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most interesting and powerful feature for us is the fact that we can upgrade any kind of app instantly.
Top Answer: The pricing of this product is competitive. Especially when it is bundled with Microsoft Office 365.
Top Answer: The downside is that Microsoft bought this product and they are going to discontinue it in 2026. This is worrisome for us. I would like to see them continue to maintain the product. From my point of… more »
Top Answer: Its price and ease of use are the most valuable. It is simple and has good performance.
Top Answer: Generally, it is a very good solution. The main thing that I would improve is their presence here in Mexico. They don't have strong local support here in Mexico. They should have a worldwide presence… more »
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Also Known As
App-V, MS App-V, MS App-V, MS App-V
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Overview
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) enables you to make applications available to end users without installing the applications directly on end user computers. App-V transforms applications into centrally managed services that are never installed and don't conflict with other applications.
ApplicationServer delivers applications, data and virtual desktops from a central location, providing continuous availability, resource-based load-balancing and complete network transparency.
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Sample Customers
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), GDDKiA, P&V, Etisalat Lanka, Hellenic Petroleum
Arsari Group _ PT Netmarks Indonesia, Izhevsk Elektromekhanicheskiy Zavod (IEMZ) _ Kupol, Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, Fylde Borough Council, YARSTROYREZE LLC, VSK Insurance House, Melenkovsky District of Vladimirskaya Oblast, Sofrigam SA, Antenna International, KingsGate Community Church, Norwegian American Hospital, Island Hotels Group, Medway Council, Medway Council, Voices of September 11th, MacDonald Training Center, Kansas Childrenês Service League, Scope,Next Generation Clubs, WTC Communications, Opera Australia, HSE Integrated, Danier, Bridgwater College, Kern County Mental Health, Tony Tiendas, Spears Manufacturing, Managed Insurance Services Inc., Intuitive Medical Software, M.J. Soffe, Mazda Motors, Israel Military Industries (IMI), Telfair, Upic Solutions, Teleflora, Fisher & Company
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government9%
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Government18%
University18%
Local Government9%
Construction Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization10%
Government8%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
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Microsoft App-V is ranked 3rd in Application Virtualization with 2 reviews while Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is ranked 2nd in Application Virtualization with 2 reviews. Microsoft App-V is rated 9.6, while Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft App-V writes "Stable, scalable, easy to install, great support, and it upgrades and deploys apps easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) writes "An excellent, simple interface for our customers; allows use of any browser on any platform". Microsoft App-V is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware ThinApp, Numecent and Inuvika, whereas Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon View, NVIDIA GRID and VMware ThinApp. See our Microsoft App-V vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) report.

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