Microsoft App-V Overview

Microsoft App-V is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top Application Virtualization tools. It is most often compared to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops: Microsoft App-V vs Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

What is Microsoft App-V?
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.

Microsoft App-V is also known as App-V, MS App-V, MS App-V, MS App-V.

Buyer's Guide

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Microsoft App-V Customers
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), GDDKiA, P&V, Etisalat Lanka, Hellenic Petroleum
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Microsoft App-V pricing:
  • "Clients do not pay licensing fees."
  • "The pricing of this product is competitive."

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Application Integrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Stable, scalable, easy to install, great support, and it upgrades and deploys apps easily

What is our primary use case?

We are integrators. We integrate this product. We use this solution to deploy applications to end-users in a very fast, secure manner, and in an isolated container.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most interesting and powerful feature for us is the fact that we can upgrade any kind of app instantly."
  • "The downside is that Microsoft bought this product and they are going to discontinue it in 2026. This is worrisome for us."

What other advice do I have?

I have a lot of experience with Microsoft App-V and VMware as a normal user. I'm not managing the infrastructure, and we do a lot of publications through Citrix. We use it on-premises and I am not aware if there is a cloud version for App-V. This solution would be suited for big companies with many users. A normal user at home would never use this product. In the current context, since the end of life has already been reached and we are at the extended end of life, I wouldn't recommend adopting this solution. With this critical exception, Microsoft App-V is a great product. I would rateā€¦
MohamedFawy
Business Development Manager & Customer Success Support Manager at insights solutions
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Straightforward to set up, easy to administer, and the customer support is wonderful

What is our primary use case?

I have had two projects that involved working with Microsoft App-V. During these projects, the requirements changed to have all of the needs addressed, as well as the servers.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is very easy to use from an administration point of view."
  • "If it were possible to integrate App-V with a cybersecurity solution then we could implement a documentation registry, which would be useful."

What other advice do I have?

From a technical point of view, it meets most of the customers' needs. In addition to App-V, we have solutions to protect the architecture that includes data encryption. In summary, they have smart features, a good user experience, and a competitive price. From my point of view, it is 100%. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.