Today we are very excited to announce the latest release of App-V Scheduler, version 2.6.
This release contains a lot of new features and improvements based on customer feedback. App-V Scheduler, started in 2014, has a large install base at customers ranging from small to large Enterprises. App-V Scheduler is a proven application life cycle management solution for Government, Finance and Healthcare organisations. Since the App-V client is embedded in the operating system we have seen a fast growth in the adoption of the App-V Scheduler solution. We also see a very high success rate in the deployment of applications with App-V 5, this is also due to the simplified architecture of the App-V client, basically the client consists of a couple of filter drivers that redirects reads and writes making the application run isolated and portable. It’s easy to adopt and learn how this technology works and because it’s already part of the operating system it’s very easy to use. There is only one challenge:  The management infra possibilities for App-V 5 don’t provide real-time control over the deployment and have limited management capabilities.

If you are reading about App-V Scheduler for the first time: App-V Scheduler is a purpose build deployment tool for App-V 5 and provides features that allow you to perform all actions that are crucial in every application life cycle management process. The power of App-V Scheduler is the amount of fine grained control, instant package delivery and real-time visibility over your App-V 5 deployment.

To name some advantages of App-V Scheduler :

Support for both persistent and non-persistent environments (Citrix PVSMCS integration)

Advanced cache management (Cleanup, auto balance cache with source and selectively pre-cache packages)

Improve application launch time with virtual registry pre-staging and application pre-launch feature

Packages and Connection groups available at machine startup and ongoing through deploy cycle

Complete application life cycle management; from instantly deploying packages to draining and retire applications without touching your image

Real-Time (portable) remote management console (inventory, manage and central configuration)

No App-V full infra components needed (dramatically simplify your deployment)

What’s new in App-V Scheduler 2.5
App-V Scheduler 2.5 contains improvements and new enterprise features, let’s talk about the new features first:

The Central View Console has been redesigned from the ground up and build on the latest industry standards

Central View now includes advanced filtering, performance improvements and new features

The agent is thinner and faster

The agent doesn’t need a service account anymore and can be configured to use impersonation

Machine groups based on Active Directory OU’s are now supported and it’s possible to provide friendly names for machine groups

Multiple content shares can now be configured for a single machine group

New feature to disable logons on machine startup until the cache is up to date

New package and connection group drain mechanism

You can now edit an existing connection group and easily redeploy it

Simplified installation and configuration

Control all App-V client settings directly from the agent (single point of configuration)

Overall improvement and bug fixes

Below is a brief description about some of the new features, for more detailed information please consult the updated administrator guide which is part of the download package.

App-V Scheduler Agent
The App-V Scheduler Agent is thinner and faster then before. Also a service account is not needed anymore, the service can use impersonation to access the configuration and content shares.
The configuration of the agent has been simplified, below a screenshot of the service configuration:

App-V Scheduler is now even more flexible and powerful then ever and provides a complete application life cycle management solution for App-V, try it for yourself and see how easy it is to integrate App-V 5 in your environment!

Existing customers with active SA can request an updated license certificate from the website, for new customers we provide trial licenses and free support during the trial period.

How to get AppV Scheduler?

Thank you! It would be great if you consider to upgrade to the perpetual edition, besides the additional features, this will also support the further development of App-V Scheduler.