Chapter 2 of the App-V book is available

on Friday, September 6, 2013
Chapter 2 of The App-V 5 Book is now ready for download!
You can request your free, personal electronic copy. Just send an email to info@appvbook.com. Please add some words with some relation to your request into the body so we can clearly identify you as a human being.

After sending the mail please give us a few days time to process it – we aren’t robots and we don’t use them to do our mailing work. Be patient!

(100 requests)

on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Thank you!

As you can probably guess from the title of this post, we are in the brink of breaking the first 100 requests for our book's chapter 1. Awesome!

So thank-you's are in order to You, our follower in this book project, for showing overwhelming interest in what we want - and believe - to become a de facto App-V 5.0 book! Granted, we are not like Mark Russinovich or Charles Petzold, whose books likely immediately gets thousands of readers at the point of coming our, but for our little tech niche this is good achievement for just a couple of days. Especially considering that we do, after all, require you to personally send a request to us by email to have it.

Hopefully you will also send us a lot of feedback for the content so far, so we can make upcoming content even better in the future.

On a related note, we also one little note of interest to those of you who have wanted or want to read the first chapter from mobile phone's screen:

It appears to be so that in the case of Windows Phone 8, the built-in PDF reader can't display our Chapter 1 PDF because it has certain PDF -restrictions set in which the reader is unable to cope with. So far this only seem to affect Windows Phone 8, not earlier version(s)

[Update 2013-02-07]
Microsoft released a new version of the WP8 PDF Reader that addresses exactly this issue, so you may consider an update. If that doesn't help you just need to read the chapter using some other device, sorry!


- The authors

Chapter 1 of The App-V 5 Book is now ready for download

on Monday, January 14, 2013
Chapter 1 of The App-V 5 Book is now ready for download!
You can request your free, personal electronic copy. Just send an email to info@appvbook.com. Please add some words with some relation to your request into the body so we can clearly identify you as a human being.

After sending the mail please give us a few days time to process it – we aren’t robots and we don’t use them to do our mailing work. Be patient!

Our book delivery plan

on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Now that the first chapter is drawing near the completion (and a public release!), we wanted to take a moment to elaborate a little bit more on how this book is going to be released and under what conditions. Remember, this is our current plan and thinking and it very well could be that some details may change along the way until the whole book is finished.

As outlined in our About the book page, the book will be consisting of a number of chapters corresponding the different main topic areas or facets of the App-V 5.0 (backend infrastructure, client, packaging etc.). Our plan is to release each of these chapters separately - as free electronic downloads - as soon as they are completed, so that you don't have to wait for everything to be ready to start enjoying the content. Sounds good, huh? That's what we think as well! And once the whole book is done, it will be available as one single masterpiece (because you know it will be one) either as printed copy or as an ebook. The exact timeline for the completion of the whole book is not yet known, but we intend to keep up with the pace as much as possible.

The Day before...

on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
October 31st: This might be 'Halloween' for most of you (or: the day before All Hallows); Four-of-a-Kind think that this is a perfect day to come up with something thrilling:

We are actively working on a comprehensive book about Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.

We are four App-V MVPs: Nicke Källén, Kalle Saunamäki, Ment van der Plas and Falko Gräfe and we started working on 'the book' quite a while ago.

Curious? Just read here some high-level information about the App-V 5 Book - and stay tuned for upcoming news about our delivery model and release conditions.