7.2. Benefits of Application Virtualization

App-V technology is based on an acquisition in July of 2006 of Softricity, Inc. Softricity was a pioneer of virtualization at the application level and had been developing the software since 2001. Since the acquisition, Microsoft has greatly matured the product in many areas such as globalization/localization, security, and scalability.

At its core, application virtualization is a way of decoupling an application from an operating system, which enables it to run locally on a device without being installed. During the decoupling process all application assets such as files, Registry information, and COM/DCOM namespaces are monitored, translated, and copied into the SFT file. During this monitoring, ...

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