App Volumes LogoToday VMware announced App Volumes 2.7 to be general available. VMware App Volumes is a real-time application delivery system that enables Enterprise IT to instantly deliver applications with complete application lifecycle management. VMware App Volumes provides seamless end-user experience while reducing infrastructure and management costs.

Some of the new features in this release of VMware App Volumes v2.7 are:

  • Support for Win 8.1 – Both 32 and 64 bit are supported.
  • Windows 2012 R2 – Support has been added for both VDI and RDSH.
  • XenDesktop 7 & XenDesktop 7 App Edition support
  • Trusted Domain Credentials – Additional credentials can be provided for the use of connecting to any trusted Active Directory domain.

Other changes can be found here in the release notes.

If you like to know a bit more on what App Volumes can offer have a look at the videos presented down below (you might come across the name Cloudvolumes, this was the product name before it was changed to App Volumes). You can also have a look at the user guide.

VMware App Volumes overview:


VMware App Volumes demo:

The addition of support for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 to App Volumes are very welcome. Personally I hoped that support for App-V would have been added so both Thinapp and App-V could be used and increase the number of use cases even further.