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Applications Virtualization

Application virtualization transforms applications into centrally managed services that don’t conflict with other applications. IT professionals and end-users alike face challenges in today’s flexible work environment. End-users speak many languages, are geographically dispersed, use multiple devices and may not be connected to corporate networks at all times. IT must meet the needs of these users, and provide access to their business critical applications that are fast, flexible and reliable. Application virtualization can help with these challenges and enable businesses to be more flexible and responsive to these changing needs.

Two key technologies supporting these new flexible Workstyles are Application Virtualization (App-V) and RemoteApp.

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
Provides anywhere user access to their applications on any authorized device without application installs. App-V increases business agility through faster application deployment and updates with no user interruptions. It minimizes conflicts between applications, allowing enterprises to reduce application compatibility testing time. App-V together with USV provides users with a consistent experience and reliable access to applications and business data, no matter their location and connection to the Internet.
RemoteApp
With RemoteApp, users can access their applications remotely from anywhere and on a variety of devices. While appearing to run on the users' local device, the applications are centralized and streamed to the device with Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

You can deploy RemoteApp and deliver applications either from your on-premise architecture with Windows Server or from the cloud with Azure RemoteApp (preview). With Azure RemoteApp, your company’s applications run on Windows Server in the Azure cloud, where they’re easier to scale. You can enable users to stay productive on the go, and scale up or down without expensive on-premises infrastructure costs and management complexity.