June 13, 2008 - Sven Huisman

Goodbye Softgrid, hello App-V!

You probably already knew that starting with version 4.5 the official name for Softgrid will be Microsoft Application Virtualization. Microsoft now announced that there will also be a new official short name: App-V.

App-V and Hyper-V, I must say, that doesn’t sound so bad. What’s next? Terminal-V, Mail-V, DB-V? 😉

Read the article on the App-V blog.

Virtualization news App-V / Application Virtualization / Hyper-V / Microsoft / Softgrid /


  • It needs to be said that “App-V” won’t be available for every customer! Microsoft only sells “App-V” within their Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and MDOP is only available for Microsoft Software Assurance customers.

    This is in my opinion a strange choice because Microsoft really put’s a break on their Application Virtualization strategy like this. What would be the reason?