How do you get hands on experience?

A place for users to share feedback about AppVirt

Moderators: jur, Shawn Bass, seq_tim, ksaunam, rspruijt

Post Reply
yudinetz
Still installing locally
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:43 pm
Location: Kazan, Russia
Contact:

How do you get hands on experience?

Post by yudinetz » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:44 pm

Hi everyone,
This is my first post here and it looks like a noob question (of course), but I am asking anyway:
The question is: How do you guys get hands-on experience on Virtualization technologies? For example, to install full App-V infra, you need to download MDOP, but it is available only for companies with SA or for MSDN subscribers (MSDN subscription costs you $6K, at least). To install VMware ThinApp you need a license as well and I even do not know how much it costs.
BTW, I have been working with App-V almost 3 years, but my experience is what I did in Production only, so I do not know any ways to create a test lab at home because MDOP and other stuff is very expensive.
So, do you have this issue? Or you all are MSDN-subscribers?
Evgeny Fedorov
MCSE, MCITP
Application Packager at Fujitsu GDC Russia

kirk
Guru
Posts: 810
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:32 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: How do you get hands on experience?

Post by kirk » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:48 pm

Hi,

I think most the active users here are either working for an enterprise-size company, so they have access to the Volume Licensing downloads. Others work for Microsoft Partners (and get MSDN access by that).
Sometimes the vendors provide demo-licenses (like VMware) or starter kits that contain of ready-made virtual machines (MS had that for App-V 4, but I don't know if there is someting similar to v5).
And for a kick-start I'm used to recommend on-site trainings like by TMUrgent.com, BigHatGroup.com or Loginconsultants.com
Falko

jur
Guru
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:09 am
Location: Norway
Contact:

Re: How do you get hands on experience?

Post by jur » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:28 am

Regarding ThinApp trial, see my post here:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7914
Jurjen van Leeuwen
MVP App-V from 2011 to 2016
Application and Desktop Delivery consultant at Leodesk
Norway

jur
Guru
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:09 am
Location: Norway
Contact:

Re: How do you get hands on experience?

Post by jur » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:50 pm

In case of App-V you could check out the virtual labs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive ... -labs.aspx
Jurjen van Leeuwen
MVP App-V from 2011 to 2016
Application and Desktop Delivery consultant at Leodesk
Norway

yudinetz
Still installing locally
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:43 pm
Location: Kazan, Russia
Contact:

Re: How do you get hands on experience?

Post by yudinetz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:15 pm

Thanks everyone for the answers!
2kirk: Regarding the kick-start, I think I told that I have a strong experience, but, anyway, I have been reading your blog quite long, Falco :)
It is come out, there are no unknown for me ways to get the experience apart from well-known public ways (virtual labs, blogs and so on).
Cheers!
Evgeny Fedorov
MCSE, MCITP
Application Packager at Fujitsu GDC Russia

APPVGOD
Got AppVirt to work once
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:00 pm

Re: How do you get hands on experience?

Post by APPVGOD » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:59 pm

Learning app-v is more of an art then a science. One cannot assume X plus Y = Z.

The best ways of learning APP-V is communicate with guys on this forum, read the latest articles. Ideally get a job in an I.T department where they are deploying APPV.

Post Reply

Return to “Grins and Gripes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest