I was investigating my plans for today and I came across an Application Virtualization document: Infrastructure Planning and Design.
It is a nice document, and if you are planning on implementing App-V it is a must read. for me it was a moment of deception. I was hoping that anno 2008/2009 Microsoft recognized that Clients could be 64 bits enabled. But no chance.
It says in the chapter Client and Sequencer Considerations:
Note that App-V clients, including terminal servers, are limited to 32-bit operating systems.
I do not understand the fact that there is no Support for 64 bit OS’s. I understand that if you want to deliver streamed applications you do not want to have the hassle of streaming every application in 64 bits AND 32 bits, and thus you might only offer 32 bit applications. But I ran a 32 bit Office before on my 64 bit OS’s. please make at least the client 64 bit compatible. The application lives inside his own world (his bubble) so it should not be a big bother to trick him into seeing just a 32 bit environment…
At this moment when buying new hardware i think it is a waste of resources to buy 64 bits hardware and then installing a 32 bit OS on it.
This is just my 2 cents worth.