Date Added: Sep 2009
PCs can run applications without installation, through a revolution in application management called Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) which is part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). When a user initiates an App-V virtual application, App-V streams the first 20-40% of the application required in order for it to be launched. Using App-V, the author revolutionizes software delivery and breakdown the "Software push" paradigm by enabling users to "Pull" or "stream" applications as they need them vs. pushing applications to targeted machines at a specified time. Users no longer have to wait for installation to complete as installation is no longer required.