Recently I updated my decision matrix. It seems to be one of my most popular posts on this site. I’ve brought it up a few times whilst presenting over the last couple of years. In my last two presentations, I told attendees, look this exists currently but I’m not entirely happy with it. I want to change it around a little bit and make the length of the post much smaller, if possible. Well, this is that post! I’ve split up each individual decision in to it’s own post to keep things a little more organized.
Although this does reflect App-V 5.0 SP3, it really did not have a huge impact on the decision matrix. The ability to use RunVirtual in both User Publishing and Global Publishing may help you out with those Add-in, Middleware or Runtimes but other than that the drive for change has mainly come from my own experience and comfort level with App-V 5.0 and it’s awesome scripting capabilities. So, check it out. Feel free to comment. Much of this is based on my own experiences. If you disagree with anything please comment.
I have to thank Aaron Parker for the awesome job he did redesigning my previous, awful Decision Matrix! Thanks, Aaron. I hope I didn’t mess it up too much making changes.
1.) Machine Specific Licensing : Machine Specific Licensing Decision Explanation
2.) Boot Time Services : Boot Time Services Decision Explanation
3.) COM+ : COM+ Decision Explanation
4.) DCOM : DCOM Decision Explanation
5.) Drivers : Drivers Decision Explanation
6.) Middleware\Runtimes : Middleware/Runtimes Decision Explanation
7.) Add-ins and Links : Add-ins and Links Decision Explanation