SVS - A bit of a mine field
We are at the beginning stages of looking at application virtualisation using SVS.
We've got the Software Virtualization 2.1 Reference.pdf, we've got ExcludeGen and ExcludeCopy, and there's a weath of best practise's on the Connect forums/articles.
The problem is that we're getting lost in all the documentation and best practises.
Of course with any products there's best practise, tip's 'n' trick's, examples and problems, but we really don't know where to start here.
For example in the Virtualization 2.1 Reference.pdf neither ExcludeGen or ExcludeCopy etc are listed, yet from what I've found it seems as if these tools were written to help administer the capturing of the layers. Perhaps they are not supported tools, perhaps SVS packagers don't use the SVS Admin tool but swear by Wise Package Studio Pro?
My questions are...
We have now decided to package the apps ourselves and have experience in MSI packaging, where should we start on SVS? Yes we'll read the documentation but I'm fearful that we package up 50 apps based on the Symantec 2.1 Reference guide and then find out there's a flaw in the process!. But at the same time I don't want to read best practises all day as we'll never get things done.
Is there an official course for this stuff now?
Are there any companies in the UK that would be prepared to offer a days in-house training to one of our packagers. I really don't mean to be rude to anyone here but I'm looking at someone who really knows theire SVS stuff; Advanced layer editing, examples, how, why, and has the ability to pass on this knowledge in an understandable format.
I would be willing to participate in remote workshops but I'd like to vet these first.