Studio lets you provide applications to users' devices through various delivery methods.
Delivery methods include:
The following diagram shows application delivery in Studio.
Once selected and installed, the applications are delivered through hosted application and desktop Delivery Groups. When a user requests an application, the application is installed on and runs on a machine associated with an application Delivery Group or desktop and application Delivery Group to which the user is assigned, as described in Create a Delivery Group application. Machines within a Delivery Group (and their associated applications) are either randomly assigned to users when they log on or statically assigned to the same user each time that user logs on. The machines hosting applications are configured as:
Note: To publish applications or to host Microsoft Remote Desktop Service (RDS) desktops, you must install a Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) for Server OS on the hosting server.
User experience with hosted applications
Users interact with applications as if the applications were installed locally. To access applications, users click the application icon or shortcut on their devices, and the application displays in high definition. When users log off, their changes are discarded unless they have a Personal vDisk, a statically assigned desktop, or both.
In addition to the application delivery method, the application's property settings also affect the user experience. These settings are configured when you add an application to a new or existing Delivery Group.