In this blog I will walk through a deployment of the Click-to-Run version of Microsoft Office Pro 2013. Click-To-Run for Office 365 products are based on core virtualization and streaming Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) technologies. Click-to-Run resources run in an isolated virtual environment on the local operating system.
Click-to-Run virtualization provides the following advantages:
- Isolation of resources in a virtual environment allows for coexistence with earlier versions of Office, and improves the cleanup and restore processes.
- Extension points to the computer are published so Office is more integrated. This allows for local add-ins to be integrated with the virtual environment.
- Streaming helps improve performance. The Office package is divided and is uncompressed over time, which optimizes network bandwidth and CPU usage.