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March, 2009

  • VDI Sizing

    We did some preliminary VDI capacity testing to identify the maximum VMs per server during the latest PoC and here are some results which can help you.The user is assumed a knowledge worker which runs Office 2007 and a LoB application. Server Configuration...
  • Microsoft VDI in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Decent presentation on the Windows Server 2008 R2 VDI extensions and architecture. check out the link What is presentation virtualization and why should you care? Goals for presentation virtualization and VDI in Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
  • Strong Need for VM Lifecycle Management and Change Control

    The low cost of deploying a new VM can actually drive up overall TCO in the long-term. Since the amount of technical and administrative overhead involved in creating a new VM is so low, users think they can ask for lots of them. See this interesting read...
  • Details about Calista Technologies

    Future versions of Microsoft'a RDP protocol will enhance the end-user's VDI experience thanks to the integrated Calista technologies. See here key information about Calista’s technologies and how they differ from traditional Windows desktop remoting....
  • Deploying RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide

    In Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, RemoteApp and Desktop Connection is a feature of Remote Desktop Services that provides administrators the ability to group RemoteApp programs and virtual desktops and make them available to end users on the Start menu of...
  • What's New in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

    This document describes changes in Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services) functionality that are available in this Beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2, including changes to the names of role services and management tools. Remote Desktop...
  • Dynamic Desktop Workshops in West Africa

    This week i am doing a dynamic desktop workshop and ROI study for a leading regional banking group in West and Central Africa. The workshop is based in Accra, Ghana. This customer is growing very fast (operating in 26 countries) and exponentially increasing...
  • Free Virtualization Solutions E-Book

    This free e-book reviews how to plan, implement and manage virtual infrastructure solutions.The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft...
  • Global Manufacturer boosts agility with server to desktop virtualization.

    Great virtualization case study. Also important is the expectation that desktop vistualization will simplfy the deployment of Windows Vista. Ingersoll Rand is a global manufacturing company with diverse product lines. Recent growth by acquisition contributed...
  • Microsoft Virtualization Live Chat - Mar 31 2009 11:00AM EST

    On Tuesday, March 31, Microsoft's Edwin Yuen will be hosting a live web chat 11am-3pm EST around the topic of Virtualization. Edwin is a Sr. Technical Product Manager for Integrated Virtualization in the Windows Enterprise Management Division. Sign up...
  • XP Performance Optimizations for VDI solutions

    Paul Wilson has a usefull article on Windows XP Performance Optimizations in VDI scenarios. This one is optimized for Citrix XenDesktop. Windows XP Performance Optimizations for XenDesktop and Provisioning Server vDisks
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta VDI Solution

    VDI is attracting our enterprise customers for certain user scenarios. Most common user scenario is the task worker where they want to extend the the hardware lifecycle, improve desktop and application control and centralize the user data. Also contractors...
  • Desktop Virtualization Strategy - Part III

    Match Technologies to User Needs The following table provides guidance in deciding which desktop virtualization solution is most appropriate for each scenario.
  • Desktop Virtualization Strategy - Part II

    Define User Needs The second step in defining a desktop virtualization strategy is to identify user needs and scenarios that might benefit from a particular virtualization technology. To simplify this process, Microsoft has identified five Windows...
  • Desktop Virtualization Strategy - Part I

    There are many desktop virtualization options and possible combinations and therefore the development of a desktop virtualization strategy requires three distinct steps: Map the available technologies Define user needs Match technologies...
  • Reacting to Laptop Theft

    Laptop theft is a significant threat to users of laptop computers. Organizations can loose hardware, software, and essential data that has not been backed up . Thieves also may have access to sensitive corporate data and personal information. The Computer...
  • Green PC Programs

    There are some nice sustainable computing programs which can help companies and individuals to select and implement sustainable PC programs in their environments. For environmental sustainability please check the Electronic Product Environmental...
  • Collecting Essential Application Inventory

    When talking about application inventory, most people think about automated software inventory tools etc. Other than the application names and versions there is some essential application knowledge to collect from the organization. IT departments have...
  • Risk Assessment Template

    Risk assesment is an important part of my job. My customers always pay attention on what risks i discover in their environment since i have a more neutral view into their organization. Risk assessment is a great way to find direction and gives a holistic...
  • Desktop Assessments

    The first step for desktop envisioning is to assess the current environment. Unless you know where you are, you can never design a new desktop solution. This template developed by the Microsoft BDD team are usefull and simple to build upon your own assssments...
  • How do end-users behave when desktop or applications crash

    One of the most common desktop issues with my customers is desktop performance and user complains. As we usually monitor servers for availability and performance, desktops are also becoming critical assets in certain scenarios. When i assess their desktop...
  • Dynamic Desktops to support High Performance Workplaces

    What is a high-performance workplace and how do we define it. Here is the Gartner definition; “A high-performance workplace focuses on increasing people's influence on a business, as well as the impact of processes, methods, physical environment, and...
  • Unattended Setup for Microsoft Application Virtualization Client

    Application Virtulization will change the way applications will be deployed, managed and controlled. Unattended setup of Microsoft Application Virtualization Client is as follows: MSIEXEC /I SETUP.msi ALLOWINDEPENDENTFILESTREAMING=TRUE REQUIREAUTHORIZATIONIFCACHED...
  • Desktop Energy Savings with Windows Vista

    One of the challenges we face when engaging large organizations is to show the value of the proposed new technolgies. Most of those discussions end up with requesting for ROI -type analysis to see the proposed cost savings and value is $. Normally TCO...
  • Rapid Corporate E-Learning using Social Media

    One of the challenges our custumers have is the employee learning efficiency and slow adoption of new skills.Most of the corporate projects fail because end-user learning is not covered or change management is not in place. Now social media can ease this...