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  • Blog Post: Welcome to Microsoft Setup Blog

    Welcome to my blog. My name is Mert and i work as an Technology Architect for Microsoft MEA. In this blog i will share my thoughts and experiences regarding the variuos enterprise desktop solutions which i am helping my customers with. I will highly appreciate your feedback. Thanks in advance
  • Blog Post: 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=FALSE SWICACHESIZE=10240 SWIGLOBALDATA...
  • Blog Post: Free Application Virtualization Online Course

    This online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Microsoft Application Virtualization. Topics covered in the clinic include: · Features and functionalities of Application Virtualization · Deployment and maintenance of Application Virtualization · Management...
  • Blog Post: Free Virtual Machine Management Online Course

    This online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Topics covered in the clinic include: · Features and functionalities of VMM · Implementation and management of VMM · Management of VMM library · Management...
  • Blog Post: 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 Services provides technologies that enable users...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Application Virtualization Best Practices Analyzer

    The Application Virtualization Best Practices Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that verifies configuration settings for a computer running a Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming Server version 4.5 or Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Server version 4.5. download
  • Blog Post: VDI Security - Using Encryption to Protect Virtual Machine Resources

    Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption (BitLocker) is a data protection feature included with Windows Server 2008. BitLocker is an operating system–based software capability that works with features in server hardware and firmware to provide secure operating system boot and disk drive encryption. This encryption...
  • Blog Post: VDI Security - Hyper-V Operating System Installation Type

    You can install Hyper-V with either the Full or the Server Core installation options of the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter). Server Core is a minimal server installation option that provides a low-maintenance server environment with limited functionality....
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Attack Surface

    An important part of Virtualization security is to secure the physical host which is Hyper-V in our case. The link below includes a spreadsheet you can download that lists all the attack surfaces for Windows Server 2008. Hyper-V Attack Surface Reference Workbook
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V

    A great toolkit for Hyper-V management using PowerShell. Lots of Hyper-V functions which you can use for your virtual machine operations. PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V
  • Blog Post: 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 here
  • Blog Post: 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 Customizing the presentation virtualization platform...
  • Blog Post: VDI Security - Securing Virtual Desktops running on Hyper-V

    The following considerations and recommendations relate to configuring virtual machines on a computer running Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. · Determine where to store the virtual machine files and the VHDs . See “Securing Dedicated Storage Devices” earlier in this chapter for guidance. · Decide...
  • Blog Post: 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 technology and tools that enhance their work. To...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint Virtualization

    The Microsoft-UK services team recently posted an in-depth virtualizing SharePoint series. It is a culmination of their experiences over the last couple years helping customers successfully host SharePoint in virtualized environments. Virtualizing Sharepoint Series
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide

    This guide includes information about hardware requirements and limits, supported guest operating systems, and instructions for installing the role and management tools. It also includes information about configuring security, network, and storage for the Hyper-V role. Hyper-V Planning and Deployment...
  • Blog Post: 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 to an already decentralized, heterogeneous...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Security Guide

    This Solution Accelerator provides instructions and recommendations to help strengthen the security of computers running the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008. It covers three core topics: hardening Hyper-V, delegating virtual machine management, and protecting virtual machines. Hyper-V Security...
  • Blog Post: App-V Sequencer Workstation Configuration

    The App-V sequencer is the packaging component of the App-V virotualization suite and its very critical to sequence the applications accordingly before deploying to your clients. The following configuration is from the App-V 4.5 Sequencing Guide and includes the recommendations for setting up the sequencing...
  • Blog Post: VDI Forum

    Please use the following forum for Microsoft VDI related questions. I will be following this forum regularly http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsserver2008r2virtualization/threads
  • Blog Post: 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. Details about Calista Technologies Its provided...
  • Blog Post: 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 Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: Best Practices for App-V Sequencing

    We are doing several proof of concepts for Enterprise App-V deployments and here is the list of best practices we follow from the App-V 4.5 Sequencing Guide: It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the installation and execution of the application prior to sequencing. Be sure to read...