The World Simplified is a Virtual World

The Adventures of Justin Zarb and Dave Falkus in the Virtual Jungle

March, 2007

  • Nice Overview Presentation and Demo

    One thing I like is seeing people do some good work out on the field. Kevin Sullivan is a TSP over in the states and has done a really nice live meeting for the education sector! However it can be applied to many other business sectors in the field. Check...
  • So I have the 4.1 Software, What's the difference!

    I am going to do two things in this blog! Talk a little bit about the versions of SoftGrid you can get (i.e. Terminal Services and Windows Desktop) and then drill into what you get in the CD. So I wanted to start with an architecture diagram. In this...
  • Can I sequence my old NT4 app's!?

    Well the answer is easy ..... No!? Or is it..... This is really a two fold statement. We do not have a sequencer for NT 4.0. So basically you cannot sequence your application from NT 4.0 directly and put them straight into your Windows XP SoftGrid...
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack including SoftGrid and Sys Internals - 1/2 day technical overview

    Ok So Mr Bennett and I are running the SoftGrid Section of a technical community day at TVP on the 28th March! Some details are on http://uksbsguy.com/blogs/doverton/archive/2007/03/07/microsoft-desktop-optimisation-pack-including-softgrid-and-sys...
  • Start to look at Troubleshooting - Simple

    If you have a problem with streaming a package it may be worth you checking some of the following; Make sure that your package is pointing to the right location for content if it’s in a sub directory. This has caught me out in the past when I first...
  • Give SoftGrid a try (Virtual Labs)

    So Microsoft do some nice little tools to allow the community to "try before they buy"...... its almost like a supermarket! Anyway, so there is a virtual lab that will test your nerves and grit on what Softgrid does. You can play with the Softgrid Connector...
  • Branch Office Design.............. Part 1

    Ok so I have started drilling into the New Microsoft System Center Virtual Application Server Branch Configuration Guide. Its change slightly from the old softricity days and this is to help us develop some of our core developing plans. Now I have some...
  • What Gets Virtualized in Softgrid

    SystemGuard provides the most extensive virtualization on the market. In addition to virtualizing Windows Services, it virtualizes per user, per application instance ( I emphasis this bit! It is not a computer based distribution methodology! ), every...
  • Softgrid and Terminal Servers

    In Terminal Server/Citrix Environments we see a lot of over capacity of the server estate. Specifically when a business has one troublesome application that has incompatibilities with others that already are in place on the server farm. You have all...
  • Third Party Tools Starting to come out for Softgrid

    So a sign of a successful toolset is when third parties start to offer nice tools to utilise for the community, which I see this often with other tools on the market for Altiris SVS. Since Microsoft aquired Softgrid and plumited the price of the product...
  • The Virtual World Starts Today

    So I wanted to finally kick of my ramblings on the strategies and developments of Microsoft and where we look to see the development of Virtualization moving towards in the future. It is also worth us adding that the views expressed in these blogs are...