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

June, 2007

  • SoftGrid Preload App's

    I saw this great piece of information on http://www.virtualapp.net/scripts.html and thought that this was a nice v1 script for loading application into cache. This script will check for and Preload only those SoftGrid applications currently not 100% in...
  • SCCM with SoftGrid 4.5

    I am currently getting ready for a well deserved holiday (actually that statement varies from person to person!!) and handing the reigns over to Andrew Bennett to keep blogging on my fortnight away. However before this I really wanted to get some information...
  • VMRCPlus - Download

    Keith Combs has put up the link a great new tool that I have been playing with all day. Its a great way for controlling and managing your Virtual Server platforms. For those of you running Microsoft Virtual Server , we have a new treat in store for you...
  • SoftGrid 4.2 Tech Preview on Connect!

    Get your race gear out and start the race! The tech preview for SoftGrid 4.2 is available now on Microsoft Connect http://connect.microsoft.com Log in go to available connections, scroll down and hit apply!!! This is a great opportunity to get the first...
  • Citrix Ardence - Virtualisation but not as we know it!

    One of the great things about coming to TechEd (Which is where I currently am!) is seeing some great new technologies from the field. I remember looking into this product before Citrix came along and purchased the organisation. If you don't know what...
  • SoftGrid 4.5 TAP Nominations

    So I am always conscious that 'we' as Microsoft Employee need to be careful of what we put out to the community for information! So I was really happy to see that the SoftGrid Team Blog has published externally the information to get on the Technical...
  • SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 Finally Released

    It been coming for a while but it has finally hit the floor! SoftGrid 4.1 has now an official Service pack that will support core functions such as SxS applications that have public assemblies which will allow you to sequence some great products such...
  • SoftGrid on Windows Platforms (Internationalization)

    A common question that pops up quite often is the support for SoftGrid on non-English platforms . Whether this be the Management Console or other Core component. We plan to address this in later versions of SoftGrid in the Future but currently this...
  • Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 Released!!

    While there’s a lot of attention right now on Windows Server Virtualization I think it’s very important that we don’t forget that we have solid production ready technology in Virtual Server that’s about to get even better with the new Virtual Server R2...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from May 2007

    No KBs released for may! So your safe for another month :)
  • How do customers get access to download SoftGrid online?

    You can download it today from the MVLS website 1. Go to https://licensing.microsoft.com 2. Log-in using Passport account 3. Select Product Downloads on the left pane 4. Select in the “Search By Product”: a. Desktop Optimization Pack...
  • Virtual Server and Beyond Day - Phase 1 Complete

    Well the day went really well! Virtual Server and Beyond was the platforms first great operations day, and it was brilliant to be a part off. It was good to see some great demos and brilliant discussion. The event its self would never have taken place...
  • Windows Server Virtualization Calculator (Version 2)

    Windows Server Virtualization Calculator (Version 2). The new calculator lets you interactively build virtual machines running multiple Microsoft server products to estimate the licenses and costs for Windows Server by edition (Standard, Enterprise and...
  • Can I import SoftGrid app's from a DVD or other portable Media??

    You can import SFT files from a DVD!!! Or any media as a matter of fact? To avoid loading them from a server across the network. Select an application and use the Import command in the SCS, or you can call SFTTray on the command line (sfttray.exe /load...
  • Who's using what app!?

    So sometimes you may want to sanity check who is using what application or Who has an application open and running. We can do this by using the SQL data; Open SQL Enterprise manager. Now expand the SoftGrid database . Expand the tables. Right-click on...
  • IDC Value of MDOP Whitepaper

    If your doing a business case or other justification for your requirements to adopt the MDOP (which includes SoftGrid) then this IDC white paper may very well be able to assist you. This IDC white paper examines key pain points and challenges associated...
  • SFTImport 2.2

    DeNamiK has released an update to their stfIport tool. SftImport is now at version 2.2. With the 2.2 release DeNamiK fixed all of the items related to Softgrid 4.x and package version information. They moved over from .Net Framework 1.1 to 2.0. You must...
  • Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 Upgrades

    The Lads and Lasses in the Boston office have just added some more info to there SoftGrid Blog on SP1 We recently released Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1. The release notes and download locations are documented in Knowledge Base article 938497...
  • Integrate SMS 2003 with SoftGrid Step-By-Step

    http://www.microsoft.com/hk/community/article/article_070606.aspx This has been nabbed from the above article. Its a bit ruff and ready but it certainly will get you there. Use this as a guide to setup a test environment and configure SoftGrid 4.x and...
  • Using SMS 2003 to upgrade a SoftGrid 4.1.0.56 client to 4.1.1.306 (Service Pack 1)

    So here I am trying to figure out how to help out my charity ( a school in south east london ) upgrade there SoftGrid Environment up from v4.1.0.56 to Service Pack 1 . We have SMS 2003 to leverage which is a powerful tool for standard Electronic Software...
  • Learning Microsoft SoftGrid Blogcast Series

    So I saw this little set of nuggets that Brian Tucker has been really good to sit down and come up with for deploying SoftGrid 4.1.1.302 from Scratch. Its a really nice quick introduction for the die hard SMS man! So hats of to Brian for starting to become...