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

August, 2007

  • Troubleshooting SoftGrid with Process Monitor

    A great blog by the SoftGrid Team, incase you have not seen it here it is. Thanks Mike Ory Microsoft’s SoftGrid product can do some amazing things to help application compatibility issues. That being said, while administering your SoftGrid environment...
  • Exploring SoftGrid with NetMon Part 2: Application Launch

    This is a great little series that the team of in America are putting together. Sean D J.C Hornbeck has put some hard work to create this series! Hats of again to the man :) In part 1 we took a look at what happens when a SoftGrid client does a DC...
  • Microsoft Server Virtualization Calculator demo

    If you don't by licence's or have no interest in them, then this article probably is not going to be one for you to read...... :( However for the rest of you that carried on reading, I wanted to put up another demo on a handy tool that can show you the...
  • Windows Server Virtualization Videos from Teched 2007!

    So I will be posting some great Virtualization Video's from TechEd 2007 over the next couple of days! These were two great Videos around Windows Server Virtualization (Which had more people hitting these stands than you could shake a stick at!). These...
  • New Microsoft Virtualization Web Site is up

    The Microsoft Virtualization story home has a home and can accessed here: The home of Microsoft Virtualization Check out the Tour of SoftGrid for all new to this technology.
  • Installing Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 Beta 3

    Jeff Woolsey has thrown an update on the Virtualization Teams blog around installing Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 and the tip you need to get it to work! Start to play with Windows Server 2008 and still get the benefits of Virtual Server...
  • Inside a SoftGrid SFT File using Sft-Explorer

    I have been using this tool recently and just wanted to bring it back to the communities’ attention. Open the SFT file directly without the need to use the sequencer. I have found it invaluable when troubleshooting applications and understanding the values...
  • Support Policy for Office when Virtualized

    We spoke around Virtualization of Office 2007 . The SoftGrid Team Blog has also just plonked there update around this also. However I wanted to let people know about this new KB. KB939897 is the "Description of the support policy for versions of Office...
  • Inside the Grid: Part 1

    So finally the legend that is Sean Donahue has finally got his hands on the SoftGrid Blog (which is great news). The Ex Knights of The SoftGrid Round Training Table are looking to do a multi post series called Inside the Grid (which is taken from the...
  • Virtualization Videos Online

    Found these great online video's and worth a look Virtualization in Windows Server Mike Neil, General Manager http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=515 The session features a discussion of the virtualization technology roadmap...
  • How do customers get access to download SoftGrid 4.2 online?

    This is an update to an older blog around downloading the MDOP . The MDOP now contains the 4.2 release . You can download it today from the MVLS website 1. Go to https://licensing.microsoft.com 2. Log-in using Passport account 3. Select...
  • Exploring SoftGrid with NetMon Part 1: DC Refresh

    This is a great part two of this series that the softgrid team are doing. This is a nice example of what is actually traveling over the wire and the process behind the DC Refresh. Enjoy ------------------------------------------ So you have your SoftGrid...
  • Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0 Beta Available Now

    This to me was a pretty big announcement on Friday that the Microsoft Terminal Server Team Released .......... The mac RDC Client is back! This is great for the new upcoming Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway .... as our mac customers can look to start to...
  • Microsoft Server Virtualization Licensing

    This is one of the most hilarious topics to discuss.......... why I hear you ask!? Well, because most people just don't get it!!!..... or just don't want to!!!! :) So what is the difference in licensing costs between the 3 Server Products when Virtual...
  • Virtual Server R2 SP1 can run up to 512 virtual machines...

    Jeff updated the Virtualization blog with a bit of a comparison from the various Virtual Server releases and there scalability...... ---------------- Virtualization Nation, In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned the fact that Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1...
  • How Policies are Applied in the SoftGrid Environment

    A question that gets asked frequently by customers and thankfully I have an answer for you. Brought to you by our very own SoftGrid team. Thanks J.C. Hornbeck A common question we get is "How do policies work with regards to a virtual application?" Well...
  • Inside the Grid: Part 3

    So I wanted to close of this series that Sean D has been progressing . I have been flat out in the UK and have not spent the time giving back to the community as normal! So this is part 3 or the 3 part series!! The first two series can be found below;...
  • SoftGrid Client Setup Kit

    Patrick Jaspers (one of our softgrid consulting knights!) told me about a new login consultants tool . I need to have a play around with the tool and let you all know how this works!! Synopsis of the tool! Login Consultants have released the SoftGrid...
  • The Community At Large! - Gridversum

    The community around SoftGrid seems to grow faster and faster, and its a great thing. We love to see people make Microsoft products work for them and then give this knowledge back to the world. Kalle has created a new site http://www.gridversum.com/ which...
  • An Interview with Bryon Surace on Windows Server Virtualisation Scenarios and Architecture

    Tune in for the interview with Bryon Surace as he provides a brief overview of the new Windows Server virtualisation technologies incorporated in Windows Server 2008. He will provide an overview of the scenarios, architecture and key features. Watch it...
  • Using the SoftGrid Client Setup Kit

    Jan posted this over on the login consultants teams blog . We talked about this last week and after trying it I have to take my hat off to the team. They posted this the other day and I wanted to relay it to the masses. The Microsoft Softgrid Client,...
  • Its all about the logs!?

    So we are sometimes confronted with asking the basic questions...... what the heck is going on!!? One of the best places to start are the log files that are created. If we look at the basic Softgrid Components there are some core areas that we can look...
  • Inside the Sequencer - Part 1

    These are great installments from Sean D! We now have a Inside the Sequencer to accompany the inside the grid series that he did Inside the Grid: Part 1 Inside the Grid: Part 2 Inside the Grid: Part 3 These are great nuggets for all round understanding...
  • Application Virtualization: Microsoft Support Position

    “The support policy for third-party applications that run in a SoftGrid Application Virtualization environment”. This policy defines how third party applications will be supported in SoftGrid. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940730 “Description of the...
  • NEW Knowledge Base articles for SoftGrid

    Here's a list of the new Knowledge Base articles. Hope they help? http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939327 : Error message when a user uses the Refresh Server command on a SoftGrid client computer: "Error Code: 410038-16908204-00000917" http://support...