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September, 2007

  • New Builds of the SoftGrid 4.2 Clients are Available

    J.C put this post up today and it was certainly an important update for me. I went straight to the site and downloaded it, and installed the update to my vista client. Highly recommenced this update! Just a quick heads up that there are new builds...
  • Microsoft Unveils Plans for the MSI Utility for Microsoft Virtualization at VMworld

    Now I am so glad that this is announced. As I am very excited to talk about this product and the benefits we are all going to have at using it. Chad posted on the SoftGrid Blog today and a news article when up from the announcement at VMWord. Microsoft...
  • Advanced Sequencing Topics - Part 1

    Sean Donahue has started a great new series of posts that you will be seeing! They are called "Advanced Sequencing". The posts aims to help gain greater understanding of the steps required to sequence products. ------------------------------------...
  • Dynamic Virtual Channels

    With Windows Server 2008 creeping up to us closer and closer an important aspect to the Microsoft Virtualization Strategy is our terminal server deployments. The TS team posted some further information around the Dynamic Virtual Channels in Windows Server...
  • Softgrid: Illustrated OSD tool

    Tim has released an August updated version of his Illustrated OSD tool : This small tool allows you to explore the xml syntax of the OSD file in an interactive way. Place mouse over items in the OSD file below for a description of the item. What's an...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager RTM

    Massive announcement from the Virtual Machine Manager Team today . The RTM of SCVMM has hit the floor which means we will start to do some deep dive work on this product and show some amazing value add, which includes showing some of the value add when...
  • Error 53256 Sequencing Adobe CS3

    You can tell I am playing catch up on posting .... I have been out on site all week with v little access to the Internet (can you believe that!). So there have been a few threads on the SoftGrid Technet forum on Adobe CS3. Well J.C got some great info...
  • Its GREAT to be at Microsoft

    Hello all, its a great week to be at Microsoft. 1. What would the world be without Master Chief. Finish the Fight everyone - Halo 3 launches tonight. A truly awesome game, I will be on line from tonight at 00:00 GMT so join in and if you think you hard...
  • WSV Customer Technology Preview (CTP) Setup Guide

    Windows Server virtualization is now publicly available with Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0. The build number for Windows Server RC0 is: 6001. 16659 .070916-1443 . Publicly, you can download Windows Server 2008 RC0 here: http://www.microsoft...
  • For those who can't wait for SoftGrid 4.5 to 'Machine Target' their Apps...

    Kevin Sullivan posted this great post about a potential work around that one of his customers in the education sector. -------------------------- And for those who cannot wait for SoftGrid 4.5 to 'Machine Target' and/or the upcoming MSI Utility described...
  • A few Citrix and SoftGrid bits!

    So its been a really busy week and my time was not spent blogging! I ended up completing my Prince2 certification which meant this week was a busy one to say the least! Friday came and another exam and the certification was in So I was in a thread on...
  • Advanced Sequencing techniques – Part 2

    So I am currently in Prague in Europe, and gaining Internet access has been very very tuff! I finally found a very little cafe with an access point so I can blog a great post. Sean emailed J.C and I the next installment of his advanced sequencing techniques...
  • What to know what Windows Server Virtualization looks like?

    If you are interested in our new Windows Server virtualization (or want to see a tour yourself) and want to see a great demo that shows off 32/64-bit vms, snapshots, virtual switches and more, you have got to check this out!!! The video is available for...
  • What are the dates for Windows Server Virtualization!?

    The public dates for Windows Server virtualization are: · Windows Server Virtualization Technology Preview 1. Available with Windows Server 2008 RC0 · Windows Server Virtualization Beta 1. Available with Windows Server 2008 RTM · Windows Server Virtualization...
  • A Look Under the Covers - The LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED Tag

    Chris Lord (one of the prog managers) sent up a cool post about the local interaction policy! I am forever seeing people talk about this in the forums so this is a great post! ---------------------- Introduction Application virtualization is a key feature...
  • Troubleshooting slow OS installation over the network

    One of my friends who does a lot of work on O/S deployments and the BDD (Ian Fraser ) always questioned me about Virtual Server 2005 and slow network install's when using PXE. He always asked "why and what can I do to improve this?" Well Robert Larson...
  • What are the current version of SoftGrid?

    After an enjoyable weekend watching the Rugby World Cup (Which is a great love of mine!). I thought I would get back to normality with a post on Client Versions. After the buzz of activities with client upgrades I thought it would be a good time to re...
  • Announcing the Updated Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization Trial Guide

    Chad Jones Posted on the SoftGrid Blog about the new updated trial guide! Ever wanted to try the Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization system in your own environment? Well now you can. We are pleased to announce the availability of the updated...
  • New Builds of the SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 Clients are Available

    This is an important little update that is highly recommended to be upgraded too. Just a quick heads up that there are new builds of the SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 clients available for download. The new build number is 4.1.1.310 and the SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 KB article...
  • Process Explorer v11

    Good old Jeroen emailed this out to the team earlier today and this can be very useful to use when troubleshooting applications. ProcessExplorer v11.0 : We’re excited to announce the release of Process Explorer v11, which introduces major startup and...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from August 2007

    The Year is just flying by and I am sure that I will start walking down the street and see Christmas lights up soon :) Still to keep you in the light I wanted to get the Softgrid KBs for August up! Hope that these are helpful. SoftGrid Public KBs from...
  • SoftGrid Community Page on TechCenter

    Sean D pinged a mail out to us all with a great new addition to the TechCenter. There are now community based forums which should assist you gain knowledge on the product. ------------ I am very excited to announce the creation of 3 new SoftGrid Forums...
  • TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Bryon Surace on Windows Server Virtualisation Scenarios and Architecture

    So whilst doing my section of the platforms Technical Rollup Mail I came across this cool little podcast that Bryon did! Tune in for the interview with Bryon Surace as he provides a brief overview of the new virtualisation technologies incorporated in...
  • SoftGrid Futures and the MSI Utility

    There was a healthy discussion on the techcentre around the MSI utility http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2179187&SiteID=17 which Chad helped by answering a few valid questions and points around the next release of SoftGrid...