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

January, 2008

  • Beta 4.5 Getting Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC) to work (Client Build 4.5.0.608/Server Build 4.5.0.606)

    So it was late one weekend when I started to build my 4.5 test lab. The goal was to do it with every future technology we had. So I downloaded every beta I could possibly find..... Windows 2008 RC1 (x64 off course!), November SQL 2008 CTP , November Microsoft...
  • Hyper-V WMI API's Publicly Available

    The virtualization team is pleased to announce the public beta release of the Hyper-V WMI interfaces . Hyper-V WMI APIs . Hyper-V uses WMI APIs (similar to the Virtual Server COM API) to create, manage, monitor, configure virtual resources. We expect...
  • Enabling Just the Hyper-V MMC on Windows Server 2008

    Q: I’d like to install the Hyper-V MMC on Windows Server 2008 to remotely manage another Hyper-V System. How do I do this? Can I do this on Windows Server 2008 x64 and x86 Editions? A: Yes. This solution works for both Windows Server 2008 x64 and x86...
  • 4.5 Beta Settings for Autoload Application's

    Here are some great registry settings that you may want to know about when dealing with 4.5 beta and the clients that you are trying to manage. In 4.5 we will support Autoload . Essentially, you can configure the client to ensure after the application...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Beta Refresh - Now Available!

    I will keep harping on about this tool as the more I use it in projects and work activities the more I think its brilliant! I have been chatting to Baldwin over in the MS MAP team. This tool is just one of these essential little gadgets that just get...
  • 4.5 Beta and Globalization/Localization

    I saw this from Shelley Lau on the Application Virtualization Team blog and thought this is actually a really important message. I mean think about it...... how many Windows Platforms dont use English? and what is Softgrids current support policy on non...
  • SFT Explorer 1.2 (Updated)

    Quick Post to just let everyone know that Kalle has updated the SFT Explorer tool to version 1.2. This now shows the deleted registry keys from a sequenced application! Very handy when trying to troubleshoot or understand the reg keys that are in the...
  • 4.1 HotFix Rollup 1 (HFRU1)

    Welcome one and all to a great 2008! I am sure its going to be an exciting year (because they always are!) And to kick it off lets answer that question....after I posted about the MSI utility I had a lot of people asking where is Hotfix Rollup 1!? Hotfix...
  • The Microsoft Application Virtualization (Formerly SoftGrid) 4.5 Beta Trial Guide is Now Available!

    Hello everyone! I thought I would drop a quick note to let you all know that the Trial Guide for Microsoft App Virt has been posted to the web at the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AA787491-8D08-4D2F-8960-9E9F00226C7E&displaylang...
  • Congratulations Application Virtualization MVPs

    I am thrilled to announce that on January 1, 2008 four of our “Community Leaders” rang in the new year as the very first MVP’s in the new “Virtualization” competency. They are: 1. Kalle Saunamäki 2. Rodney Medina 3. Ruben Spruijt 4. Falko Gräfe All 4...
  • 4.2 HotFix Rollup 1

    Just to update the release on SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 HFRU1 Bits http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938497 4.2 has also got a HFRU to accompany this!!! SoftGrid 4.2 HFRU1 Bits http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941408 This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 and...
  • “Virtualization Product of the Year” in the Data Protection

    Earlier this week, the TechTarget portal, SearchServerVirtualization.com , awarded Data Protection Manager 2007 as its “Virtualization Product of the Year” in the Data Protection category. You can check it out HERE . Don’t forget that one of the new features...