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

May, 2008

  • Beta 4.5 - John Sheehan / Microsoft App-V 4.5 Features

    I stumbled across this today! Its a cool little video of John Sheehan TechEd giving a break down of all the great 4.5 Beta Features! If you have never had the time to play with 4.5 than this Video may suite you better as it gives you a great overview...
  • SuperSite for Windows - Paul Thurrott

    I read a number of blog's, one of which is Paul Thurrott.  He is the founder of the The SuperSite for Windows . If you have a lengthy drive to work and need to kill that time I would recommend subscribing to this weekly PodCast and listening on your...
  • Global Package, Global User, Application, and User pkg's

    Every wondered where things get stored in Application Virtualization? Well Chris Lord one of the PMs gave an insite into this on the technet forurm @ http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2880423&SiteID=17 . ...
  • Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta Part I

    I came across a couple of great posts from Arlindo the other day! He has been writing up some bits on SCCVMM Beta! which as previously mentioned is just going into Beta! have a read of how to get your self set up in this two part series! ------------...
  • Will Hyper-V exceed VMware ESX production workloads?

    So I have been talking to many customers with regard to our Visualization strategy in the context for both the Data centre and Desktop as of late.  Typically you to asked about VMWare.  I am not going to get into this conversation right now...
  • SFT Explorer 1.4 – Now Available

    As always my boy Kalle got busy and updated the SFT Explorer tool. Get the update now! SFT Explorer, version 1.4 - As MSI package SFT Explorer, version 1.4 - As SoftGrid package SFT Explorer, version 1.4 - As ZIP package SFT Explorer features: Loads quickly...
  • Windows 7 Demo

    All, you may find this interesting Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7 The demo from the All Things D conference. Check out the transcript of he interview with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer updated 02/06/08: with video embedded
  • Virtual Server and Virtual PC get a bit of an update!

    I use both of these application day in and day out. So when these updates products get an update to support new guest with service packs than you just gotta get the update! Virtual PC 2007 SP1 Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...
  • High pool memory usage on TS based SoftGrid clients under heavy load

    Travis my American PFE buddy posted a great post the other day! It was based on some of the TS work he has been doing state side! --—------------------------- I have been on site with a few customers lately and a common issue I have been seeing is high...
  • SHOW me the Hyper-V evidence Microsoft!

    So who has deployed Hyper-V? What are the benefits? and what's its really like.  Well the first stories are coming though.  The Visualization Team have just released the following case study on Sporton International. CLICK HERE for the entire...
  • Is Hyper-V Production ready/strength? It sure is, read on

    When I read this my jaw dropped we (Microsoft) are now running both MSDN and TechNet Web assets COMPLETELY VIRTUALIZED WITH HYPER-V .  So again that's · MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx · TechNet: http://technet.microsoft...
  • Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta Part II

    Arlindo posted a 2nd part of the VMM Beta 2008 work that has been played with to date! ================== In the first part of this blogpost I’ve explained how you can install and what to expect during the installation of the server components of...
  • I remember those days!

    This bought back memory's, of many hours on my IBM AT once all had left the office :)  Police Quest and Space Quest.  Ahhh those where the day's.  During the day writing software on a Digital VAX under VMS , in much loved DCL with embedded...
  • Getting Ready for TechEd and the Blogger's Lounge!

    As I sit in a hotel room in Munich/Germany being very very ill , I can but only look to the future. And the future is very exciting! As you can probably guess I will be flying off my little island in the UK to Orlando to come and join the world at TechEd...
  • Hyper-V RC1 Release Available on Microsoft Download Centre!

    This is the one you have been waiting for, get it, install it.  Enjoy :) Windows Server 2008 x64 Hyper-V RC1 Update - KB950049 This is the Hyper-V RC1 package for Windows Server 2008 x64. This package must be installed on Hyper-V server’s ...
  • UK Architect Insight Conference 2008

    All, so I know I am late with this post.  However I was speaking at the Insight Conference this year on you have guessed it "Virtualization"  More of a briefing on the Microsoft Strategy for Virtualization.  From Data center to...
  • Robert Larson - How to Virtualize Infrastructure Workloads

    If you don't know Robert Larson by now ...... then we better get you more aware! Robert is one of our MCS guru that deals with lots of hardware virtualization designs and management methodologies! Now this video is a little old but it does give you some...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from April 2008

    Well there were none for April…… will keep an eye on this for May and post when any new ones pop up
  • TechNet Edge - do you know about it?

    Who knows about Channel 9 or Channel 10 ?  Well for all you IT Pro's out there here is a Channel to book mark TechNet Edge , add to your RSS reader and check it out as part of your normal startup routine.  You know the three S's then email now...
  • Cheng's Random Thoughts!

    One of the virtualization products that are close to my heart is System Centre Virtual Machine Manager. Honestly this is one rocking product! Its a product that really pulls together our hardware virtualization technologies and really is a lynch pin for...
  • I am back! Not that you noticed :)

    So where have I been? As Justin pointed out I have changed roles within Microsoft UK. From a Strategy Consultant to an Architect Evangelist with the Developer Platform Evangelism group. WOW now that’s a cool title right? So what’s my role...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from March 2008

    There was only one in March but it was a really cool little KB. For all the gang that were having problems with the MSI Utility the below KB is a massive help! The best practices and the troubleshooting information for the MSI Utility for Microsoft Application...
  • Microsoft to Expand Investment in Desktop Virtualization With Acquisition of Kidaro

    We have just announced the Acquisition of "Kidaro" an interesting technology that I have yet to get my hands on.  I know that both Justin and myself cant wait to see how this works and functions.  The deployment of Kidaro will be a...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from February 2008

    You can probably tell I am playing catch up :o) I am currently on a course with Brian Kelly who is keeping me very entertained :o) Anyway lets get everyone upto date on KBs! A McAfee antivirus program may detect the Sftfsxp.sys SoftGrid file as a Backdoor...
  • MAP 3.0 Overview and Demo....

    With a lot of buzz around Hyper-V there are some great ways to gather some reporting information about what potential platforms and good candidates for Virtualization. I was asked on Friday on just how can we gather information for good Candidates!? Well...