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

January, 2009

  • App-V Cache Configuration Tool running silently

    One of the best features in the resource kit is the App-V Cache Configuration Tool . So far it has got me fixed up on a number of really silly issues when I have been testing App-V and left my self short. Once you download the tool from …. and extract...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Beta now available

    @ CES 2009 we also announce the availability for the Windows Server 2008 R2, there is some cool stuff in here.  Live migration for one.  Check it out, download and test.   Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Overview The following is a brief...
  • Barclay's go live in London with Microsoft Surface

    So, quite rightly Mr Zarb has bent my ear hard, and for those who know me that’s a lot or ear to bend.  So New Year which means that I will be picking up the blogging effort.  To add some variety to the blog itself I will be covering topics...
  • Live Mesh – Update 13/01/2009

    Today we announced a Live Mesh service update for those of you running Windows 7 Beta and Live Mesh this is going to interest you.  We have fixed the disabling of Aero support post the install of the Mesh Client.  So to fix the below and get...
  • 47 Awesome Twitter Tools You Should be Using

    So continuing on the twitter theme, so you get it, how to use it and whatelse can I do.  A great blog entry on www.deontee.com pull’s this all together and offer links to some interesting tools to try.  here it is:  Enjoy. Contact Management...
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) Beta is publicly available

    Oh yes its true! this has been a subject that i have been desperate to get talking about “but” it was just not out to the public yet! Now over on the mdop blog we can finally look to start talking about just how this technology will help you and how you...
  • Merge and Override Settings for the Virtual Registry and File System in the App-V Sequencer

    You can either merge or override file directories or registry keys in an App-V/SoftGrid package with the App-V/SoftGrid Client OS using the following Sequencer check boxes: Virtual Registry 1. Override Local Key 2. Merge with Local Key - You can also...
  • App-V & SoftGrid - Three Errors When Virtualizing GroupWise

    I was chatting to Madelinde Walraven (who is one of the legends in the GTSC EMEA). She was telling me about a case that she had been working on around a customer sequencing group wise and having a number of errors! She found a great solutions with some...
  • SFT Encoder Express Edition : The Simple App-V Package Encoder

    My Buddy Kalle Saunamäki pinged me earlier today and let me know that he has released a new tool for SFT Encoding packaging. I have not tested the tool yet but will certainly be playing around with it later tonight. The tool looks really interesting as...
  • What is Software plus Services?

    Typically my day involves talking to customers and partners about new emerging technology, Microsoft direction/strategy and how customers can leverage technology to make business impact.  Cool I hear you say!  One area that’s gaining moment...
  • Everything Netbook

    So have posted about owning a Samsung NC10 on a couple of occasions.  So what has the experience been like? Purchased the NC10 for £298.00 in addition to a 2G Dimm.  On receipt, a screw driver, one screw and the Dimm installed.  Windows...
  • Get ready for Windows 7 – What to know more?

    Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable Windows 7: To the Beta and Beyond ADD TO CALENDAR Date: Tuesday, February 12th Time: 11:00am Pacific Time Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts for a live discussion of what's in store for IT...
  • Explorer copy progress on the task bar.

    An interesting observation made my a colleague of mine.  Having used Windows 7 now for what seems like ages’  its the some things that you start to take for granted.  So just to point out If you pin Explorer to the taskbar and start a copy...
  • Photosynth Obama Inauguration Event

    Now this is really cool, linking Virtual Earth, Silverlight and of course Photosynth.  Check this out Obama inauguration , and they say “Microsoft doesn’t innovate on user experience!” I beg to differ.
  • Free Virtualization E-Learning Collection Available

    This free e-learning collection of four clinics offers a comprehensive introduction to Hyper-V and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Application Virtualization. Click here to learn more...
  • Virtualization Solutions Webcast Series

    Found some good upcoming webcast that will focus on a particular partner solution from both a technical and business standpoint. Cost Optimizing your Virtual Datacenter January 26 th , 2009 NetApp and Microsoft have partnered together to deliver the lowest...
  • How can I deploy and manage virtual applications for remote users who never connect to my network (or vpn in)?

    Gene posted an awesome little post on his recent experience with a customer scenario. Its a topic that i think could really influence and help customers when look to expand App-V outside there corporate network. There is some great advantages to App-V...
  • Hotfix Package 2 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5: December 2008

    In case you have not seen this but HotFix Package 2 Hit support downloads this week rapper up in kb959834 . The core summary of the KB details the following updates; This article describes a hotfix package for December 2008 that contains the latest hotfixes...
  • Microsoft Virtualisation User Group UK

    This Thursday starts week of speaking and travelling. I’ll be presenting at the Microsoft Virtualisation User Group here in London before I rush of on the Friday to fly of to Seattle to do some talking internally. If you are in town and would like to...
  • Microsoft Virtualization Overview

    For the peps out there looking for a nice briefing video overview of our strategy you or your colleagues can huddle round your desk and view one of the following two videos: 12 Minute Overview -  http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/uk/partners/virtualisation...
  • V-Day do not forget! the 14th of Feb

    I have a Zune 80g, and been running now for 1 year.  I love the experience and integration with my Media Centre and my music collection stored on my Microsoft Home Server.  Of course at this point I do not have a Zune Pass to gain access to...
  • Interoperability for Virtualisation – Events

    10 & 12 February 2009 – Manchester and London Microsoft, Novell and ANS Group Interoperability for Virtualisation Seminar. Learn how to take advantage of Windows and Linux interoperability to employ virtualisation and to reduce systems overhead. Location...
  • Windows SDK Beta for Windows 7 is posted

    Here it is, the SDK you have been waiting for! Now fire up Visual Studio and lets see what you can do! The Windows SDK team is proud to announce that the Beta release of the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now live for...
  • Installing Windows 7 on a Netbook via USB

    As discussed I have been running my Netbook Samsung NC10 for the past 6 week with Windows 7.  Apart from selling over 15 NC10’s during my travels to London on the train, along with of course Windows 7 demo’s.  I get asked once I have obtained...
  • Saving Energy While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint and Costs in the Process

    Green, Sustainability, and Environment – what does this have to do with virtualization? Quite simply virtualization technologies can help you reduce your carbon footprint, reduce energy, reduce cooling, and of course save some money as well.  Today...