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

April, 2009

  • Getting to Grips with the App-V Client Log Parser Utility (Error Codes)

    I have been working with lots of customers to try and help them better aid there selves when it comes to client errors and error codes? It can be very difficult for some people to really understand what the errors are and what are the common trends in...
  • Getting to Grip with the App-V Server Log File (sft-server.log)

    Now I have been chatting with Aaron Parker about doing this blog entry for weeks and just never found the time to do this, well with the Easter weekend upon us and a workshop for which I need to complete a section on Log File analysis this seemed a good...
  • How to download the MDOP 2009 / App-V 4.5 CU1 from MSDN

    So your a partner/IT Pro or just a developer that has access to MSDN but no access to Volume Licensing! hmmmmmm How do I get the MDOP 2009 for testing!? I want to test App-V 4.5 CU1?? I want to test MED-V?? etc etc I hear this a lot, and get emailed...
  • What Do You Know about IT

    Really powerful, key points I picked out :  35 Million people in the world are employed in IT Passion for technology, is what drives us Fastest growth area for employed We impact the world we live in Talent, we are all talented Software is key to...
  • App-V 4.5 Remote Console Configuration Guide

    Big Bad JohnB published the most awesome of guides around the App-V 4.5 Remote Console. We have been having some fun on the support side around the remote management of the console! And John Behneman put his head down and decided to get to the bottom...
  • Getting to Grips with the App-V Client Log Parser Utility (Launch Times)

    Understanding your application Launch Times is a powerful thing to understand. It keeps you in touch with what your actual end users go through when launching applications. When your client log file is set to informational logging, which it should be...
  • Application Virtualization File Format Specification

    There has been some healthy discussion on the Techcenter Forums around this subject and Brian Kelly pinged me to let me know that the community should be aware that this document is available. The App-V File Format Specification Document describes the...
  • A Day in a geek’s life – Server Quest - II

    Remember the days of Space Quest? I do, many hours! This is a great find, Server Quest II .  I selected the IT Commando, what role will you select? great fun and funny too.  IT Pro’s this is for you?
  • Example of using the SFT File Format

    The Other day I posted around the SFT File Format . Well I wanted to also expand on some great work that some people in the field have done. For example Kalle Saunamaki has done lots of work around SFT file format and using .NET language, and if you need...
  • Resource Kit : The App-V Best Practise Analyzer

    We have some great resource kit tools that can really help new App-V admins to fine tune there app-v estate. The App-V Best Practise Analyzer is a really handy tool that you can use. How do you know whether your Management\Streaming Server has settings...
  • Reinvent your desktop? BumpTop 3D

    I came across this UI for Windows desktops, as the video suggests that the UI for the way we work has evolved over the past 20 years.  Here is a completely new way for interaction with your desktop space.  I am thinking that this will be a must...
  • So how do I download the MDOP 2009!?

    And then the next biggest question i get asked, is How do i get my hands on that App-V CU1 Server Component? Well as always the answer is Microsoft Volume licence site. We released the App-V CU1 Client and Sequence via connect to get people ahead of the...
  • IPD Guide Release Announcement: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization. This guide outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Microsoft Enterprise...
  • Next MVUG Event – 16th April 2009

    As the title so easily describes, the next MVUG has been announced and will be held at the Microsoft Office in London (Cardinal Place). It should be a cracking event which I am really looking forward too. At this event I get the privilege of sitting at...
  • First Sizing and Configuration Tool for Hyper-V

    My Buddy from the MVUG Patrick pinged a few of us to let us know that HP has released its HP Sizing and Configuration Tool for Microsoft Hyper-V is a downloadable, automated tool that provides a quick and consistent methodology to determine a “best-fit...
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insider’s Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor

        Just found this book and ordered it  without hesitation.  sounds just what I have been looking for.  Outline This book can help you and customers get up and running quickly with expert guidance from three team members at Microsoft...
  • Virtualboy.tv

    This is a great resource, delivered from my good friend Matt McSpirit.  Demo’s, training and a really good insight of our end to end Virtualisation strategy.  Check Virtualboy.tx out and of course check out Matt’s Blog    
  • Helping Small Businesses With Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Mode

    More information comes to light about Windows 7 and Windows XP Mode:  I am looking forward to playing with this more soon.  More information check out the press pass site . REDMOND, Wash. — April 28, 2009 — As part of the upcoming Windows 7...
  • Laptop Hunters – Meet Giampaolo with $1500 to spend

    Part 2 Giampaolo has $1500 to spend. What device would you chose?
  • ARCast.TV - Enabling Web Slices on Your Web Site

    Web Slices What? How? Part 2. of the series explains how to enable Web Slices on your web sites.  another great screen cast from Dr Z. Web Slices are a new IE8 feature that allows users to subscribe to some parts of a web page and receive updates...
  • Microsoft Surface Enterprise Search demo

    Paul Dawson (twitter:poleydee) Head of Interactive Media at Conchango just tweeted the great example of Microsoft Surface using a search example.  Neat.
  • ARCast.TV - Enabling Accelerators on Your Web Site

    Really loving Accelerators one of the cool new features of IE 8.  However how do you create them? here is how!. A great screen cast from Dr Z. Accelerators are a new IE8 feature that enables users to find and access information without leaving the...
  • Windows 7 Release Candidate – Coming soon

    Confirmation from the Windows Team Blog that the wait is almost over.  RC is nearly here :) There certainly has been a lot of discussion about Windows 7 in the last few weeks. A lot of folks want to know when they can get their hands on the official...
  • Talking about Windows

    A really cool viral Video has been launched to showcase the new Talking About Windows web site.  I just think this is really cool.  Check out the video and learn all about BitLocker to Go from our Windows Experts and of course visit the site...
  • Windows 7 RC – Available on MSDN @ TechNet

    So for the past couple of hours I have been logged into the MSDN Site waiting, waiting, refresh, refresh, refresh….. Its here all! As you can see the download for build 7100 is in progress.  General Public availability is May the 5th.  For you...