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App-V 4.6 RTM and MED-V 1.0 SP1 RC are here!!
Just wanted to spread the good word that Karri sent out to the team As announced on the Windows for your Business blog , Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, including App-V for RDS, is now publicly available as part of MDOP 2010!!! In addition, MED-V 1.0 SP1 RC for Windows 7 is now available! App...
22 Feb 2010
How do I download the App-V 4.5 with SP1 for RDS (aka Terminal Services)?
Now after most of my customers get there hands on the MDOP 2009 R2 ….. the next big question is , where is the Terminal Server Client ! ahhhhhhh its a different download! So how can you get your hands on the Remote Desktop Services App-V 4.5 Service Pack 1 client, well the answer is “again” my friends...
21 Oct 2009
MDOP 2009 R2 for Windows 7 is now available!
Over on the MDOP blog a major announcement has just come out talking about the new MDOP 2009 R2. To read the full article go here . But here is the main announcement …… Just in time for Windows 7, today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP ) 2009 R2! If you...
20 Oct 2009
App-V 4.5 Versions
I was chatting to Madelinde about client build versions and hotfix rollups etc etc! To cut a long story short it was about giving customers a simple and easy way to understand what build version they are on. So super Madelinde sat down and came up with a nice table showing all the details to date...
28 Sep 2009
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 that result in sub-optimal server performance. Enter...
9 Apr 2009
How Microsoft Does IT – Deploying Virtual Machines using Hyper-V
Again another great set of materials showing how we do Virtualisation and the potential value of this technology. Microsoft IT virtually deploys more than 80% of new servers using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. To ensure optimal performance, Microsoft IT has developed configuration best practices...
1 Apr 2009
Windows 2008 R2 Failover Clustering and Hyper-V Host Clustering
Andy Vierthaler pinged me earlier with some cool details and info on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover clustering and hyper-v Clustering which he got forwarded from the cluster teams blog . Microsoft have some upcoming webcasts covering both introductory material and R2 features. If you’re new to...
19 Mar 2009
How far will you take virtual
We Launch a new campaign around Virtualisation, powered by Microsoft Siliverlight. Get a refreshing new take on Microsoft Virtualisation, watch video’ and read case study of the impact that Virtualisation could have to you and your business. Visit www.microsoft.com/virtualization and check...
27 Feb 2009
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 Summary Collection 6333: Exploring Microsoft Virtualization...
28 Jan 2009
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 come along (and we’d love to see you there), you can...
28 Jan 2009
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 choose to ignore the hosting system’s keys by selecting...
27 Jan 2009
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 it looks like a new way to package? Will certainly...
19 Jan 2009
Part 1: The initial Setup - Building your App-V RC test lab (using 4.5.1305)
I have a zillion things on the go these days and I have been meaning to upgrade my labs for a while. Its a handy task for us engineers in the trenches! There is always some little problem that comes up and knowing the process inside out really does help (no seriously it does!) It can be hard for administrators...
12 Aug 2008
Back and getting ready for more 4.5 blogging
So I took a bit of time off to go and see a friend get married! It was a nice break, plus as I was an usher i got to wear a smart suite and looked respectable for once ;o) …… well thats what my better half would say!……. and now I have come back to work and running full belt! That's just life in the field...
30 Jul 2008
John Sheehan: Inside Application Virtualization
Gene pinged me the other day about a cool little video up on channel 9! Its a really cool deep dive into App-V that John did. Here’s a good overview of our Application Virtualization product our Architect, John Sheehan, presented a few weeks ago. Here, John Sheehan, the primary architect of SoftGrid...
17 Jul 2008
Windows Server 2008 Solution Accelerators
All, just wanted to call out this resource building on my pervious blog entry about MAP Windows 2008 Solution Accelerators Use proven guidance and automated tools in these Solution Accelerators to assess your hardware and deploy and securely operate Windows Server 2008. Assess your existing environment...
17 Jun 2008
Event: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies - UK
Are you from the UK? Can you get to Reading? If so you may want to attend this event Register NOW! Abstract: This event will take you through our latest management and Virtualisation technologies. We’ll start the day with a thought provoking keynote explaining how to use System Center to...
11 Jun 2008
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 Orlando. I will be over on the SCVMM booth...
29 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 without you having to do anything! http://www.microsoft...
14 May 2008
Beta SCCM R2 - Virtual Application Server
In SCCM R2 we have the option to stream from a distribution point! At that moment you think great...... You go straight into the SCCM Management Console > Site Database > Site Code > Site Settings > Site Systems > Server > Distribution Point There you will find this lovely new tab "Virtual...
29 Apr 2008
Default First app ......64-00000002
Whilst I am in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) I have seen this little error popping up and its not just been here that I have seen this but at quite a few customers now. The default first app is a great little tool to just say "Hi I am softgrid and I am working" And its really handy, its lightweight...
22 Apr 2008
Beta 4.5: Application Virtualization Error 25120
I pinged BoruRR internally about this a while back when discussions came up on the Application Virtualization Forum. One of the things that you should watch out for when installing Application Virtualization 4.5 on Windows Server 2008 is the IIS settings. We require with the current November 2007 Beta...
26 Mar 2008
SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2 Availability
So here we are! That update time again! Hot Fix Rollup 2 for Softgrid 4.1 and 4.2 has been released! I am pleased to announce public availability of SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2. This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 and v4.2 provides the latest updates to SoftGrid. In addition to stability...
19 Feb 2008
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator
This is friking cool! You need to have a play with this! download this now and play around on this bad boy! The tool is so easy and funky to use its great! Try it out...... Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator Beta 1 Now Available! Are your existing servers and desktops capable of running...
19 Dec 2007
Setting up an Application Virtualization Server in "Secure Mode"
Gene published this to the SoftGrid Team Blog while i was out on Annual Leave (I went to Ireland to enjoy the Black Gold!)..... For all you faithful readers here it is! -------------------------------------- Hi Everyone! My name is Gene Ferioli and I am a Senior Program Manager on the SoftGr...... Errrr...
27 Nov 2007
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