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    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 SCVMM 2008 Beta. Now we are going through the Console...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides - Now in Beta!

    This caught my eye specifically due to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager addition to the IPD guide! This is a great resource that can help you rapidly get to your end goal! ---------------------------------- System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008; System Center Operations Manager 2007; Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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 launches (FB1 downloaded) the client will continue...
  • Blog Post: 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! ---------------------------------------- As I mentioned in me previous...
  • Blog Post: 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 the Hyper-V WMI APIs to be used widely in a variety...
  • Blog Post: Updated SoftGrid tools by Login Consultants now available!

    Patrick are top TSP over in EMEA pinged me a minute ago to say that Login Consultants have updated some of there tools! Login Consultants releases updated versions of the SoftGrid OSD Editor and SoftGrid Migration Tool to support the upcoming version of Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (formely...
  • Blog Post: 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 should be deploying this technology in a supportable...
  • Blog Post: Opportunity to participate in an online discussion on future features of Microsoft App-V

    The Microsoft App-V product group is conducting an online discussion on June 10, 2010 and June 15,2010 aimed at naming features in the future versions of App-V and is recruiting IT professionals. Call to action: Click the following URL and complete our ...read more
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta available on Connect

    Well there's a new beta in town. Feels like we are shipping thick and fast these days on many different products! But this one is a product I like very much and the reason for that is this is where the hardware virtualization battle is being thought on the front line! With the best management tool! Anyway...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization Product Team needs your help!

    I want to get this as much press as I can for gene and the app-v team!  Please do take some time, especially in the change freeze period and answer this short survey!   Hi Everyone, The Application Virtualization team would like to get your input and ask you to help us with our planning process...
  • Blog Post: 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 Application Virtualization .... and there...
  • Blog Post: Beta 4.5 and SCCM R2 - The requested software cannot be located

    So I wrote a little bit on SCCM R2 and SoftGrid Application Virtualization 4.5 integration . It was a really nice quick way to build your test lab and get you to speed! Well if you download your SCCM VM and changed the IP address to give your self access to the updates, than installed R2 you may have...
  • Blog Post: Building a Host Cluster with Hyper-V Beta 1

    I love these types of posts! And good old Robert L posted this amazing post on Hyper-V. Roberts Blog should be on the left and down a little :o) ...... Anyway if you want to rapidly build up a 2 node Hyper-V Cluster this is what your going to need..... Some Hardware.... A copy of Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM - System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta: Update For Hyper-V RC1

    The SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) team has released an update to Virtual Machine Manager 2008 beta for Hyper-V RC1.  Instructions to download and install the update can be found on Clive Watson’s blog at SCVMM 2008 beta (Update for Hyper-V RC1) .
  • Blog Post: 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-English languages ..... don't remember well read...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Services Application Analyzer Beta

    For those that review connect often you may have already spotted this. But for others that check it out once in a blue moon “I have a recommendation for you”. There is a tool called the “Terminal Services Application Analyzer” which is a Beta tool on connect. This tool came up in a recent conversation...
  • Blog Post: SFT Explorer 1.3 (Updated)

    Ow ow ow now this is cool! My boy Kalle got busy and updated the SFT Explorer tool to now handle DSC (Dynamic Suite Composition) ....... this can be brilliant when you want to look or pre plan for how a package may look when a primary and secondary application are joined! Get the update now! SFT Explorer...
  • Blog Post: 70-403/Beta TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Config

    Ohhhhh yes its time! 23rd September which means you should be getting online and booking your exam..... I have :o) Don't forget to use the promotional code : VMM08 when you book the exam As Duane pointed out last week; You are invited to take beta exam 70-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Release Candidate

    As Jeff so rightfully pointed out Hyper-V Release Candidate is Here!!! owwwwww yes its how we roll on the virtualization front!!! we are moving forward faster and faster and with all our Kidaro fun this is just one of many great things that we are set to unleash! ----------------- Virtualization Nation...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 Public Beta now available for download

    Wow oh wow!! Big news! Huge News!!! The MDOP product team just announced the immediate availability of the Microsoft App-V 4.6 beta, the first version to not only support 64-bit clients but also the virtualization of true 64-bit applications: Today, I am happy to announce immediate availability of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Andrew Montgomery's Top 5 New Application Virtualization 4.5 Features

    Andrew posted to the Application Virtualization blog the other day discussing his top 5 features that he like on the new 4.5 beta release. Now I like some of the features, but my top 5 would look a little different. Items around Scalability (Branch Office), Security, SCCM R2 Integration, etc would be...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta available

    It has been announced at MMS conference during Bob Muglia his keynote System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta is publicly available at the connect site. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 enables customers to configure and deploy new virtual machines and to centrally manage their virtualized...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows 2008 EntEd Server Core with Hyper-V RC0, SCVMM 2008 Beta and XenDesktop

    I was chatting with “ Robin J Brandl ” who is a Microsoft Technology Evangelist with Citrix. Robin as one of these guys I just love to chat to…. passionate about technology, great technical depth and a good laugh!!!!! Robin and I where chatting on Virtualization and Citrix strategy and development. Wow...