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Inside the Grid: Part 1
So finally the legend that is Sean Donahue has finally got his hands on the SoftGrid Blog (which is great news). The Ex Knights of The SoftGrid Round Training Table are looking to do a multi post series called Inside the Grid (which is taken from the extension of original softricity training). Glad to...
2 Aug 2007
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
What Gets Virtualized in Softgrid
SystemGuard provides the most extensive virtualization on the market. In addition to virtualizing Windows Services, it virtualizes per user, per application instance ( I emphasis this bit! It is not a computer based distribution methodology! ), every critical application component including the Registry...
13 Mar 2007
SoftGrid TechEd 2007 Videos!
So as you know I had a great time out at TechEd 2007 on the Windows Server 2008 Demo Booths (Yellow TLC Area). However there was some great SoftGrid Sessions that were run. Some of the videos that were captures are fantastic! These two are some great videos around SoftGrid. One of these is a customer...
10 Aug 2007
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 Unveils Plans for the MSI Utility for Microsoft Virtualization at VMworld
Now I am so glad that this is announced. As I am very excited to talk about this product and the benefits we are all going to have at using it. Chad posted on the SoftGrid Blog today and a news article when up from the announcement at VMWord. Microsoft unveiled the plans for its new application virtualization...
12 Sep 2007
Advanced Sequencing techniques – Part 2
So I am currently in Prague in Europe, and gaining Internet access has been very very tuff! I finally found a very little cafe with an access point so I can blog a great post. Sean emailed J.C and I the next installment of his advanced sequencing techniques! Advanced Sequencing Topics - Part 1 ...
19 Sep 2007
New SoftGrid Virtual Labs!
There are a couple of new virtual labs up for you guys to try and play with!!! Please go wild on these labs.... There are here for you to play with and mess with to learn! I strongly advise you to start on these. The Old Labs which I bloged about are no longer there... ahhhhhhh However these are more...
30 Jul 2007
Did you know...... OS VALUE= ?
If you removed all the OS values within the OSD file it will allow the Application to run on any platform! For Example, The below will only execute and run on windows Vista and Windows XP 1: <? xml version ="1.0" standalone ="no" ? > 2: < SOFTPKG GUID ="C5F08D2E-B660-47E6-83E9-DC0671E78840...
6 Jul 2007
Error 53256 Sequencing Adobe CS3
You can tell I am playing catch up on posting .... I have been out on site all week with v little access to the Internet (can you believe that!). So there have been a few threads on the SoftGrid Technet forum on Adobe CS3. Well J.C got some great info and posted it up! I need to give it a shoot myself...
23 Sep 2007
SoftGrid Guides and Documents
So there is some great SoftGrid Documentation and Guides up on download @ microsoft . The guides have some great value add information to help you get going on your deployments. The SoftGrid Product Team will have a KB coming out soon to talk about the download. http://download.microsoft.com/download...
3 Jul 2007
SoftGrid on Windows Platforms (Internationalization)
A common question that pops up quite often is the support for SoftGrid on non-English platforms . Whether this be the Management Console or other Core component. We plan to address this in later versions of SoftGrid in the Future but currently this is not the case in 4.1 or 4.2. KB http://support...
11 Jun 2007
Sequencing With Tim
Tim Mangan who is a busy chappy on SoftGridGuru has released a number of training videos to demonstrate just how easy it is to do various tasks with SoftGrid. Its a similar concept to the videos that Brian produced a little while back. Tim has publish some great videos here http://www.tmurgent.com/VideoGarden...
30 Aug 2007
Learning Microsoft SoftGrid Blogcast Series
So I saw this little set of nuggets that Brian Tucker has been really good to sit down and come up with for deploying SoftGrid 220.127.116.112 from Scratch. Its a really nice quick introduction for the die hard SMS man! So hats of to Brian for starting to become a good convert to the cause! Brian has only...
25 Jun 2007
Branch Office Design.............. Part 1
Ok so I have started drilling into the New Microsoft System Center Virtual Application Server Branch Configuration Guide. Its change slightly from the old softricity days and this is to help us develop some of our core developing plans. Now I have some views that I would have liked to have seen in the...
18 Mar 2007
Introducing the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer
I’m Chris Green, Program Manager on the App-V team. I first joined Microsoft in June, 2009 and I was immediately assigned to the beginnings of a project that I would see right through to its release. That project was to make improvements to a component ...read more
6 Apr 2011
Advanced Sequencing Topics - Part 1
Sean Donahue has started a great new series of posts that you will be seeing! They are called "Advanced Sequencing". The posts aims to help gain greater understanding of the steps required to sequence products. ---------------------------------------------------- In response to a recent post on...
12 Sep 2007
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 peers. I thought this sounds cool and asked her...
19 Jan 2009
SoftGrid Community Page on TechCenter
Sean D pinged a mail out to us all with a great new addition to the TechCenter. There are now community based forums which should assist you gain knowledge on the product. ------------ I am very excited to announce the creation of 3 new SoftGrid Forums on the recently released SoftGrid TechCenter on...
6 Sep 2007
Recipes and Step-By-Steps
Recipes or Step-By-Steps for sequencing are one of the most important things that you can do when sequencing applications. This will help you so much in the long run. We go to many customer sites where they just forget or don’t know what's gone into the sequence to get it working OR how they even get...
1 Sep 2008
Microsoft Application Virtualization: Sequencing Adobe CS3
J.C put up a handy post on the step by step configuration process for Adobe CS3...... you should know this one as it has been spoken about a few times.... see; http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive/2007/09/23/error-53256-sequencing-adobe-cs3.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive...
3 Dec 2007
A really handy tool! Windows Server 2008 App Logo Tool
So I am sitting across from Steve Bell on the "Windows Server 2008 Software Logo Program and Application Compatibility" stand (I know, long name!). Steve is a Senior Product Manager for Logo and Application Compatibility. Steve and I have had long discussions around the tool and I will be writing a series...
15 Nov 2007
Inside the Sequencer - Part 2
So we follow on from Sean's next new series! He is starting to enjoying this blogging stuff and its good to see! To see part one hit the below! Inside the Sequencer - Part 1 --------------------------------------------------------- Sequencing Sequencing is a 34 step process or thereabouts. I usually...
31 Aug 2007
SFT Explorer 1.2 (Updated)
Quick Post to just let everyone know that Kalle has updated the SFT Explorer tool to version 1.2. This now shows the deleted registry keys from a sequenced application! Very handy when trying to troubleshoot or understand the reg keys that are in the virtual registry. As always brilliant to use and Brilliant...
21 Jan 2008
Sequencing Microsoft Desktop Player
I try and sequence everything on my machine…. from Live Writer (my blogging tool of choice) to Office 2010 to the simple things like tools etc …. one day i will have to do a sftmime /query obj:app /short and publish my lonnnnng list of apps. I think sequencing applications just makes my life easier when...
7 Apr 2010
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