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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
Application Streaming and SoftGrid - dual mode
The was another great post up on the Citrix site that I really wanted to share that Joe Nord wrote up . It was specifically around using SoftGrid and Citrix Application Streaming. Its great to see so many from Citrix enjoying SoftGrid as a complementary technology to there own solutions. -----------...
22 Feb 2008
Working Together - Application Virtualization from Citrix & Microsoft
There must have been some love in the air when Tim Graf wrote his post on the two companies Microsoft and Citrix working together! The fact that it was valentines day added some sentiment! -------------------- Since the acquisition of Softricity by Microsoft, Citrix and Microsoft have continued to enjoy...
21 Feb 2008
SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2008
Now I think I have finally catch up on the Kbs! January had some interesting release with the Visual Studio Sequence guide being released! This is always handy! FIX: You cannot use Microsoft SoftGrid to virtualize Visual Studio 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944478 How to sequence Visual Studio...
21 Feb 2008
SoftGrid Public KBs from 2007
A few people have asked me for the combined KB list for 2007 so I wanted to post this up! Enjoy! SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2007 SoftGrid Client "Error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx06-0000000E" http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=930633 SoftGrid Client "Error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx03-00001002" http://support...
20 Feb 2008
MCS Sequencing Guidelines
So the team has just published the MCS Sequencing guide ! Which is really handy for newbies and re-enforces concept to all the old heads :o) for sequencing. All of us have added one bit or another to the guide so it use to be a helpful internal tool to help people ........ Now its yours :o) --------...
7 Feb 2008
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
Congratulations Application Virtualization MVPs
I am thrilled to announce that on January 1, 2008 four of our “Community Leaders” rang in the new year as the very first MVP’s in the new “Virtualization” competency. They are: 1. Kalle Saunamäki 2. Rodney Medina 3. Ruben Spruijt 4. Falko Gräfe All 4 of the awardees precede the acquisition and have been...
9 Jan 2008
Terminal Server Fonts in SoftGrid
Just wanted to ping this up to the community as this has been an interesting talking point to a number of our Terminal Server/Citrix customers. In the past Softricity SoftGrid never use to be able to virtualize fonts in terminal server environments. To add to this In SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 we released...
29 Oct 2007
Softgrid: Illustrated OSD tool
Tim has released an August updated version of his Illustrated OSD tool : This small tool allows you to explore the xml syntax of the OSD file in an interactive way. Place mouse over items in the OSD file below for a description of the item. What's an OSD file? O pen S oftware D escription: a standard...
26 Sep 2007
Application Virtualization: Microsoft Support Position
“The support policy for third-party applications that run in a SoftGrid Application Virtualization environment”. This policy defines how third party applications will be supported in SoftGrid. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940730 “Description of the support policy for Microsoft programs that are running...
22 Aug 2007
How Policies are Applied in the SoftGrid Environment
A question that gets asked frequently by customers and thankfully I have an answer for you. Brought to you by our very own SoftGrid team. Thanks J.C. Hornbeck A common question we get is "How do policies work with regards to a virtual application?" Well, the answer is that it depends on the policy. Policies...
16 Aug 2007
Inside the Grid: Part 2
So Sean D this time has updated his series on inside the grid ! Part Two has kicked off and it has some great information for you! Enjoy! ---------------------------------------------- The SoftGrid Client (SGC) A tongue in cheek saying we used to use at Softricity went something like this;...
9 Aug 2007
Support Policy for Office when Virtualized
We spoke around Virtualization of Office 2007 . The SoftGrid Team Blog has also just plonked there update around this also. However I wanted to let people know about this new KB. KB939897 is the "Description of the support policy for versions of Office that are running in SoftGrid Application Virtualization...
1 Aug 2007
What's the difference between 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 of SoftGrid
I have been asked this question a few times this week, so I thought I should find out and then of course blog the answer. The SoftGrid Product team blogged the following, which outlines the key differences. SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 is mostly a hotfix and critical updates release,...
20 Jul 2007
So a few weeks back I was asked this question...... "We have users that have SoftGrid icon caches growing rather than being cleared out. "%APPDATA%\Softgrid Client\Icon Cache". Not sure why, but unchecked, we'll have thousands of ICO files for each user soon." Its an interesting question and had...
19 Jul 2007
Using Filemon and Regmon to troubleshoot sequenced applications
So it’s late, all you have in front of you is a stacked number of empty cans, an empty pizza box with that last piece of cold pizza (Go on you know want it...) and surprise you are the last in the office. Why I hear you ask? Well you have followed the "Art of Sequencing" and this application just will...
16 Jul 2007
Hello all, I am back from visiting my grandparent abroad! Myself and Natalie (My better half!) have come back with a nice tan to keep me going through the lovely British Summer! (It is wet!!!!!) Anyway, back to business! So what's this whole UsrVol_sftfs_v1.pkg thing!! The UsrVol_sftfs_v1.pkg is created...
16 Jul 2007
SoftGrid File Checking Utility
So on the back of Kalle's great Preload App's Script , the Softgrid Team have given another one of his tools a tribute! I should have got in there sooner :-) ....... Kalle has created another tool for outputting some great information from the SFT. JC wrote the blog on the Softgrid blog ..... "I recently...
3 Jul 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...
2 Jul 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
Using SMS 2003 to upgrade a SoftGrid 18.104.22.168 client to 22.214.171.1246 (Service Pack 1)
So here I am trying to figure out how to help out my charity ( a school in south east london ) upgrade there SoftGrid Environment up from v126.96.36.199 to Service Pack 1 . We have SMS 2003 to leverage which is a powerful tool for standard Electronic Software Distribution (ESD). I needed to upgrade around...
22 Jun 2007
Integrate SMS 2003 with SoftGrid Step-By-Step
http://www.microsoft.com/hk/community/article/article_070606.aspx This has been nabbed from the above article. Its a bit ruff and ready but it certainly will get you there. Use this as a guide to setup a test environment and configure SoftGrid 4.x and SMS 2003 Connector. SMS 2003 with SoftGrid for MCS...
21 Jun 2007
Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 Upgrades
The Lads and Lasses in the Boston office have just added some more info to there SoftGrid Blog on SP1 We recently released Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1. The release notes and download locations are documented in Knowledge Base article 938497 . So now that you have Service Pack 1, what's...
20 Jun 2007
How do customers get access to download SoftGrid online?
You can download it today from the MVLS website 1. Go to https://licensing.microsoft.com 2. Log-in using Passport account 3. Select Product Downloads on the left pane 4. Select in the “Search By Product”: a. Desktop Optimization Pack for SA (This is the fulfillment for Windows Desktop...
12 Jun 2007
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