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    So your looking for information on Hyper-V and struggling for where to look! So I wanted to get a nice bit of compiled information that Jeff did....   Websites Microsoft Virtualization Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/default.mspx Virtualization Case Studies http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcasts for System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    A great set up resources for you to enjoy. Building on Your Existing Virtual Environment (Level 300) In this webcast, we look at how to use Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to manage virtual environments and migrate to an environment based on Hyper-V. Consolidation and...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Optimizing Desktop Management with System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization (Level 300)

    So with Christmas around the Corner it might be worth sitting back with a drink...... some nibbles.........and watching a darn good webcast before going to your Christmas party at work! When I was compiling my section of the Technical Rollup ( http://blogs.technet.com/trm ) I came across a really nice...
  • Blog Post: Scripting within an OSD file

    Now as I have mentioned in the past, that this month and next will be traveling around a lot. And one of these trips puts me on a stand at TechEd Barcelona (I am on one of the Windows Server 2008 stands, so come and find me and say hello!!!) . The other thing which is stopping me at the moment is my...
  • Blog Post: MSDN & TechNet get a make over

    Its been some time coming, however I think the new look really works. What do you think of MSDN and or TechNet ? Let me know?
  • Blog Post: Making Applications Compatible with Windows 7 in a Virtualized Environment

    I must visit and meet 1000’s of different customers over the course of a calendar year. I spend alot of that time discussing App-V and in these discussions around app-v i have a number of discussions around moving/migrating operating systems. On top of these discussions I end up talking about the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: “The installation program was unable to read the SQL. upgrade files for the configuration database"

    This was the error message that confronted one of our TechNet Forum customers when they were trying to upgrade there VAS from 4.1.2.20 to 4.1.3.16. And its a really interesting issue! All you get when you try and upgrade is an error message saying "The installation program was unable to read the SQL...
  • Blog Post: 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 time to do it! The Server Log file has so much...
  • Blog Post: App-V Server Sizing and Perf Whitepaper

    This one is a great guide and whitepaper! Everyone should download and read this. To add there are some very interesting stats between RTSP(S) and HTTP(s) Download and read today! App-V 4.5 Server Sizing Guide This document was built to support designers and architects of Microsoft® Application Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: App-V Cache Configuration Tool running silently

    One of the best features in the resource kit is the App-V Cache Configuration Tool . So far it has got me fixed up on a number of really silly issues when I have been testing App-V and left my self short. Once you download the tool from …. and extract the tool to its separate folder you are left with...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM and the future.....

    There will be an awesome session on May 29th on SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager).  Get this in your diary now! add a meeting invite for yourself and make sure you watch this session. http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams...
  • Blog Post: Rakesh Malhotra gets blogging with the best of us!

    Currently I am running from one side of Europe to the other so getting time to blog has been difficult! This week was Sweden and next week Edinburgh for a Premier day. But I wanted to take a quick moment when I spotted this news. So for those that don't know Rakesh Malhotra is a Group Program Manager...
  • Blog Post: IT Management Community Hub is Live on TechNet

    The new Microsoft TechNet IT Management Community Hub is ready for you to participate. Connect, find resources, and get the information you need. Check out webcasts and podcasts from industry leaders, blogs by subject matter experts, community forums and more. And that’s just the beginning.
  • Blog Post: 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 Desktop Virtualization (MED-V). The reader is guided...
  • Blog Post: Edinburgh Virtual Server and Beyond Day

    Just wanted to post a quick blog saying thank you to all that attended the Virtual Server and Beyond Premier Services Day. Myself and BenP went up and delivered some great content and very cool demos on a number of areas. BenP covered of information on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and features. Where as...
  • Blog Post: Supported Virtual Environments

    This was really interesting…. did you know that Microsoft ISA Server and Forefront TMG are supported on hardware virtualization in accordance with the following programs: · Microsoft Support Lifecycle · Microsoft ISA Server 2000 System Requirements · Microsoft ISA Server 2004 System Requirements · Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: I remember those days!

    This bought back memory's, of many hours on my IBM AT once all had left the office :)  Police Quest and Space Quest.  Ahhh those where the day's.  During the day writing software on a Digital VAX under VMS , in much loved DCL with embedded Ingres in C . Are you geek enough to win the entire...
  • Blog Post: MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture Session 10 – Application Virtualization

    I was meant to post an article yesterday but decided against it until a certain operating system beta comes out in the future! So watch out for a cool post in first few months in 2009! Anyway time has flown by the last few months and am quite looking forward to the Christmas Break! I have a few articles...
  • Blog Post: App-V: Federated Search Connector For Windows 7

    Hopefully this will help someone out there in the world ! Now this is a big disclaimer! This is for the Windows 7 Beta. And I have tested this only to a very limited extent! You will find the zip file with the 3 connectors in below in the attachments. Windows 7 supports a new feature called Federated...
  • Blog Post: Where to find the App-V Documentation

    By buddy Peter Ballantyne pinged me earlier on to let me know that he posted some info ion where to find App-V documentation. Now just to put some meat around this, these documents are my lifeline, Pete has done some sterling work to bring the docs up to speed for app-v!! To put it in petes words “We...
  • Blog Post: 20-Part Webcast Series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

    Yung Chou an IT Pro Evangelist has recently posted a 20 part webcast series on MS Virtualization solution. I have nab the links to the webcasts so that you can all sign up. In Yung words…… Our team of IT Pro Evangelists including: Kevin Remde , Matt Hester , Chris Avis , Chris Henley , and Yung Chou...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture Session 10 – Application Virtualisation

    I feel like I am talking about all sorts of great events these days. And today is no different…. A few months ago I was asked to assist MCS in some Architecture Sessions. Mark Aslett and Adam Shepherd called on a number of the team. Adam Shepherd and I will be delivering the MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture...
  • Blog Post: Adobe CS3 Error 53256 - UTF-8 or ANSI FileInfo.dll

    From Brussels to Newcastle! And I have been back to my roots working on Active Directory Projects! However it has not stop me from keeping an eye out for some good information. Adobe CS3 sequencing has been an interesting and active topic out there in sequencing world. All the team have been looking...