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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Client Setup Kit

    Patrick Jaspers (one of our softgrid consulting knights!) told me about a new login consultants tool . I need to have a play around with the tool and let you all know how this works!! Synopsis of the tool! Login Consultants have released the SoftGrid Client Setup Kit. This is a very useful tool when...
  • Blog Post: App-V Sequencing SuperFlow

    Yesterday on Microsoft Download the product team released the App-V Sequencing Superflow. The Sequencing Superflow is an interactive content model provides a structured and interactive interface for viewing documentation. Each SuperFlow includes comprehensive information about a specific dataflow, workflow...
  • Blog Post: AppPlus and OSDPlus

    dear me! i just cant keep up with all these new fantastic little tools that are being developed around little old app-v! The latest in a line of tools are from Duncan Murdoch who is developing OSD+. AppPlus has just announced a beta program. It is designed to allow the App-V community to trial the functionality...
  • Blog Post: Process Explorer v11

    Good old Jeroen emailed this out to the team earlier today and this can be very useful to use when troubleshooting applications. ProcessExplorer v11.0 : We’re excited to announce the release of Process Explorer v11, which introduces major startup and UI performance improvements, new columns and process...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Network Monitor Beta

    The networks monitoring team announcement the new beta of netmon. I use this tool frequently when troubleshooting dcrefresh issues and streaming problems that customers have. So when I saw the new beta, Just had to let you all know. Plus using the PID you can really identify the useful traffic!!! --...
  • 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: App-V 4.5 Resource Kit Available

      This defiantly creped out the door late at night while I was not watching. However my buddy Aaron Parker Spotted this whilst I was asleep! We finally released the resource kit tool for App-V. The Resource kit is a selection of Tools that can be used to help you manage your App-V 4.5 estate. If...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 RC released to the web!

    With the public availability of Windows 7 RC, Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, you may want the Windows 7 RC Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) tools which are now publicly available. What is RSAT RSAT Client is the collection of Windows Server management tools which...
  • Blog Post: Using the SoftGrid Client Setup Kit

    Jan posted this over on the login consultants teams blog . We talked about this last week and after trying it I have to take my hat off to the team. They posted this the other day and I wanted to relay it to the masses. The Microsoft Softgrid Client, when deployed to a Terminal Server, is basically not...
  • Blog Post: So how do we clean up them orphaned icons!?

    So we recently posted on orphaned icon files that could potentially be left behind in the users %appdata% . Well I was recently chatting to Kalle Saunamäki from www.virtualapp.net and one of the tools that he was working on was the SoftGridJanitor . The SoftGridJanitor can help organisations clean up...
  • 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: SFT Explorer

    Now I like cool toys and tools to play with and a lot seem to come from login consultants and Virtualapp which are great! However again, this tool comes from Virtualapp.net , the tool essentially allows you to look inside your SFT packages without the requirements of bringing the application into the...
  • Blog Post: Login Consultants ADDC and ADM add-on

    One of the things that has been great to see working is the community. I love what people develop and how they go around working on tools that can help develop a product. Login Consultants have been doing this since back in the old days of softricity and they continue to do so today. The tools always...
  • Blog Post: SFT-Encoder

    Brilliant! I wanted to get your attention right from the go! There are some tools which you tend to use from time to time and some tools which you grow into and just cant live without. SFT-Encoder has all of a sudden become the latter for me and some of my App-V Usage. Its funny as when Kalle first...
  • Blog Post: Inventorying Microsoft SoftGrid Streamed Applications

    Cristiano wrote this web blog ages ago, and I realised that I had never given this one a showing to the masses! Its a great post and this shows you how to extend the MOF file in an ESD system like SMS. This will allow you to see what is on the client for virtual applications. Unfortunately, it doesn...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Security Configuration Roles

    Another cool product that was recently released was the App-V 4.5 Security Configuration Roles. The Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Security Configuration Roles (SCW) can be used to help protect and harden your Application Virtualization environment on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 by closing...
  • Blog Post: Disk2vhd Released!

    Now this is a cool tool that gave me some massive loving recently. I was in a situation that i needed to repro a customer issue and wanted to take it away with me for further testing, obviously i could not take there PC ……. or could i :o) Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell have created a ubba tool called...
  • Blog Post: Process Monitor v1.24

    Process Monitor v1.24 is now released and available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/processmonitor.mspx . So why do you want it? You'll want this updated version because it adds the /HookRegistry switch. This switch, which is available only on 32-bit Windows Vista...
  • 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: SFT-Encoder Update

    Well i got an unexpected email from Kalle today after i posted about his SFT-Encoder tool . Because of the post he wanted to give all readers of the Virtual World blog 25% discount to SFT Encoder Enterprise Edition if purchased by Friday 9th October. The code is: ZARBIEROCKS! and it must be entered into...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid TechCenter goes Live!

    One of the core resources has gone live! The SoftGrid TechCenter is a massive resource with detailed TechNet library, Learning resources, Downloads, and all support articles! Just a massive amount of time and effort has gone into it..... this will continue to develop and gain momentum as more more people...