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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: I'm a PC and I am 4.5 - Kylie

    Meet Kylie, the new I'm a Pc ad.   Kylie demo’s how easy it to use Windows Live Gallery.  So ok son (5) what can you do? Other than use the CBeebies Web site.  I must say I think its really affective. Click the pick to watch it.
  • 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: Laptop Hunters – Meet Giampaolo with $1500 to spend

    Part 2 Giampaolo has $1500 to spend. What device would you chose?
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from August 2007

    The Year is just flying by and I am sure that I will start walking down the street and see Christmas lights up soon :) Still to keep you in the light I wanted to get the Softgrid KBs for August up! Hope that these are helpful. SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2007 SoftGrid Public KBs from February 2007...
  • Blog Post: How do customers get access to download SoftGrid 4.2 online?

    This is an update to an older blog around downloading the MDOP . The MDOP now contains the 4.2 release . 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...
  • 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: 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 4.1.1.302 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...
  • Blog Post: Laptop Hunters $1500 Lisa and Jackson

    Jason is 11 years old and Lisa is not! Got to love these ad’s again I'm a PC too.
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Infrastructure Planning and Design Series and New Releases for Virtualization!

    As I got home tonight I Saw this great new whitepaper. Architect for Success! New Guidance to Plan and Design Infrastructure for Application and Server Virtualization. Download them Today! This is a really exciting release for the Solution Accelerators Team. The concept of the Infrastructure Planning...
  • Blog Post: New Builds of the SoftGrid 4.2 Clients are Available

    J.C put this post up today and it was certainly an important update for me. I went straight to the site and downloaded it, and installed the update to my vista client. Highly recommenced this update! Just a quick heads up that there are new builds of the SoftGrid 4.2 clients available for download...
  • Blog Post: IDC Value of MDOP Whitepaper

    If your doing a business case or other justification for your requirements to adopt the MDOP (which includes SoftGrid) then this IDC white paper may very well be able to assist you. This IDC white paper examines key pain points and challenges associated with managing the desktop in the enterprise or...
  • Blog Post: Icon's

    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...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Public KBs from July 2007

    Hi Gang, New KB article for July 2007 are released. The SoftGrid product has 4 new additions. All 4 in my opinion are worthy of a read. There are 2 KBs that focus on Office 2007, with best practice and support policies! Some great documentation around the new SoftGrid releases and one KB which I highly...
  • 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: A Day in a geek’s life – Server Quest - II

    Remember the days of Space Quest? I do, many hours! This is a great find, Server Quest II .  I selected the IT Commando, what role will you select? great fun and funny too.  IT Pro’s this is for you?
  • Blog Post: Using BitLocker under Virtual PC / Virtual Server

    I was giving a presentation the other day about SCVMM and our experiences. In the conversation a question was brought up "can you use Bitlocker in a Virtual Environment". Ben Armstrong wrote a nice little article on just how you do this. Up until recently, I thought it was impossible to use BitLocker...
  • Blog Post: Talking About Windows – Video 2

    Continuing to build a community Talking About Windows the second video is now out.  I really link this thinking with memories off many late nights. Video: Up All Night - Talking About Windows viral video #2
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2007 Sequencing Guide Released!!!

    Extra Extra Hot of the Press..... Wanted to ping this out so that you can all get onto this and start playing! This is the guide to Microsoft Office 2007 being sequenced (use the 4.1 SP1 or 4.2 sequencer) with SoftGrid and released to the SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 Clients .... Enjoy..... Prescriptive...
  • Blog Post: Inside the Grid: Part 3

    So I wanted to close of this series that Sean D has been progressing . I have been flat out in the UK and have not spent the time giving back to the community as normal! So this is part 3 or the 3 part series!! The first two series can be found below; Inside the Grid: Part 1 Inside the Grid: Part 2 Enjoy...
  • Blog Post: Engineering Windows 7

    This is a truly awesome blog! and is one that is worth keeping in your RSS readers. The Engineering Team for Windows 7 are going to be open and honest to the community and give you a deep insight to what it actually means to develop Windows. This also has an impact on us in the virtualization community...
  • Blog Post: Thrive – in your skills, your organisation

    A great new resource for IT Pro, built using Siliverlight :) focused around different Technology interest area’s.  The section on virtualisation is a good reference point, contain the links to TCO calculator and the Green calculator.  Check it out.
  • 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...