February, 2010

  • Windows MDOP 2010: Desktop Virtualization Software that Makes Deploying Win7 More Efficient

    You have probably heard the term MDOP before and wondered what it is and why it is important to you. MDOP 2010 stands for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, and it will help take your Windows 7 deployments to the next level . On Monday, Microsoft...
  • New Independent Virtualization Conferences Starting to Make their Mark

    With more companies moving towards a virtualized datacenter and thinking about how to gain efficiencies through integrated management, there’s strong interest for good information on how to achieve these results. There are a few “industry” events that...
  • Optimize Deployment of Your Desktop Environment

    Are you looking to deploy Windows more effectively and efficiently, but not sure how?  You most likely have several questions: How do I plan? What hardware do I need? What about compatibility? How do I handle migration? How do I create standards...
  • The “Many-Core” Application Platform

    Windows Server 2008 R2 represents the latest evolution of the Windows Server operating system and corresponding support for high-end hardware systems with large numbers of microprocessors.  Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first release of Windows to...
  • Windows PowerShell is Powerful Automation

    PowerShell is a Windows management technology designed for ease-of-use by both system administrators and application developers.  PowerShell Version 2 (V2) is available with both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 as well as previous Windows releases...
  • Windows Server Top 5 Benefits for Today's Workforce

    I've pubbed often on the feature benefits of Windows Server 2008 R2. But geek talk aside, what are the other benefits that the Windows Server platform provides to businesses? Some think time brings out my Top 5 reasons listed below. 1. A pervasive...
  • Nothing RISCy About SQL Server on Windows!

    Buck Woody has a post this week about sensational combinations like peanut butter with chocolate (taste sensation) and SQL Server with Windows (processing sensation). It reminded me of another recent post out on Intel’s “ The Server Room ” blog by...
  • Because It's Everybody's Business is Just That - For EVERYBODY

    Our Customers want to see the best benefit for their IT dollars. Whether they are a large organization with thousands of servers, or a small home based business with just a few, they need to be agile in responding to their business needs, which means...
  • The Magic of Virtualization

    When I work with virtualization technologies and the ability to do testing, screen casts and heck even my job to work with new software, I am always reminded of my favorite quote: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.         ...
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) V1 SP1 User Experience

    Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, or MED-V, is a desktop virtualization solution providing a self-contained computing environment including the OS, intended applications, and customized settings, if any. Desktop virtualization allows an application...
  • Hyper-V and Open Source: A Powerful (PowerShell) Combination

    In a post last week , I highlighted a number of ways to harness the power of virtualization with little or no costs. One tool I mentioned was the open source PowerShell Hyper-V Management library written by James O’Neill available on CodePlex . This library...
  • Give Me Direct Access!

    To paraphrase a statement by Arthur C. Clarke “the way to find the limits of what is  possible is to push in to the realm of the impossible.” In the world of networks there are things that have formerly been impossible but are now in the realm of...
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 User Experience

    The main delivery of App-V 4.6 is 64-bit supportability. The rest product features and functions are much the same, if not identical, with those of App-V 5.1 SP1 .The following shows App-V 4.6 Windows Desktop Client and App-V 4.6 Client for Remote Desktop...