[Fun] Emerging Compute Model

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There’s a lot of truth to the following video, put together by the brains at Intel’s Emerging Compute Model center. Watch through to the end. I have a feeling we’ll be referencing that last bit in our own AppVirt discussions. If that doesn’t work out, however, I look forward to maximizing my bitwise calculations per […]

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Citrix + Softricity + Microsoft – Softricity = ?

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In the old days, Softricity was a partner of Citrix. Citrix is a partner of Microsoft. And Softricity was a partner of Microsoft, but is now part of Microsoft. See where this is going? When Softricity was acquired, there was some industry speculation as to what would happen to the great interoperability between SoftGrid and […]

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SoftGrid 4.1 and 4.2 hotfix rollups available

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For those of you who have jobs and can’t watch the Microsoft KB article feed, you may have missed a couple of Hotfix Rollups for SoftGrid 4.1 and 4.2. For the impatient, here are the links: SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 HFRU2 SoftGrid 4.2 HFRU 1 And here’s what’s new: SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 Hotfix Rollup Package 2 […]

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New (old) Blog: The Deployment Guys

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Any of you that read Ben Hunter’s blog, have probably noticed that the posts have been a little light as of late. Well, he decided to give it up. However, never fear: in the spirit of “Ben Hunter is dead! Long live Ben Hunter!” he’s combined efforts with several other Microsoft Deployment folks, and has […]

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List of issues with Vista SP1

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From the excellent 4sysops blog: Vista SP1 is officially only available for enterprise customers, but the reports about problems caused by this service pack are piling up. This post contains a list of all SP1 issues I am aware of. List of Issues with Vista SP1 (4sysops) Good to know, especially if you are managing […]

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Sun buys Virtualbox

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Not to be left out of the Open Source buying frenzy, Sun has recently acquired an OS virtualization product called “VirtualBox” that looks to be a boon for developers and for IT Administrators looking for standalone lab environments. Sun already had a server consolidation virtualization product (datacenter grade) in xVM Server, but didn’t have a […]

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Free Webinar: Desktop Management – The Business Value of Application Virtualization

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I thought some of you might be interested in a free event that our team is putting on, centered around the business value of virtualizing applications. For Infrastructure Optimization wonks like myself, this technology is poised to become the centerpiece of many future IO engagements for me and our team. Registration is free, and the webinar is an hour long.

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Imaging Solutions for the New Millennium

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Is your company struggling with its migration plan to move to Microsoft Vista or Windows Server 2008? Does your IT Staff dread the thought of having to deploy new hardware in your enterprise environment? Do you still have technicians that run around with a handful of CD’s to deploy a new PC in a remote […]

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MDOP 101 – What’s so great about the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack?

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If you haven’t already heard of it, you will: The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, or MDOP for short, is an add-on subscription for customers with Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) coverage for their Windows desktops. The five core components of MDOP are SoftGrid Application Virtualization, System Center Desktop Error Monitoring, Asset Inventory Service, Diagnostics and Recovery […]

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