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MDOP 2008 R2 RTM

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Huzzah! MDOP has been updated! The App-V Blog : MDOP 2008 R2 Releases to Manufacturing! MDOP 2008 R2 Releases to Manufacturing! In case you missed all the fireworks and champagne corks yesterday it was in celebration of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2008 R2 being released to manufacturing. Of course you already know that this version […]

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App-V 4.5 RTMs

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Well, we missed posting the scoop on this, as we were all at the Microsoft Virtualization Launch yesterday in Bellevue, rocking out to Live and having a grand time. By the time we all got home, none of us were very fit to post, and then today was a work day. The good news is, […]

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4Sysops review on Altiris SVS Professional Streaming System

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With Symantec’s purchase of AppStream, the application virtualization story is starting to get more complicated. If you’re a long time SoftGrid/App-V fan, you should read this story. It sounds a lot like the old days. As Microsoft’s product begins to retreat back to the machine-centric model, Symantec’s AppStream duplicates some of classic SoftGrid’s best (IMO) […]

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Application Virtualization Comparison Chart

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One of the things I do on a weekly, if not more frequent basis, is talk about Application Virtualization, and even for someone who breathes this stuff, it’s getting pretty confusing out there, as new products are springing to market all the time. There isn’t a good place that compares all the major players, and […]

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SoftGrid is dead! Long live App-V!

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SoftGrid is no more. Microsoft has officially announced that the new name of the technology formally known as “SoftGrid” will henceforth be known as App-V. Well, at least until they decide to call it something else. (I’m looking at you, BDD/MS Deployment/MDT.) The good folks in Redmond have called upon us “old-timers” to break the […]

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AppVirt 4.5 on Windows Server 2008

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I decided to take a chance on the possibility that I could get MAV 4.5 Beta running on Server 2008 before a demo I have to give in Dallas this week, so I spent a rainy Sunday putting it together in a Virtual PC VM. Well, after several hours and re-dos, I got it, and […]

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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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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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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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