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  • New Vendor and Product Rating Database goes live today!

    Have you ever wondered what server-based computing products were out there? Are you thinking about using a third-party add-on product for Citrix MetaFrame or Terminal Server, but you don't know which one to use? Is there a particular product that you use and love? Is there a product that you've tried and didn't like? Now, you can share your opinions with the world and read what other people have said in the Server-Based Computing Vendor and Product Information Center!...
    Brian Madden on August 30, 2004 : 4 comments , 9,962 views
  • Citrix Responds to Microsoft's Bear Paw Delay Announcement

    In response to Microsoft's recent announcement that Bear Paw would not be part of R2, Citrix set a FAQ document to their partners clarifying their position and relationship with Microsoft....
    Brian Madden on August 23, 2004 : 15 comments , 12,027 views
  • Is there any viable alternative to Citrix MetaFrame?

    It seems like there are a lot of good alternatives to Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server for a fraction of the cost. This leads to one question: If these other products are so good, then why isn't anyone using them?...
    Brian Madden on August 23, 2004 : 45 comments , 39,924 views
  • Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame Server Sizing Techniques

    This article, excerpted from my books, details the step-by-step process you can use in order to estimate how many users you can get on your server hardware....
    Brian Madden on August 19, 2004 : 32 comments , 41,571 views
  • A Review of Citrix Exam 223 (Presenation Server 3) and How it Maps to Real-World Experience

    Shane Broomhall recently completed a MetaFrame Presentation Server 3 rollout and just took the new MPS 3.0 exam. In this article, he talks about how well the exam relates to the real world....
    Guest Bloggers on August 18, 2004 : 2 comments , 11,623 views
  • Citrix Changes Failed License Server Threshold from 96 Hours to 30 Days!

    It looks like Citrix is increasing the time that a MetaFrame Presentation Server will function without contacting a license server from 96 hours to 30 days. This is a very, very good thing, and will address a major limitation of their product....
    Brian Madden on August 13, 2004 : 6 comments , 14,128 views
  • "Bear Paw" will not be part of R2, Longhorn Timeframe more Likely

    Last night I conversation with Microsoft's Terminal Server Product Manager, Mike Schutz. He told me the enhancements to Terminal Services would not be in R2, but would most likely be part of the next major platform release (i.e. 2007)....
    Brian Madden on August 12, 2004 : 15 comments , 11,381 views
  • Updated: Server-Based Computing Software Roundup

    A year ago, Gabe Knuth and I wrote our first server-based computing software roundup that included a head-to-head comparison of Citrix MetaFrame, Terminal Server, Tarantella (New Moon), Jetro, and DAT Panther. We've just updated the article and the feature matrix, and we've also added coverage of Ericom WebConnect and HOBlink....
    Brian Madden on August 08, 2004 : 41 comments , 40,382 views
  • How Applications use the Registry in Terminal Server Environments (Part 2 of 3)

    This technical article explores how applications and the application installation process uses the registry in Terminal Server environments. We'll look at install mode, execute mode, and the oft-overlooked Terminal Server shadow key registry area....
    Brian Madden on August 03, 2004 : 51 comments , 82,887 views
  • Thin Client Device Head-to-Head Comparison, Evaluation, and Analysis

    Telecomputing has put together some great guides comparing various thin client devices and writing about the thin client device market in general....
    Brian Madden on August 03, 2004 : 4 comments , 13,458 views
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