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  • BriForum Attendee Blog is Live!

    We just turned on the attendee blog for people coming to BriForum 2006 in Washington DC in two weeks. This will give us all a chance to start talking and planning for the event now....
    Brian Madden on March 29, 2006 : 4 comments , 12,189 views
  • BriForum 2005 Video: Charlotte Kuenzell on how Windows printing really works

    Printing is one of the biggest headaches for most administrators, but many people do not know how Windows printing actually works. In this session, Charlotte Kuenzell will go deep into the Windows print system and show what you can do to improve it....
    Guest Bloggers on March 27, 2006 : 1 comments , 11,088 views
  • Using Ardence Disk Streaming with Citrix Servers

    This paper covers a technology called disk streaming (sometimes referred to as "software streaming," "network boot" or "diskless boot") from a company called Ardence, and how you can use it in your Citrix environments to give you much better flexibility and simpler server provisioning and management....
    Brian Madden on March 22, 2006 : 30 comments , 37,017 views
  • BriForum 2006: The agenda is final (and it freaking rocks!)

    I just got finished putting together the final agenda for BriForum 2006. Man oh man.. there are a TON of sessions this year. Check it out......
    Brian Madden on March 21, 2006 : 9 comments , 12,439 views
  • Configuring Smart Card authentication for Citrix Presentation Server

    Many companies are beginning to mandate smart card-based logins for all their IT systems. In this article, Greg Reese details the process he figured out to make this work with ActivCard Gold in a Citrix Presentation Server environment....
    Guest Bloggers on March 20, 2006 : 16 comments , 34,510 views
  • BriForum 2005 Video: Tim Mangan on Measuring Perceived Performance of Virtual Machines

    In this session perceived performance--a technique to measure terminal server performance in terms relevant to your users--is explained. Results of recent tests involving both real and "virtual servers" are presented, with an eye toward understanding how to improve perceived performance in the virtual environment....
    Tim Mangan on March 20, 2006 : 1 comments , 11,109 views
  • BriForum DVDs: What should we do?

    Our BriForum conference is about three weeks away, and I realized that some people are upset that we're planning on selling DVDs. I want your opinion. Should we sell DVDs? If so, for how much?...
    Brian Madden on March 17, 2006 : 37 comments , 13,211 views
  • Providing Windows Applications to Users: Nine Different Theories and Architectures

    If you have Windows applications that users need to access, there are a lot of different ways you can do this: traditional installations, Citrix, VMware, Bladed PCs, Streaming, etc. This article takes a quick look at the options and mentions some quick pros and cons of each....
    Brian Madden on March 13, 2006 : 27 comments , 25,050 views
  • Windows Fundamentals Delayed until late 2006

    It's been almost a year since I originally wrote the Microsoft was releasing a stripped-down version of Windows XP Professional that can be used to convert a regular PC to a Windows XP-based thin client. Originally slated to be released this month, that product has now been pushed back to "late 2006."...
    Brian Madden on March 13, 2006 : 2 comments , 11,661 views
  • Troubleshooting Slow Citrix and Terminal Server Logons

    A lot of people wish that their logons were faster. In this article, I'll take you step-by-step through how you can troubleshoot your slow logons. We'll do this all with some novel techniques and free tools....
    Brian Madden on March 06, 2006 : 16 comments , 109,505 views