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  • What do you need in 2008?

    Its the end of the year, and I wanted to open up a question to the community: "What do you need in 2008?" The question is deliberately vague in order to get a bunch of different answers. It could mean "What type of software do you need...
    Gabe Knuth on December 30, 2007 : 11 comments , 11,555 views
  • MSI Utility for Microsoft Application virtualization released.

    Mentioned earlier in this article, http://www.brianmadden.com/blog/RubenSpruijt/MSI-Utility-for-Microsoft-Application-Virtualization-FAQ, Microsoft released some days ago the MSI Utility. The MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization enables the distribution of virtual applications without streaming. ...
    Ruben Spruijt on December 20, 2007 : 0 comments , 10,644 views
  • Brian Madden no longer "Some crazy kid"

    It happens a lot the first time people meet Brian. " That's Brian? I pictured someone older," they say. They find it hard to believe (since they don't know him that well) that he's someone in his twenties. Well, that's all gonna...
    Gabe Knuth on December 13, 2007 : 31 comments , 14,021 views
  • VDI makes sense!

    VDI makes sense! If there is one fashionable word in the IT industry, it is “Virtualization”. Today we are virtualizing network, storage, hardware, desktops and applications. Desktop or workstation virtualization is getting increasingly more attention. Increasingly more people are wondering if they should choose Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Server Based Computing (SBC) or local desktops. Is VDI replacing SBC? Does SBC replace the local desktop? And how does application virtualization and OS streaming technology work in a VDI infrastructure? In this article, Ruben Spruijt will explain what VDI is, what the advantages are and of which components a VDI infrastructure consists so that there is a clear picture of VDI applications....
    Ruben Spruijt on December 10, 2007 : 5 comments , 12,415 views
  • Application Virtualization with Thinstall

    Thinstall is one of the great application virtualization solutions. I have created an article about this solution. This article is published in LanVision, a Dutch IT-Pro Magazine. Both the translated,English version, and the original Dutch article can be downloaded. Thinstall offers a solution by which Windows applications can be deployed on a client workstation without a local client/agent and without back end infrastructure. The applications are completely virtualized and can be, where necessary, even used from a removable storage medium. Thinstall offers an Application Virtualization platform with which Windows applications are offered as ‘self-contained” EXE files. These EXE files can be executed without any installation, Administrator or PowerUser rights. ...
    Ruben Spruijt on December 10, 2007 : 11 comments , 13,749 views
  • Episode 7 of "Sequencing With Tim Mangan" video (SoftGrid 4.5)

    If you are a bleeding edge kind of person, you might be interested in the beta of SoftGrid 4.5. I was, and in Episode 7 of my video series I take a first look at installing the server, and changes that are in the release....
    Tim Mangan on December 10, 2007 : 10 comments , 12,709 views
  • Introducing BrianMadden Buzz

    We've got a new feature on the website called BrianMadden Buzz - a web page that aggregates all the article comments into one place so that we can keep an eye on the pulse of the website. Keep reading to check it out......
    Gabe Knuth on December 06, 2007 : 0 comments , 11,643 views
  • VB Script to Backup / Restore CPS policies

    In response to several requests in our forums, Mark Elliott has written a couple of VB scripts that backup and restore policies stored in a Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 or 4.5 farm....
    Guest Bloggers on December 06, 2007 : 39 comments , 29,665 views
  • On-demand webcast from Brian Madden: What is desktop virtualization?

    A few weeks ago, SearchWinIT.com asked me to do a series of webcasts for them about desktop virtualization. We decided that the first one should (obviously) be "What is desktop virtualization?" A lot of people reading this (especially on BrianMadden...
    Brian Madden on December 05, 2007 : 4 comments , 12,595 views
  • BriForum 2008 Chicago early-early bird registration is now open

    We've received several emails from people asking us whether we will open registration for BriForum 2008 Chicago before 2007 ends since many people have extra budget money that needs to be spent by the end of the year. To that end, we've created...
    Brian Madden on December 02, 2007 : 3 comments , 12,507 views