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  • App-V and AppLocker

    Microsoft snuck one past me. I have wanted to write about using Microsoft's Application Virtualization product, App-V, in conjunction with their new AppLocker technology, but I was prevented from doing so by an NDA. That NDA was related to the 4.6...
    Tim Mangan on October 28, 2009 : 10 comments , 20,395 views
  • The fundamental flaws of thin clients

    Sorry, I have to get this of my chest. As you might suspect after reading the not-so-subtle title, there is something fundamentally wrong with thin clients. Let me be specific here: I am NOT talking about good old trusty SBC (Terminal Server/XenApp) or...
    Jeroen van de Kamp's Blog on October 28, 2009 : 45 comments , 22,261 views
  • Yowza! 20% of the companies in our space have a monitoring solution!

    Yesterday, I was going through the list of vendors in our space, checking out websites and seeing who had anything that was notable or really interesting. About halfway through, I noted that there are an awful lot of vendors that have monitoring solutions...
    Gabe Knuth on October 28, 2009 : 5 comments , 3,829 views
  • Ron Oglesby leaves Dell to go to Unidesk? (err... Unidesk!)

    The rumors are true. Industry superhero Ron Oglesby ( Linked In , twitter ) has confirmed ( via twitter :) that he’s leaving Dell to go to desktop virtualization startup Unidesk . Unidesk is kind of weird because they’re making a lot of noise...
    Brian Madden on October 27, 2009 : 16 comments , 10,547 views
  • If you’re free next week, Shawn Bass is giving his 5-day independent Citrix class in Las Vegas

    For the past five years or so, I’ve been teaching my independent 5-day Citrix XenApp master class around the world. About three years ago Shawn Bass started teaching these classes too, and they’ve been well-received wherever we’ve taught...
    Brian Madden on October 27, 2009 : 0 comments , 5,071 views
  • Is VDI more "green" than traditional desktops? And if so, does it matter?

    On our CitrixLive! webcast last week (Shawn Bass, Rick Dehlinger, Harry Labana, and me), we talked a bit about the power savings you can get with VDI. Or maybe I should say, we discussed whether you could actually get any power savings with VDI. The knee...
    Brian Madden on October 26, 2009 : 9 comments , 8,908 views
  • Brian Madden TV #21 - Citrix rethinks XenDesktop 4 licensing, and a conversation with Liquidware Labs' T-Rex

    In today's show, Brian and Gabe discuss the changes Citrix decided to make to the XenDesktop 4 license models. Then Brian sits down with one of the co-founders of Liquidware Labs, J "T-Rex" Tyler Rohrer, to discuss VDI migration and see...
    Brian Madden TV on October 22, 2009 : 7 comments , 7,306 views
  • Should Citrix hire Scott McNealy?

    Should Citrix should hire Scott McNealy? My odd thought for the day. I try not to share them too often. Assuming the EU doesn’t hold things up forever, once the Oracle/Sun merger completes it is widely assumed that Sun Microsystems co-founder and...
    Tim Mangan on October 22, 2009 : 12 comments , 4,249 views
  • Interview with Liquidware Labs co-founder J "T Rex" Tyler Rohrer (complete video)

    Here's the complete unedited interview from Brian Madden TV #21 with the cofounder of Liquidware Labs, J "T Rex" Tyler Rohrer. (For those eagle-eyed viewers, yes, there's one cut in the middle... That's just where we lost our Internet...
    Videos on October 22, 2009 : 2 comments , 5,029 views
  • What is Layering, and why does it matter?

    We have been talking about layering now for the better part of a year, and while it's an interesting technology, it's sort of an ambiguous concept to a lot of people. There are a number of vendors out there with layering solutions-- MokaFive , Wanova...
    Gabe Knuth on October 21, 2009 : 26 comments , 12,883 views
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