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  • Benny Tritsch wonders if Hyper-V is Microsoft's bare metal client hypervisor?

    From the "whoa, that's a really good point" department, 8-time BriForum speaker & friend of the show , CTP, MVP, PhD Benny Tritsch ( @drtritsch ) blogged about an experiment he recently did where he installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on...
    Brian Madden on March 31, 2011 : 7 comments , 8,022 views
  • Fun cartoon from Quest explaining desktop virt (and of course their products)

    Quest just released this cartoon explaining desktop virtualization, their products, and how they fit with Microsoft. It's pretty fun! My only beef with it is that in the very first sentence, they imply that desktop virtualization = VDI. :( Also I...
    Brian Madden on March 30, 2011 : 5 comments , 7,851 views
  • RES Software pulls out the legal guns to squash a free user environment manager

    Many of you know Pierre Marmignon ( @pmarmignon ), creator of many free tools, owner of CitrixTools.Net , a Citrix CTP, and one of our speakers at BriForum London this coming May. (This is all in addition to his day job as the Citrix Department Manager...
    Brian Madden on March 29, 2011 : 17 comments , 11,585 views
  • Brian Madden TV #35: MMS 2011 Roundup - SCCM, RES, App-DNA, & Gabe's Bitchin' View

    Gabe was in Las Vegas at the Microsoft Management Summit this week. (If you missed it, check out his keynote live blog and written wrap-up .) Then recorded a demo of the RES's Max Ranzau about their Reverse Seamless product . Finnalt, App-DNA's Paul Schnell...
    Brian Madden TV on March 25, 2011 : 2 comments , 6,852 views
  • MMS 2011 wrap-up: SCCM, apps, and the desktop make for a good show

    This year marks the second time I've attended the Microsoft Management Summit, and I have to say that I took a lot more away from the show this year than I did last year. Last year, I was on the prowl looking for Microsoft-specific directions on desktop...
    Gabe Knuth on March 24, 2011 : 0 comments , 6,906 views
  • MMS 2011 Day 2: The desktop keynote live blog

    We're getting ready for the Day 2 keynote at MMS 2011, which is supposed to discuss the consumerization of IT . I fully expect to hear about desktop virtualization, apps, RemoteFX, and endpoints. I've heard some talk about demos with XenDesktop, and I...
    Gabe Knuth on March 23, 2011 : 0 comments , 5,271 views
  • Why Android thin clients will rule

    One of the most exciting things I hope we'll see very soon is thin client devices running Android . I'm not talking about Android netbooks or tablets, rather, I'm interested in an honest-to-goodness legitimate desktop thin client that runs...
    Brian Madden on March 22, 2011 : 14 comments , 14,204 views
  • Someone's got your back with IE6 apps in Windows 7

    I have been looking for a decent solution handling apps that require Internet Explorer 6, and maybe we have a good one now from Browsium . One problem faced by many enterprises in moving to Windows 7 from Windows XP is that they have applications that...
    Tim Mangan on March 21, 2011 : 10 comments , 10,852 views
  • Desktops in the cloud? Not yet. Watch the Brian Madden interview from Cloud Cover TV

    Two of my TechTarget colleagues, Jo Maitland & Carl Brooks, recently launched a weekly video show called Cloud Cover TV . A few weeks ago I was Jo's guest , focusing on the concept of the desktop in the cloud. The show's geared towards people...
    Brian Madden on March 18, 2011 : 1 comments , 5,571 views
  • Have you seen this crazy Remote Desktop Services wall chart from Microsoft?

    When I was at the Microsoft MVP summit a few weeks ago, I got a copy of a pretty cool wall chart from Microsoft called "Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services Component Architecture." It was created by Microsoft employees Martin McClean, Brian...
    Brian Madden on March 17, 2011 : 4 comments , 17,558 views
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