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  • Will layers matter in time to change the desktop management landscape?

    This post started as a comment on Brian's article titled " MokaFive plans to release 'Layering' as its own product. Nice! " but I think this topic is important enough to warrant a blog post with it's own commentary. First, I want to say that it is refreshing...
    AppDetective on April 27, 2011 : 8 comments , 7,401 views
  • My love/hate relationship with Windows Thin PC (WinTPC)

    When I wrote a few weeks ago about the possibility of using Windows XP as a RemoteFX client , I also mentioned that Microsoft has suggested that Windows Thin PC would alleviate the need to run Windows XP. So, I carved out some time last week and sat down...
    Gabe Knuth on April 26, 2011 : 13 comments , 34,197 views
  • MFCOM to PowerShell: How to Make the Transition , a video from BriForum 2010

    Here's one of the sessions that we just didn't have room to bring to London this year, so our loss is your gain! This session ranked in the top ten of all sessions at BriForum 2010 Chicago. Enjoy! Presenter: Jason Conger Co-Presenter: Brandon Shell MFCOM...
    Videos on April 21, 2011 : 0 comments , 3,445 views
  • BriForum 2010 session videos are now free to the public!

    It's that time of year again when we like to show you what you missed last year at BriForum (and why you should go this year!), so today we're releasing all of the BriForum 2010 Chicago videos for free to the public! We hate turning great sessions down...
    Gabe Knuth on April 20, 2011 : 0 comments , 4,586 views
  • MokaFive plans to release "layering" as its own product. Nice!

    We've talked a lot about layering over the past few years. (If you're not familiar with the concept, Gabe wrote a great intro article in 2009.) We've also seen a fair amount of products that offer some sort of layering capability, including Atlantis ...
    Brian Madden on April 19, 2011 : 10 comments , 7,640 views
  • Does Quest+MokaFive = threat to Citrix?

    Last week Quest Software announced that they would begin selling and supporting MokaFive's client-based desktop virtualization product. This means that Quest can now offer a very complete (albeit not integrated) solution to support datacenter desktops...
    Brian Madden on April 18, 2011 : 8 comments , 13,299 views
  • Do SIDs matter anymore? Do we really need Sysprep for VDI?

    I had another reminder today that SIDs *do* matter in a virtual Windows environment! We used to religiously change SIDs with a variety of third-party tools (e.g. Ghostwalker, newSID, etc.), but between Mark Russinovich stating that SID changes were no...
    Guest Bloggers on April 13, 2011 : 6 comments , 28,737 views
  • System Performance: It's (still) time to change the timers!

    While working on my presentation for BriForum on Perceived Performance, I was reminded of another performance related white paper that I wrote seven years ago titled It's Time to Change the Timers , which was about the need to change the basic system...
    Tim Mangan on April 13, 2011 : 4 comments , 4,796 views
  • The "unfiltered truth" about desktop virtualization in 16 minutes: Brian's Silicon Angle TV interview

    Last week after the Desktop Virtualization 2011 event in Boston, I was interviewed by Wikibon's Dave Vellante for the website SiliconAngle.TV. Our topic, of course, was desktop virtualization. I'm particularly proud of this interview though because I...
    Brian Madden on April 07, 2011 : 4 comments , 13,686 views
  • Connecting to RemoteFX from Windows XP: Possible? Yes. Legal? No.

    Lately I've been messing around with the idea of using Windows XP to connect to RemoteFX sessions. The official Microsoft line is that RFX is only supported on Windows Server 2008 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows Embedded Standard 7 at this point, but...
    Gabe Knuth on April 06, 2011 : 8 comments , 19,137 views
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