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  • New Features on BrianMadden.com: Forum / Comments Integration

    I'm happy to announce that I've just implemented a feature on BrianMadden.com that a lot of people have been asking for: The comments at the bottom of articles are now fully integrated with the forum system....
    Published Dec 12 2004 by Brian Madden , 14,175 views, 2 comments
  • New Tool from Nikolic: Softricity Command-Line Import

    Daniel Nikolic (The "D" in DADE Power Tools) has created a command-line utility that lets you automate the process of importing large numbers of applications into a Softricity Softgrid database....
    Published Dec 12 2004 by Brian Madden , 11,844 views, 1 comment
  • Understanding the Terminal Server Session Directory

    The Session Directory feature built-in to Windows Server 2003 helps users find their disconnected sessions in multi-server pure Windows 2003 environments. This article looks at the Session Directory, how it works, how to configure it, and how you can make it fault-tolerant....
    Published Nov 30 2004 by Brian Madden , 58,786 views, 27 comments
  • How to Configure Windows Network Load Balancing for pure Terminal Server environments

    A lot of people have recently asked me how to configure load-balancing in pure Terminal Server environments. This is a topic that Ron and I covered in our Terminal Server book, so I've pulled out that section for this article.

    Published Nov 29 2004 by Brian Madden , 153,810 views, 56 comments
  • Citrix Dives into Voice over IP Space, also Acquires SSL VPN

    Citrix just bought a company called Net6. Net6 had an SSL VPN application gateway, Voice over IP products, and an application interface transformation package for accessing applications from tiny devices. This acquistion will affect Citrix in more ways than one....
    Published Nov 24 2004 by Brian Madden , 13,413 views, 13 comments
  • Minor Releases and Hotfix Rollups in Citrix's Future?

    An online customer survey from Citrix provides a glimpse of some of the issues the company is considering with regard to their product cycles. Specifically, we've learned that Citrix is considering minor product releases to replace Feature Releases (MPS 3.1 instead of MPS 3 FR 1) and regular hotfix rollups....
    Published Nov 22 2004 by Brian Madden , 9,909 views, 4 comments
  • To Silo or not to Silo: What application installation strategy is best for you?

    One of the most important steps in a MetaFrame Presentation Server farm design is to decide what applications you're going to install on which servers. Should you install all of your applications on all your servers' or should you break your farm into silos? And what about creating a desktop tier for thin clients?...
    Published Nov 22 2004 by Brian Madden , 30,892 views, 25 comments
  • Will Google affect the future of server-based computing?

    If our future includes ubiquitous Internet connections and massive back-end computing grids that can be accessed from anywhere, Google is in a very good position to deliver this technology to us. This is the ultimate in server-based computing: Unlimited resources with no client-side usage.

    Published Nov 21 2004 by Brian Madden , 11,856 views, 4 comments
  • Thin Client Devices: What is the Commodity?

    I was blown away by how many thin client device makers were at iForum this year. How can the industry support so many, and what's the real difference between them all? Please help me understand!...
    Published Nov 10 2004 by Brian Madden , 13,085 views, 37 comments
  • The Future of Server-Based Computing

    This is one of the presentations I gave at CUG Tech 2004 in Geilo, Norway. I discussed how Terminal Server will grow and evolve in the Longhorn era and beyond....
    Published Oct 31 2004 by Brian Madden , 15,031 views, 0 comments