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  • 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 , 9,877 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 , 30,535 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.

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    Published Nov 21 2004 by Brian Madden , 11,813 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 , 13,052 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 , 14,991 views, 0 comments
  • Tuning Servers for a Bad Network

    This is one of the presentations I gave at CUG Tech 2004 in Geilo, Norway. In this presentation I discussed how to address issues such as high latency, low bandwidth, and poor networks....
    Published Oct 31 2004 by Brian Madden , 14,006 views, 0 comments
  • Hardening a MetaFrame or Terminal Server

    This is one of the presentations I gave at CUG Tech 2004 in Geilo, Norway. In this presentation I discussed the holes that "traditional" security leave, and what you can do to ensure that your Citrix MetaFrame or Microsoft Terminal Servers....
    Published Oct 31 2004 by Brian Madden , 17,365 views, 2 comments
  • This Friday: Microsoft Webcast Highlights 64-bit Terminal Server Advantages

    Microsoft's Terminal Server group will be hosting a webcast this Friday highlighting the benefits of using Terminal Services on 64-bit Windows. This is a 300-level class, so it should be awesome!...
    Published Oct 31 2004 by Brian Madden , 11,117 views, 1 comment
  • Douglas Brown and I are off to Norway!

    Douglas Brown and I are en route to CUG Tech Host 2004 in Geilo, Norway. This annual gathering of the Scandinavian Citrix User Group will draw about 200 people this year. Doug and I will each be giving several presentations....
    Published Oct 25 2004 by Brian Madden , 11,913 views, 2 comments
  • Oglesby, Herold, and Madden Announce VMWare Book, Preview Chapter Now Available

    Ron Oglesby, Scott Herold, and I are working on a new book called "VMWare ESX Server: Advanced Technical Design Guide." Even though this book won't be out until April 2005, we decided to provide a free chapter today....
    Published Oct 24 2004 by Brian Madden , 15,300 views, 51 comments