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  • An introduction to VMware View 3, Part 2 of 3 – Linked Clones

    In this three-part article series, Roland van der Kruk, a freelance consultant in The Netherlands, takes a look at the new features of VMware View 3, as well as best practices learned while doing a deployment for a customer. Part 1 provides information...
    Guest Bloggers on January 18, 2009 : 23 comments , 50,858 views
  • Citrix releases an ICA client for the Apple iPhone. Is this the future of Windows apps on mobile devices?

    After months and months of work, a preview version of Citrix’s ICA client (err.. “receiver” in their new nomenclature) is now available as a 0.9 version for free in the iPhone App Store. ( iTunes link ) The new client, which works on...
    Brian Madden on March 30, 2009 : 10 comments , 50,650 views
  • How Microsoft's Windows 2003 SP1 Fallback Printer Driver Works (which now supports color!)

    Microsoft added fallback printer driver support to Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003. The final version also offers color printer support. This article looks at how this support works and how the system figures out which driver to use....
    Guest Bloggers on April 25, 2005 : 16 comments , 50,542 views
  • Citrix MetaFrame and Microsoft Terminal Server Performance Optimization and Tuning

    This is it! This 34-page paper takes you step-by-step through the entire Terminal Server / Citrix MetaFrame performance troubleshooting process. This paper is NOT a mere list of registry hacks. Rather, it shows you the approach to take when troubleshooting Terminal Server performance issues, including slow logons, how to add more users to your server, overall slowness and sluggishness, and random server pauses and hangs. ...
    Brian Madden on August 21, 2003 : 31 comments , 50,402 views
  • Flex Profile Kit 4.0 is now available! (And it's still free!)

    Jeroen van de Kamp's Flex Profile Kit is hands-down the most useful free utility for Terminal Server and Citrix environments. The all-new version 4 builds upon the previous version and adds many new features....
    Brian Madden on March 04, 2005 : 15 comments , 50,139 views
  • Remote display protocols for VDI: will RDP be enough?

    Most VDI solutions today make use of the RDP protocol. But RDP was designed for remoting business apps, which is very different than providing an entire local desktop experience remotely. Can RDP do this? Will it need to be extended like ICA? What about the other protocols and vendors out there, like ALP, SPICE, Net2Display, Calista Technologies, Teradici, and DeskTone?...
    Brian Madden on November 05, 2007 : 43 comments , 49,784 views
  • What You Need To Know about Microsoft App-V 5

    What You Need To Know about Microsoft App-V 5 Microsoft today released version 5.0 of App-V. This complete re-write of the application virtualization stack modernizes App-V. Tim Mangan, who developed the original stack for Softricity, talks about the...
    Tim Mangan on November 01, 2012 : 8 comments , 48,561 views
  • 7 things you need to know about Samsung KNOX dual-persona Android

    It’s been a few weeks since Samsung KNOX was announced at Mobile World Congress , and during this time I’ve had a chance to talk to several KNOX partners and get a few questions answered by Samsung. Since they’re in the news with last...
    Jack Madden on March 19, 2013 : 9 comments , 48,529 views
  • RedHat SPICE vs RDP vs ICA performance video

    I realized as I was writing today's VDIworks article that we never published the performance videos that we recorded last year when we visited Qumranet's (now Red Hat's) offices in the Bay Area. The information we got is very interesting,...
    Gabe Knuth on June 18, 2009 : 18 comments , 48,182 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 , 47,321 views
  • BOOM! VMware announces RDSH & full app publishing support! Claims XenApp 6.5-to-Horizon 6 migration is easier than XenApp 6.5-to-7.5!

    Well, it looks like we were all right about April 9, 2014 being big day! What we got wrong was the reason. Who knew that today would go down as the day VMware announced that they're attacking Citrix head on in the XenApp space by adding RDSH session support...
    Brian Madden on April 09, 2014 : 34 comments , 47,124 views
  • It's Official! Microsoft is Adding an RDP over HTTPS Proxy to Windows

    The R2 update to Windows Server 2003 will include an RPC over HTTPS proxy that will allow clients to securely connect to RDP sessions over the public Internet. This is similar to Citrix's Secure Gateway product....
    Brian Madden on May 31, 2004 : 34 comments , 46,320 views
  • Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame Network Performance Troubleshooting (Part 2 of 2)

    This is the second part of my comprehensive guide to troubleshooting network performance issues in Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame environments. Today's article starts with how you can build a test lab for this task and then proceeds step-by-step through the actions you can take to address each networking issue....
    Brian Madden on December 22, 2004 : 9 comments , 45,547 views
  • The real reason the "official" Microsoft Office for iOS doesn't matter for enterprises

    Okay, so Microsoft finally released a version of Microsoft Office for iOS . Sure, the reviews claim that it sucks compared to other third-party office suites, and sure, it requires a $100-per-year Office 365 subscription to get it, but in reality neither...
    Brian Madden on July 10, 2013 : 7 comments , 44,858 views
  • Citrix tried to stem the anger by un-killing XenApp. But is 7.5 a realistic upgrade from 6.5? Seems like no?

    Many of you know that there's a shitstorm going on around Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp product packaging, versions, and features. To recap, for years Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp were separate products based on separate platforms. XenApp was based on...
    Brian Madden on March 13, 2014 : 11 comments , 44,839 views
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