BriForum 2005 is going on now!

After 14 months of planning, BriForum 2005 has finally arrived. 2 days, 19 world-renowned speakers, 34 breakout sessions, 255 attendees from 20 countries.

After 14 months of planning, BriForum 2005 has finally arrived. 2 days, 19 world-renowned speakers, 34 breakout sessions, 255 attendees from 20 countries. Follow the action live on

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Man I wish I was there instead of here :(
Me too!! Oh well, maybe next year!
From Iowa, here now. Will come again.
Madden needs to demonstrate his originality. BriForum ??? Will he name his son "mICA" next?

This dude's been making money by copying/shadowing/milking Citrix for way too long.
Can't you find anything better to B*tch about! BriForum was an idea of serveral people not just Brian's. This is like sayig Mark Mansi is milking Microsoft. Brian is a leader in the indrustry and wants to share is knowledge with other people in the industry.
I am actually sitting in BriForum right now and you could not be more wrong about the way peoople here feel about Citrix. This forum has been put together for a more technical overview of the technologies involved in thin computing. There is not alot of hype or rah-rah-rah. If you actually have nothing to do at your job than take cheap internet shots at other engineers, you need to find a better way to spend your time (search e-bay or make DVD copies of Movies you borrowed from the library).
Stop hiding behind your keyboard and get out there to better the community, not bash it!!
Brian puts here an incredible amount of free stuff ... yes, he is making money, because he deserves. The guy really share his knowledge !!
Dude, where is your sense of humor?
Where in the original post is there a hint of humor?
I'm extremly agnostic to commercial software.... I feel a lot of agnony when seeing that software companies are trying to push their products when there's no real market for their stuff.

It's like when scriptlogic is pushing their "cloak" stuff when Windows 2003 SP1 allready has "Access Based Directory Access", or when various "universal printing" or "cpu throttling/memory management" to Citrix environtments when Citrix allready have all this covered in Citrix 4.0.

I would've a real hard time facing all of these people (not to mention the companies producing nothing at all of any value); what would I say? Tell me that and maybe I will attend the next forum
You're agnostic to commercial software? So what are you using instead of Citrix MetaFrame and Windows Terminal Server? Or is your agnosticism product line specific?

BTW, as excited as I am about Citrix incorporating new features into PS 4.0 I also know that these are "lite" versions of the new features and they are a 1.0 attempt. This is the third attempt at a good printing solution. Let's hope it's perfect this time around.

I attended the forum and didn't feel any fear over meeting/seeing the vendors. If you don't like their products simply don't visit their tables and stay out of their theater sessions. It's that simple. I can't believe this would be the reason that would keep you from an otherwise extremely valuable session with the industry experts. Weird.

Yep, you're certainly right. I just had a bad week with too much contact to software vendors pushing bullshit products. Of course crappy vendors wouldn't 've put me off briforum, however real life did make it a no go this year. Regarding my agnosticism towards (commercial) software, I'm just really sceptical unlsess beeing proven beoynd any doubt that there is a econimically/technical justifiable reason

Main Entry: 1ag·nos·tic
Pronunciation: ag-'näs-tik, &g-
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek agnOstos unknown, unknowable, from a- + gnOstos known, from gignOskein to know -- more at KNOW
: a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and prob. unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
LOL...That'll teach me to reply to technical threads while engaging in a religious debate with my peers. I'm actually agnostic which I believe is how I mistakenly inserted that comment in this thread. Anyway, I certainly wasn't trying to bring religion into this conversation as that certain could derail things even further...
Where can find those video. I think it is great for us to learn something new!
Although I think they are only available for BriForum attendees at the moment. Brian is working on a DVD, you can find info at the site above.