BriForum 2009 Smackdown!

Past week was one of the most interesting weeks of the year! BriForum 2009 is the Application and Desktop delivery event with no-nonsense presentations, great presenters and cool vendors.

Past week was one of the most interesting weeks of the year! BriForum 2009 is the Application and Desktop delivery event with no-nonsense presentations, great presenters and cool vendors. More than 405 attendees (vendors included) where at the venue. This is really a good development when you keep in mind the economical difficult times. This signal means that Application and Desktop delivery is solid, cool and 'state-of-the art’.

One of the presenters was Ruben with a total of three different presentations. The presentations ‘Streaming Smackdown 2009’, ‘a complete application and Desktop delivery overview’ and ‘Project VRC: Performance Best Practices for Virtualizing Desktops and Terminal Services’ where well attended and awesome to give!

Together with Jeroen van de Kamp and Shawn Bass, the co-presenters in two sessions, we had really fun in informing the audience with great content and (hopefully) awesome presentations.
With the help of email and twitter I receive a lot of requests of people who are asking for the three presentations. The attendees of BriForum already have access to these presentations. The people who didn’t attend, CU in 2010 in the US and/or Europe?! For the people who doesn’t want to wait until 2010 here are the direct links to the presentations ‘Streaming Smackdown 2009’,’ a complete application and Desktop delivery overview’ and ‘Project VRC: Performance Best Practices for Virtualizing Desktops and Terminal Services’ .  All the sessions are video recorded and exclusive for BriForum 2009 attendees..

In the Streaming Smackdown presentation there where three demo’s included. As a backup I recorded these demo’s and uploaded them to Youtube for 'future use' as well.

Demo #1:  App-V + Win7 Standalone demo
Microsoft App-V 4.5 CU1 is running in standalone mode on Windows 7 RC x86 Operating System. The App-V applications are stored on a USB removable storage device and automatic imported with App-V Auto importer tool from Login Consultants (still Beta).
Goal: show ease of use with App-V and Win7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkSPxI-8eqE

Demo #2: Windows 7, XP mode for Windows 7, ThinApp, Legacy apps
Microsoft Windows XP is running as a Guest VM with XP mode for Windows 7. VMware ThinApp takes care of different (legacy) Windows applications that are started in the XP Virtual Machine and presented seamless on the Windows 7 Operating System.
Goal: Use legacy apps installed and virtualized on XP, seamless presented in Win7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp_vPC1e8_A

Demo #3: Citrix Dazzle + XenDesktop + ThinApp
Citrix Receiver and Citrix Dazzle are used on a Windows 7 machine to access two different Virtual Desktops. The Vista and Windows7 Virtual Machine is access with Citrix XenDesktop. The VM’s are running on Hyper-V 2.0 and VMware vSphere. VMware ThinApp is executing Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010 on these desktops. After accessing the Virtual Desktops VMware ThinApp also starts Office 2010 applications on the local instance of Windows 7.
This demo is the first public demo of Windows 7 + Office 2010 with support of VMware ThinApp!! (Unique)
Goal of this demo: Make the most bizarre combination of technology solutions and bring them together for ultimate application and desktop delivery ;-) SUPER GEEK!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qqvGpSdOlQ

In the presentations I refered to two whitepapers which can be found here: 'Application Virtualization Solutions Overview and Feature Compare matrix - UPDATED' and 'Understanding all the Application and Desktop delivery solutions in 30 minutes UPDATED) I really hope that this information make sense!  when you have comments or suggestions to make the content and presentations even better please let me know.

For me it was really an honor to present at BriForum, I am looking forward to meet you next time!

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