VDI: XenDesktop 3 Feature Pack 1, XenApp & Ardence

We have been recently looking into VDI solutions for prospects. And with the VMWorld 2008 session of Brian Madden VDI vs Terminal Services in our mind, we were at first a bit hesitant. Especially when it comes to end-user acceptance and the remote display protocols involved. RDP, ICA / HDX, HP RGS (http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/286504-0-0-225-121.html), they all have their limitations. (Yes, we have demanding end-users:)   Brian Madden VDI versus Terminal... read more >

Configuration Management on the Windows Platform

So what is configuration management on Windows?
Let’s have a look at the average life-cycle of Windows Servers. It all starts with the bare-metal install of the machines, most likely from a standardized image. All machines deployed with this image have basically the same configuration. Except for some variables like IP’s, SID’s and Hostnames. Let’s assume that in... read more >

Windows 7 to launch October 22

Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it is planning for Windows 7 to hit retail shelves and start showing up on new PCs on October 22.

To reach that milestone, Microsoft plans to wrap up development of the operating system by the middle or end of next month, Senior Vice President Bill Veghte said in an interview.

"The feedback from the release candidate has been good," Veghte said.

Microsoft made the near-final release...
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