Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) – Version 5.1.0

Posted by Matthias Schlimm on Jan 30, 2016 6:19:53 PM

the perfect way to seal your Base Image

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Topics: XenDesktop, XenApp, Powershell, Base Image, BISF, VMware Horizon View, Microsoft RDS

Cloud vs. Colocation: Why both make sense for the enterprise right now

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Jan 22, 2016 5:42:59 AM

With colocation providers moving to adopt simpler, cloud-like charging models, would enterprises be better off ditching the datacentre completely?

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Topics: cloud, virtualization, colocation, datacenter

Take care when reaping rewards of open source

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Jan 21, 2016 10:27:32 AM

Moving into the open source world can be a rewarding experience, but some due diligence is required

In 1998, Christine Peterson put forward the term "open source" as a means of describing software that was created in a manner that encouraged sharing of ideas and code among an open group of people.

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Topics: Python, Chef, Puppet, open source, Ruby on Rails

Mobile Solutions - Browser or Native Apps?

Posted by Nic Burkinshaw on Jan 13, 2016 2:28:08 PM

The demise of the native app, both on the desktop and mobile has been forecast since the development of HTML5. These two articles give a clear insight into the current state-of-play.

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Topics: mobile

European General Data Protection Regulation

Posted by Nic Burkinshaw on Jan 12, 2016 4:34:14 PM

The concept of an EU common data privacy policy was first proposed in 2012 and has now been agreed upon by the EU commission, parliament and council.

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Topics: EU, data privacy

Nigel Woods joins team FSLogix

Posted by Nigel Woods on Jan 11, 2016 2:54:07 PM

2016 brings up my 19th year of being involved in the End User Computing (EUC) arena and although the name for the technology has changed almost as many times as the platforms, some of the challenges delivering the solution have never been satisfactorily addressed.

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New Video: Tim Mangan Explains Layers, Masks, and App-Virt

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jan 5, 2016 6:03:11 PM

Over the holidays, I created a video explaining the technologies used in application and desktop delivery.  It’s just about 7 minutes, but should help you understand where the different products fit in.

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Topics: Application Virtualization, layering, Application Provisioning

Turbocharge Your Virtual Workspace with FSLogix and Atlantis Computing

Posted by Brad Rowland on Dec 11, 2015 10:26:33 AM

If you missed the live great live webinar with Ruben and Kevin, click here for the recording and learn how combining Atlantis Computing and FSLogix can totally turbocharge your virtual desktop.  End to end optimization that brings back "locally installed" (or better) performance for your enterprise workspace, including hosted Exchange and Office 365.

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Topics: VDI, RDSH, non-persistent VDI, Atlantis Computing, Office 365

New Azure Region in Germany

Posted by Benny Tritsch on Dec 4, 2015 10:51:30 PM

Microsoft announced their plans to establish a geo-replicated German Azure datacenter region located in Frankfurt am Main and in Magdeburg, with the launch date in mid-2016. The specific Azure infrastructure components and software will be provided by Microsoft, but the datacenters will be owned by German Telekom and operated by T-Systems. The basic idea is that Microsoft does not have access to the customer data and that there is no Microsoft operations team running the datacenters. They can help debug issues and assist the local operators with issues, but – according to Microsoft officials – only in an escorted and audited way. This enables unique guarantees around data sovereignty and ensures all data is managed under local laws. Deutsche Telekom acts as the Data Trustee for Azure in Germany.

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Topics: Azure

I’m Converted: How I Convert Packages from App-V 4.x to 5.1

Posted by Tim Mangan on Nov 30, 2015 6:02:30 PM


This has to rank among the top posts that I never thought I would write in my entire life.  I mean, it is right up there with “Why I’ll never play golf again”.  If we had subtitles, the subtitle of this article would be “ The 5.1 Converter Doesn’t Suck “.  High praise indeed!


This post details out how to organize an efficient conversion project to move packages from Microsoft App-V 4.x to 5.x.  The example project uses App-V 5.1 and the free AppV_Manage tool (5.1.3) to efficiently manage the process.

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Topics: AppV5, Sequencing, AppV Tools, AppV Sequencing, AppV

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