The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

Posted by Tim Mangan on Dec 16, 2016 12:13:19 PM

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone this about App-V.  Just because you didn’t hear any sound does not mean that there wasn’t a lot a noise involved.  In the last year, Microsoft has made two incredibly big moves with its App-V product, and you probably didn’t hear much about it. What happened? First, Microsoft has effectively stopped charging you for App-V.  Second, they are now bundling it into the appropriate operating systems directly.

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Topics: RDS, App-V, Windows 10, Server 2016

Context awareness is important for your business!

Posted by Sascha Goeckel on Nov 7, 2016 2:31:27 PM

Let’s make one thing clear; context awareness is one of the most important topics in the IT landscape today. Without context awareness, IT departments cannot fulfill the requirements of their customers (means users) and the security and compliance requirements of their business. Not considering this fact may result in a disadvantage over the competition and in worst case it costs the business money.

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Topics: VDI, RDS, XenDesktop, XenApp, BYOD, VMware, security, EUC

Tools I’ve used in my Ignite session

Posted by Benny Tritsch on Oct 20, 2016 10:53:49 AM

A bit more than two weeks ago I presented a breakout session titled “Get an independent insider’s view of desktop virtualization and session remoting” at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. Here is the video of my session on Channel 9 for those who want to watch it. As part of my session I demonstrated some great tools and add-on products provided by community fellows. I actually felt like the anchor of a news show walking people through some real-world use cases. After my session, I received emails asking me for more details regarding the tools. Here we go…

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Topics: RDS, Microsoft, Microsoft Ignite, Desktop Virtualization

Andy Milford Launches New RDS Resource Site

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jul 14, 2016 11:38:22 AM

As part of his technical community outreach associated with the Microsoft MVP award, RDPSoft CEO Andy Milford has created a new resource site solely for Remote Desktop Services administrators. Packed with tips, tricks, scripts, and free tools, he hopes it will make life in the trenches easier for those responsible for setting up and maintaining remote desktop services implementations. 

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Topics: RDS

RDS and VDI News from Microsoft Ignite 2015

Posted by Benny Tritsch on May 26, 2015 5:22:32 PM

I’m at BriForum in London this week, meeting with many of my community fellows. One of the topics we keep discussing is the lessons learned at Microsoft Ignite two weeks ago. What a show that was! 23,000 people attended Ignite and most of them wanted to hear about the upcoming products and see how this Microsoft 2.0 looks like. Combining multiple events, such as TechEd and MMS, seemed to be a good idea for many IT professionals, despite the fact that Microsoft decided to miss out Europe – Ignite is a US-only event. Microsoft must have been surprised by the number of registrations as logistics were far from being perfect. Sometimes transportation, catering and room capacity for popular sessions clearly showed some room for improvement for next year. But I cannot complain, together with co-speaker Ruben Spruijt I was invited as a featured speaker and the Ignite organizers gave us a great room for our session about virtual desktops. According to Microsoft, remoting into Windows workloads is an important aspect of their mobility strategy now. This means that RDS and VDI were presented from different angles and were even covered in sessions where you wouldn’t expect it.


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Topics: VDI, RDS, RDSH, Microsoft Ignite

IT control of Microsoft Office Add-ins

Posted by Randy Cook on Apr 21, 2014 3:19:00 PM

IT control of Microsoft Office Add-ins has typically been a problem, especially on multi-user and shared systems.  After an Add-in like Workshare Professional is installed, it will be active for all users of the system.  What if the user doesn’t need access to the Add-in?  The Add-in will show up in the interface, it will consume memory, and there may be unintended licensing consequences.  The memory that some of these Add-ins consume is around 10 – 15 MBs and can add up quickly.

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Topics: Citrix, RDS, Add-on management

FSLogix Apps 1.3 Now Available!

Posted by Randy Cook on Apr 7, 2014 8:46:00 PM

Thanks to a rigorous beta and a lot of customer feedback, the FSLogix team is pleased to announce the availability of FSLogix Apps 1.3, our third release since we came out of stealth last year at BriForum.

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Topics: VDI, DaaS, Citrix, RDS

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