Microsoft UE-V and PolicyPak – Better Together

In this video Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz demonstrates why customers planning using Microsoft User Environment Virtualization (UE’V) might also want to consider using PolicyPak. More details about PolicyPak and the video transcript can be found here

Windows 8 – How to check if your system can run Hyper-V

Many articles refer to the Sysinternals Coreinfo utility to check whether your system can run Hyper-V on Windows 8 or not. But just this morning I found out that the systeminfo command that is included in Windows provides some additional Hyper-V related information. More Information about Hyper-V on Windows 8 Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8” How to Check if Your CPU Supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)

Podcast: The Proper Fit for Desktop Virtualization

Last week I had a week off and went snowboarding with my family. Meanwhile my kids go too fast that I could follow them and my wife is a bit more fanatic in skiing than I am with snowboarding, so this leaves me with some time where I can listen to all those podcasts one downloads but never finds the time to listen to. Since I am rather a newbie within the Citrix space, it Read More …

XP Mode within the Enterprise

Last week I had a Windows 7 planning meeting with one of our clients and like in any other Windows 7 related meeting that i have had in the past months with other customers, the topic about XP Mode was brought up. It appears that when speaking about application compatibility, first thing people think of is XP Mode. To be honest I don’t blame them, because when XP Mode was first introduced in April 2009 Read More …

Optimizations for Virtualized Windows 7 clients

Just found these two blog posts that describe some Registry and Services optimizations when running Windows 7 as a virtual client. Windows 7 Registry Optimizations for Virtual Desktops Windows 7 Optimization – Disable Services Thanks to Daniel Feller for sharing this

Bring Your Own Computer – Part 1

The first time I became familiar with the term Bring Your Own was when I traveled through Australia with my wife and oldest son back in the year 2000. It basically means that you are allowed to bring your own bottle of wine to a restaurant and just pay a corkage fee. Nowadays we hear a lot about companies that consider implementing a BYOC policy meaning that they allow their employees to bring their own Read More …

XenApp Demos from the Cloud

In these days we hear a lot about Desktop Virtualization and Application Virtualization. Last week-end someone asked me what I was currently doing and I told him that beside my normal day job, I am doing a number of Citrix trainings. Now let me mention that this person is just a regular user who doesn’t know anything about managing an Enterprise IT infrastructure, leave alone he would understand what Virtualization technology is about. Heck… how Read More …

XenClient – Bringing the Hypervisor to the client

I had the pleasure to look at the XenClient a few months ago when it was still under development, but now anyone can download it from the XenClient Citrix web site. Never heard of XenClient before? Well then watch the video, I’m sure one or the other is going to like this.

ToolTip: XP-More

XP-More is a tool that helps manage Windows 7 Virtual Machines (XP Mode and any other). Specifically, it makes duplication of VMs a no brainer – no more raw XML editing and manually duplicating files. More Information and download details can be found on the CodePlex XP-More project page

ReadTip: Making Applications Compatible with Windows 7 in a Virtualized Environment

Often people think that App-V is is an Application Compatibility Solution, it’s not. Chris Jackson has written an excellent article where he explains this in detail. Read the entire article here