• Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

    by  • 2010/01/12 • 0 Comments

    Remote Desktop Services is the new name for Terminal Services. Terminal Services has been around since NT4 and MS has made it better with each version of Windows. It also forms the foundation Citrix XenApp is built on. Speaking of XenApp, MS has added a bunch of features to RDS that look surprising like...

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    LANDesk Service Desk

    by  • 2009/12/13 • 0 Comments

    Service Desk is a process management application. It is built to work with ITIL v3. It can work with any process your company currently has. I am implementing a simple help desk process for my work. We will be using it internally to support our clients. As I learn more about Process Design I...

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    VMware ThinApp

    by  • 2009/11/08 • 0 Comments

    VMware’s Application Virtualization. Just like Microsoft’s App-V and Symantec’s Workspace, ThinApp packages all the components of an application into a single executable.  What separate ThinApp from the crowd is that the package runs without client software already installed on desktop that runs the package, I would say that gives it an edge.

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    Citrix XenApp

    by  • 2009/09/26 • 0 Comments

    Citrix XenApp is a technology that delivers applications to users. Previous versions were an extension of Microsoft’s Terminal Services, allowing for specific applications installed on a Terminal Server to be available to the users, without giving the users access directly to the desktop.  This simplified securing the Terminal Server and made the process easier...

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    Citrix Technologies

    by  • 2009/09/26 • 0 Comments

    I was recently at a Citrix Partner seminar, they covered a slew of their products. I’ve worked with Presentation Server/XenApp for a while, but I’ve never been had the chance to play with anything else.  It looked very interesting and I want to play with XenServer and NetScaler. I will elaborate more on their...

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    Application Virtualization

    by  • 2009/09/15 • 0 Comments

    Some programs don’t play well with others, some programs are very finicky. Some programs are too much work to install on every desktop and create massive management headaches trying to keep them up to date. For programs like this there is a solution: Application Vitualization. Application virtualization’s objective is to decouple the application  from...

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    App-V

    by  • 2009/09/05 • 0 Comments

    Microsoft’s purchase of SoftGrid has enabled them to release an application virtualization product, called App-V. What is application virtualization? That is a question for another time. How does MS do application virtualization? At it’s simplest (and it can get quite complicated) it is a sandbox for an application to run in. The sandbox includes...

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    vSphere

    by  • 2009/08/23 • 0 Comments

    vSphere is VMware’s new brand name for their products.  For version 4 they decided to bring all their products under a single banner. The tag line includes “Cloud” or “Cloud Infrastructure”, which, being buzz words, are confusing many people. Think of vSphere as just the latest version and don’t worry about the marketing terminology.

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