Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 Now Available

We recently released Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1.  The release notes and download locations are documented in Knowledge Base article 938497. So now that you have Service Pack 1, what’s the best way to go about performing the upgrade?  Great question, so once you’ve read through the release notes here are some general…

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Nominations are now open for the Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization 4.5 (“SoftGrid 4.5”) Technology Adoption Program (TAP)!

Submit your nomination here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qDdwKbDAXLKrLp9cc4ldXA%3d%3d   SoftGrid 4.5 The Microsoft SoftGrid team is currently wrapping up our SoftGrid 4.2 release, but is also already hard at work on our next release, version 4.5. New capabilities that we are building into SoftGrid 4.5 include: ·         Enhanced client scalability: improvements to allow very large deployments and integration…

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SoftGrid 4.2 Tech Preview Now Available!

Microsoft is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Technical Preview for Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization 4.2. This evolutionary release contains several updates, including Windows Vista compatibility, support for sequencing Side-by-Side (SxS) applications (such as Office 2007, Visual Studio Express and more), and bug fixes since the 4.1 release. This Technical Preview includes the…

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Tips For Getting Started With Sequencing

If you’re new to SoftGrid or just new to sequencing (packaging applications), here are a few tips that should help you avoid some time consuming issues: Familiarize yourself with any application you plan to sequence. You also need to be familiar with how users will interact with the application. If you sequence and deploy an application that you are…

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Yet More SoftGrid Tools

In the previous post I mentioned the SoftGrid 4.x Client ADM file but I just wanted to give everyone a reminder that this ADM template has not been tested by Microsoft and therefore we cannot make any guarantees.  Some SoftGrid Client registry entries might lead to unexpected results when applied through GPO so please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931247/en-us for more…

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More SoftGrid Tools

Since we’re on the subject of SoftGrid related tools, here are a few more that I found that you might find interesting: SoftGrid Migration Tool Express v0.6 – The purpose of the SoftGrid Migration Tool is to help you “convert” existing automated application setups to SoftGrid Virtualized Applications (aka streams or sequences) with the least…

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OSD Editor

I recently came across a new free tool on the web and thought you folks might be interested in knowing about it.  It’s called OSD Editor and it’s a GUI based tool that allows you to open an existing OSD file and edit it. All the possible categories are read from the OSD file and displayed…


Using Scripts with SoftGrid

  We often times get questions about using scripts with SoftGrid so we thought we would post some basics to get you started.  We have the ability to run any number and style of scripts within an OSD file and these scripts can be immensely useful in overcoming some limitations with applications or setting up particular configurations…

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Wednesdays Tips for New SoftGrid Admins

We know there are a lot of you out there who are new to SoftGrid or who will be implementing SoftGrid very soon so we decided to put together a couple tips to help new SoftGrid admins avoid some common pitfalls we tend to see.    During the Virtual Application Server installation, you will be prompted to provide a group…

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SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2

  With SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 and SoftGrid version 4.2 coming up we wanted to share a little information about these releases and what they’ll bring to the table.  Nothing will be released until we are satisfied with the quality of the code so as always, dates are subject to change: SoftGrid 4.1 Service…

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