Designing Applications for High Performance

Happy Friday AskPerf!  We’ve had a few questions in the past about guidelines for application design in a faster computing environment.  Now, I make absolutely no claims whatsoever to being any sort of a code guru, and so I wasn’t about to try to pass myself off as an expert in that area!  Thankfully, after… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop IP Virtualization

Happy Sunday everyone!  It’s Day Eighteen of our Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series – only four more days to go till the big day!  Today we’re wrapping up our look at some of the new Remote Desktop Services features with a quick overview of Remote Desktop IP Virtualization (RD IP Virtualization). … Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services Virtualization (RDS-V)

Good Morning AskPerf Nation!  Our Launch Series is at Day Seventeen.  There are only five more days to go!  Today we’re continuing on with Remote Desktop Services, with a look at Remote Desktop Services Virtualization (or RDS-V, for short).  You may also hear RDS-V referred to as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  RDS-V provides remote desktop… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Connection Broker (Part One)

Good Morning AskPerf!  Welcome to Day Fifteen of our Launch Series.  There is only one more week to go!  If you remember Windows Server 2003 R2 then you probably also remember that Terminal Services (as it was called then) didn’t change much from Windows Server 2003.  The same cannot be said for Remote Desktop Services… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services Architecture

Welcome back to our Launch Series.  Today is Day Thirteen – only a few more days to go!  Today we’re continuing on with Remote Desktop Services with a look at the architecture.  Here we go: There have been some design changes in RDS (remote desktop services) and in RDC (remote desktop client).  Let’s start by… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Distributed Scan Management

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Welcome to Day Eleven of our Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series.  Today, we’re going to wrap up our look at Printing and Document Services with an overview of Distributed Scan Management (DSM).  As more scanner devices become network enabled, and automated document workflow processes become more common, administrators… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Location-Aware Printing

Good Morning AskPerf Readers!  Welcome to Day Ten of our Launch Series.  Our theme this week has been Printing, and today we’ll be continuing in that vein.  Our topic today is Location-Aware Printing.  Mobile users and network-connected devices are a rapidly increasing component in the enterprise environment.  Mobile users are not only sales and customer… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: PrintBRM

Happy Friday everyone!  Welcome to Day Nine of our Launch Series for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  We’re continuing on with Printing today – specifically a look at PrintBRM.  PrintBRM was introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 as the replacement for the PrintMig utility.  PrintBRM allows you to backup, restore and… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Print Driver Isolation

Welcome back folks!  It’s Day Eight.  We’re just over one-third of the way through our series and there are only two more weeks until launch day!  Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to deal with a Print Spooler crash.  Keep your hand up if the problem was caused by a faulty driver.  Keep it… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Console Host

Happy Monday everyone.  It’s Day Five of our Launch Series.  Today, we’re going to cover a new feature in Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 – Console Host (ConHost.exe).  A good number of companies and individuals out there still run “console” applications.  A console application is one that does not have a GUI, but… Read more