Application Virtualization 4.5 Documentation

There has been a host of documentation and announcements around Application Virtualisation recently. I would suggest that you read the App-V team blog here. Of note though are several whitepapers that have been produced to help you evaluate, and deploy App-V and integrate it with SCCM R2. See for more details.


Independent research firm recognizes Microsoft NAP as a leader in Network Access Control

Picked this up from the Windows Server teams blog here. Seems like NAP has been highly recognised by Forrester. I think that NAP is something that interests almost every company that I talk to. And I think the real key to NAP is the management solutions that we already have through Windows Server 2008, Group…


System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 released!!

As confirmed here SCCM 2007 R2 has just gone RTM. This is a long awaited released (by me at least!) as it delivers significant functionality lifts in two key areas: 1) Integration of Microsoft Application Virtualization (aka Softgrid) so that you can deliver (stream or transfer) virtual applications via the same infrastructure as traditional MSI…


Need to find 'lost' software? or Asses your readiness for Vista?

My colleague Matt Stephen has raised awareness of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool (MAP) for customer who want to ‘find’ instances of SQL Server installed in their environment. Now I know of this tool as a Vista planning tool as one of Map’s core benefits is to help customers asses their environment and it’s…