Cisco CVD completed with Hyper-V and XenDesktop!

I love Friday news. Its even better when I get to announce something that others havent done yet! Cisco has recently wrapped up testing with their UCS platform using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Citrix XenDesktop 4 on top of NetApp SANs. I love how thorough these CVD guides are! And for those…


Hyper-V SP1 increases support for VMs/core for Windows 7

Awesome news, hot off the press. We have just completed a new round of testing for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V and Dynamic Memory. What showed was that Hyper-V SP1 could scale a lot more with Windows 7 SP1 than we were actually supporting previously with 8 VMs/core. I should be clear here…


App-V 4.6 for RDS whitepaper released

In other news today, we just released to the download center an updated whitepaper that reflects the changes in App-V 4.6 to support Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 namely support for 64 bit! Enjoy! Remote Desktop Services.docx


Australian Personal Computer (APC) magazine launches new podcast

Its called Coalface Tech and is run by top industry journalists James Bannan and Mark Wilson. Both these guys are in the IT industry and and talk about some of the top trends and interest areas for IT Professionals. You can get the RSS feed here. They provide media in both Quicktime and Windows media formats….


Get Switcher! Alt-Tab thats easily usable!

I found this graphical open application tool through an email here at work. Essentially its a tool that adds some really nice, almost round green fruit like, functionality to Windows Vista. It allows you to easily see graphically whats running like Alt-Tab does but a bit bigger and more useful. Here take a look! Its very…


Setting up Softgrid 4.5 on Terminal Server 2008

In my last post I talked about Softgrid 4.5 on Terminal Servers as part of the screencast I did on configuring Terminal Server Gateway with ISA Server. Actually I only just slightly touched on it at the end so I thought for this screencast that Id show Softgrid a little more. This is a cool…


Server 2008 launch: Sydney down….onto Melbourne!

Yesterday marked the start of the Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 – Sydney was the beginning. The was plenty of buzz at the event with Deeps running around with a video camera interviewing people, there was a Twitter feed and a Flickr feed too. The Windows Server track rocked -…


Fedora Core 6 install on Hyper-V

Recently I downloaded and installed a Fedora Core 6 installation on my Hyper-V machine. Actually I have two now. Theres my normal AMD superserver and now theres my Lenovo T61p running Hyper-V. Now I have to say – Im normally a SuSE Linux person. Yesterday though I tried to copy my SuSE 10.0 image over…


AMD Phenom Quad Core review – oh the power!

Finally its released! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time now to try in my server and AMD has kindly provided one for me to review 🙂 For now I’m leaving the discussion of the “who’s got a true Quad core” aside as I’m sure you already know that one (hint: Its AMD…:)…


Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, SharePoint Training Galore – its free!!

This came across my email today – we have released a lot of new training courses all totally free and much of it using Virtual machines. Theres SQL Server, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint, Office Communications Server 2007, Exchange 2007 UM, Developer, Web, Visual Studio and even BizTalk! I didnt want to flood my blog post…