Thrive – in your skills, your organisation

A great new resource for IT Pro, built using Siliverlight 🙂 focused around different Technology interest area’s.  The section on virtualisation is a good reference point, contain the links to TCO calculator and the Green calculator.  Check it out.


Error 1606. Could not access network location SoftGrid Management Service

I have been upgrading a lot of my test labs up to 4.5 RTM over the last few weeks, and I have had some good experiences and some interesting experiences :o) Anyway after upgrading all my clients from 4.1 to 4.5 I wanted to quickly get on and upgrade my management server. Now this normally…


Interesting Issue with App-V RC Build and Additional Management Server - Failed to establish a connection to the data source

This is quite interesting and is fixed in the RTM release but whilst your testing your RC releases of App-V its worth whiling knowing about this gotcha that can occur! as it has caught a couple of my customers out. So lets consider that we want multiple Management servers connecting to a remote SQL server….


Beta 4.5: Application Virtualization Error 25120

I pinged BoruRR internally about this a while back when discussions came up on the Application Virtualization Forum. One of the things that you should watch out for when installing Application Virtualization 4.5 on Windows Server 2008 is the IIS settings. We require with the current November 2007 Beta certain IIS 6 compatibility settings enabled…


SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2 Availability

So here we are! That update time again! Hot Fix Rollup 2 for Softgrid 4.1 and 4.2 has been released! I am pleased to announce public availability of SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2. This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 and v4.2 provides the latest updates to SoftGrid.  In addition to stability improvements, this…


What are the current version of SoftGrid?

After an enjoyable weekend watching the Rugby World Cup (Which is a great love of mine!). I thought I would get back to normality with a post on Client Versions. After the buzz of activities with client upgrades I thought it would be a good time to re-base what the current versions were! Both 4.1 Service…


Its all about the logs!?

So we are sometimes confronted with asking the basic questions…… what the heck is going on!!? One of the best places to start are the log files that are created. If we look at the basic Softgrid Components there are some core areas that we can look at and set options to log and debug the…


SoftGrid TechEd 2007 Videos!

So as you know I had a great time out at TechEd 2007 on the Windows Server 2008 Demo Booths (Yellow TLC Area). However there was some great SoftGrid Sessions that were run. Some of the videos that were captures are fantastic! These two are some great videos around SoftGrid. One of these is a customer…


Inside the Grid: Part 2

So Sean D this time has updated his series on inside the grid! Part Two has kicked off and it has some great information for you! Enjoy! ———————————————- The SoftGrid Client (SGC) A tongue in cheek saying we used to use at Softricity went something like this; “With SoftGrid you NEVER have to install an…