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Create Virtual Application using App-V Sequencer – Webcast

Application Virtualization Sequencer is a powerful, easy-to-use tool that enables IT professionals to create a new virtual application. This video walk you through the different files that make up a virtual app package and teach you how to: Run App-V 4.6 Sequencer to sequence an app; Create file type associations and shortcuts; Configure a custom …

RDS, VDI, and App-V User Experience part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)

The ability to deliver a desktop with full fidelity over a network, while deploying apps on demand and with hardware independence, is an IT reality with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Application Virtualization (App-V) which’s part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). This screencast highlights how these three amazing technologies work as a …

SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, VDI licensing, desktop virtualization tech Update, XP Mode accessible to more PCs at Desktop Virtualization Hour

Microsoft announced new investments around desktop virtualization technologies and solutions, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), to help organizations of all sizes increase flexibility, employee productivity and IT cost savings:

  • New VDI promotions available for qualified customers to choose. Microsoft and Citrix Systems are offering “Rescue for VMware VDI” promotion, which allows VMware …

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Jeremy Moskowitz at SPECOPS

Jeremy Moskowitz recently talked about MDOP at the SPECOPS Software roadshow “Changes, Challenges and Choices When rolling out Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7” made its way to Microsoft Alpharetta office in the US:

System Center Client Management Bootcamp for Microsoft Partners UK

The Client Management Bootcamp is a 4-day technical Instructor Led Training designed to enable System Center, Windows Client, MDOP, and Desktop Deployment SI partners to deliver successful POCs based on top customer scenarios around client management. The course coverage includes Optimized Desktop architecture, deploying and managing Windows 7 and Office 2010 in the enterprise. Module …

How do I download App-V 4.6 for RDS! and MDOP 2010?

For RDS users out there its an easy process to get your hands on the binaries. App-V 4.6 for RDS (formerly App-V for Terminal Services) can be downloaded here. Once at the site click Continue. Certain Registration details will be required to allow the download to take place. Once you’ve completed the …

App-V Resource Kit Tools with ‘SFT View Tool and MSI Compat Transform’ Available

In additon to the release of App-V 4.6 via MDOP 2010! Microsoft released an update to the App-V Resource Kit, alongwith two new tools:

Replace default Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Recovery Environment (RE) in DaRT

This guide describes how to replace default Windows Recovery Environment (RE) with a Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset version 6.5 (or DaRT, earlier known as Winternals ERD Commander). In order to replace Windows RE boot image with DaRT you’ll need to use account with admin privileges. It’s recommended to replace default Windows RE within DaRT for …

MED-V V1 SP1 User Experience in Windows 7 environment

One focus of MED-V V1 SP1 is to expand support platforms to include Windows 7 as a host. This screencast demonstrates running a MED-V workspace using a V1 SP1 client in Windows 7 environment. In V1 SP1, MED-V continues employing Virtual PC 2007 as virtualization vehicle to run a MED-V workspace, and doesn’t …

IDCs’ Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker 2Q09 report

According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker, “16.5% of all new servers shipped in 2Q09 were virtualized, an increase from 14.5% in 2Q08. However, actual shipments decreased 21.0% year over year to 246,000 physical servers in 2Q09 as customers continue to limit spending on new server hardware relative to last year. …

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 for Windows 7 Available

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 is released, and it provide immediate savings with little IT investment, especially when integrated into your Windows 7 plans. For e.g.:

  • By using Application Virtualization, you can optimize Windows 7 deployment by reducing PC provisioning time, simplifying app delivery and update, and increasing …

“The New Efficiency” Microsoft Virtual Launch Event

Microsoft is hosting a special VIP Business Leadership Roundtable event on Sep 29, 2009 at 9-10.30am PDT. Steve Ballmer and moderator Robert Youngjohns will discuss major trends in the new role of technology in the workplace, and will be streaming it live. Get a closer look at how real companies are justifying IT investments across desktop, server, network …

AGPM 4.0 and DaRT Technical Documentation Released

Following announcement of MDOP 2009 R2 and to help you learn more about the cool new features and Windows 7 support for AGPM 4.0 and DaRT 6.5, Microsoft released the technical documentation online. Here’re some of the key links you might be interested in reading:

Microsoft Advanced Group …

Asset Inventory Services (AIS) 2.0 Beta signup Begin

Asset Inventory Services (AIS) 2.0 BETA sign up now is open!, and AIS 2.0 will release in the 2nd half of 2010, and will’ve a series of enhancements: ·enhanced hardware inventory capabilities, ·new and improved user interface (V 2.0 will be Silverlight-based), ·redesigned client technology, ·scalable to support organizations of up to 100,000 …

What’s new in MDOP 2009 R2 for Windows 7

Microsoft announced that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will be released in late Oct 2009 through Microsoft Volume Licensing Site (MVLS), and’ll add Windows 7 support for all components except for MED-V. Server and management components’ll also support Windows Server 2008 R2