I have felt that automation/runbook tools like Opalis have been overlooked for a number of years. Given that IT is mostly dedicated to automation, doing repetitive work with computers rather than people, I find it odd that tools like this really haven’t taken off to the level I expected. I can say that when I was in a management position at my last company a couple of years ago this was on my mind constantly…. so check it out….call us, let’s talk.
I know, it’s tragic you need 39 pages to explain licensing for an operating system, but at least now you can’t claim you couldn’t find the information. Here’s the licensing guide from the Microsoft Download Center.
If you want to get around publishing the applications through PNAgent or Web Interface you can use this method to run streamed applications. Obviously don’t call support if this doesn’t work…use only for testing, but it’s an interesting article and definitely helps understand more about the streaming architecture of Citrix XenApp.
If you’ve never heard of this product call us! Pretty slick video, it’s a few years old now and is now used everywhere within the Citrix XenDesktop solution. Even if you decide not to virtualize desktops you can use technology like this to centrally manage the images for your desktop and instantly deploy and update your clients! Sweet stuff.
Great video on Compellent storage…very much a marketing video but you can check out the other videos the Compellent has published. Great stuff Compellent! If you haven’t checked out the way these guys can migrate storage between tiers you should, cool stuff my geeks.
The Microsoft method for deploying Windows 7 in your environment.
Great site for videos on common issues with Citrix products and how to fix them…did i mention in VIDEO!
Great article on an often overlooked part of virtualizing desktops.
When the background is set to a solid color the Welcome screen may be displayed for 30 seconds during the logon process….
Wow, neat bug huh? I know I have personally seen a Windows 7 box that is experiencing this…and I always wondered why it was so slow to logon. Well, I best go get this patch!
Ha! …gotcha with the title, this is actually an article about the misconceptions of VDI and to be fair these are some common things we hear as well.