I thought this was a great article that Technet published. My favorites? Continuous Availability via DAGs and one they don’t mention, the ability to have some users internal and some hosted in the “cloud” ….seamlessly.
Just came across this tool, never used it but I like the tuning you can do for number of threads for the copy process, this could definitely speed up large copy jobs. Check it.
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.