Tag Archives: xendesktop

VDI Planning Guide: Highly Available Desktops

My latest article “VDI Planning Guide: Highly Available Desktops” has been published at E-Commerce Times under their Expert Advice section: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/73429.html A key advantage of virtualization is the ability to decouple an operating system from its hardware layer. This improves … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: VDI: Are you Ready?

Base on my article Are you ready for VDI?, in this webinar we discuss the importance of identifying exactly what VDI means to your organization, how to determine if VDI is right for you and how to make it a … Continue reading

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Are you ready for VDI?

More companies are investigating the benefits of implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  If you are one of those companies then you need to ask yourself, “Am I ready for VDI?”  The first step is identifying exactly what VDI means … Continue reading

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Citrix Synergy 2011

If you are thinking about going to Synergy this year, I will be assisting in moderating the XenClient learning labs (SYN409D) during Summit and speaking as part of the XenDesktop team during Synergy. This is an exciting opportunity for me! … Continue reading

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XenDesktop 5 Deep Dive: Machine Creation Services (MCS) on vSphere 4.1

As promised, I have published my Deep Dive around MCS over at The GenerationV Site: http://tinyurl.com/4tzpfts. Check it out! The data is abstracted, but all the source came from a real-world pilot. The question posed was, “What is the impact … Continue reading

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Joining GlassHouse Technologies!

I’m happy to announce that I have joined the team at GlassHouse Technologies as a Senior Virtualization Consultant. With this role, I will be tasked with helping manage virtualization projects, with a main focus on Citrix Technologies. My main focus … Continue reading

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Direct Booting a VHD in XenServer

I’ve run across several instances where I needed to direct boot a VHD in XenServer.  One example was migrating from Hyper-V to XenServer.  Another was updating the network stack, XenTools, and PVS Tools on existing vDisks.  Regardless, the following is … Continue reading

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The Future of Computing? BYOC!

Check out my latest article, and in depth look at Bring Your Own Computer to Work Policies… A growing trend in technology firms is Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC or BYOPC). Of course organizations such as Microsoft, Google, Citrix and … Continue reading

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Deploying Windows 7 with XenDesktop 3

I’ve been running Windows 7 since May. I have to say, I’ve very impressed. Microsoft got it right. They took the best of XP and Vista (and MACs), plus some good common sense features to make a great product. I’ve … Continue reading

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