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Windows 64bit, Terminal Services, Citrix, Thin Client, VMware / VirtualPC / VDI Server Based Computing, Virtualization and SSL VPN related news, tips & tricks, events, downloads, and training resources and Blog brought to you by Charles Aunger / www.eKnowolgy.com May 2006 Entries
Whitepaper: Enterprise Application Scaling of Terminal Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64 Bit
Enterprise Application Scaling of Terminal Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64 Bit eKnowlogy worked with Scapa Technologies and a broad range of technology partners to prove the scalability of an enterprise application running under Terminal Services on the 64 Bit version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Scapa Test and Performance Platform was used to analyse the performance of the entire solution: application publishing, load balancing, security, operating system, and application, confirming ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:51 AM

eG Innovations Extends Industry’s Only Single Agent Technology
eG Innovations Extends Industry’s Only Single Agent Technology as Part of New Release of its Enterprise Service Management Software Unique single-agent technology can now be installed and configured faster. New release also has improved monitoring dashboard, enhanced reporting, broader infrastructure coverage and greater interoperability. eG Innovations, a global provider of business service monitoring and triage solutions for IT infrastructures, today announced the general availability of ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:22 AM

Ericom Streamlines Host Access with PowerTerm WebConnect 5.5
There's something for end-users and systems administrators alike in PowerTerm WebConnect version 5.5, the latest release of Ericom's host access suite, unveiled earlier this month. The new Application Zone should make it easier for users to locate and start host applications, which are populated from access lists and displayed as icons. Likewise, administrators will like the closer integration to Web portals, including IBM's Workplace, which WebConnect enjoys a very close relationship with. When ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 30, 2006 8:06 AM

Stream Theory Files Patent Infringement Suit on Softricity
STREAM THEORY FILES PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUIT Softricity, AppStream and Exent Named in Patent Infringement Suit IRVINE , CA . – May 22, 2006: Streaming application technology provider Stream Theory today filed a lawsuit against Softricity, AppStream and Exent claiming the three companies are infringing on its U.S. patent number 6,453,334. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, seeks damages and an injunction against Softricity, AppStream ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:42 PM

Microsoft Unveils Pay-As-You-Go Personal Computing Press Releases
Microsoft Unveils Pay-As-You-Go Personal Computing Press Releases “Pay-As-You-Go” for Your PC – An Industry First The experience of the mobile phone industry vividly illustrates the appeal of pay-as-you-go plans in developing markets. Over a billion cell phones round the world are used on a pay-as-you-go basis. Among cell phone users in emerging markets, 72 percent pay for their service this way, and that figure rises as high as 90 percent, according to research groups Strategy ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 4:34 PM

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager is an enterprise management application for a virtualized data center. It enables increased physical server utilization, centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the administrator and end users. Virtual Machine Manager is fully integrated with the System Center product family. • Resource optimization. SCVMM delivers simple and complete support for consolidating physical hardware ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 4:27 PM

Microsoft Extends Virtualization Strategy, Outlines Product Road Map and announces intent to acquire Softricity Inc.
Microsoft Extends Virtualization Strategy, Outlines Product Road MapClick for more information SEATTLE, May 22, 2006 – Virtualization technology continues to be a hot topic in the industry and is sure to ignite spirited conversations at the15th annual Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) this week. Virtualization is a key technology for reducing the cost and complexity of IT management, and Microsoft has committed significant resources to making virtualization more broadly ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 4:23 PM

NHS ready – IGEL Technology delivers smart card access
Reading, May 16, 2006 – IGEL Technology, one of the world’s leading thin client manufacturers, announces the NHS "Connecting for Health“ smartcard approval for its entire IGEL Clever Client product line. Users in the Healthcare industry benefit from the standard smartcard reader integrated in all Clever Client models giving the smallest possible desktop “footprint”. The latest range of IGEL thin clients have just arrived into the UK market and are already approved for ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 12:20 PM

Virtual Machine backups made easy - EsxRanger Pro can back up virtual machines on the fly.
Vizioncore EsxRanger Pro is a Windows application for making backups of virtual machines (VMs) hosted on VMware's high-end ESX Server and managed using VMware's VirtualCenter. EsxRanger makes hot-backups, so it can back up a running VM. The main limitation is that it puts those backups on disk storage devices, so firms that want to make backups to tape would need more tools to copy the EsxRanger backups to tape. EsxRanger makes backups directly to any file system mounted on the ESX Server system's ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:01 PM

Virtual Machine backups made easy - EsxRanger Pro can back up virtual machines on the fly.
Vizioncore EsxRanger Pro is a Windows application for making backups of virtual machines (VMs) hosted on VMware's high-end ESX Server and managed using VMware's VirtualCenter. EsxRanger makes hot-backups, so it can back up a running VM. The main limitation is that it puts those backups on disk storage devices, so firms that want to make backups to tape would need more tools to copy the EsxRanger backups to tape. EsxRanger makes backups directly to any file system mounted on the ESX Server system's ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:00 PM

Looking for an Alternative to Citrix?
So is there an alternative to Citrix for application Access in today's world of IT and below I will outline the solutions and vendors that have products that are alternatives to Citrix. To recap what is Citrix Presentation Server? Citrix Presentation Server is an add-on product to Microsoft Windows Terminal Services that includes add-on features including web interface, secure gateway, application publishing, and performance, printing, management, and security enhancements. So what are main alternatives? ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:45 PM

Microsoft shelves RSA SecurID support in Vista
Microsoft has shelved plans to include native support for RSA's SecurID tokens in Windows Vista, even though the company has been trialling the technology for almost two years. In February 2004, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announced that Windows would be able to support easy integration with RSA Security's ubiquitous SecurID tokens, which meant that enterprises would find it far easier to deploy a two-factor authentication system for logging on to networks and applications.However, almost two years ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 9, 2006 1:27 PM

triCerat ScrewDrivers® v4.0 - Now 64 bit!
triCerat ScrewDrivers® v4.0 - Now 64 bit! ScrewDrivers v4 is triCerat's stand-alone print application that eliminates the hassle and challenge of managing drivers on your Terminal Server and Citrix environments, ending print problems that increase support cost and effort. Unlike other printing solutions that emulate a lowest-common denominator printer driver or are simply a backup for auto-creation failures, ScrewDrivers detects the user's printer attributes and dynamically creates a fully featured ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 9, 2006 12:06 PM

Will Carmine be enough in Microsoft's fight against VMware?
Will Carmine be enough in Microsoft's fight against VMware? If there was one thing that I thought was missing from Microsoft?s Virtual Server product, it is and has been for some time now a centralized management tool. But now, it appears as though Microsoft has heard the call and answered it by preparing a Virtual Server Manager code-named Carmine. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of information known about the project right now. What has been reported is Carmine will not be as sophisticated as ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 5:31 PM

Intel To Seed Developing Markets with $1 Billion
Trying to increase demand for personal computers in India and other emerging markets, Intel Corp. plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years to promote the use of computers in schools, cafes and other public spots in developing countries. The initiative, which Chief Executive Paul Otellini plans to outline on Wednesday, builds on a three-pronged strategy of increasing the availability of low-cost PCs, making it easier to access the Internet and getting more computers into the classrooms ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 5:16 PM

Microsoft starts testing of Beta 1 of Virtual Server Service Pack
Microsoft has begun beta testing Service Pack 1 of Virtual Server 2005 R2, an update to the company's main virtualization platform that will add support for hardware virtualization in both Intel and AMD processors. Beta 1 adds support for Intel's new VT processors. "What does that mean? If you're running on a VT enhanced processor, NON-Windows guests will run much faster as we're no longer performing ring compression as part of the emulated environment," John Howard, program manager for Windows virtualization, ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 5:12 PM

VMware-Led Alliance Promotes Virtual Desktops
Software maker VMware is envisioning an IT world where desktops aren't deployed—they're hosted on a server. To that end, the company on April 24 announced the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Alliance, a pact between several companies to promote so-called virtual desktops, which are hosted on servers, but available to desk-bound workers. Among the alliance members are some of the more well-known thin-client makers, such as Wyse Technologies, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems, as well as blade ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 5:01 PM

VMware's VM Challenge leads to bigger things
thanks to Manek Dubash, Techworld Virtualisation is the biggest trend in the server market right now -- and with good reason. Driven by the growing cost of power, of server administration and of floor space, consolidating servers by virtualising them is proceeding apace. All hardware vendors report very keen interest from enterprises large and small for this technology. Yet there are many ramifications to the virtualisation trend, many as yet unexplored. Server consolidation is not the only benefit ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 4:56 PM

PlateSpin introduces the world's first universal OS Portability™
PlateSpin introduces the world's first universal OS Portability™ migration software spanning the Intel infrastructure in the data center. PlateSpin PowerConvert modules, the industry’s first anywhere-to-anywhere OS Portability migration solution for optimizing the use of Intel-based data center resources. From most any source, to most any target in the data center, PlateSpin PowerConvert automates the migration of data, applications, and operating systems to the servers that best match ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 4:51 PM

PlateSpin PowerConvert 5.1 is Released
The newest version of Platespin PowerConvert this past week was released during the VMworld 2005 show in Las Vegas. Version 5.1 is between a maintenance release and a major functional release. The main enhancements include: Full support for Windows Dynamic Disks -- this is a long overdue feature which many customers have been looking for in our products. Prior to this, the product was only able to support non-bootable dynamic disks which limited its applicability in the data center. By bringing on ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 4:47 PM

vmware releases vmware server beta 3.0
VMware Server Beta 3 Release Notes Features | Documentation | Knowledge Base | Discussion Forums --> What's in These Release Notes Build 23869 is a beta 3 build of VMware Server. The release notes cover the following topics: What's New in this Release VMware Server beta 3 is an update to VMware Server beta 2. The beta 3 version includes support for taking and reverting to snapshots in the background. VMware Server beta 3 also includes experimental support for running both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 4:43 PM

VMware Virtual Machine Importer 2.0 Beta Program available for download
VMware Virtual Machine Importer 2.0 Beta Program Download hereVMware is proud to announce the Beta availability of Virtual Machine Importer 2.0, the latest desktop utility for IT professionals and software developers/testers working with virtual machines. VMware Virtual Machine Importer (VMI) is a freely available, stand-alone utility to import virtual machines from different source formats into several VMware product destinations, and can be used to: Move virtual machines across different test/dev ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:13 PM

Doug Brown is after your suggestions for the ‘Tweaks Section' of the next MIAB (Methodology in a Box) Release
DABCC is very happy to announce the first release of the updated Methodology in a Box 4.0 ‘Tweaks Section' Updated April 26, 2006 - BETA 2These performance, security, and usability ‘tweaks & tips' apply to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 4.0. The goal of this section is to detail the basic tweaks needed to tune Windows for a Citrix and Terminal Services environment. This paper is just a draft of what will appear in the upcoming Methodology in ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:11 PM

DABCC (Doug Brown) releases the first draft of MIAB 4
For those us that have seen, read and used Doug's earlier works with MIAB (Methodology in a Box) this is exciting news, even if you aren't interested in Citrix or Terminal Servers, there will be lots to learn from his documentation, although this is an early draft. Methodology in a Box™ Tips & Tweaks Section Beta! DABCC is very happy to announce the first release of the updated Methodology in aBox 4.0 ‘Tweaks Section' The goal of this section is to detail the basic tweaks needed to ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:10 PM

Latest release of Scapa Technologies Test and Performance Platform increases functionality to new levels.
If anyone out there has wondered about performance testing of specialist solution or something not just the normal, I would highly recommend this small but dynamic company. I have had the great pleasure at looking at some major technologies and then having to performance test or monitor performance of the solution. Scapa Technologies has always stepped up to the plate when others have not, it’s always good dealing with a (1) working with a company that knows what they are talking about (2) ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 2, 2006 1:43 PM

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