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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Migrate to Win 7 with VMware View

    Double your speed and halve the cost of your Windows 7 migration using VMware technology. Virtualize your applications using VMware ThinApp and then deliver next generation modular Windows 7 desktops using VMware View. Not only will you save time and money during your migration, you will be able to simplify...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Case: Migrating to Windows 7 with VMware View

    Managing employee desktops is currently a time-consuming, expensive and daunting task. While people in every department now largely rely on their desktop computers to function day-to-day and deliver results - the management of that desktop estate has become a headache for the IT team, as well as a significant drain...

    Provided By VMware

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: A Tour of Advanced Group Policy Management

    This podcast explains how Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), a Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) technology, can help the organization keep enterprise-wide desktop configurations up-to-date with customized Group Policy Objects (GPOs), enabling greater control and less downtime.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Use Dynamic Suiting to Create a Plug-In Dependency for Virtual Applications

    Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC) provides the ability to link applications together to create a small footprint for each application by sharing common, non-conflicting dependencies such as add-ins and middleware components. DSC also helps simplify permissions so that, once permissions are granted to the user, the user will automatically receive the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Updating and Upgrading a Sequenced Application Using Microsoft App-V?

    This podcast helps to learn how to use the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer to update an existing package and publish the new version as an active upgrade.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Update a Virtual Application Using App-V

    All Application Virtualization (App-V) application updates occur when the user launches the application. Updating virtual applications using App-V is a simple process that does not impact user productivity because it does not require the user to install an application, or reboot. Familiarize oneself with the upgrade experience from a user...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Run Microsoft Office in an App-V Virtualized Environment

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) provides the ability to deliver virtual applications to users on demand out of the box. With App-V, one can run multiple versions of applications on the same computers where small groups of users will not be adversely impacted by fast deployment and speedy migration, or incompatibilities...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Publish a Virtual Application Using Full Infrastructure Mode

    The Application Virtualization (App-V) Management Console enables to publish virtual applications to the end users as well as create license metering rules and run reports about the applications. This podcast helps to learn how to: Import a virtual application for publishing. Create File Type Associations (FTAs) if one choses not...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Launch a Virtual Application and Review Client Configuration

    The Application Virtualization (App-V) Client provides the IT administrator with many flexible configuration options depending on their enterprise business requirements. This podcast will outline the user experience when launching an application and demonstrate: How to apply configuration at package time, such as Send To and File Type Associations (FTAs). How...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Deprovision a Virtual Application Using App-V

    One of the great capabilities provided by Application Virtualization (App-V) is its ability to seamlessly deprovision the application without impacting user productivity, requiring user or application downtime, or requiring the need to uninstall or reboot. This podcast will explain how to quickly and easily deprovision a virtual application using App-V.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: App-V With AppLocker Windows Installer Rules

    This podcast explains how one can create an AppLocker Windows Installer policy for virtual applications. AppLocker is a new feature of Windows 7 that allows administrators to define policies that can allow or deny a user's ability to run or install executable, MSI, or script files. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: App-V With AppLocker Executable Rules

    This podcast explains how one can create AppLocker executable policies for virtual applications. AppLocker is a new feature of Windows 7 that allows administrators to define policies that can allow or deny a user's ability to run or install executable, MSI, or script files. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) separates the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: App-V Configuration Options

    App-V strives to create a seamless user experience to ensure that the user is not confused by launching a physical or virtual application. In Win7 App-V is fully compatible with the Win7 Taskbar and Jumplists, recognizes and respects Applocker Rules, is secured when using BitLocker To Go, and integrates with...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Advanced Sequencing With Microsoft App-V?

    This podcast explains how to use Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) sequencing tools to sequence non-standard applications. In this podcast, speaker will explain how to sequence an application that has a hard-coded drive letter and also how to install applications that are "Add-ins" for other applications.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: What Is Microsoft Desktop Optimization

    This podcast explains how the Windows Optimized Desktop can enable the easy and quick replacement of a mobile worker's lost or stolen PC by dynamically separating the users' applications and data files/settings from the PC itself.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Standard User Analyzer

    This podcast helps to learn how Standard User Analyzer, part of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), can detect issues when administrative privilege is required by a demonstration application. This the speakers tells how they Apply Mitigations function provides a starting point for fixes to the application that mitigate compatibility...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool

    This podcast helps to learn how the Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool (IECTT), part of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), is used to analyze Internet and intranet Web sites for potential Internet Explorer 8 compatibility issues. Explore recommended resolutions for compatibility issues.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Compatibility Administrator

    This podcast explains how Compatibility Administrator, part of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) is used to create a basic compatibility fix, or shim, to mitigate application incompatibilities without having to recode the application or use a desktop virtualization solution with Windows XP.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Application Compatibility Manager

    This podcast helps to learn how Application Compatibility Manager (ACM), part of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), can be used to create Data Collection Packages for inventorying applications, hardware, and devices. One will discover how, once data is collected, ACM can be used to consolidate applications and surface vendor...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Detecting and Mitigating Administrative Privilege Requirements With the Standard User Analyzer (Part 5)

    This podcast is fifth part of How Do I series. This podcast helps to discover how Standard User Analyzer, part of Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit, can be used to detect potential issues with applications that require administrative privileges. The speaker also explains how compatibility mitigations are created and applied by...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues With Common Compatibility Fixes (Part 4)

    This podcast is fourth part of How Do I series. This podcast helps to learn how to use the Compatibility Administrator tool - a component of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit - to author custom compatibility fixes. This podcast highlights many of the most commonly used compatibility fixes (or "Shims")...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Analyzing Compatibility Data Returned by Data Collection Packages (Part 3)

    This podcast is third part of How Do I series. This podcast speaks about how Data Collection Packages are created for inventorying and analyzing applications in the environment. This podcast helps to learn how to label Data Collection Packages used for sorting application inventories according to user roles.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Creating Data Collection Packages to Generate an Application Inventory (Part 2)

    This podcast is first part of How Do I series. This podcast helps to learn about the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit, including prerequisites for installation and how to configure the Application Compatibility Toolkit to collect application inventory and initial compatibility findings. This podcast is second part of How Do I...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Getting Started With the Application Compatibility Toolkit (Part 1)

    This podcast is first part of How Do I series. This podcast helps to learn about the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit, including prerequisites for installation and how to configure the Application Compatibility Toolkit to collect application inventory and initial compatibility findings.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 8: Asset Inventory Service

    This podcast includes an overview of the Asset Inventory Service (AIS), How to Deploy the AIS Clients, Managing Computers Reporting to AIS, and Managing Software Inventory that is reported to the AIS hosted service.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 7: Controlling Group Policy Objects Using Advanced Group Policy Management

    This podcast begins with an overview of the Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) product, and then includes how to configure AGPM, an introduction to controlling group policy objects with the AGPM tool, and finally managing group policy objects using the advanced group policy management tasks.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 6: Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

    This podcast is the 6th module of TechNet Ramp Up a series. This podcast includes an overview of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) - what it is used for and why it is invaluable for organizations when looking at managing the desktop environment. Specific features to the DaRT product,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 5: Application Virtualization Sequencer

    This podcast is the 5th module of TechNet Ramp Up a series. This podcast begins with an overview of the App-V Sequencer - what it does in the environment and how it is important to the infrastructure. This podcast also includes how to set up a good sequencing work station(s),...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 4: Microsoft Application Virtualization Management System: Installation and Management

    This podcast is the 4th module of TechNet Ramp Up a series. This podcast covers an overview of the server installation process. And then installing and configuring the App-V client, as well as administering the App-V management server both on a day to day basis and advanced administration.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Using open-source software in the enterprise: survey results

    Open-source software has hit the mainstream. More IT development teams are looking at accessible alternatives to the usual choices, and even UK government departments are choosing the likes of Red Hat and Suse Linux over proprietary products. But how do enterprise IT teams view these new options? This FuseSource survey...

    Provided By Progress Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Open-source software deployments for enterprise IT success

    Wikipedia identifies open source as "enabling a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths and interactive communities". A 'wiki' model such as Wikipedia is a good example of how an open project can work, but how would an open-source offering fit an enterprise project? This white paper from FuseSource explains...

    Provided By Progress Software

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip Vista and Place Your Bets on Windows 7

    This white paper discusses three things any company weighing the decision to skip migrating to Vista should consider and research that supports why, for some, waiting for Windows 7 could end up costing more and putting your organization at risk.

    Provided By CDC Software

  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    How Do I: Transitioning From Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 (Part 1 of 3)

    This is part one of a three part series on How Do I Transition from Exchange 2007 SP2 to Exchange 2010. A simple multi-role 2007 installation including hosting CAS, HUB and Mailbox roles will be migrated to the equivalent Exchange 2010 roles. All Exchange 2007 servers are running SP2 or...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Mar 2010

    Upgrading Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010: Part 1 - Preparing the Environment

    This podcast will educate the viewers about the process of upgrading from Exchange Server 2003 environment to Exchange Server 2010 environment. In the first part of this series, speakers will discuss how to prepare an Exchange Server 2003 environment for Exchange Server 2010 deployment.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Oct 2010

    Windows Deployment

    Windows operating system deployment has evolved in all areas, making it possible to have faster and more flexible image creation, automated software composition depending on specific user needs, and faster and more robust data migration from previous environments. These improvements along with core enhancements in performance and compatibility allow for...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Top 10 Reasons to Migrate From Your Nortel Meridian 1 to the Nortel Communication Server 1000

    As a leading provider of solutions that connect the globe, Nortel understands the challenges of today's businesses, including the need to reduce operating costs, simplify management and keep the workforce connected - while taking into account existing system capabilities and future plans. Nortel is here to help address these challenges...

    Provided By Nortel Networks

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Optimizing the Desktop Using Sun XVM Virtualbox

    Often users must access applications in Operating System (OS) environments other than the native OS on their personal laptop or desktop system. Companies that undertake migration initiatives to open source desktop platforms, for example, sometimes need to provide users with access to critical legacy applications. In other cases, when a...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Windows Done Right: From Migration to Implementation

    IDC sees broad movement in the industry over the next 12-18 months as companies gear up for corporate adoption of Windows 7. Their recent executive brief, "Doing Windows 7 Right: Efficiency from Migration to Implementation" advocates that organizations utilize a well-crafted migration plan that includes improving platform security, client backup...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Forrester Research Lessons Learned from Windows 7 Early Adopters

    Over a six month period, Forrester pulled together key insights from almost 40 successful early adopters of Windows 7. Their goal was to develop best practices that would help IT organizations overcome the most common migration challenges. Download "Lessons Learned From Windows 7 Early Adopters" to help you develop...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Webcast: Smart Route to Windows 7

    Join IDC analyst Al Gillen as he presents findings from "Windows 7 Done Right: Efficiency from Migration to Implementation" to demonstrate how planning and using the right tools can dramatically improve the Windows 7 environment, reduce security and backup concerns and automate the migration process. During this 30 minute...

    Provided By Symantec