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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Red Hat HPC Solution: Linux Clusters Made Simple

    "Clusters made simple" is the best way to describe why the Red Hat HPC Solution is ideal for managing a Linux cluster. The Red Hat HPC Solution allows analysts, engineers, and scientists from organizations of any size to deploy the power of HPC with an out-of-the-box, pre-integrated, vendor-certified software solution....

    Provided By Red Hat

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cost Model: Migration to Windows Vista and Windows 7

    Most organizations are going to have to deploy Windows 7 on at least some PCs. Gartner presents a framework for analyzing the costs.

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Norton Healthcare Customer Case Study

    Norton Healthcare is a company with 10,000+ employees. The case study analyzes how VMware View allows Norton's IT department to run Virtual Desktops in the datacenter while giving end users a single view of all their applications and data in a familiar, personalized environment, on any device at any location.

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    VMware View with PCoIP

    The guide provides a review of functionality of VMware View with PC over Internet Protocol (PCoIP), solution requirements, and network characteristics. Also described are the different modes of deployment and the benefits of end-user experience.

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Enabling Optimal Windows 7 Migration with VMware

    While the benefits of moving up to Windows 7 are compelling, the migration path introduces many challenges, including: application compatibility, recoding custom apps, managing hardware provisioning and redeployment, avoiding downtime during migration, and carrying over user settings, data, and applications. Learn about how VMware View helps address these and other...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The Virtualization Imperative for Client Operating Systems Migration

    In a recent survey of 150 IT professionals, Forrester Research found that many organizations have aggressive upgrade plans for their desktop operating systems but face a number of migration challenges, and they are deploying application and desktop virtualization solutions as a means to accelerate their client OS migrations. Download this...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Virtual Desktop Implementations:VMware View 4 Premier vs Citrix XenDesktop

    In this study, engineers from the Tolly Group independently evaluated the installation processes of two competing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products?VMware View? and XenDesktop?to give organizations a way to compare the amount of time and effort required to build a fully functional virtual desktop infrastructure. The bottom line: engineers found...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7

    Many organizations have aggressive upgrade plans for their desktop operating systems but face a number of migration challenges, and are adopting VMware View™ and VMware ThinApp™ to cut the time and cost of Windows 7 migration by 50 percent, and to modernize their desktop infrastructures. This optimization guide for Windows...

    Provided By VMware

  • 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

  • Book chapters // Mar 2005

    Tune Windows XP to speed up boot and shutdown times

    A common annoyance for both IT professionals and end users is having to sit and wait while Windows reboots. This sample hack from OReilly's Windows XP Hacks, 2nd Edition shows how to tweak a PC's BIOS, the Windows Registry, and other Windows XP settings to streamline boot and shutdown...

    Provided By O'Reilly Media

  • 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