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riva11 | 24 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

The Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering blog has  announced the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2010. In Office 2010 System Requirements post (Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering, The official blog of the Microsoft Office product development group) there are some information interesting to know for new or upgrade MS Office 2010 installations.

Follow an extract from the most rilevant part of  Office 2010 System Requirements article:
Can I use Office 2010 on the same hardware I’m using to run Office 2007?

In most cases, yes! CPU and RAM requirements for Office 2010 are the same as for Office 2007, so if your computer meets the Office 2007 system requirements, you can run Office 2010. A...

riva11 | 18 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

I found the Microsoft document "Deploying Windows 7 from A to Z" by Jeremy Chapman, a senior product manager at Microsoft. In this guide is described how to perform an enterprise-scale desktop deployment project, starting with Windows XP and moving to Windows 7.

The contents include Migrating User Files and Settings from Windows XP to Windows 7, Application Management and Preparing for a Windows 7 Deployment, Application Compatibility, Application Packaging, Choosing an Image Strategy and Building Windows 7 System Images, Quick History Lesson for System Imaging, Building Your Image,
Getting to Thin Images, Automating the Migration from Windows XP to Windows...

riva11 | 01 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Freecommander is a useful Windows explorer portable alternative, this freeware tool is a easy and small file manager ( 2,4 MB) with lots of advanced and helpful features. It can be used to manage local computer and also configure network location or an FTP drive.  Other interesting feature is about the international support, in fact It supports 38 multiple languages for program and help files Language and help files.
Features :

  • Dual-panel technology – horizontal and vertical
  • Tabbed interface
  • Optional tree view for each panel
  • Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
  • File viewer inside archives too
  • Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
  • Nested archive handling
  • Built in FTP client...
Brad | 15 Oct 2009 | 4 comments

Hey friends and fans of Symantec Workspace Virtualization, formerly known as SVS…

SYS-CON has opened their Virtualization Journal “Readers’ Choice Awards” 2009 and this year Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite has been nominated for Best Application Virtualization.

Last year Symantec was proud to win this award, as well as “Best App Virtualization Solution” for SYS-CON’s West Coast event.  It’s very cool to see our community participate and get this recognition.  For many years the SVS IT community has been bringing virtualization technology benefits into server-based-computing and alternative desktops, but primarily into the mainstay of IT - traditional rich client computing environments.

As part of our Juice and Connect community, you’ve come from Altiris desktop management backgrounds, AppStream, with traditional and SaaS delivery models, nSuite in healthcare and SMB site support, and have...

Jordan | 08 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Back in April I posted about how with SWV 6.1 would no longer ignore LSASS by default, meaning you could capture MSSQL and similar applications into a layer.  With the release of SWV 6.1 a lot of people started complaining about long delay when logging into a domain. This was caused by SWV no longer ignoring LSASS.

With SWV 6.1 SP1 we've decided to ignore LSASS again so that people wouldn't see the login issue. So if, for some reason, you need to capture something that only worked with SWV 6.1 make sure to keep the installer because it might not capture in SWV 6.1 SP1.

We do have plans to eventually re-support the LSASS scenarios, but I'm not aware of any time frame for doing so.

Jordan | 08 Oct 2009 | 7 comments

SWV 6.1 Service Pack 1 (build 6.1.5104) is now available for the public. 

For existing Customers (you have a license key) you can download it at our public download site.
For new Customers (those that don't have a license key) can download it from the trial ware site.

This build adds support for Windows 7 as well as two new features: Partial Activate and Profile Excludes. 
See the Release Notes for more information

A Small Change to Patch in SWV 6.1 SP1

New Features
SWV's New Instant On Registry Hive and Other...

riva11 | 07 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

I read about some interesting news coming from VMware World. The new VMware Player Release Candidate has many enhancements, but for sure the best of these new features implemented is the ability to create virtual machines. ''Til the previous releases VMware player was able only to run virtual machines, now you have the ability to create virtual machines.
There is also the OpenGL support and Aero supports for Windows 7 and Windows Vista guests.

The VMware Player is 90Mb and the download is free for all VMware registered users, otherwise you you'll have to register an account with VMware.

Read details on the VMware web page : VMware Player Release Candidate - October 2009

Here an extract from release notes:

- The ability to create Virtual Machines
- Aero support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista guests
- OpenGL support for Windows guests
- New User...

Brad | 26 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

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riva11 | 21 Aug 2009 | 7 comments

In this post I'd like to give you some information where to locate old software. You wonder, why do I need to look for an old programs ? 
The answer is you need to run the old version for some reason.  For example the newer program is not really better than the previous one, or there are so many issues that you prefer to use the old version instead of upgrading to the latest version.
Other examples could be in case you are a programmer and you need to test a program with other application in many different versions , for example, Java Runtime Environment,, etc. or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, 6.0...

The main problem could be locating the different program versions, usually on the website of the majority of software companies you find easily only the current version. For this...

mikejansen | 18 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

So first of all, I'm as biased as can be when talking about the future of VDI and second of all, this is my view on the world of VDI and Virtualization in general. You may or may not agree with me.

For the past year I've been working with Erik Westhovens of DinamiQs to architect and develop the fastest, most scalable and best performing Virtual Desktop platform in existence today.

That's a bold statement. Intentionally, of course. Like I said, I'm biased. However, this bias is not because I'm just rooting for the home team. I have in fact researched many technologies for one of my customers (the training center of a globally operating business software vendor) who was struggling with the challenges of deploying a 5.000 user environment with future growth to the corporate environment which contains another 40.000 desktops.

Challenges and Demands

The challenges of the traditional VDI solutions are many:

  • deploying of...