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Ludovic Ferre | 09 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

On waves ...

A couple of interesting points tonight. I got an invitation to Google wave last week and invited a few friends and colleagues. I had no opportunity to test this out thoroughly as it requires a 3rd party to engage with (me, Google wave and...).

Finally my friendly customer contacted me on wave, as he had some information to pass over that couldn't fit on gtalk chat. So we got started. I have to admit that once you get accustomed to the menu and interaction handlers (like double clicking a comment to get a context menu to add a reply or edit a previous entry) it is very useful, with the possibility to embed objects, links and create a document live in collaboration with one or more people!

On virtualization ...

Now on the VM stuff. It's not a big thing, but I was drawing how a kernel (Linux but it's also applicable to Windows or Mac) and processes hosted are wired together and the picture was so closed to some I have seen from VMWare that...

Terry Cutler | 11 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

If using Intel vPro Technology has caused you to say - "Wouldn't it be cool if the technology did...."   

There is much the underlying technology and firmware is capable of doing.   The Symantec Management Platform with Out-of-Band Management focuses on a majority of the manageability features.   Yet there are more features around security, virtualization... and further manageability... in the platform.   Plus, there are more ideas and requests coming from customers, partners, and so forth.  

Did you know there is a public forum to post or review ideas?  Take a look at

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...

Jordan | 29 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

There's been a minor update to the behavior of applying a Layer Patch Archive (VPA) in Symantec Workspace Virtualization 6.1 SP1.  When you apply a VPA to a layer either in place or new layer with the option to port over the user SID areas any link files (.LNK) in the Read-Write Sub-layer will get deleted.

We made this change because of how certain applications behaved when applying updates. In some instances new shortcuts were laid down up the update or the location old ones were pointing at changed, which would cause a conflict between the updated Read-Only Sub-layer and the old information in the Read-Write Sub-Layer.

For the most part this change should be transparent to everyone as the only scenario where you're not going to have all the LNK files in the Read-Only Sub-layer is when you have a custom shortcut in the Read-Write Sub-layer.

This change only affects the Apply Patch process and won't invalidate any existing VPAs you may already...

erikw | 03 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

The 31st of August Vmworld 2009 will start in san Fransisco.

  • Who is going to attent?
  • What do you hope to see?

Symantec will give a lot demo's with the Workspace Virtualisation.
Hp will show their Thin Clients

We will show VirtualStorm over there.
VirtualStorm is a very small Windows Xp image that uses Symantec Virtualisation to get all the applications inside.You can run over 1000 full Windows Xp clients on less then 2 TB of disk space. or visit the linkedingroup:
Want to see all the highlights?

Jordan | 22 Jul 2009 | 14 comments

SWV 6.1 Maintenance Pack 1 (build 6.1.4108) 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.

Many new features have been added since SVS 2.1 so for those of you not following along earlier here's a list:
Symantec Endpoint Virtualisation Almost Open for Customers! Read the First Review 
The New SWVAdmin

erikw | 13 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Microsoft has released a technical preview of Office 2010. This is a pre-beta release intended for feedback, as well as promotion, so it's not feature-complete and may change before the final release planned for the first half of 2010.

Nevertheless, it offers a fair guide to what Microsoft is planning for its ubiquitous office suite. The short summary is 'more of the same': more of the controversial Office Ribbon UI, more features for products that arguably have too many already, and more integration with SharePoint so that users are drawn deeper into Microsoft's platform.

Jordan | 06 May 2009 | 0 comments

With SWV 6.1 we replaced the old zip library with Chilkat Compression and with the new zip library we now have new error codes for import and export.  Those that are familiar with the SDK and coding will recognize some of these error codes--though some of the names have changed-- and so instead of getting the ominous Error Code 18 you will get one of the following:


An error 1009 can be caused because of a zip error or because SWV is trying to export to a vsa that already exists without passing in the overwrite flag (API and SWVcmd) while a 1060 error is you're...

riva11 | 02 May 2009 | 4 comments

A new important feature in Windows 7 is the Windows XP Mode.  This function allows to run Windows XP based application without any hardware and software compatibility issues.

You can find more details on the article Secret No More: Revealing Windows XP Mode for Windows 7  ( )

XP Mode consists of the Virtual PC-based virtual environment and a fully licensed copy of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). It will be made available, for free, to users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions via a download from the Microsoft web site.

Also watch the video test on Youtube at the following link : Windows 7 RC - Testing Virtual Windows XP (XP Mode)

Jordan | 07 Apr 2009 | 7 comments

Since the 6.1 Beta we've made a change with how Single Program Capture behaves in SWV 6.1 that you'll either love or hate depending on how you look at this news.  Let me start out by saying that we believe this is how Single Program Capture should behave so this is a bug fix.

Previously with SVS is you tried to capture Adobe CS3 products (not sure about CS4), as well as some other applications, using their Setup.exe installer the capture would end before the actual install actually started, the workaround was to launch a command prompt and then launch Setup.exe from the command line or do a silent install.  The issue at hand was certain child processes were being ignored, more on this is a bit, so when Setup.exe actually launched the installer we didn't track that and when Setup.exe exited we'd stop capture because the process we were tracking had ended and we didn't track the child process.  With the changes in 6.1 this is no longer the case as we now...