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riva11 | 13 May 2011 | 0 comments

Mike Halsey has just released an interesting free E-book entitled "Windows 7 Power Users Guide" (170 pages).

The book contains 16 chapters and is a guide on how to get the very best out of Windows 7 from installation to configuration and advanced operations. It includes step-by-step guides, screenshots and diagrams on every page, quick tips throughout the book and is presented in full colour.

A book for people who use Windows 7 at home or at work and know it can do more for them, but who don’t know how. The Windows 7 Power Users Guide contains helpful how-to’s, full colour pictures and quick tips to guide you through everything from using the Start Menu and Taskbar to backing up your documents and identifying and fixing problems.

Source : The long climb 

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CableGuy41 | 29 Apr 2011 | 4 comments

Application compatibility testing plays major role in all the migration projects. When it comes to migration from Windows XP to Windows Vista/7, we need to check if the application is compatible on the targetted operating system.

ChangeBASE AOK  is one of the automatic compatibility testing tools. AOK will check the application to see if there are any issues in migrating the application onto Targetted operating system. ChangeBASE relased a LITE version of the application available for testing purposes. Following is the link to try it:

http://www.changebase.com/aoklite/aoklite.aspx

AOK has the following features:

1. Check the compatibility of applications on Windows Vista / Windows 7

2. Check the web applications compatibility on IE8/9

3. Check a particular application can be sequenced/virtualized

 

AOK tool is not only capable of finding the...

riva11 | 15 Apr 2011 | 3 comments

The DriveLetterView tool allows to view and change drive letter assignments in your system even if drives are not currently plugged. The nice GUI shows all local drives, remote network shares, DVD drives and USB drives.

Helpful in case of USB device in conflict with other existing drives or if you want remove USB devices that you don't use anymore. To change the drive letter of USB device or remote network drive, simply select the desired drive letter and use the 'Change Drive Letter' option (F9).

 

OS Supported: Windows 2000 and up to Windows 7/2008. Both 32-bit and x64 systems.

License : Freeware

Link : DriveLetterView by Nirsoft

erikw | 10 Apr 2011 | 2 comments

April 1st DinamiQs launched it's hybrid cloud portal. The webinar where we showed our powerpoint slide deck with the Hybrid cloud portal sheets where very successful and we got a lot of questions.

But it even gets better.

Last week our datacenter was installed and configured and the hybrid cloud is up and running.

We have a whole crew of people testing the cloud to see if we did a great job with installing and configuring.

And end of the coming week the portal will be opened for anyone who wants to see the cloud.

The hybrid cloud portal will facilitate companies who want to see what it means to have a desktop or applications in the cloud and we also got a lot of questions on how we published SWV apps in the cloud.

Next week we will do a full demo for our partners and then the cloud portal will also be opened for Connect members that are involved in the Endpoint virtualization community.

See and experience how you can leverage...

riva11 | 08 Apr 2011 | 3 comments

The latest version of Mozilla Firefox released on March 22, 2011 has solved many problems in the previous versions, improved and introduced new advanced features, an improved interface and more speed, an enhanced crash protection, more security, support for new CSS3, introduced also the Sync that gives users access to bar history, bookmarks, open tabs and passwords across computers and mobile devices. Released in 80 languages for various operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Downloads are available in different web links, I wrote in the following short list where find the latest official release on Mozilla websites.

  • Get Firefox
    Please note that Mozilla detects your OS language automatically and will redirect to your language. 
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ohzone - CherylPeterson | 01 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

Peter Cornet and his team were wearing out the soles of their shoes managing the 7,000 endpoint estate to the ROC Mondriaan education institute in The Netherlands. Regular physical on-site interventions, manual imaging and provisioning, and other tasks meant this IT manager was almost overwhelmed by the constantly changing, high maintenance end-users and 450 applications. In response, ROC Mondriaan partnered with Scense B.V., one of the Netherlands’ fastest-growing providers of workspace management solutions. The Scense User Workspace Management solution eliminates complexity within the institute’s environment, by managing and delivering applications and desktops transparently together. The Scense dynamic workspace virtualization solution, which works in conjunction with Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite, has enabled ROC Mondriaan to re-deploy 15 of the 40 staff previously managing endpoints, reduce the time needed to provision a typical 30-endpoint classroom from...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 01 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

So, you're all registered for Vision and you're wondering who else from Connect will be there.

We're gonna make it easy on you! Add your name to the comments section in this blog posted in the Vision Community, and Leslie will print you out a nifty sticker with your username and avatar. Then, stop by the Internet Lounge at Vision and pick your sticker up. :)  That way, one of us from Connect will have the opportunity to meet you. And soon, all your fellow Connect users will realize that YOU are the one with all those fabulous comments.

 

DEADLINE: You have to add your name by April 25 to this thread. That way I'll have time to create the stickers and print them in time for the event.

Remember, comment on the blog post in the Vision...

Jordan | 31 Mar 2011 | 11 comments

This week we released SWV SP7 (6.4.1266), formally known as Skylark, which what we're calling a hardening release.  After the last two big releases, SP4 and SP6, we decided to make this release focus on only bug fixes so there are no new features that have been added.  We spent a lot of time with existing and new customers working in their environments, and how they used the product, to ensure that SWV is a better product.

This release will be up on the public download site within the next few weeks and for the mean time you can get SP7 by contacting support.

 

Some of the fixed issues include:

Non-True Type fonts, if in a layer, may not properly load.

Fixed several causes of getting a Black Screen of death upon system startup when SWV is on a machine.

There were instances where scheduled tasks wouldn't run if a layer was active.

Fixed a lot of BSOD conditions.

Many bugs were fixed that will...

erikw | 23 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

Have you ever thought about bringing your SWV packaged layers into a cloud solution?

Without the need to stream them over slow internet connections?

Now that DinamiQs released DinamiQs SMART 3.1.3038 we are also about to release our Hybrid Cloud portal that enables company's to take the most advantage of Symantec Workspace Virtualization.

The DinamiQs hybrid Cloud portal enables you to publish Symantec SWV packages into the cloud for a full seamless experience. Just like you can do with Citrix Xenapp, but without the need to install and manage Terminal servers or Xenapp servers.

DinamiQs now offers you the ability to use SWV applications in a published Windows 7 desktop to facilitate all applications.

How does it work?

  • Create a Windows 7 Virtualised desktop.
  • Setup the DinamiQS Resourcepool allocator that ebales administrator sto alway's have enough clones available as the system automatically clones new...
erikw | 23 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

Managing your Symantec Workspace Virtualized applications never was so easy as today. DVS SMART 3.1.3038 is now released and available at www.dinamiqs.com.

The new integrated functionality of DVS SMART Free is available to all customers now and offers a very rich enduser managed SWV applications portal.

Where the traditional SWV admin needs full admin or power user privileges, it also brings some dangerous steps inside your environment. Many company's already experienced that end users with power user privileges also can export applications and bring them home. Problem is that the application not only contains the software, but also the license key's for the software.

DinamiQs SMART manages all the applications through a service, so end users do not need elevated permissions to perform basic steps like activate, de-actiavte and reset applications.

DVS SMART 3.1.3038 can now be customised for...