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riva11 | 12 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

IrfanView is a image viewer for Microsoft Windows that can view, edit, and convert image files. It allows to open a wide variety of image formats and displays thumbnail file previews, allowing picture organization and management.

Some IrfanView features:

    Many supported file formats
    Multi language support
    Thumbnail/preview option
    Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
    Toolbar skins option
    Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
    Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
    Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
    Fast directory view (moving through directory)
    Batch conversion (with advanced image processing)
    Multipage TIF...

erikw | 12 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

March 2, 2012 will be a date that should be remembered. At that date the decision was made to build the largest VDI in the Cloud architecture. An incredible 1.200.000 VDI desktops should be started in the Cloud waiting for end users.

As almost every device is supported, it will change the world of computing as we know it right now. Why buy a PC if you can have access to your own fully supported desktop at a fraction of the price? Every day you logon you will get a complete new PC, with your own personal settings and your own software. And you can use it any time, any where and on any device.

May 1st we will have the first 100.000 desktops up and running and we will have over 400 applications packaged. And it will grow and grow.

So now we have an incredible task to build up the team that is going to develop and deploy the VDI desktop and ensures that all applications can run in this desktop.

And the technology that enables us to make this happen is...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 02 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec's Chief Strategy Officer and SVP Angela Tucci will kick off this Symantec CIO Forum Webcast, —“Protecting Your Information: The New Mobility Reality,” with a review of the most salient points from Symantec's 2012 Mobility Survey.  CIO Digest Editor-in-Chief Dr. Patrick Spencer will lead a roundtable discussion following Tucci's overview. The roundtable will consist of several IT practitioner thought leaders, including Tucci, who are in the process of helping their organizations adopt mobility strategies.

Click here for more information and to register:

riva11 | 07 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Need to copy large folders form one network folder to another location? Here a nice tool that compare files and folders and copy only changed files.

The tool called Copy Changed Files has a a simple interface to copy files from one location to another using using filters or comparison criteria based on date and time or binary compare option.

Main Features

  • Copy changed files only
  • Binary comparison of files using a database of file hashes.
  • Save last run time, for incremental backup of changed files only
  • Multi threaded
  • Append current date to destination directory or file for easy version maintenance
  • Set from directory
  • Set to directory
  • Set the from date, to scan for files changed after that date
  • Compare date AND time
  • Maintain directory structure in destination directory
  • Exclude files from copying, ex. thumbs.db


riva11 | 24 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

Nirsoft is a well known collection of portable applications for Windows. There are hundreds of different utilities developed, like password recovery utilities, network monitoring tools, web browser tools, Internet related utilities or programmers tools.

A nice tool that allows you to easily find and run the desired utility is NirLauncher developed by Nirsoft.  This portable program is a front-end that collects Nirsoft tools divided by categories, like Password Recovery Tools, Network Tools, Web Browser Tools, etc.  NirLauncher has a size of 16 MB unpacked and can be stored in your USB drive.

NirLauncher Features

  • NirLauncher can be used from USB flash drive without need of any installation.
  • NirLauncher and all the utilities in the package are completely freeware, without any Spyware/Adware/Malware.
  • ...
erikw | 18 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

2012 Has started and where many people believe the end of the world is near, I believe a new era will start. Cloud has been introduced and is moving very fast. It is shifting the world of computing and companies are looking at saving costs with this new technology.

But 2012 is also the year that other things will change. The long awaited new release of Workspace Virtualization is planned for this year, and other news from Symantec is going on. Vision 2012 in Las Vegas in May is something not to miss, and I truly hope to get the chance to be there and talk to peers about Cloud and why we are so happy using Symantec Workspace Virtualization in our Cloud/VDI offering.

So bookmark your agenda for Vision 2012 in the MGM from 7 to 10 May. it might be the last chance to visit Vision if the world really gets to it's end as the Aztecs predict.

For European visitors, Vision will be held in Barcelona from 9 to 11 October but at the same time VMworld is also and...

riva11 | 13 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

This helpful portable tool allows you to check quickly the current status for any computer. It extracts hardware and software details of all components of the PC, shows installed software with version and product key.


License : Freeware

Link : Free PC Audit

riva11 | 09 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

MyUninstaller tool is helpful to find the correct uninstall string for whatever installed software application.

This portable tool shows a list of all installed application with a lot of details and additional information that the standard Add/Remove applet doesn't display: product name, company, version, uninstall string, installation folder, etc.

Other interesting feature is the export function that allows to save all information into a text file or HTML file, this can be really helpful in case of you will have to re-install manually you current software after a PC migration.

System Requirements: Any version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 98 to Windows 7

Link :     MyUninstaller

erikw | 03 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

Customers who use Symantec Workspace Virtualization can choose between the Standard Version or the Pro Version that includes streaming. Between SWV and SWV Pro you can also use SMART. And there is a new version available that you can use to centraly manage your applications, and give the end user some control on his layers like activate, de-activate and reset.

The new version can be downloaded from our website or you can send me a message and I will ensure you get a version.

Just like SWV, DinamiQs SMART is free for home and personal use. In the world of VDI DinamiQs has set new standards for speed, efficiency and end-user experience. Part of the DinamiQs VDI stack is S.M.A.R.T., which has developed into a full fledged Desktop and Software management application.

The S.M.A.R.T. software helps end-users access those applications that they are entitled to. S.M.A.R.T. allows self-service and self-repair of these –packaged applications....

Scot Curry | 01 Dec 2011 | 5 comments

Symantec Workspace Streaming is excellent technology when used in conjunction with VDI desktops.  You can stream applications to a non-persistent VDI image on demand.  One of the interesting issues that comes up in a non-persistent environment is the application "goes away" at the end of the session.

We have added the ability to reclaim application licenses when the machine logs off.  To enable this functionality add the following to your AppStreamCfg.txt file: