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Microsoft Posts Free Vista Deployment Tools

Microsoft made it easier for larger businesses to make the move to Vista this week when it posted free downloads for six new tools for mass deployments of Windows Vista, including two tools for activating Vista licenses from Windows Server 2003. Although the tools come two-and-a-half months after the business availability of Windows Vista, Microsoft […]

Citrix Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Results

Year-over-year Quarterly Revenue Growth of 19% Annual Revenue Growth of 25% FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today reported preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. Preliminary Financial Results In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, Citrix achieved revenue […]

Microsoft SoftGrid application virtualization will be included in Window’s vista’s desktop optimization pack

James has published a post that gives a nice summary of the contents of the upcoming Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. This pack will be available to software assurance customers using the Enterprise Edition of Windows Vista. I’m particularly excited about the contents as Microsoft Softgrid can relieve you from “DLL Hell” and general application compatibility problems. […]

Making Vista run legacy applications is easy

Well looks like I need to bust another myth about Vista not being able to run legacy applications.  Mary Jo Foley writes that Virtual PC might theoretically give Vista a way to run all those legacy applications that will break in Windows Vista.  Mary Jo opened her blog by saying: “Microsoft has made available for […]

10 Things to Consider Before Rolling out Windows Vista

Despite the delays and uncertainties about exactly when it’s going to happen, one thing we know: Vista is coming. Organizations are already making plans, especially those that pride themselves on being early adopters. But there are some things you need to consider before taking the plunge. ·          Is your hardware up to snuff? ·          Which […]

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Softricity (Official Press Release)

REDMOND, Wash. — July 17, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Softricity Inc., a leading provider of application virtualization and dynamic streaming technologies. Virtualization is a key technology for reducing the cost and complexity of IT management, and the addition of Softricity is another step in Microsoft’s ongoing strategy […]

Gartner Report – Softricity Buy Could Serve Microsoft’s Strategy in Many Ways

The following is Gartner’s opinions around the Microsoft / Softricity deal. As always, they have a very interesting take of things and it is worth a read. Microsoft plans to buy Softricity and offer its virtualization technology to address application compatibility issues. But the technology could eventually support Windows Live, server virtualization and consumer markets. […]

SafeDesk Enterprise 3.0 Release Brings Windows Virtualization and Multi-media to Thin-Client

SafeDesk Enterprise 3.0 provides unprecendented functionality bundle for the thin-client and streaming desktop marketplace. Window’s Virtualization, Multimedia, Peripheral support and the ability to auto-detect client hardware drivers highlight SafeDesk Enterprise 3.0. Spokane , WA (PRWEB) March 15, 2006 — SafeDesk Enterprise 3.0 now provides extensive support for customers who want the benefits of Linux but […]

Thinstall and Citrix Partner to Deliver Virtualized Citrix Presentation Server Client for USB Drives

Thinstall application virtualization technology enables the Citrix Presentation Server Client to run without installation or modification of the registry or file system – ideal for distribution with USB drives and for mobile users Thinstall, the leader in portable application virtualization, and Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced the […]

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