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Microsoft to Buy Citrix – Announcement Coming Friday or Monday???

Douglas Brown
A few months ago I wrote an article detailing how Citrix CEO’s decision to buy XenSource was one of the greatest moves in IT history.  In that article I also threw out a teaser stating that I thought Microsoft would announce they would buy Citrix a day or two before VMware’s VMworld conference.  Well, it […]

Microsoft Gets Serious About App Virtualization

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As Microsoft prepares to officially launch its virtualization blitzkrieg at an event in Redmond next week, the software giant on Wednesday announced the release to manufacturing of its application virtualization offering App-V 4.5, along with a series of tweaks to its virtualization strategy. Formerly called SoftGrid Application Virtualization, App-V 4.5 is Microsoft’s attempt to push […]

Microsoft Jumps On Virtualization Launch Event With ‘App-V’ Release…

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Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) got an early start Wednesday on next week’s one-day virtualization launch event, an ode to all things Microsoft virtualization, by releasing the latest version of Microsoft Application Virtualization, formerly known as SoftGrid, and overhauling its client licensing scenarios. For Microsoft as for its main competitors, VMware and Citrix, application virtualization is only […]

Microsoft Shores Up Desktop Virtualization Story

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Microsoft moved to shore up its virtualized desktop story, adding new IT features to its application virtualization platform and introducing new licensing terms around various methods of desktop deployment. Microsoft has been pushing what it calls the Optimized Desktop, which addresses centralized management and deployment of both physical and virtual resources. The company said development […]

Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencing Best Practices And Anti-Virus Software

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Should I run anti-virus software when I sequence applications or should I not? That’s a question we hear all the time. And no wonder, since we mention in our sequencing best practices that our recommendation is to disable all anti-virus and malware detection software on the sequencer workstation during the sequencing process.  Sound strange? Not […]

Microsoft Releases Application Virtualization (App-V) Management Pack for Download on MS Connect!

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The Peps over in Boston Released the OpsMgr Management Pack for testing RC up on connect! To simplify Application Virtualization Server management, the App-V team is excited to make available a RC version of our App-V 4.5 System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack (OpsMgr 2007 MP). It has just been posted over on the […]

Microsoft Application Virtualization: App-V ADM Template Available for Download

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The App-V team is excited to make available a RC version of our App-V 4.5 ADM template. It has just been posted over on the Microsoft Connect site (http://connect.microsoft.com/). The template focus is on registry settings that are well suited to controlling via ADM Template/Group Policy infrastructure and are the most likely to be customized. […]

Microsoft Releases Microsoft App-V 4.5 (Application Virtualization) Release Candidate

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The Microsoft Application Virtualization team is very excited to announce that our version 4.5 Release Candidate is now available! We’ve been working incredibly hard since the Beta release to bring you the best version of the product to date and we think we’ve achieved that goal! Since the Beta release, we have added several new […]

Microsoft Softgrid App-Virtualization: Another Way To Offer Software As A Service

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MDOP, the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, is the fastest-selling-ever Volume Licensing product from Microsoft, according to the company. Since Microsoft introduced MDOP six months ago, customers have bought 2 million licenses for MDOP. MDOP consists of a number of different tools and technologies, all of which are developed by Microsoft’s System Center team: SoftGrid application […]

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