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Microsoft Video: Rakuten Group Secures Sensitive Data with Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services

See how Rakuten uses Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services (RDS). Not only does RDS provide an easy path to integrating heterogeneous systems, but it also provides an additional layer of security so new systems do not compromise Rakuten’s existing corporate infrastructure. For the full story, visit: From the fine folks at Microsoft.

Linux Bastion Hosts on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment

Amazon Web Services
You can choose to create a new AWS architecture with bastion host instances, or deploy the bastion hosts into your existing AWS infrastructure. The bastion hosts provide secure access to Linux instances located in the private and public subnets. The Quick Start architecture deploys Linux bastion host instances into every public subnet to provide readily […]

Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.x Server OS VDA Staggered Reboot Framework

This is the second version of the reboot framework for XenApp/XenDesktop Server OS VDAs. If you’d like a refresher on the first version, please revisit our previous blog post. First, I’d like to summarize the framework conditions: No single instance to control the reboots. Thus, not creating reboot schedules for VDAs on the Controllers. Flexibility to create […]

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 security sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2016

The Windows Server team is super excited to be launching Windows Server 2016 at the upcoming Ignite event on September 26-30. (The event is sold out, but sessions will be available online). As you may already know, security has been one of our main focus areas for this release. Windows Server 2016 includes layers of […]

Veeam’s Biggest Announcement FAQ

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, we made the biggest announcement in Veeam’s history — a strategic addition to its portfolio of products. To illustrate our expanded vision, we unveiled many new features and products, including the rock star announcement, Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. For those of you who weren’t able to attend the […]

SIOS SANless Clusters Provide Zespri International with HA Protection Needed to Deploy SAP in Microsoft Azure

One of the world’s largest SAP deployments in Azure uses SIOS as their HA foundation SIOS Technology Corp. (, the industry’s leading provider of software products that help IT optimize and protect business critical applications, today announced that Zespri International, one of the largest SAP deployments in Microsoft Azure, relies on SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition […]

Microsoft Windows Server License Management

Flexera Software
Many organizations own and deploy multiple editions of Microsoft Windows Server operating systems in their environments.  However, many often struggle with efficient tracking and management of the different editions of Windows Server.  Ineffective use of existing licenses often results in additional spend on unnecessary licenses. Software asset management and license optimization tools, such as FlexNet […]

Finding Microsoft Home Folder Errors for Citrix XenApp 6.5 Using Microsoft PowerShell

Carl Webster
Recently on a project for my new employer, Choice Solutions, I noticed lots of home folder errors in the customer’s System event log.  I offered to take my Folder Redirection Error script and modify it to find home folder errors. This project and article are specifically for Citrix XenApp 6.5 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 […]

IGEL Technology Integrates VMware Blast Extreme Protocol into Thin and Zero Clients

IGEL Technology
The VMware Ready solution helps to improve the efficiency and agility of modern end-user computing environments  IGEL Technology, a world leader in the delivery of powerful workspace management software, IGEL OS powered thin clients, zero clients and all-in-one thin client solutions, today announced the integration of the VMware® Blast Extreme Protocol. “We are proud to […]

Veeam Unveils Game-Changing Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud

Delivers Next Generation of Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads to enable the Always-On Enterprise Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced the next generation of Availability: Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. According to IDC, enterprises are engaged in a continuous digital transformation […]

Citrix: Get Up and Running with XenDesktop 7.9 Apps & Desktops in a SNAP!

This is the second post in the “Getting Ready for Citrix on Windows Server 2016” blog series. So, you’ve read the first post in this series “How soon is Now? Citrix is ready for the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2016, are you?” (if you haven’t, go ahead … I’ll wait). You (I hope) have watched the […]

Ericom Announces Distributor Partnership with Actual Virtual to Deliver Desktop Virtualization Solutions in the UK

Ericom Software
Together the Companies Aim to Double UK Channel Network and Offer an Alternative to Citrix and Dell vWorkspace Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, announced that it has partnered with Actual Virtual to distribute its product line in the UK. Together the companies will also offer a desktop virtualization […]

The Future Client Software of VMware vSphere

VMware is known to offer sophisticated virtualization techniques. Over the years, VMware has done a great job of giving good service for providing virtual systems. With new features, VMware has always been an aggressor in virtualization technology. It offers a suite of software that have exhaustive features to suit the needs of IT departments worldwide. […]

Liquidware Labs Announces Latest Release of ProfileUnity and FlexApp

Liquidware Labs
Exclusive Features in ProfileUnity v6.5.5 with advanced FlexApp shortens login times by 90%, speeds delivery of applications by 60% as well as supports multipart high availability architectures Liquidware Labs, a leader in desktop transformation solutions, today announced the general availability of ProfileUnity 6.5.5 with FlexApp. Significant speed and feature enhancements include a reduction of Microsoft […]