Archive for May 30, 2011

XenZone – 6 reasons why to attend

Written by Thomas Poppelgaard. Posted in Citrix, Events

Citrix User Group Norway is helding their conference #XenZone next weekend 9-10 June 2011 at Lillestrøm, Norway.

Here are 6 reasons, why you should attend and listen to these cool presenters at XenZone:

Reason 1.

My collegue Bjarne Træholt, Product Manager (NetScaler, Branch Repeater)*CCI on all Citrix products.I call him “Verdens bedste” in danish translated its “World’s best”. Bjarne is a cool guy and i recommend you check out his session.

Reason 2

Another great norwegian hero/collegue and friend is Alexander Ervik Johnsen CTP, Product Manager. You might him from his famous webpage http://www.ervik.as.

Reason 3

The one and only David Hald CEO and one of the founders of SMS Passcode David is also known as the famous hacker Boris and a great friend of mine =o)

Reason 4

A true danish Citrix hero is the one and only first danish awarded CTP, Rene Vester, founder of DKCUG. Rene Vester also is the auther of his blog renevester.com

Reason 5

Daniel Wedel i attended his session at PubForum in Dublin last week and i recommend you check out his session he is an great presenter and knows how to tell the message out so you understand it nice and smooth.

Reason 6

Jeroen van de Kamp, CTO for Login Consultans and awarded CTP. Jeroen is one of my favorite presenters i have watched him several time at Synergy and BriFoum.

 

The XenZone Agenda
http://xenzone.no/agenda

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer

Written by Thomas Poppelgaard. Posted in Windows 7

Service Information

Every IT project must first consider its impact on the user. It is therefore key to have an accurate insight into your current desktop infrastructure, before making any changes. After all, changes can impact the operating system and important applications. Even if you know what was installed on the laptop or desktop when it was delivered the user, it is often unknown what has happened since then.

How can you, the IT professional, make changes to the hardware, operating system or even application(s) for your users, if you don’t know what is installed and used today?

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer is here to help

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer is a free online service that provides insight into the current state of the desktop environment. This insight is a critical first step in any IT project.

RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer will give you a clear insight into your:

  1. Hardware Inventory
  2. Application Landscape
  3. User Population
  4. Location Layout
  5. Printing Topology

This information will help you assess and predict the impact of changes, such as an office relocation, hardware replacement or an upgrade to Windows 7, on your users.

More information can be found at http://resbda.cloudapp.net/Home/MoreInfo
(note: its still a closed beta, so you need an invite. In June 2011 the tool will be available to all public)

In this video at BrianMadden, Gabe Knuth joins RES Software’s Max Ranzau for a demo of their new, free Baseline Desktop Analyzer, or BDA at Citrix Synergy 2011.

Recent Comments

Phil Lavers

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Thank you for the Blog. Question:- If I have x000 XenDesktop Platinum Licenses which version of XenServer is applied. I have License Server 11.12.1
I can assign ‘XenApp/XenDesktop Platinum’ license or
I can assign ‘Xenserver Standard Per-Socket (2 Required) or\
I can assign ‘Xenserver Enterprise Per-Socket (2 Required)

Based on your Blog I can see the difference between Standard and Enterprise – But what do you get if you have XenDesktop Platinum?

Thank you

Jeff Rutherford

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Thomas, given your knowledge of NVIDIA GRID and your many blog posts, you might be interested in new research commissioned by NVIDIA, VMware and Dell. According to the new survey/research conducted by IDG on behalf of NVIDIA, VMware and Dell, just under one-quarter of respondents’ organizations (24%) have deployed a virtualized graphics solution, while 19% have deployment plans in the next 1-2 years. Another 22%, while they have no firm plans, have an interest in virtualizing their workstation or graphics user environment.

The purpose of the survey and research was to better understand user experiences and challenges with demanding graphics applications in use today, in addition to deployment plans for virtualized graphics solutions.

Other findings from the survey included:

Eighty percent of respondents agreed that long cycle times to load and save large graphic data sets in virtualized environments impede productivity. Among those who agreed, more than one third (35%) reported it takes an hour or more to load or save a large graphic data set.

Less than half (42%) rate the user experience of their organizations’ graphics applications as excellent or very good. The most important potential capabilities that respondents are looking for in a graphics application include improved security/disaster recovery (69% rating critical/very important), shortened load time (67%) and graphics acceleration (63%).

You can read more about the survey here:

http://bit.ly/1GOmGGs

Jeff Rutherford, commenting on behalf of IDG, NVIDIA, VMware, and Dell

Flemming

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Let me hear your opinion of NICE DCV on Windows ?

Flemming Larsen

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Prøv at teste NICE DCV på Windows istedet :-) og lad mig høre din objektive mening :-)

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