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Free Ebook: Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

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Microsoft Press has published a new article on it’s blog about a free Windows 8.1 ebook. The book should should help IT professional to get a technical overview of Windows 8.1. Please visit the Microsoft Press blog to get Access to the ebook.

Link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/10/14/free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-1-for-it-professionals.aspx

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October 17th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software

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No news, but an interesting link to the Gartner website where they’ve published the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management in Mai 2013. 

Link: http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1FRIMH0&ct=130523&st=sb

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August 28th, 2013 at 8:56 am

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Microsoft delivers Windows 8.1 to the hardware manufacturers – What’s new for companies?

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Microsoft has announced the delivery of Windows 8.1 to there hardware manufacturers. What does the new Windows update mean to the end user and their companies?

There are a changes which are very interesting for mobile computing, administration and security. To enable the user for being even more productive Microsoft added wireless printing functionality via Wi-Fi Direct and NFC support. Another wireless feature is Miracast which can sync the screen to a bigger display. 

To ease users live the VPN-Client opens automatically if a resource needs access to the internal network. But there are also a lot of changes for BYOD (Bring your own device) and MDM (Mobile Device Management). A new feature in that area is “Work Folders” which syncs files from the network to the local device and vice versa. This functionality is natively integrated into the filesystem.

In regards to security the new “Workplace join” option helps IT departments to control the access to company resources granularly. Windows Defender has also been updated and can now detect malware via their network activity.

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August 27th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

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Webinar: Atlantis Computing™ and VMware announce “Secure and High Performance End-User Computing for Financial Services” solution

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An upcoming webinar you may interested in.

Atlantis Computing and VMware have partnered to offer a best-in-class VDI solution, combining Atlantis ILIO and VMware Horizon View. This joint solution allows IT teams to provide around-the-clock access to digitized information and applications—anytime, anywhere, and more important than ever, from any device. The solution not only gives employees more freedom, but it also keeps IT in control while lowering TCO, improving user experience and delivering Virtual Desktop performance that is better than a PC.

Link: http://blog.atlantiscomputing.com/2013/08/atlantis-computing™-and-vmware-announce-“secure-and-high-performance-end-user-computing-for-financial-services”-solution/

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August 19th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

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Germany West VMUG Meeting 16. August 2013 with End User Computing Sessions and THE Celebrities of EUC

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The next German VMware User Group is planned for 16th August 2013 in Schwalbach near Frankfurt. So if you’re around please join us for this great event. The agenda is fully packed with technical deep dives! This time the hot topic is ThinApp! The VMUG is a must as we have some special guests! Aaron Black and Peter Björk from VMware are joining this event!

Here’s the agenda:

  • Frühstück   
  • Kurze Ansprache – Herr Brosch, Kiru
  • VMware ThinApp Roadmap – Aaron Black, VMware
  • VMware ThinApp Troubleshooting – Peter Bjork, VMware
  • Mittagspause/Mittagessen
  • VMware ThinApp & VMware Horizon Workspace Integration – Peter Bjork, VMware
  • EMC Presentation – XtremIO for End User Computing   
  • Accelerate Windows 7 Migration with VMware Mirage – Best Practices – Tim Arenz and Andreas Wilke, VMware

If you’d like to attend this meeting please register via the VMUG website. Follow this link. 

Link: http://www.vmug.com/e/in/eid=977&source=5

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July 26th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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HF: Endless ThinDirect loop

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Tim has published a great video about a strange behavior which comes up if the ThinDirect.txt is handled in a wrong way. Check his video out to see how you can get around the issue.

 

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iVYOBHymdK8

Via: http://www.horizonflux.com/endless-thindirect-loop/

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June 25th, 2013 at 10:51 am

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Horizon Workspace: Installing LibreOffice without Internet Connection on Data VA

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Back in March VMware published the first version of Horizon Workspace which includes a component called Data. Data is the former Project Octopus, the “Dropxbox for Enterprises” without leveraging public cloud technologies. That means that your data stays in your datacenter and will be synced on the devices allowed in the policy IT has created. Within the web interface for the user, files can be previewed. By default PDF files are getting rendered but for Microsoft Office files you’ll need to install either LibreOffice or Microsoft Office components. Be aware that for Microsoft Office components each user needs a proper MS Office license. You can read more about this in the Horizon Workspace installation guide. So if you want to go for free you should use LibreOffice instead. This works also well. One of my customers had an issue whilst installing the LibreOffice. His Workplace appliances wasn’t connected to the Internet and so they couldn’t install the needed components. With a quick workaround it was possible. They’ve downloaded the zipped RPM from the LibreOffice website (Link included in the installer Script) and put it onto a local web server. After changing the download address of the file from the LibreOffice server to the local server (bold marking in the script) it just worked fine.

echo $PLATFORM | egrep -q UBUNTU

if [ $? = 0 ]; then

 LIBREOFFICE_URL=http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/3.5.6.2/deb/x86_64/LibO_3.5.6rc2_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

  PKGTYPE=DEB

  PKGCMD=”$DPKG -i”

else

  #LIBREOFFICE_URL=http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/3.5.6.2/rpm/x86_64/LibO_3.5.6rc2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

  LIBREOFFICE_URL=http://192.168.1.11:280/LibO_3.5.6rc2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

  PKGTYPE=RPM

  PKGCMD=”$RPM -U –force –quiet –nodeps”

fi

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April 24th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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Case Study: Making the Case for VDI – BYOD (Video)

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January 22nd, 2013 at 10:44 pm

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Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware Version 6.5

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Veeam has published a new version of their Backup & Replication software. Check their website for an overview. Here’re the facts.

Link: http://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html?ad=menu

Product data sheet for VMware: http://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_6_5_vmware_en_ds.pdf

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October 30th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

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Teradici RDSH PCoIP Terminal Server solution (Video) at VMworld 2012

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Brian Madden has published a great video interview with Terardici’s Stuart Robinson.

Definitely check this video as it gives you a great overview and a comparison between Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP vs. PCoIP.

Nice!

Link: http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/videos/archive/2012/09/06/vmworld-2012-teradici.aspx

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September 6th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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