After 20 years it’s time for some changes.
We want to inform you about the fact that the softgridguru.com content is moved to www.appvirtguru.com.
The goal of Appvirtguru.com is to provide deep technical information about Application Virtualization in general.
The first phases of AppVirtguru.com are:
- Provide a well moderated forum about App-V; current situation
- Provide a well moderated forum about AppVirt solutions such as VMware, Citrix, Symantec, InstallFree, Novell, Xenocode,.. (early 2010);
- Upgrade and extend the current platform. (early 2010)
- Change style; colors and logos (early 2010)
- Fix SMTP and registration issues (end 2009)
Keep a close eye on this site. I will contribute to the new forum in the near future.
We are currently updating our application virtualization comparison chart. The one thing I’m most excited about is that we’ve added the launch times of a couple of applications you might want to virtualize. We have planned to release the updated chart this month, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak at the launch times of Adobe Acrobat 9.1 when virtualized with the featured products. In the chart you see the first launch and the second launch. The second launch is to see the difference when (some of the blocks of) the package is cached on disk or in memory. … Continue Reading
Microsoft announced the immediate availability of the App-V 4.6 beta from Microsoft Connect.
One of the major improvements is that the sequencer now packages native 64-bit applications, and with this they seem to be the first in the market ! Off course this is a beta and the question is whether Microsoft will really be the first to release an RTM product that packages 64-bit apps.
Another big change … Continue Reading
The power of Scense is that they’re making every process as simple as possible. Scense is already well-known by their Full Session Control. This means that Scense has defined 9 moments where you can control your users session, where in a traditional environment you only have 2 : @logon and @logoff.
One of the cool new features is Scense Easy Delivery. Distributing an MSI to a usergroup for example is done as easy as “Select package”, “Select usergroup”, “click OK”. See for yourself here : http://www.scense.nl/Products/Movies.aspx (first movie).
I stumbled on a nice post on TechStrategyPartners from George Gilbert and Juergen Urbanski. It gives a clear view on which areas VMware will be putting their money on and why. It’s a pretty large piece of reading material and I had a couple of “duh” moments but the core of what they’re telling comes down to this:
We’ve all seen the light concerning server consolidation, it’s (becoming) commodity. So what, at this moment, are the areas where the money is ? According to the authors (VMware stakeholders), VMware has defined 3 waves they are setting out to ride the next period : … Continue Reading