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SenseConnector Videos

As you may know from previous articles, SenseConnector is a remote connection manager I’m using in my test lab and when demoing during public presentations. This tool has a uniquely designed user interface und it was custom-developed by Jozsef Gorzas from Sense GmbH according to my personal needs – and you may also find itContinue Reading

Written on August 28, 2015 at 9:42 am, by

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Product Review: Citrix XenClient Enterprise 5

In late 2013, Citrix encouraged me to install XenClient Enterprise 5 in my lab, run some graphics performance tests and deliver a video with my findings. In the end, I recorded two videos, one about installing XenClient Enterprise 5 and another with the test results. Citrix used the second video internally. Now, after more thanContinue Reading

Written on December 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm, by

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My Lab Toolbox: SenseConnector

When I’m presenting at conferences or training classes, many attendees ask me what kind of tools I’m using for benchmarking, lab setups, demos and proof-of-concepts. So I decided to start a series of articles describing my favorite lab tools. Today, I want to introduce you to SenseConnector, a great tool for building powerful demo environmentsContinue Reading

Written on October 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm, by

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My Synergy and E2EVC Highlights

Over the last couple of days, I attended Citrix Synergy in Anaheim and E2EVC in Los Angeles. Six days packed with great information about cloud and remoting technology – and hanging out with the virtualization community folks. Here’s what I think were the most interesting things I learned.

Written on May 11, 2014 at 2:47 am, by

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SenseConnector – an RDP Client for Hyper-V and Azure

I like to get my fingers dirty with new Windows tools and technologies. Typically, I only believe what I see in my own test lab. This helps me both in my role as CTO for bluecue consulting and as an active member of the virtualization community. A typical scenario is that I install an entireContinue Reading

Written on September 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm, by

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XenServer 6.2 Goes Open Source

A couple of days ago, Citrix released XenServer 6.2. The new version provides improved scalability and promises improvements around cloud-readiness. But most importantly, Citrix moved XenServer back to Open Source. Is this good or is this bad? After interesting conversations with some of my community peers (like Shawn Bass, Thomas Koetzing and Gunnar Berger), IContinue Reading

Written on June 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm, by

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Building a Windows Server 2012 RDS Test Environment

I’m traveling a lot and I like to be able to test and demo things while I’m on the road. This is why I wanted to build an entire Windows Server 2012 RDS environment on my Windows 8 laptop with Hyper-V installed. A major goal was to make sure that I can play around withContinue Reading

Written on April 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm, by

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Windows 8 Hyper-V Unleashed

Only a couple of months ago I wrote an article about how to use a Windows 8 tablet as a client hypervisor. Inspired by the promising results of this first test, I decided to go a big step further. I got me an HP EliteBook 8560w laptop with i7 CPU, 32GB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro GPU andContinue Reading

Written on January 31, 2013 at 9:48 pm, by

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Windows 8 as Client Hypervisor

In the past, I’ve been using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V activated on my laptop. For more details, read my two blog articles Building a Hyper-V Client Hypervisor – An Experiment and Building a Hyper-V Client Hypervisor – Part 2. But now Windows 8 is available, and it comes with a built-in clientContinue Reading

Written on September 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm, by

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Building a Hyper-V Client Hypervisor – Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I published an article describing my experiment to use Hyper-V as a client hypervisor. I’m working with this laptop setup since more than two months now, using it for everything I previously did on Windows 7. In addition I’m running all my demos when visiting customers or presenting at conferences.Continue Reading

Written on June 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm, by

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