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Tools I’ve used in my Ignite session

A bit more than two weeks ago I’ve presented a breakout session titled “Get an independent insider’s view of desktop virtualization and session remoting” at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. Here is the video of my session on Channel 9 for those who want to watch it. As part of my session I demonstrated some great toolsContinue Reading

Written on October 18, 2016 at 11:04 pm, by

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An Insider’s Guide to Desktop Virtualization on Channel 9

On May 7, Ruben Spruijt and I delivered our breakout session titled “An Insider’s Guide to Desktop Virtualization” at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago. Find an overview of the content in a previous blog post. Our session was live streamed, which was an exciting and brand new experience for Ruben and me. Now you can find the recordingContinue Reading

Written on May 24, 2015 at 12:43 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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Is Windows Server 2012 RDS finally good enough?

When Shawn Bass and I attended the Microsoft MVP Summit in February, we presented the latest results of our remoting protocol comparison tests to the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services product team. The good news is that generally speaking they confirmed all our findings – the RDS product team has a long history of conducting theirContinue Reading

Written on March 3, 2013 at 11:59 am, 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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Why Desktop Virtualization

At one of the virtualization conferences where I presented a breakout session, I was asked to join a couple of other speakers for a panel discussion. To my big surprise, the conversation got sort of confusing when the question “What are the benefits of desktop virtualization?” came up. I thought that by now everyone inContinue Reading

Written on December 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm, by

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New Tutorials

A couple of days ago I created a new section on my website, called Tutorials. I want to use this section as a library for documents I create when testing new RDS or virtualization functionalities or when preparing for delivering presentations or training classes. I started uploading a couple of documents I have already createdContinue Reading

Written on January 7, 2012 at 10:25 am, by

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MVP Summit 2011 – What’s next after Microsoft Released SP1 and RemoteFX?

Wow, the year started really busy. I didn’t even have time to write new blog articles until today. After joining AppSense and going through induction and some public interviews, I started visiting key customers. This gave me valuable insights into what’s going on in the field. Even though I had only relatively short time toContinue Reading

Written on February 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm, by

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MVP Summit 2010 – The Future of Remote Desktop Services

I’m planning to attend the upcoming annual Microsoft MVP Summit next February.  Like every year since I was announced a Terminal Server MVP in 2003, I’m really looking forward to meet with members of the Microsoft product groups and directly learn from those people who are responsible for the individual product features.  When talking to theContinue Reading

Written on December 31, 2009 at 4:11 pm, by

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Will Cloud Computing Change the Application Landscape

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking at a German cloud and virtualization conference, dominated by attendees working at Internet Service Providers and physical datacenters. There were many sessions about cloud computing, but speakers were also covering topics like datacenter climate control and energy efficiency improvements. It is interesting to note, that there wereContinue Reading

Written on October 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm, by

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