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deviceTRUST – Dynamic Device Context Awareness

Only recently I became aware of a new player offering an interesting product that gives you real-time access to the system properties of the endpoint from which a user is currently connected to a remote Windows session. The company’s name is deviceTRUST ( and they refer to their solution as “dynamic device context awareness”. InContinue Reading

Written on July 3, 2016 at 7:44 pm, by

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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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Graphics and Multimedia System Tools

Last week I presented a 75-minute breakout session titled “Computer Graphics and Multimedia: A Survival Guide for IT Pros” at BriForum in Denver. In essence, my session covered an introduction of the most common application programming interfaces (APIs) and file formats commonly used for graphics and multimedia: GDI, DirectX, WPF, OpenGL, AV, Silverlight, Flash andContinue Reading

Written on July 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm, by

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My Lab Toolbox: Frame Grabbers

This article is the third in a series of articles describing hardware and software tools I’m using in my test lab. Previous articles covered the RDS tool SenseConnector and how to build a white label test server. This article highlights frame grabbers used to capture sequences of computer screen images (frames) which then can beContinue Reading

Written on March 31, 2015 at 6:38 pm, by

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The Art of Measuring Remote End User Experience

“To me, when we say mobile first, it’s not the mobility of the device, it’s actually the mobility of the individual experience,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in November 2014 at a UK event. When remoting into Windows desktops and applications is part of your enterprise mobility strategy, acceptable end user experience is an importantContinue Reading

Written on January 31, 2015 at 1:48 pm, by

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My Lab Toolbox: White Label Test Server

One of the things I really enjoy about my current role in the virtualization industry is evaluating new products and concepts in my test lab. I’m in the lucky situation that Dell, Intel, NVIDIA, AMD, HP and some other vendors provided me with wonderful hardware, but sometimes off-the-shelf servers are simply not the right choiceContinue Reading

Written on December 12, 2014 at 8:14 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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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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ReconnAct Added to Immidio Resource Kit

Today Immidio announced that they added a new tool to their free Resource Kit. The new tool’s name is ReconnAct, which may sound familiar to members of the Terminal Server community. The earlier versions of ReconnAct were developed by Dennis Damen from Login Consultants, who was kind enough to allow Immidio to continue the development.

Written on February 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm, by

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New Products from Microsoft and Citrix

What a week! Both Microsoft and Citrix released presentation virtualization products we were waiting for since quite some time. A couple of days ago Microsoft started shipping a beta release of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), which is one of the six technologies in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. Microsoft bought an initial version ofContinue Reading

Written on January 24, 2009 at 1:08 am, by

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