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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 (www.devicetrust.de/en) 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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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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Azure RemoteApp Preview at Microsoft TechEd

Boom! During his keynote at Microsoft TechEd North America, Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson announced the availability of Azure RemoteApp preview. Like many other virtualization experts, I was waiting for this moment as we’ve all heard rumors about the project code named “Mohoro” since a couple of months. Despite the fact that Brad only covered itContinue Reading

Written on May 16, 2014 at 12:51 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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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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How to Compare Remoting Protocols

If you want to learn about a good way of comparing remoting protocols such as Microsoft RDP/RemoteFX, Citrix ICA/HDX, VMware/Teradici PCoIP and Quest EOP, this article is for you. As you may already know, Shawn Bass and I have invested substantial time into testing and comparing the most popular Windows remoting protocols in our vendor-independentContinue Reading

Written on November 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm, by

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…and finally, going to Brazil

It’s been an incredible year so far.  Over the last months, Shawn Bass and I were busy testing various popular Windows remoting protocols in our vendor-independent labs.  It was all about installing available remote desktop products out of the box on reference hardware and finding out how it feels like when using applications with differentContinue Reading

Written on November 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm, by

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Remoting Protocols – In Quest For Truth

At BriForum in Chicago two weeks ago, Shawn Bass and I presented a session comparing today’s most popular remoting protocols Microsoft RDP, Citrix ICA/HDX, Quest EOP and VMware/Teradici PCoIP. We figured that it doesn’t help attendees if we introduce an artificial performance index representing each protocol’s quality. Instead we created a large number of 30-secondContinue Reading

Written on June 30, 2010 at 12:19 am, 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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