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Windows Virtual Desktop Announcements

Last week was dominated by Microsoft’s announcement that Windows Virtual Desktop including Windows 10 Enterprise with multi-user capabilities is in public preview now. For those who don’t know what Windows Virtual Desktop is, I want to recommend to check out http://aka.ms/wvd. What’s important to know is that any user who has either of the followingContinue Reading

Written on March 24, 2019 at 5:59 pm, by

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Using FSLogix Office 365 Container for Outlook Search in Non-Persistent RDS Environments

When Outlook is running in cached Exchange mode, Outlook data is stored in user-specific .OST files. These .OST files must follow the users as they roam from host to host. Windows Search Service indexes locally stored .OST files and creates an index catalog for each user to enable search functionality in Outlook. In non-persistent andContinue Reading

Written on August 25, 2017 at 6:12 pm, by

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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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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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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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RemoteFX Backgrounder

Over the next weeks, Shawn Bass and I will be presenting our latest results on comparing remoting protocols at different events and conferences, such as BriForum and Microsoft TechEd. One of the protocols we are testing intensively is Microsoft RDP 7.1 with RemoteFX, typically only referred to as “RemoteFX”. Now people started asking me questionsContinue Reading

Written on April 30, 2011 at 10:48 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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