Is Internet Explorer 6 the reason why you’re still running Windows XP?

So, you’ve started your proof of concept for your new desktop environment, because your organization is demanding for improvement. You are testing the different flavors; VDI, RDS, fat client… (assuming it is based on Window 7 or Windows Server 2008 RDS). You get very excited on all the new features and you’ll see a lot of advantages for your management and deployment of the systems. Next to that you’ll see the advantages for your organization; rich media experience, application availability and remote access. But then…testing your mission critical applications point out a dependency with Internet Explorer 6. Now what? IE6 can’t be installed on the latest operating systems, are you stuck with Windows XP?
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Monthly highlights – April 2010

Every month I will try to wrap up some highlights about virtualization news, personal experience or other IT related items which had my attention, this time April 2010:

April was quite a busy month, working on several projects from working on a SharePoint (for Document Management) infrastructure till extending a Citrix XenApp based infrastructure. This last one is an interesting one, because we will combine Citrix XenApp, VMware vSphere, Microsoft App-V and RES PowerFuse to deliver a real state-of-the-art user experience.

Because of the busy month, I’m still catching up on some articles, so this time a short wrap up.

The Microsoft Management Summit 2010 was held in Las Vegas, this is where the System Center products are put in the spotlight. There’s a lot to talk about, new releases, product announcements, to have a closer look; view the keynotes, keynote 1 and keynote 2.
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First impression: InstallFree Bridge

My main experience with Application Virtualization is based on App-V (formerly known as Softgrid) and a bit of VMware ThinApp and Citrix Streaming Applications. With the release of InstallFree Bridge 2.0 it’s time to spend some time on this product too. So, how to get a quick hands-on experience? Well, I just signed up for an online hands-on lab. After contact with an InstallFree representative I’ve had access to a 7-day lab environment including some exercises. Which was a great way to get some hands-on experience with the product. Thank you, InstallFree.

My first impressions on InstallFree Bridge are based on this hands-on lab. Next to that I’ve also read some available documents. Because I’ve not installed the product I will not have an impression on the installation phase.
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