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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

If you are interested in Citrix at all, you should really make Brian Madden's site one of your regularly visited sites

What if Citrix dropped ICA and just went with RDP?
September 28, 2005
Editorial >> I've been thinking a lot about Longhorn Terminal Services and the future of Citrix recently, and I found myself wondering what would happen if Citrix stopped working on ICA and just went with RDP.

Microsoft's Complete Longhorn Terminal Server Feature List
September 27, 2005
Article >> A lot of information about the new features of Terminal Server in Longhorn has come out over the past few weeks. In this article, I've collected, organized, and commented on all the new stuff.

Podcast: Citrix and VMware - Current Scenarios and Future Direction
September 23, 2005
Podcast Audio Show >> This podcast is a recording of a speech I gave in August 2005. My topic was Citrix and VMware--how these two technologies work together today and the larger role that virtualization will play in the future.

Transcript: Chat with Microsoft Execs about the Future of Terminal Server
September 22, 2005
Event >> Three Microsoft executives participated in an online chat to discuss Terminal Server September 21, 2005. The transcript is now available.

Microsoft Windows Fundamentals will convert a legacy PC to a thin client in March 2006
September 22, 2005
Industry Buzz >> Microsoft just officially announced Windows Fundamentals (previously codenamed Eiger), a stipped-down version of Windows that will convert a legacy PC into a Windows-based thin client device. The price? Free. (If you already have a Windows XP license and Software Assurance.)

Channel 9 Video reveals new Longhorn Terminal Server features
September 21, 2005
Video >> Yesterday Channel 9 (the MSDN video blog) released an hour-long video of interviews with different members of Microsoft's Terminal Server product group. This video contained demos of some of the new TS features of Longhorn and provided some insight to how RDP works under the hood.

Do you have job openings for Citrix nerds? List your jobs on the Job Board
September 21, 2005
Industry Buzz >> Are you looking for a new Citrix- or Terminal Server-related job? Are you an employer who's looking to fill some positions? Meet each other at the Job Board.

What's going on with [New Moon / Tarantella / Sun / Propalms] Secure Global Desktop?
September 21, 2005
Industry Buzz >> Remember New Moon? First Tarantella bought them, then Sun bought Tarantella, and now Sun licensed the old New Moon stuff to a previously-unheard of company called Propalms. So what's going on exactly and where can we find this product?

Do you need Citrix or is Terminal Server enough?
September 20, 2005
Editorial >> This question is as old as Terminal Server itself. This editorial looks at the real factors that you should base your decision on. Surprise! It's not ICA vs. RDP or the number of users you have.

60-second review: Teknica Software's iShadow
September 19, 2005
Product Review >> Teknica Software's iShadow tool provides a single point of administration for both Citrix and Terminal Servers. You can use it to easily build custom consoles for non-admins to do administrative-type functions.

Report from PDC: Terminal Server futures and other cool stuff
September 16, 2005
Industry Buzz >> Tim Mangan is spending his week at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference. Here's what he learned about the future of Terminal Server (think published apps and USB support), 64-bit windows, R2 release dates, and a new product called the Microsoft Compute Cluster.

Free Download: My 800-page Citrix MetaFrame XP Book

September 15, 2005
Article >> You can now download an entire copy of my book "Citrix MetaFrame XP: Advanced Technical Design Guide." While this book isn't for the most recent version of Citrix, there's a lot of good stuff in it that is still valuable today.

How to Improve end-user Experience using Luna Themes in Published Applications

September 14, 2005
Article >> Ever wanted to give your seamlessly published applications that cool Windows XP curvy blue window frame instead of the boring square old-school one? You can do it with a Windows 2003 Terminal Server and the Themes service.

Quick Glance: Terminal Server licensing differences between Windows 2000 and 2003
September 13, 2005
Article >> There are several changes in Terminal Server licensing functionality between Windows 2000 and Windows 2003. I've pulled them together in this chart for quick reference.

Citrix Web Interface 4 Language Files for Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, and Belgian Dutch and French

September 13, 2005
Article >> It's easy to create custom language files to translate Citrix's Web Interface 4.0 into non-standard languages. So far community members have donated Italian, Belgian French and Dutch, Dutch, Swedish, and Norwegian translation files to the public domain.

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:38 AM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools , Security | Back to top

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