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By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

The Windows Blog: Microsoft released App-V 4.6 Service Pack 2 Public Beta, aimed at customers testing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview: http://bit.ly/wgCSFB ZDNet: Microsoft, Citrix-Dell to debut next-gen VDI solutions, promising greater ease of implementation: http://zd.net/A5Zr8J CRN: Microsoft patches critical Windows vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol service: http://bit.ly/z7wjjJ USA Today: iPad preorders sell out, demand 'off the charts': http://usat.ly/xmP2Eo InfoWorld: 5 big security mista... read more.

  • March 16, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Uncategorized

While Metro apps for both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have been recently announced, users are getting a chance to actually use the Metro app for IE10 in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Providing a full-screen browsing window and touch friendly controls, the desktop experience feels like using browsers on smartphones and tablets, even on a desktop or laptop, though less intuitive when using a mouse. Read more at PCWorld. ... read more.

  • March 16, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Uncategorized

While Metro apps for both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have been recently announced, users are getting a chance to actually use the Metro app for IE10 in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Providing a full-screen browsing window and touch friendly controls, the desktop experience feels like using browsers on smartphones and tablets, even on a desktop or laptop, though less intuitive when using a mouse. Read more at PCWorld. ... read more.

  • March 16, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Security

Today’s networks are highly dynamic. New technologies add complexity, and the number and type of applications and systems on your network continues to grow. Information security risks multiply in number and scale as attackers become more sophisticated—and stealthy. White Paper: The Case for The Next-Generation IPS with Sourcefire Sourcefire Next-Generation IPS raises the bar for IPS technology by integrating real-time contextual awareness into its inspection. The system gathers information about n... read more.

  • March 15, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Security

Today’s networks are highly dynamic. New technologies add complexity, and the number and type of applications and systems on your network continues to grow. Information security risks multiply in number and scale as attackers become more sophisticated—and stealthy. White Paper: The Case for The Next-Generation IPS with Sourcefire Sourcefire Next-Generation IPS raises the bar for IPS technology by integrating real-time contextual awareness into its inspection. The system gathers information about n... read more.

  • March 15, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Joe Jessen, Gotham’s Director of Professional Services, also writes for The Virtualization Practice: OnLive is on the verge of making a game-changing move in the VDI space. The game focused application delivery company announced their OnLive Desktop service at CES this year. OnLive Desktop claims to deliver a seamless Microsoft Windows desktop experience with cloud-accelerated web browsing and full Adobe Flash. The marketing talks of "instant-response multi-touch gestures", "complete and convenient viewi... read more.

  • March 13, 2012

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

Lately, I have been noticing an ongoing trend when speaking to new customers about VDI: they forget about good old Citrix XenApp. Typically, they begin the conversation by talking about their VDI initiative, when what they really want is application access for users, both internal and external. I follow up by asking if they are currently using Citrix XenApp. Often, the answer is, “What is XenApp?”. I then explain to them that XenApp has been Citrix’s legacy product since the company was founded (granted, th... read more.

  • March 12, 2012

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

XenDesktop 5.6 was released, and with it the Personal vDisk is born. This technology stemmed from the RingCube purchase and could be the holy grail of VDI. The Personal vDisk separates the user's personalization and applications from the operating system. Sure, there are many solutions available today to address user personalization. Allowing users to install applications was not preferred as it required a persistent image. With the Personal vDisk, application installations can be captured  while maintainin... read more.

  • March 11, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

The Register: Google has released a patch a day after Chrome was hacked at Pwnium with a pair of zero-day flaws: http://bit.ly/yRJAkr AppleInsider: Global tablet sales expected to reach 130 million in 2013, potentially exceeding PC sales: http://bit.ly/zDl3bV CRN: Cloud computing to create 14 million jobs by 2015, 1.2 million in the US: http://bit.ly/zSBqvM AppleInsider: At new iPad launch, Apple teases there is "a lot to look forward to" in 2012: http://bit.ly/xTQgwx InformationWeek: 8 Windows 8 bene... read more.

  • March 09, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

The Register: Google has released a patch a day after Chrome was hacked at Pwnium with a pair of zero-day flaws: http://bit.ly/yRJAkr AppleInsider: Global tablet sales expected to reach 130 million in 2013, potentially exceeding PC sales: http://bit.ly/zDl3bV CRN: Cloud computing to create 14 million jobs by 2015, 1.2 million in the US: http://bit.ly/zSBqvM AppleInsider: At new iPad launch, Apple teases there is "a lot to look forward to" in 2012: http://bit.ly/xTQgwx InformationWeek: 8 Windows 8 bene... read more.

  • March 09, 2012