Tagged: Desktop

iForum objectives

I’m at Citrix iForum in Edinburgh today,  the conference starts tomorrow and lasts for two days.  There are a couple of CSC people giving talks.  I’m not speaking but I will definitely be listening.  I’ve got a few objectives from the next two days: I want to get a general...

Is 2009 the year of desktop video conferencing?

I’ve been experimenting with desktop video conferencing for years, but my enthusiasm never persists for more than a few days because the experience is just too unpredictable.  Sometimes it’s a image quality issue, sometimes it’s firewalls, right now it’s unstable drivers and poor lip synch.  It’s not far away though,...

Offline VDI

VDI is a pretty cool for a whole host of use cases, but what we really need is a single infrastructure for virtual and physical PCs.  We are nearly there: Citrix provisioning server can stream a base operating system to virtual and physical PCs Application virtualization and streaming can stream...

Windows needs to be the best application delivery platform

I long thought that Microsoft should have focussed more on making Windows the best possible platform for the delivery of applications, regardless of whether they were developed on the Microsoft platform or not.  That’s what enterprises want, we think of the desktop largely as a way to get applications to...

Desktop or web email?

This article has a good comment thread on this topic.  In my case I don’t really have an option I work offline too often and when I’m online I only have a GPRS connection so its desktop email and Blackberry email for me.

When to Vista

I’m running Vista on my Desktop and Tablet and will be running Windows 2008 Server on my lab soon.  My wife and 3 of the girls are running XP and my eldest daughter is running Windows 2003 Server on their laptops so I feel a bit like a small business! ...

More on authenticated RSS feeds

Back in September of last year I wrote a post on the lack of support for authenticated RSS feeds and the BIG issues that this was going to cause enterprises trying to do rollouts this year.  Jon Udell recently mentioned this and the comments and his post are quite useful.  In...

What to look for in Enterprise RSS

I have recently been thinking a bit about Enterprise RSS and getting frustrated by key features that seem to be missing, confusing or partially implemented, two examples being: Lack of unread status syncing between multiple clients of the Windows Common Feed Store Lack of support for basic authentication in the Windows...

IBM and the Office Client

Standards Blog provides some useful information on the Workplace Office client.  The context is a series of articles looking at various ODF clients of which Workplace Managed Client is one. I’m pleased to see that IBM are now picking up speed in their attempts to engage with their community through...

Longhorn terminal services

Microsoft reveal a lot of useful info about terminal services improvements in Longhorn in this chat,  I can see myself making a lot of use of this on my lab servers at home as well as for customers: Application Publishing with client-side file type associations Seamless Windows A Terminal Server...