Windows Enterprise Desktop:

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July 24, 2009  2:34 PM

Soon, the real Windows 7 fun begins!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MDOP, MED-V, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Microsoft Operations Framework, Microsoft Solution Accelerators, new Windows 7 deployment tools, TechNet Deployment Tools Technical Reference, WAIK, Windows 7 deployment, Windows 7 deployment tools, Windows Deployment Services

OK, so now OEMs may have the Windows 7 RTM and MSDN and TechNet will have it on August 6 (in exactly two weeks, as I write this blog). In the very near future, the breathless hype and excitement of a new release will be replaced by the hard work of learning how to install, package, and deploy that...

May 6, 2009  1:31 PM

Microsoft’s MED-V Goes Win7′s “XP Mode” Several Better



Posted by: Ed Tittel
enterprise PC virtualization, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, enterprise Windows 7, enterprise Windows 7 desktop, MED-V, Microsoft Assurance, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

Way back in February I blogged here about Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, aka MED-V. In the past few weeks, Microsoft has announced that...


April 27, 2009  4:13 PM

Installing an OS on x64 Vista insides Virtual PC 2007



Posted by: Ed Tittel
64-bit Vista, Enterprise Vista, installing an OS into Virtual PC 2007, lessons learned on Virtual PC 2007, Remote Desktop Connection, Virtual PC 2007, Windows Vista, x64 Vista

OK, so I'm climbing a learning curve with x64 Vista and Microsoft Virtual PC that is at times frustrating, at other times just plain weird, but always interesting and even sometimes moderately entertaining. I'm starting to get the hang of this whole Virtual Machine thing at long, long last and have...


April 24, 2009  6:18 PM

64-bit Vista: Myths and Realities



Posted by: Ed Tittel
64- vs 32-bit Windows Vista, Enterprise Vista, Virtual PC 2007, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista x64

For a long time now — perhaps even too long, if recent experience is any indication — I've avoided x64 Vista on my production and test machines. Myths and rumors about lack of drivers, stability issues, software compatibility problems, and more, had dissuaded me from using the product on my...


February 11, 2009  5:06 PM

Another key to legacy Windows Apps: Virtual PC 2007



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, MED-V, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, Virtual PC 2007, Vista legacy app support, Vista virtualization

One ongoing and legitimate beef about Windows Vista is that it doesn't support older Windows applications, particularly those written specifically for older Windows versions or that don't follow well-established guidelines for "good behavior" in terms of referencing APIs, interacting with hardware,...


December 12, 2008  6:52 PM

Mark Gives the Real Skinny on Vista Paging File Size



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, paging file size, physical memory, Process Explorer, Russinovich, Sysinternals, virtual memory, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting

Sometimes, the information I come across on Vista internals is just too good not to pass along. And when it comes to Vista internals nobody knows (or does) them better than Mark Russinovich, formerly a principal at SysInternals, now a Microsoft Fellow. In discussing paging file sizes in the context...


September 29, 2008  7:32 PM

Welcome to Vista Enterprise Desktop



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, Microsoft Windows, SaaS, Software as a Service, Virtualization, Vista Application Compatibility Toolkit, Vista upgrade, Vista Upgrade Advisor, Windows Vista

Dear Interested Reader This the first post to a three-times-a-week blog that will tackle Windows Vista desktop issues for the enterprise environment. My primary areas of focus will include topics of interest to IT professionals work with Windows Vista on large networks. Thus, it will address...


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