Windows Enterprise Desktop:

Windows Vista


October 9, 2008  9:10 PM

The Application Compatibility Check Process a la Microsoft



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, Vista ACT, Vista ACT resources, Vista application compatibility, Vista Application Compatibility Toolkit, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista troubleshooting

For the next couple of weeks, I'll be digging into issues related to application compatibility for organizations and enterprises considering the move to Windows Vista. For such outfits, one of the most important and pressing concerns that surround a migration has to be application compatibility,...

October 8, 2008  6:46 PM

Managing Application Compatibility for Windows Vista



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, MS Technet Windows Client TechCenter, Vista ACT, Vista ACT resources, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista troubleshooting

In a perfect world, IT professionals wouldn't have to worry about application compatibility issues: everybody would already have embraced the latest versions of Visual Studio (2008) and the .NET Framework (3.5), and all code would run on Vista seamlessly and unhindered. Yeah, right! In the real...


October 6, 2008  3:23 PM

Dealing with Failed Windows Updates



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, Windows Update, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting

Even in enterprise situations where IT professionals will disable Windows Update on desktop and server machines, in favor of staging updates to test machines in the background, and using their own deployment tools and techniques to roll them out, there will be occasional problems in downloading or...


October 3, 2008  6:45 PM

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Provides Basic HW Assessments



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Vista migration, Vista upgrade, Vista Upgrade Advisor, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting, Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

In enterprise environments, desktop hardware configurations tend to be standardized, and are usually limited to at most a handful of different setups that will be deployed for various job tasks or roles. For companies and organizations considering a move to Windows Vista for those machines it might...


October 1, 2008  9:53 PM

Mighty Mark’s Vista Troubleshooting Tour



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, Microsoft Windows, Process Explorer, PSTools, Russinovich, Sysinternals, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting

For today's blog, I take great delight in referencing a true Windows luminary's similar efforts at Microsoft. I'm talking about Mark Russinovich, who continues his efforts with Sysinternals tools and utilities, and anything...


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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