Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

November, 2009


November 23, 2009  3:23 PM

The road to Windows 7

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Deployment, MDT, PSR, Windows 7

Here in the sunny heartland of the UK we had a solid Windows 7 release within days of RTM. How did we get a build out to a cross section of users so rapidly? The story starts several...

November 19, 2009  7:04 PM

Chrome OS – is this the first OS for cloud computing?

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Desktop, Google, Google Apps, Netbook, Windows

Google has fleshed out its strategy for Chrome OS, an operating system which will only run web applications and will offer no local storage...


November 17, 2009  12:44 PM

Common Customer Requirements for the Desktop of the Future

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Windows 7

Many of Computacenter's customers remain on Windows XP and it was dificult to make a compelling business case for moving to the Vista operating system.  This has presented an opportunity for customers to define their desktop strategy and evaluate alternatives to the Fat Client...


November 5, 2009  11:45 AM

Microsoft App-V Virtualisation Issues: 5x5x5 – Part 3

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Application Compatibility, Applications, Windows, Windows 7

This is the third part of my by three part blog and it looks like I might have to add another piece - meaning that this is really the third part of a four-part series...oops.


November 3, 2009  5:19 PM

Back on the chaingang…

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Deployment

My iPod is fully loaded with the best of my collection to keep me spurred on, and the Pretenders' tune made me stop and think for a moment.

It's a productionline here at deployment central.

Engineer 1 connects bare-metal hardware and deploys the image from a Microsoft Deployment...


November 3, 2009  10:06 AM

Thunderbirds are go!

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So, here we are, on the cusp of deployment of Windows 7 when the first PCs will be deployed with the thin-build installed. 

There have been a couple of false-starts along the way as last minute technical issues have been resolved.  Co-existence was a last minute headache -...


November 3, 2009  9:54 AM

Microsoft App-V Virtualisation Issues: 5x5x5 – Part 2

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Application Compatibility, Virtualisation, Windows, Windows 7

As promised in my last blog, the focus of this post will be to review the results of our analysis on App-V application compatibility issues for Windows 7.

So, just to recap. We are analysing issues...


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