June 30, 2009

Building a custom RemoteApp Portal for Windows 2008 Terminal Services - Part 2

Part 2 of how to use RemoteApp user or group filtering with Windows 2008 Terminal Services has been posted on the http://www.terminalserviceslog.com blog site.
This one is about building a custom RemoteApp Portal for Windows 2008 Terminal Services.

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RemoteApp user or group filtering with Windows 2008 Terminal Services - Part 1

Part 1 of how to use RemoteApp user or group filtering with Windows 2008 Terminal Services has been posted on the http://www.terminalserviceslog.com blog site

The most wanted feature for Windows 2008 Terminal Services is RemoteApp user filtering. You don’t want all users to see all applications on the web portal. This feature will probably be released in Windows Server 2008 R2 but till then, you are out of luck.

Citrix Web Access and Grouping allows Citrix users to do the same, but this article I am going to focus on Window 2008 Terminal Services. I am going to describe how you could publish certain application to specific users or groups via RDP files.

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June 29, 2009

MVPs Love Bing! Do you love Bing?

Have you tried Bing? Well some of members of the Microsoft MVP community have, and they appear to be giving some good feedback.

Microsoft’s new web “Decision Engine” named Bing went Live on June 3rd. A number of our MVPs took the opportunity to test the new search technology. So far, feedback from our MVPs has been fantastic!

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June 28, 2009

Windows 7 Beta Bi-hourly Shutdowns begin July 1st, 2009

According to the official Microsoft Windows 7 website March 1, 2010 is the date that Bi-hourly Shutdowns will begin for the Windows 7 RC, so if your running the release candidate, this coming wednesday you'll have nothing to worry about.


The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will
begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before
the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you'll need to install a
non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You'll also need to install
the programs and data that you want to use.

But if you are running the Windows 7 Beta then get ready for bi-hourly shutdowns to begin on July 1, 2009, and then the eventual expiration of the Windows 7 Beta on August 1st, 2009


June 27, 2009

$100 discount until July 3rd, 2009 on Microsoft TechNet

Microsoft is offering a $100 discount on subscriptions to TechNet
This offer is only good until July 3rd, which is next week.

The promo code in the source post below for the U.S. is "TEYFY09"
and for the U.K. is "TNCARE09"

I am not sure if they are truly location based or not,
and that there are only two regions listed does beg the question
on whether or not there are codes for other regions?

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PubForum 2009 Dublin - The Discussion Club at Geek Speak

Here is a presentation of the discussion club during Geek Speak at PubForum 2009 in Dublin, Ireland

PubForum 2009 Dublin - Rene Vester at Geek Speak

Here is a presentation given by Rene Vester during Geek Speak at PubForum 2009 in Dublin, Ireland

PubForum 2009 Dublin - Radoslaw Smigielski at Geek Speak

Here is a presentation given by Radoslaw Smigielski during Geek Speak at PubForum 2009 in Dublin, Ireland

Introducing Frane Borozan from TSL a first time attendee and presenter at PubForum

I'd like to introduce you to one of the many people that attended this year's PuBForum 2009 Dublin conference, he's a first time attendee who also gave a presentation at the conference.

I'd like to introduce you to Frane Borozan, who is an active community member for Microsoft Terminal Services and Citrix Application Delivery and Virtualization. He is also founder of Terminal Services Log (TSL) which was founded in 2008. TSL Inc. is a software development company based in Europe, and they specialize in developing high-quality enterprise applications and providing consulting for Microsoft Terminal Services and Citrix Technologies

Frane gave a great presentation on one of the products his company created to help solve real world problems with monitoring, alerting, and reporting on Microsoft and Citrix servers. The name of the product is also the name of the company, Terminal Services Log. He did a great job of giving a technical presentation on a product without making it a sales or marketing pitch, which is what we want right! I look forward to seeing what Frane will be presenting on in the future.

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Pictures from PubForum 2009 Dublin, Ireland

I have posted a bunch of pictures into a photo album from this years PubForum 2009 in Dublin, Ireland.
My two previous posts about the event were on my thoughts about PubForum and Geek Speak
This time I will let the pictures do the talking =)

An Overview of PubForum 2009 Dublin, Ireland
An Overview of Geek Speak at PubForum 2009 Dublin

Please click the below link to view the photo album from PubForum 2009 Dublin

An Overview of PubForum 2009 Dublin, Ireland

This year's first bi-annual PubForum 2009 event in Dublin, Ireland was yet another sold out event, which is a testament to the ever growing popularity of its return attendees and this year's first time attendees. This is a truly international event in which people from many different countries come to take part in Europe's finest premier and truly independent community focused event and industry conference.

Attendees from the following countries traveled to Dublin, Ireland to attend PubForum:

  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

In a previous post about the event I mostly focused on an overview of the Geek Speak part of the event, But this post is meant to be more of an overview about the PubForum conference.

An Overview of Geek Speak at PubForum 2009 Dublin

This was the 12th PubForum since it started back in 2003. The first PubForum was held in Amsterdam and was born from some very ambitious members of user groups and forums who were looking to create a non-commercial event where people from around the world could come and attend a conference that was focused on community, knowledge, professionalism, and expertise in the application delivery and virtualization industry. Most you reading this have been to conferences yourself, and while there is nothing wrong with going to a corporate event, as I think they are very much needed, But I also believe we need the independent conferences also, as they add an element of community or a dynamic of conversation that is just not possible ( with exception of course, wink wink, think Geek Speak ) at many corporate events. With that said, it's kind of an interesting dilemma when one thinks about trying to grow an event but yet keep it personable. I think this why the PubForum event, which could grow by leaps and bounds if it wanted to, keeps the event on a smaller scale, and usually has it twice a year to compensate, with the added benefit of delivering content on topics relevant to current timeframes. Another side benefit of an event like this, is that because it is not as large or as commercial as other events, it is able to keep cost to a minimum, which in today's economic climate is a huge plus. I have a suspicion that there may be another PubForum this year, but it's just a guess/wish, but in any case I hope you can find the time to attend a future PubForum event, as it is one of the highest caliber community events you could attend.

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