Managing Microsoft Office 365 in Non-Persistent VDI
Oct30

Managing Microsoft Office 365 in Non-Persistent VDI

Customers moving towards a model of non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) realize the benefits of this approach over persistent VDI. For one, non-persistent VDI allows IT to easily set up pools of desktops that can revert back to an original state after being used, instead of having to manage each individual persistent desktop throughout its lifecycle. Another benefit with a non-persistent model is the reduction in...

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Utility for VMware App Volumes Monthly Reports
Sep26

Utility for VMware App Volumes Monthly Reports

With VMware App Volumes being used by more and more customers in different scenarios, sometimes a practical issue arises for a specific use case. That’s why I’ve written this blog post. Service providers must manually report App Volumes Standard usage each month in the VMware vCloud Air Network (vCAN) business portal. The information required is the maximum number of concurrent users or computers, depending on how they assign...

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VMware OS Optimization Tool  – New App Volumes Packaging Machine Template
Aug17

VMware OS Optimization Tool – New App Volumes Packaging Machine Template

The VMware OS Optimization Tool is a VMware Fling that helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012/10 systems for use with VMware . The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems. Because most Windows system services are enabled by default, the optimization tool can be used to easily disable unnecessary...

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Managing Windows 10 with VMware User Environment Manager
Nov18

Managing Windows 10 with VMware User Environment Manager

With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft’s new philosophy is for each user to manage his or her own desktop and that every user has his or her own dedicated physical device. All data and settings in Windows 10 are tied to the local device. This also means that Microsoft does not provide ways of managing and roaming many of Windows 10 settings, such as the Start Menu and File Type Associations. This blog describes how to work...

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