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Windows 10: Coming Soon to a Desktop Near You!

Author: Armen Gharibian, Desktop & Applications Architect Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Launch Date & Supporting SCCM Service Packs Many of our clients have recently expressed an interest in developing a Windows 10 desktop, and we got two pieces of good news from Redmond over the last week which bring us closer to making that a possibility. […]

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Active Directory Domain Services Fine-Grained AD Password Policy

Author: Armen Gharibian, Desktop & Applications Architect I was recently asked to create a secondary password policy for a client. They were looking to enforce complex passwords for their end-users and wanted a way to test the new settings on a subset of users before making the change in the entire domain. My initial thought was […]

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Virtual Desktop Platform Shootout, Part 4 of 4

Other Related Blog Posts: 1 of 4; 2 of 4; 3 of 4 Author:  Jamie Engelhard, CTO Contributor:  Michael Rocchino, IT Support Specialist Hopefully, you are returning to or continuing this blog series after reading parts 1, 2 and 3. If so, you have already read all the background info and are anxious to jump right into the […]

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Virtual Desktop Platform Shootout, Part 3 of 4

Other Related Blog Posts: 1 of 4; 2 of 4; 4 of 4 Author:  Jamie Engelhard, CTO Contributor:  Michael Rocchino, IT Support Specialist For many of you this is what you’ve been patiently (in most cases) waiting for! Having set the stage in parts 1 and 2, we will focus this entry on delivering and […]

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Virtual Desktop Platform Shootout, Part 2 of 4

Other Related Blog Posts: 1 of 4; 3 of 4; 4 of 4 Author:  Jamie Engelhard, CTO Contributor:  Michael Rocchino, IT Support Specialist Welcome back! Last time we introduced the series and provided the background and rationale for our VDI shootout. With the introductions out of the way, let’s get right into the meat of […]

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Virtual Desktop Platform Shootout, Part 1 of 4

Other Related Blog Posts: 2 of 4; 3 of 4; 4 of 4 Author:  Jamie Engelhard, CTO Contributor:  Michael Rocchino, IT Support Specialist   Earlier this year a large Philadelphia based law firm engaged Helient to help them identify the optimal solution for a planned 1500-user virtual desktop deployment across their 21 offices worldwide. Faced […]

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Netscape Plugin API D-Day is Coming!

Author:  Will  Fulmer, Chief Engineering Officer NPAPI, or the Netscape Plugin API, is a framework used by many browsers for 3rd party plugin integration. When a webpage contains content that cannot be handled natively within the browser, a third-party plugin is enabled and it then becomes responsible for interpreting and executing that content. Over the […]

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Moving to Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Author:  Michael Trantas, Sr. Solutions Architect With traditional disaster recovery solutions, businesses have to spend quite a bit of time determining what their budget can support and make the difficult decision of determining which applications and servers will be covered in a failover situation. While users of automation tools, such as VMware’s Site Recovery Manager, […]

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Implementing NetScaler EPA

Author:  Jamie Engelhard, CTO A client of ours recently made a strategic decision to move away from a VDI initiative and instead provide all their mobile attorneys with super-fast, ultra-light laptops and SSL VPN access to their backend applications and data. Since this shift dramatically expands both the attack surface and the number of vectors […]

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