Archive for April, 2009

Microsoft Office Service Pack 2

Office 2007 SP2Office SP2 is published and it is available for download here. Among many other improvements I would like to mention here realy great improvement in Outlook performance:

  • Startup
    Removes lengthy operations from initial startup.
  • Shutdown
    Makes Outlook exit predictably despite pending activities.
  • Folder View and Switch
    Improves view rendering and folder switching.

Try it and feel it.

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Virtual PC based virtual machine inside Hyper-v based virtual machine?

April 28, 2009 1 comment

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Application Virtualization Tools

April 16, 2009 3 comments

Application Virtualization is getting more popular every day. Popularity means that a lot of people are using it, so they are trying to be more and more productive, and for that use, they develop some cool and useful tools. Here I  will mention few great tools developed by Login Consultants. All tools are completely free, you just need to register or login. After you login, there are five App-V tools available for download:

By using this tool you can easily create vb scripts for deploying App-V client to end user dekstop.


With this tool you can convert your automated applications setups to App-V Virtualized Applications, with little amount of user intervention.

Really great and useful tool for getting the right diagnose out of your virtual applications.

With all of these tools in your ‘hands’ you can really solve your App-V problems more faster and easier. In my future blogs I will explain all of these tools with more details.


Linux Integration Components for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

If you plan to install Linux virtual machines running on Hyper-V then you probably would like to have Linux Integration Components. Now you can download them all from Microsoft download center.

Virtualization tool – Can my computer run Hyper-V?

April 14, 2009 1 comment

After availabillity of Hyper-V, a lot of people  are migrating from Virtual PC to Hyper-V. The first step here is checking comuter hardware for virtualization capabilities. Things you need to check are:  “is my CPU x64, can i enable DPE (Data Execution Prevention  in BIOS), and does my computer supports hw virtualization. You can do all that manually,  but there is also one small and useful tool that can check all prerequisites for you.  Download the tool here.