Learn VMware ThinApp with New ThinApp Essentials Book

ThinApp is an essential piece of VMware's end user computing portfolio as it acts as the decoupling agent between legacy Windows applications and the underlying operating system.  Leveraging ThinApp allows administrators to overcome application compatibility issues while providing new application deployment options to both physical desktops as well as VMware View desktops.  ThinApp does this by virtualizing everything that makes a Windows app a Windows app - registry entries, DLL registrations, Program Files directories, and user personalization - into a single .exe or .msi file.  The ThinApp … [Read more...]

VMware Press Review Team

I follow VMware Press on Facebook.  Their status update post this morning caught my attention.  VMware Press is starting the 'VMware Press Product Review Team' - a group of qualified book reviewers who will read and publish reviews of VMware Press titles (blogs, Amazon, BN.com).  Reviewers will be given up to three free eBooks from VMware Press in exchange for an honest review of the book.  The first book for review will be the forthcoming VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop by Paul O'Doherty. While there has been some noise lately around the number of paid reviews on sites … [Read more...]

VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions Book Review

I recently received a copy of VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Jason Langone and Andre Leibovici.  I had a few hours of flying time yesterday and decided to read the book.  The book is billed as 'A complete guide to planning and designing solutions based on VMware View 5'.  Included in the contents of the book are the following topics: Components of VMware View, including View Composer Solution Methodology, including assessment worksheets, use case definition help, basic View design principles, and design validation using the VMware View Planner tool. Persistent vs. … [Read more...]

VMware Press Releases “Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployments” For Pre-Order

VMware Press has released Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployments by Sean Crookston & Harley Stagner for pre-order on Amazon.  The book is billed as "The Complete Guide to Planning, Deploying, and Operating  High-Performance VMware vSphere 5 Virtual Infrastructure."  The description of the book on Amazon (copied below) sounds like this title will be well worth the price ($15 on the Kindle, $25 for the paperback). To make the most of VMware’s vSphere 5, IT professionals need knowledge, tips, and insights they’ll  never find in the manuals–or in any book, until now! In Managing … [Read more...]

Microsoft and VMware Virtualization Documentation

Microsoft published a document named "Getting to Know Hyper-V: A Walkthrough from Initial Setup to Common Scenarios" last week.  According to Microsoft, "this guide provides detailed step-by-step walkthroughs for testing Hyper-V on a pre-production environment. You can use this guide to become familiar with Hyper-V and the process of creating and managing virtual machines. Also included in this guide are useful scenarios that you can test to better understand how Hyper-V can address the business goals of your organization."  The document serves as a sort of evaluators guide for Hyper-V, … [Read more...]