Monthly Archives: June 2013

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8. Why you need it and how to install it. You’re a forward thinking technical person and you understand that you need the tools to manage your server infrastructure from your desktop. You are the type of individual that needs a certain sub set of tools to make your life easier, you don’t work harder, you work smarter. But, what is this RSAT witchcraft that you hear people speak of? What is it and why do you need it? What and Why? RSAT or the Remote Server Administration Toolkit for Windows 8 is a utility belt that contains Server Manager. Inside of Server Manager you get a wonderful mix of Windows PowerShell cmdlets, command line tools and MCC snap-ins. This collection of tools is there so that you can make Windows Server dance and sing to a tune of your choosing. You also get…

Enable BYOD – Desktone published apps and desktops

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager provides an amazing platform to manage the lifecycle of Desktops and Laptops. I would even go further and expand that to Virtual Desktops. My point of view is that Virtual Desktops should be treated the same way as normal desktops do. I can’t see a company re-imaging a bunch machines very so often. BYOD is growing in importance inside many companies’ desktop strategy. Delivering a desktop to a non corporate device is an alternative, but you should also consider publishing individual apps. Desktone provides an interesting addition to any desktop infrastructure, Virtual Desktops hosted on the cloud. It offers the flexibility of using a private, public or hybrid model, and can also deliver apps only to devices to smaller screens. For example, iPad users will not get a great experience when using a full Windows 7 desktop, but having access to PowerPoint seem like a…

Update and our Path to Windows 8 event

I’ve been away the last 2 weeks, where I had the opportunity to run the Chicago Half-Marathon and finish my Executive Certificate at the SLOAN School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I also had the chance to read the new book by Dan Brown – Inferno. Looks like at least one person agrees with the “mad scientist”. The reason I was away is because I left OCSL, company I have worked for the last 2 years. They have, by far, the most capable group of people I worked with, and I wish them all the best. I also started a new job on Monday, as Head of Solution Services at Molten Technologies. Molten specializes in VDI, providing all the surrounding services around it, from creating a business case for a desktop transformation project, to implementing it, including modernizing the datacenter to support VDI and the additional supporting technologies. We…