Citrix has announced, with the acquisition of Virtual Computer, the enterprise version of XenClient. Citrix is excited and eager to incorporate the best features from Virtual Computer’s NxTop client hypervisor with Citrix XenClient. The combined product will be called XenClient Enterprise and will be available by the end of next month.
Below are a couple videos that will give you a quick preview of some of the features in XenClient Enterprise. These videos focus on the mature and scalable server management software, which provide an easy way to create and deploy virtual desktops, automate backups, remote wipe lost devices, rollout updates, and recover from disasters, all while providing top tier security.
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I found this white paper about the new SMB 2.2 protocol which Microsoft uses in the new Windows 8 OS.
This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the performance capabilities of the Server Message Block (SMB) 2.2 file sharing protocol with 10 gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The Multi-Channel feature, introduced with SMB 2.2 in Windows Developer Preview, enables the use of multiple physical network interfaces in an SMB 2.2 client and server. This paper assumes the reader is familiar with the basics of SMB file sharing, networking technologies, and file system performance measurement with the Iometer tool.
This information applies for the following operating systems:
Windows Developer Preview
Windows Server Developer Preview
Included in this white paper:
Hardware Shifts and Trends
SMB Connection Scaling
Multi-Channel Performance (Preliminary)
If you’re already sick and tired of the Metro start menu (or you can’t find anything you want) you can stop it and reclaim your Windows7 start menu with the following commands.
1. Use the following key commands “Windows key + R” to get into the run command
2. Type regedit.exe and press enter
3. In the registry editor, browse to the following key:
4. Change the value of the key “RPEnabled” from “1” naar “0” (zero).
5. Close the registry and you’re finished. (Reboot is NOT required, at last !!!)
If you want to enable the Metro start button just change the “RPEnabled” key back to the value “1” and your on your way again.
** UPDATE 06-03-2011 **
With the release of the consumer review (aka beta) this option through the registry is removed. It is not possible to disable the metrostyle UI with this key. I’ll keep looking for another way to disable the Metro styple UI and report back to you.
** End update **
I’ve downloaded and installed Windows 8 Server (Windows preview developer) from the MSDN site and it installed quite quickly (about 25 min). The look and feel is very different with the tiles als start menu. But “behind the scenes” is the well known explorer. The server manager has a new interface and lay-out and looks very nice. It’s a improvement on the server manager we know from Windows 2008R2 but it is intuitive. Here’s a screenshot of the new lay-out. Continue reading “Windows 8 server (Windows preview developer)”