Direct IP printing is where you print directly from your desktop machine (a physical one, in most cases) to a print device, meaning no print servers or other infrastructural components sit in between. This isn’t new technology, though, the way you handle or manage such a setup has changed over time. How can we take advantage of direct IP printing without the drawbacks that usually come with it? That’s what I’d like to discuss today.
About two weeks ago I had the pleasure to sit down with Dennis Smith – founder and owner of Gourami software. Dennis and I have known each other for a couple of years now and I’ve come to know Dennis as real IT nerd with a big passion for developing software – free (community) software, as well as various ‘paid for’ solutions. Today I would like to introduce you to VDI Drones, a new product released by Gourami aimed at benchmarking/load testing your virtual and underlying physical infrastructure.
Throughout the years I have had the pleasure of visiting dozens of companies to talk about their ‘digital workspace’ challenges. Projects ranged from thousands of users/machines to just a few hundred. Some of these challenges were related to physical desktops, some to virtual, some were on-premises, some were cloud-based. I’ve worked for retail companies, financial, travel, in healthcare, etc. No matter their branch and/or size, they all dealt with the same types of issues.
Speculations around a multi-user Windows 10 version really took off with the absence of the RDSH role in one of the first Windows Server 2019 preview releases (build nr 17623). Back in March, the 20th of 2018 to be a bit more precise. Rumors about a multi-user Windows 10 version already existed, of course, but until then weren’t publicly shared, at least not as explicit as throughout the last couple of months. Let’s see what we know today.
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Well, not in this case. The IGEL UDC3 software, which stands for Universal Desktop Converter, transforms any x86 based machine into a fully functional and managed thin client device, and does it fast.
I’d like to share with you 10 books I have read throughout the last year or so. I do not read dozens of books per year, nor do I read fictional books – I just don’t have the patience. When I read I want to learn something, preferably something I can apply both personally as well as professionally. Here are 10 titles I enjoyed very much and knowing my audience, so to speak, I’m pretty sure you will too, with an exception here and there. Per book I’ve included a short description as well as the accompanying ISBN numbers.Continue Reading
A moment I’ve been looking forward to for the past couple of weeks! I’ve just published the Inside Citrix prologue and the first three chapters – just to get you started. Click the link the below or directly visit chapters page via the main menu. Throughout the coming months, I’ll try and publish at least one chapter per week, though I might skip a week here and there, so bear with me.
Just over two years ago, around May the 16thmy book became available on Amazon, the paperback version that is. Two months later, the Kindle version was finished as well. Today I’m announcing the (soon to be) online availability of all chapters here on basvankaam dot com. Continue Reading
The E2EVC – Experts to Experts Virtualisation Congress (Epic edition) Amsterdam took place from Friday the 8th till Sunday the 10th. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept of E2EVC, go here– you’re missing out if you don’t. The following are a few notes from sessions I attended and people I spoke to. I’ve also included a few images here and there.
Last month (May 2018) Login VSI and Frame presented the results of their State of the VDI and SBC union world-wide survey – the 2018 edition. Mark Plettenberg (Product Manager at Login VSI) and Ruben Spruijt (CTO at Frame) have put together a 66-page document holding all kinds of interesting VDI and SBC related statistics. The survey was completed by 755 people worldwide – go here to download your own copy. I went through the report and picked out a couple of subjects which are currently of most interest, or to me anyway.