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The RES Technical Blog offers strategies and industry insights on today’s and tomorrow’s innovation. The RES blog will provide the latest updates on RES solutions and services and tips on how best to maximize your RES investment.

What Comes First? In IT, Sometimes There is No Single Right Answer.

August 25, 2010

The following intellectual question has plagued mankind for years: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This question is quickly followed by:  Which should come first, managed desktops or VDI? Okay, so maybe they aren’t related at all, but at this point, hopefully you’re thinking about it. You’ll probably « Read More

Dynamic Desktops: Get a Head Start on Context-Aware Computing Projects

August 6, 2010

Context-aware computing seems to be on the fast track, and a hot topic of conversation. While it has become evident that the possibilities within the mobile space are virtually endless, enterprise companies are also taking note of how the technology can benefit their own daily business practices. Gartner even recently « Read More

RES PowerFuse and Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 8

August 4, 2010

This article will explain how Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 8 (powered by Spoon) works together with RES PowerFuse. Introduction Novell ZENworks virtualized applications run in an isolated environment that’s immune to conflicts with internal applications. Each virtualized application is packaged with all application files, settings, runtimes, and components needed to « Read More

Licenses

July 29, 2010

You can’t work with them but you can absolutely not work without them. In this blog I intend to give you more information regarding licenses and learn you how to control your licenses. Before we can start, I need to explain the there is an ‘old’ license model and a « Read More

Zero Profiling Explained

July 22, 2010

One of the new features of RES PowerFuse 2010 is the Zero Profiling technology. The technology handles the personal settings of a user when using Mandatory, Roaming, or Local profiles. Of course companies want to get rid of roaming profiles because of the well known roaming profile issues of this « Read More

Demo publishing RES PowerFuse with Citrix XenApp 6

July 22, 2010

From several experiences with a Citrix XenApp 6 environment using Citrix Online Plugin 12 installed for launching passthrough applications we have created a short demo movie. This movie will show a best practice for: How to launch a RES PowerFuse Desktop as initial application. Chosen is to start a ICA « Read More

Update RES PowerFuse 2008 to a newer Service Release

July 19, 2010

Recently a few customers and partners asked RES Support about updating their RES PowerFuse 2008 environment to a newer Service Release and if it was possible to have two Service Releases running next to each other in the same environment. RES Software has PowerPacks to upgrade a RES PowerFuse installation. « Read More

Quick peek at Zero Profile Technology

June 4, 2010

In RES PowerFuse 2008, we first introduced User Preferences. User Preferences allows you to be flexible with a mandatory user profile. By specifying parts of the profile that needed to be restored by User Preferences, a user with a mandatory profile was still able to have personal settings. User Preferences « Read More

Saving Time and Money by Trading in the Sticks and Swords

May 26, 2010

By: Ole-Kristian Sivertsen It’s easy to see that IT professionals are busy people. During prosperous times, they are busy implementing new technologies and diving into new projects. Yet during financial downturns, they are even more busy because they still face the same level of expectations but are given lower budgets. While « Read More

RES PowerFuse tracing

May 14, 2010

In this blog I will explain how to enable RES PowerFuse Tracing and in which situations it could help you (and us) troubleshooting an RES PowerFuse issue. So, what is traced and what isn’t traced? First of all, only activity from and between RES PowerFuse processes is traced. All RES PowerFuse executables « Read More