This video shows how to install Citrix XenDesktop 3 on Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 SP2. I was very surprise at first because I wasn't able to install Citrix XenDesktop 3 on Microsoft Windows 2008 (?!) This product is less than one week old and Microsoft Windows 2008 is not supported yet. In this video, I show how to install Microsoft SQL Express 2005 then Citrix XenDesktop 3. The next step will be as follow : How to install the Desktop Receiver. How to use Citrix XenDesktop 3 with Provisioning Server 5 and XenServer 5 or VMWare ESX. How to intergrate Portable Profile 2 with Citrix XenDesktop 3. Clik on continue reading to wath the video. [flash medium=5]

Big news from Simon Crosby, check it out : If you're reading this, you already know the news: XenServer, our enterprise virtual infrastructure platform is now free (including resource pooling and live relo), and we have announced Citrix Essentials for XenServer, and Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V as our virtualization management portfolio that offers a rich set of automated functions that drive the compatible virtualization layers beneath - the free Hyper-V hypervisor from Microsoft, and the free XenServer Enterprise virtual infrastructure platform from Citrix.  Finally, and most importanly, we announced a powerful go-to-market roadmap with Microsoft. Response to our announcements has been extremely positive, from our partner Microsoft to our channel partners and resellers, and many many customers and users.  There are the expected nay-sayers too, but someone had to drink the only thing that you get free from our competitor - VMware koolaid. more on http://community.citrix.com/blogs/citrite/simoncr/2009/02/23/Free%2C+as+in+Virtual+Infrastructure

Now we know how to install Citrix Provisioning Server 5 on Windows 2008 ( Citrix Provisioning Server 5 on Windows 2008 ) and how to deploy the 'client' on a target device (  ) we need to know to learn how everything works together. This video shows how to configure Citrix Provisioning Server 5 and  how to create the first template then build a virtual hard disk from scratch and share it for 2 or more Virtual Machine.  If you want to use your Citrix Provisioning Server, you need to complete the two previous steps and have a Citrix Licence Server runing with proper licences. Click on continue reading to watch the video [flash medium=4] Next step, try to make everything work with XenDesktop 3 :)

I move fast from the beta 1 to be back to a normal situation with Windows Mobile 6.1. But now the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Beta 2 is out, I couldn't resist and I had to install it on my Diamond HTC Touch. Here we go for some screenshots : As you can notice, it looks nice, it's stilla bit slow but smoother than the Beta 1 I tried before. If you want to try this new version just go in there : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=482878 Remember this is a beta release ! I'll post more information later.

Now the Citrix Provisioning Server 5 is install and running, the next step is to deploy the Target Device Client on a machine and I will show you this very simple and basic installation in the next video with a Microsoft Windows XP computer. The next step after this installation is to show you how Citrix Provisioning Server is working, the basics. [flash medium=3]

This quick installation will provide you the ability to test the product and run all the test you need to understand the way Provioning Server can change your point of view on provioning workstations and / or servers. This is a stand alone installation, which mean everything is install on the same server, DHCP, Pxe Boot, SQL Database, and TFTP server. No Active Directory interaction and no impact on the PRODUCTION network (be carefull to work in a separate VLan or on a close network. At first you need to download Citrix Provisioning Server 5 here, after you need to download and install Microsoft Framework 3.5Sp1 from here, and optionaly, download and install Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 from here. The video begin after the installation of the Framework 3.5Sp1. The first step in the video is the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, you'll find it with the Citrix Provisioning Server installation files. Click on Continue to Read to watch the video. [flash http://www.archy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/citrix-pvs5-windows-2008-install.swf]

Edit : I have uninstall this version for now, too slow and don't enough time to customize it. I'll wait for a new release, Microsoft just release Windows Mobile 6.5 officialy today. I've installed Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 on my HTC Diamond Touch and it works :) I wanted to try this new UI and check how it looks like and how it works. The main screen looks very nice but it's still a bit slow to run... I haven't find the way to customize what I want to left on this new today screen. Then when you click on start here comes the new program list : It looks very clean too but it's just very very slow. The ROM I used to deploy Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 have been modify to put 4 icons per row (usually 3) The new today screen seems to have a code name, titanium, I continue to check what's new in there .... The link to the ROM : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=482878 I think there is a way to customize this UI, I went through the registry and found this part HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\CHome . Many things can be change and try.

Citrix Workflow Studio™ is an IT process automation solution that enables you to compose, integrate and orchestrate rule-based workflows across your application delivery infrastructure. Workflow Studio acts as the glue across the IT infrastructure allowing administrators to easily tie technology components together via workflows that enable the system to truly operate as a dynamic delivery platform. The final version is available for platinium customers. and before you try to install it you should now : You need a SQL 2005 database and various update on the computer you want to use. There is x86 and x64 version. To download Citrix Workflow Studio, follow this way : http://www.citrix.com/English/SS/downloads/details.asp?downloadID=1340368&productID=-1#link  Before installing this production on Windows XP you need to : Download and install Framework .Net 3.5 SP1 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AB99342F-5D1A-413D-8319-81DA479AB0D7  Download and install Windows XP SP3 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4 Download and install PowerShell 1 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6CCB7E0D-8F1D-4B97-A397-47BCC8BA3806 Download and install Administration Toolpack : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=86B71A4F-4122-44AF-BE79-3F101E533D95 and if you need a SQL Server, here coems the link to SQL 2005 Express Edition : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=31711D5D-725C-4AFA-9D65-E4465CDFF1E7  Have fun !

I didn't had many issue with hardware, I don't own last video card on the market etc but everything wen fine with some google search. For example my webcam : Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000, i've try the vista drivers (LifeCam 1.3 & 1.4) but it didn't work at all... Then I've found this webpage : http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/windows7/support.mspx which list all the drivers for Windows 7. The to make your LifeCam work with Windows 7 you have to download LifeCam 2.9 beta and it works great with many litlle funny options :) This links lead you straight the the drivers download and this is 32/64 bit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=137236