07 février 2014

XenApp 7.5: Importance of Citrix Announcement

Last week, Citrix announced the release of XenApp 7.5, which will be available in March. Although the touted features focus on mobility and cloud integration, there’s a key underlying message within this announcement: “Long live virtualized applications and XenApp as a product!”   When Citrix started focusing on XenDesktop several years ago, it bullied the marketplace into thinking that a virtual desktop was the future of virtualization. Reality has proven that it is for some, but certainly not all. Let’s face... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2013

Paper: Decoding Microsoft’s VDI Licensing Arcanum

Login Consultants has released a paper titled: “Decoding Microsoft’s VDI Licensing Arcanum“. The paper which contains 43 pages is written by Falko Gräfe can be downloaded for free from the Login Consultants website after registration. The paper covers Microsoft’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) licensing and compares this against Server Based Computing licensing and single user terminal server licensing being used by some of the Desktop as a Service (DaaS) providers nowadays. --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2013

VMware adds Concurrent User licensing to Horizon Suite

VMware released Horizon Suite 1.0 around March 2012. Horizon Suite is a bundle of components: Horizon Workspace 1.0; Multi-device access to applications, data and desktops Horizon Mirage; centralized image management for local deployment Horizon View 5.2; desktop and application virtualization When Horizon Suite became GA in 2012  it was limited to  a named user license only. See thisKnowledgebase Article which explains licensing. --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2013

Get Your NFR License

ne of the great joys in studying and taking an exam for me is that feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction I get when all the hard work and effort pays off with a successful pass. Over the last few years there has been an added benefit to becoming certified in various technologies. Many companies now offer those holding certifications access to NFR (not for resale) licenses of their products to test either in your home lab or a lab at work. I believe that Veeam was one of the first to offer this benefit, and since then several... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2013

Licensing for the Mobile Workforce: VMware Horizon Suite 1.0 Licensing

Are you wondering about licensing for the new VMware Horizon Suite and each of its component bundles? Following is a quick guide to Horizon Suite licensing. Because of the preponderance of multiple devices per person in the workplace, VMware decided to go with named-user licensing for the Horizon Suite. Why? Named-user licensing allows each named user to access the Horizon Suite from any of their devices. The Horizon Suite is software for a mobile workforce. An end user can sit at their desk and access their... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2013

Photoshop CS2 (et autres Creative Suite 2) offert par Adobe !

Ils ont 10 ans, mais seront encore très utiles à ceux qui s'intéressent à l'infographie, au montage vidéo, à la retouche photo ou à l'édition de pages web. Adobe a décidé d'offrir les logiciels de sa suite Creative Suite 2 (CS2), pour ne plus avoir à gérer le serveur d'activation qui vérifiait la légitimité des copies installées. C'est la bonne nouvelle de ce début d'année pour tous les amateurs des outils de production graphique d'Adobe. A travers une page d'aide disponible sur son site internet, Adobe prévient que... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2012

Office 2013 disponible en abonnement à l'année

Pour sa version 2013 d'Office, Microsoft propose aux utilisateurs un abonnement à l'année permettant à ces derniers d'installer la suite bureautique sur 5 ordinateurs différents. Une option offrant en outre un accès à distance aux fonctions du logiciel lorsque l'utilisateur ne travaille pas sur son propre PC. Microsoft vient d'annoncer les prix de la suite Office 2013, qui sera vendue à la fois par les opérateurs traditionnels mais aussi sous forme de licences perpétuelles ainsi qu'au travers  d'une nouvelle souscription... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2012

Microsoft's SQL Server 2012: Will it cost you more?

How will Microsoft’s new per-core pricing affect the prices that SQL Server 2012 customers may pay? Directions on Microsoft has done the math. Microsoft’s newest version of its database may cost you more if you deploy it on machines with more than four physical cores in each processor. That’s one of the findings of the independent analysis firm Directions on Microsoft, which is hosting a free telebriefing focusing on SQL Server 2012 licensing on March 22 --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2012

Microsoft slashes product key allowances for TechNet subscribers

For the second time in two years, Microsoft has significantly cut the benefits it offers to TechNet subscribers. Will the newly reduced allotments of Windows and Office product keys really reduce piracy or just annoy Microsoft’s customers? Microsoft’s TechNet program is one of the best bargains in personal computing. For an annual subscription price of $349, TechNet Professional subscribers get access to nearly every release of every operating system (desktop and server) and Office suite. The licenses are valid for evaluation... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2011

VMworld: nouvelles précisions sur les licences VMware vSphere 5

Certains la baptisent méchamment 'vTax'... La tarification de VMware vSphere 5 est-elle abusive? Retour et précisions La dernière mise à jour du modèle de licence de VMware vSphere 5 suscite bien des réflexions – dont certaines fort caustiques. D’aucuns  ont dénoncé des coûts supplémentaires sur les installations de virtualisation et de cloud computing existantes.VMware nous a apporté quelques précisions et éclaircissements.Jusqu’ici chaque licence processeur (CPU) de VMware était limitée en nombre de coeurs (cores) et 256 Go... [Lire la suite]
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