IBM, a Pioneer of Remote Work, Calls Workers Back to the Office


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IBM, a Pioneer of Remote Work, Calls Workers Back to the Office

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The 105-year-old technology giant is quietly dismantling its popular decades-old remote work program to bring employees back into offices, a move it says will improve collaboration and accelerate the pace of work.

The changes comes as IBM copes with 20 straight quarters of falling revenue and rising shareholder ire over Chief Executive Ginni Rometty’s pay package.

The company won’t say how many of its 380,000 employees are affected by the policy change, which so far has been rolled out to its Watson division, software development, digital marketing, and design — divisions that employ tens of thousands of workers.

The shift is particularly surprising since the Armonk, N.Y. company has been among the business world’s staunchest boosters of remote work, both for itself and its customers. IBM markets software and services for what it calls the anytime, anywhere workforce, and its researchers have published numerous studies on the merits of remote work.

In the past, IBM has boasted that more than 40% of employees worked outside traditional company offices, and a May 4 post on the company’s Smarter Workforce blog stated that telework works.

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IBM may be part of a broader rethink of remote work under way at large companies, as corporate leaders argue that putting workers in the same physical space hastens the speed of work and sparks innovation. Employers tread a fine line, however, since workers rate flexible-work programs highly, and research has found telecommuters often work more effectively than their cubicle-bound counterparts.

Yahoo Inc.’s decision to call telecommuters back to the office in 2013 set off a furor among employees and workplace experts. Yet more recent decisions at Bank of America Corp. and Aetna Inc. to greatly reduce telecommuting have elicited little outrage.

Big Blue’s leaders want employees to work differently now, said Laurie Friedman, a company spokeswoman. The company has rebuilt design and digital marketing teams to quickly respond to real-time data and customer feedback, collaborations that happen more easily when teams work shoulder-to-shoulder, Ms. Friedman said, adding that the vast majority of IBM’s telecommuters have chosen to join their teams in person.

Workers in affected IBM divisions have been given 30 days to decide whether to move to company-maintained office space that can be hundreds of miles away from their homes.

For example, marketing employees were invited to move to offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, New York or San Francisco, or leave the company. Those unwilling to move were also given 90 days to seek another role within IBM.

The changes have stunned longtime IBMers like marketing manager Ron Favali. The 15-year company veteran has spent the last 12 years working from an office in his home outside Tampa, Fla. and considered himself a remote-work success story.

His team uses IBM’s Sametime instant-messaging voice and video chat software to stay connected and on task, despite being scattered in three states. Working remotely came with career trade-offs, he said. I was never going to be named vice president of marketing for anything, but I’m okay with that.

He has declined IBM’s offer to return to a company workspace, and will leave the company next month to start a marketing firm out of his home.

Companies began offering generous remote work policies because they expected large savings in office and real-estate costs, said Jennifer Glass, a University of Texas professor who studies telecommuting and advises companies on remote-work strategies. Those savings haven’t materialized, Ms. Glass said, so workers are being called back to the office.

Relocating offices or asking employees to move can sometimes be read as layoffs in disguise, since a certain percentage of workers won’t be able to relocate.

IBM says its co-location plan isn’t a cost-saving measure. Ms. Friedman noted that the employees who cannot join an in-person team can apply for one of more than 5,000 open jobs in the U.S.

Working from the master bedroom in her Ogden Dunes, Ind. home, Penny Schlyer helped market IBM mobile software and services for companies reliant on workers who aren’t bound to a desk, such as retail employees, financial advisers or doctors.

Her seven years telecommuting with IBM could have been plucked from one of her marketing campaigns: she has logged work hours from the sidelines of her sons’ sporting events and used Sametime to communicate with her colleagues.

She was dismayed when IBM requested the 48-year-old mother of three move to the company’s New York City office. The irony is definitely not lost there, she said.

Though IBM offered to pay for the move and make a small cost-of-living adjustment to her salary, Ms. Schlyer declined. I could never afford to live in New York City, and probably not anywhere close.

She has found a new job leading product marketing for SA Ignite, a Chicago-based software company, but her office won’t change: she is still in the master bedroom.


SEED Project #ubuntu #virtual #machine #host


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Lab Environment Setup

  • There is no need for a physical lab space.
  • All the lab activities can be carried out on students’ computers .
  • We provide VM images, and all the labs have been tested in the images.
  • All software used in the lab environment is open-source and free .

Virtual Machine Software (VirtualBox)

Install the free VirtualBox. Our pre-built VM images can be used by both VMWare and VirtualBox. Here are some instructions for VirtualBox:

  • How to run our pre-built VM image with VirtualBox .
  • Network Configuration in VirtualBox for SEED labs (“NAT Network”). This is a newly added network type in VirtualBox (since version 4.3 in 2014); it basically combines the NAT adapter and Host-only adapter into one adapter called “NAT Network”. We will be using this adapter for all our SEED labs, instead of the previous “NAT + Host-only” option. You need to make sure that your VirtualBox is updated to the most recent version.
  • Loading Multiple VMs into VirtualBox: Problems and Solutions .

Pre-built Virtual Machine Images (Ubuntu)

Currently, we have three images (Ubuntu9.11, Ubuntu11.04, and Ubuntu12.04). Most labs can be conducted in any of these images. Some labs depend on a particular image, and in that case, the dependence will be clearly stated in the lab’s web site. If you do not see such a statement, assume no dependence. All the labs that work in Ubuntu 11.04 also work in Ubuntu12.04, so there is no need to use Ubuntu11.04 any more. We have already stopped supporting Ubuntu11.04.

  • ( New ) SEEDUbuntu12.04.zip. This is a revised Ubuntu 12.04 image (revised in Jaunary 2016). In this image, we added the support for several of the newly developed labs.
    • Download the image from the following server (the MD5 checksum of the file is 6ec9c429a2f4a9163530ada20f0621dc):
      • Main server
      • Backup server
    • User Manual. includes the account and password information, list of software and servers installed, and configuration.
    • VM Customization. Some labs require multiple VMs; to help you easily identify which VMs you are in, you can do some simple customization. You need to download this file (Customization.zip ) as well
  • SEEDUbuntu12.04.zip. This image, built in September 2013, is based on Ubuntu 12.04. This VM officially replaces SEEDUbuntu11.04. All the labs that work in SEEUbuntu11.04 also work in this new VM.
    • Download the image from one of the following servers (the MD5 checksum of the file is 50a3ba75ddd49b6647c2411d68edceea):
      • Server at Syracuse University .
    • User Manual. includes the account and password information, list of software and servers installed, and configuration.
    • Unzip the image, and follow our VirtualBox instruction to run it in VirtualBox.
  • SEEDUbuntu11.04.zip (replaced by SEEDUbuntu12.04). This image, built in August 2011, is based on Ubuntu 11.04.
    • Not available any more
    • User Manual. includes the account and password information, list of software and servers installed, and configuration.
  • SEEDUbuntu9_August_2010.tar.gz. This image, built in August 2010, is based on Ubuntu 9.11.
    • Not available any more
    • User Manual. includes the account and password information, list of software and servers installed, and configuration.

For Minix-based labs

Some of the SEED labs (not many) are based on the Minix operating system. You should get the Minix 3 VM image from its official web site.

Copyright Wenliang Du, Syracuse University


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Installing Windows Server 2016 on Bare Metal Step-By-Step – ITProGuru Blog #bare


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Installing Windows Server 2016 on Bare Metal Step-By-Step

Insert Windows Server 2016 DVD and boot your computer from the DVD. If you do not have the media, you will need to download. See https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview for the Technical Preview. You could also download from MSDN.MICROSOFT.COM or other subscription service. You may also opt to create a bootable USB drive to use as an ISO. You can get step by step instructions from https://itproguru.com/expert/2016/05/create-bootable-windows-server-2016-usb-thumb-drive-for-installing-os/

Step-By-Step

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Description / Step breakdown

  1. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Insert Windows Server 2016 DVD and boot your computer from the DVD. Boot to the DVD/USB ISO (you may have to go into bios or interrupt boot to boot from external media).
Click the Next Button

Click the Install now Button

Optionally, enter your product key then Next or click I don t have a product key

  • Accept Terms of Use

    READ the license terms. Click on I accept the license terms then Click the Next button.

    The Evaluation DVD may have more options than TechNet/MSDN DVD. Make sure you choose “Windows Server 2016 Standard/or/Datacenter (Desktop Experience).
    NOTE: DEFAULTS TO “Server core Installation” (no Desktop Experience)Click the Next Button

    The Evaluation DVD may have more options than TechNet/MSDN DVD.
    Make sure you choose Windows Server 2016 Standard/or/Datacenter (Desktop Experience)NOTE: DEFAULTS TO Server core Installation (no Desktop Experience)Click the Next Button

  • Where? Delete Existing Partitions

    ** NOTICE ** the following steps WILL wipe out all data on your drive. These instructions are for a bare metal install. If you do not want to wipe your drive, cancel the install and follow instructions at:

    You should remove any secondary or external drives to prevent accedental deletion of data.
    Click each of the listed Drive 0 drives then click the delete button. Im prompted that this partition might contain important files or applications from your computer manufacturer. if you delete this partition, any data stored on it will be lost If you are sure you want to wipe this drive, click OK.

  • Where? New Partition, do the install

    Click Drive 0 Unallocated Space then click Next

    Give it some time to finish
    The system will automatically reboot when finished. If you walk away, you may have to remove the USB or DVD and reboot so it boots to the hard drive instead of the installation media.

  • Set Administrator Password

    Enter a password for the administrator account into the password adn Reenter password fields then click Finish

    Press [CTRL-ALT-DEL] to bring up the login screen

    type in your password and press [ENTER] to loginif you are on a wired network, you will be asked Do you want to allow your PC to be discoverable by other PCs and devices on this network? If you are on a priviate network you should select Yes.

    Notice server manager is automatically opened for you.

    In the video we also cover creating a new administrator user

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    How to Copy Files To and From a VMware Server Virtual Machine Guest

    Files may be copied to and from the guest operating system running inside a VMware virtual machine using the vmrun command line tool.

    Note that in order to perform these tasks, VMware Tools must be installed on the guest operating system. For details on installing VMware Tools refer to the Understanding and Installing VMware Tools chapter of the Virtuatopia VMware Server 2.0 Essentials online book.

    Finding the vmrun Tool

    The vmrun tool is installed on the host system as part of the VMware Server and VMware Workstation virtualization products. Assuming a standard installation where the software is placed in the default location, the vmrun executable is located in \Program Files\VMware\VMware Server on Windows hosts and in the /usr/bin directory on Linux hosts.

    Understanding vmrun Command Line Syntax

    The basic command line syntax for using vmrun varies slightly between VMware products, but can generally be summarized as follows:

    vmrun host authentication flags guest authentication flags command parameters

    The host authentication flags are required to provide host, login and password information for the host system. These are essentially the same credentials that would be used when accessing the VI Web Access management interface. These flags are required only on VMware Server hosts, and are not needed for VMware Workstation:

    The corresponding password for the guest user specified using the -gu flag.

    The command argument identifies to vmrun the task to be performed on the specified virtual machine. For example, start. stop and reset are all valid commands. Other commands are available to perform tasks within a guest operating system, such as runProgramInGuest and deleteFileInGuest.

    The parameters arguments specify optional information required for a specific command. If, for example, the stop command is specified, the parameters argument is used to reference the .vmx file of the virtual machine which is to be powered off. In the case of running guest commands, both the .vmx file of the target virtual machine and the path to the program to be executed must be provided as parameters.

    When specifying the virtual machine on which a command is to be executed, the location of the virtual machine .vmx configuration file must be provided. For VMware Workstation, this involves specifying the full path of the file. For example:

    In the case of VMware Server 2.0, which introduced the concept of datastores. the name of the datastore in which the virtual machines resides must be provided together with the path of the corresponding .vmx file within that datastore. For example, to reference a virtual machine stored in the win2008 sub-directory of the Vol1 datastore, the vmrun path parameter would be defined as follows (note that the datastore name is enclosed in square brackets and separated from the sub-directory by a space character):

    Copying Files to a Virtual Machine Guest

    A file may be copied to the guest operating system running in a VMware virtual machine using the copyFileFromHostToGuest command. For example:

    Copying Files from a Virtual Machine Guest

    A file may be copied from the guest operating system running in a VMware virtual machine using the copyFileFromGuestToHost command. For example:

    Checking if a File Exists in a Virtual Machine Guest

    Before attempting to copy a file to or from a gust operating system, it may first be useful to check whether the file exists on the guest filesystems. This can quickly be achieved with vmrun and the fileExistsInGuest command. For example:


    Installing Ubuntu inside Windows using VirtualBox #virtual #server #tutorial, #installing #ubuntu #inside


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    Installing Ubuntu inside Windows using VirtualBox

    The screenshots in this tutorial use Ubuntu 12.04, but the same principles apply also to Ubuntu 12.10, 11.10, 10.04, and any future version of Ubuntu. Actually, you can install pretty much any Linux distribution this way.

    Introduction
    VirtualBox allows you to run an entire operating system inside another operating system. Please be aware that you should have a minimum of 512 MB of RAM. 1 GB of RAM or more is recommended.

    Comparison to Dual-Boot
    Many websites (including the one you’re reading) have tutorials on setting up dual-boots between Windows and Ubuntu. A dual-boot allows you, at boot time, to decide which operating system you want to use. Installing Ubuntu on a virtual machine inside of Windows has a lot advantages over a dual-boot (but also a few disadvantages).

    Advantages of virtual installation

    • The size of the installation doesn’t have to be predetermined. It can be a dynamically resized virtual hard drive.
    • You do not need to reboot in order to switch between Ubuntu and Windows.
    • The virtual machine will use your Windows internet connection, so you don’t have to worry about Ubuntu not detecting your wireless card, if you have one.
    • The virtual machine will set up its own video configuration, so you don’t have to worry about installing proprietary graphics drivers to get a reasonable screen resolution.
    • You always have Windows to fall back on in case there are any problems. All you have to do is press the right Control key instead of rebooting your entire computer.
    • For troubleshooting purposes, you can easily take screenshots of any part of Ubuntu (including the boot menu or the login screen).
    • It’s low commitment. If you later decide you don’t like Ubuntu, all you have to do is delete the virtual hard drive and uninstall VirtualBox.

    Disadvantages of virtual installation

    • In order to get any kind of decent performance, you need at least 512 MB of RAM, because you are running an entire operating system (Ubuntu) inside another entire operating system (Windows). The more memory, the better. I would recommend at least 1 GB of RAM.
    • Even though the low commitment factor can seem like an advantage at first, if you later decide you want to switch to Ubuntu and ditch Windows completely, you cannot simply delete your Windows partition. You would have to find some way to migrate out your settings from the virtual machine and then install Ubuntu over Windows outside the virtual machine.
    • Every time you want to use Ubuntu, you have to wait for two boot times (the time it takes to boot Windows, and then the time it takes to boot Ubuntu within Windows).

    Installation Process
    The first thing you have to do is obtain VirtualBox. Visit the VirtualBox website’s download page. Install it the same way you would any normal Windows program.

    Follow these instructions to get a Ubuntu disk image (.iso file).


    After you launch VirtualBox from the Windows Start menu, click on New to create a new virtual machine. When the New Virtual Machine Wizard appears, click Next.


    You can call the machine whatever you want. If you’re installing Ubuntu, it makes sense to call it Ubuntu. I guess. You should also specify that the operating system is Linux.


    VirtualBox will try to guess how much of your memory (or RAM) to allocate for the virtual machine. If you have 1 GB or less of RAM, I would advise you stick with the recommendation. If, however, you have over 1 GB, about a quarter your RAM or less should be fine. For example, if you have 2 GB of RAM, 512 MB is fine to allocate. If you have 4 GB of RAM, 1 GB is fine to allocate. If you have no idea what RAM is or how much of it you have, just go with the default.


    If this is your first time using VirtualBox (which it probably is if you need a tutorial on how to use it), then you do want to Create new hard disk and then click Next.


    Theoretically, a dynamically expanding virtual hard drive is best, because it’ll take up only what you actually use. I have come upon weird situations, though, when installing new software in a virtualized Ubuntu, in which the virtual hard drive just fills up instead of expanding. So I would actually recommend picking a Fixed-size storage.


    Ubuntu’s default installation is less than 3 GB. If you plan on adding software or downloading large files in your virtualized Ubuntu, you should tack on some buffer.


    Click Create and wait for the virtual hard drive to be created. This is actually just a very large file that lives inside of your Windows installation.


    The next thing to do to make the (currently blank) virtual hard drive useful is to add the downloaded Ubuntu disk image (the .iso) boot on your virtual machine. Click on Settings and Storage. Then, under CD/DVD Device. next to Empty. you’ll see a little folder icon. Click that.

    Then double-click your virtual machine to start it up.


    You may get a bunch of random warnings/instructions about how to operate the guest operating system within VirtualBox. Read those, and then you may also want to mark not to see those again.


    Once it’s started up, just follow the regular installation procedure as if you were installing Ubuntu on a real hard drive (instead of a virtual one).


    Afterwards, in order to use your virtualized installation (instead of continually booting the live CD), double-check that the CD/DVD Device entry is Empty again.

    If you have suggestions or corrections for these tutorials, please post in this Ubuntu Forums thread or leave a comment on my blog.

    I will not give help to people posting in the above places. If you require technical support, start a support thread on the Ubuntu Forums. That is the appropriate place to ask for help.


    Virtual Hospice #spa

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    The Virtual Hospice is an end-of-life care experience, a programme designed to provide a welcoming, safe, therapeutic space for people with advanced illnesses; their caregivers; and the health professionals who support them.

    We created The Virtual Hospice so that, when it was needed, people could experience hospice-style care no matter where they were: at home, in an aged care facility, or in a hospital.

    Latest News

    Friends of Palliative Care Walkathon update

    The Friends of Palliative Care Annual Fun Run and Walkathon was held on Sunday May 15, 2016. Within the grounds of CB Alexander College TOCAL this is a major fundraising event for the FOPC. All money from the walkathon goes back into our community.

    Mt Hotham bike tour

    Deb’s recent bike tour of Mt Hotham, Vic

    Deb s focus is unquestioned!

    A lull between the peaks or just a well earned rest with a spectacular view?

    Welcome Dr Lori Benton

    In 2016, The Virtual Hospice will host a series of four Senior Resident Medical Officers (SRMO) as they rotate through Palliative Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Paediatrics attachments at The Maitland Hospital. The SRMOs are trainees in general practice for GP SYNERGY (formerly Valley-to-Coast General Practice) which provides the Australian General Practice Training programme. The trainees will use these rotations to shore up their knowledge in sub-specialty areas. The Virtual Hospice is pleased and excited to welcome Dr Lori Benton, our very first SRMO. Lori will be caring for patients in the community and in Maitland Hospital.

    For the record, her favourite colour is blue, she loves Salsa dancing, and she makes a great banana cake. Make her welcome.

    Quality Guided Tours from strength to strength

    In 2015 our attendance figures were 15–20+ people each month, who braved the isolation of grief to interact with others in the same boat. The success of these gatherings depends on a number of things: the kindnesses and generosity of the Maitland community in opening their doors to host the tours; the wonderful patronage of the Friends of Palliative Care who provide each attendee with coffee and cake as a marker of hospitality and care; the marvellous Virtual Hospice Tour Leader, Suzanne Teyhan and our Virtual Hospice Guide, Suzie Knesevic; and the warmth of the bereaved, who, despite their own situation, extend a hand of friendship and welcome to others more unsure than themselves.

    In 2016 there are walking and talking tours planned, trips to local businesses and local community service groups, and a few surprises in store. We would welcome photos or stories from the participants, so keep in touch!

    Reconnaissance

    Throughout 2015, The Virtual Hospice was honoured to have hosted 3 wonderful final year Medical students from the University of Newcastle as part of their Special Study Option in Year 5. Each student completes an experiential learning programme known as Reconnaissance, tailored for every day of the week.

    Jordan Cox was our first student at the beginning of the year, and managed to survive the four week attachment despite floodwaters and road closures! It’s always hard being the first person through a course: there are wrinkles to be ironed out, but Jordan handled it all with ease. Her final contribution was a poem, written in ballad form, which illustrated her ability to ‘see’ the person beneath the patient mask. Jordan is now working in the Emergency Department of Maitland Hospital: an excellent advocate for palliative care.

    Dave Townsend came along after Jordan and laid us in the aisles with his expertise in social media. Throughout his attachment, we put Dave to work with his skills: he made our presence known in social media as the End-of-Life Professionals (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr); was our guest speaker at a number of education sessions; and provided a wonderful Roll of Honour at the Remembrance Service. His time spent in Virtual Hospice will be helpful for his future career as a general practitioner. Right now he is working hard as an orthopaedic JMO in The Maitland Hospital.

    Amy Ferguson was our third student in Reconnaissance. Amy used her artistic skills to enhance not only her learning experience in end-of-life care but to produce a series of beautiful artworks depicting her feelings about a number of patient encounters experienced in her attachment. Her ‘major work’ shows a woman in blue with painted fingernails, reclining amongst her symptoms. Breathtakingly beautiful. At last count, Amy was travelling the world before starting her internship on the Central Coast.

    Medical students enhance the lives of their patients as well as the health-care professionals who work alongside them. We are grateful to the University of Newcastle for allowing us the opportunity to not only teach and mentor these people, but to learn from them as well. Our next student SSO Reconnaissance experience takes place at the end of February 2016.

    Our latest medical student, Michelle Poon has written a piece of poetry, called CLOUDLESS. reflecting her Reconnaissance experience. It can be read here .

    The Pet Connection

    The importance of our precious pets

    Every day the palliative care team meets and greets a variety of pets. The whole team appreciates the value of pets in the lives of our patients and families. The pets are considered part of the families that we visit. These animals are often intuitive and will demonstrate their concern if something is wrong or the patient is sick. The pets are always supportive and of great comfort to both the patient and the families. They provide unconditional love. They connect the patient, families, and carers, and even let the staff become a part of their life. It’s amazing how a pet can even be an ice-breaker when we first see someone in their home. Pets are a great distraction and bring positive change to the lives of the palliative care patients and their families and carers.

    With the permission of their owners, we would like to show you some of the most important members of a palliative care support team. Keep an eye on the right-hand side of our home page as we add new pets.

    Look Who s Talking

    Look Who s Talking (Wellbeing ) is back in full swing in 2016 so check Maitland City Library s website for details. A big thank you to The Maitland City Library, and to Keryl Collard and all her great staff for their hard work in helping us present Look Who s Talking (Wellbeing) to the Maitland Community. What an excellent community service!

    Be honest with yourself. Share your feelings with people around you. Be gentle. Be patient. Be open to receiving the gift of care from others.

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    Virtual Reality (VR) in Healthcare in the U #discount #motels

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    Virtual Reality (VR) in Healthcare in the U.S. (Markets for Surgery, Visualization, Rehabilitation and Training)

    What are virtual reality technologies and how are they being used in healthcare today? What areas of healthcare are seeing the most use of these products? What is the expected market opportunity for companies entering the market for VR equipment? Who are the main players in the VR market and what moves are they making to grow market share? These are among the questions answered in Kalorama Information’s Virtual Reality in Healthcare in the U.S.

    The use of virtual reality (VR) technologies in the U.S. healthcare industry has expanded tremendously due to extensive product development and the growing implementation of healthcare information technology (HIT) infrastructure. Virtual reality applications in the healthcare industry are associated with many leading areas of medical technology innovation including robot-assisted surgery, augmented reality (AR) surgery, computer-assisted surgery (CAS), image-guided surgery (IGS), surgical navigation, multi-modality image fusion, medical imaging 3D/4D reconstruction, pre-operative surgical planning, virtual colonoscopy, virtual surgical simulation, virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET), and VR physical rehabilitation and motor skills training. The clinical and enterprise benefits of healthcare VR technology are numerous and include improved patient outcomes, reduced medical errors, improved minimally-invasive surgical (MIS) technique, improved physician collaboration in diagnosis, and improved psychological and motor rehabilitation.

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    9 June 2010 30 Comments

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    1. Connect your wiimote to your PC via Bluetooth. There are a number of tutorials online on how to do this, possibly even for you specific software/hardware configuration. The Wiimote works with many (but not all) Bluetooth drivers. You can report/read about compatibility issues at WiimoteProject.com

    2. Download the Wiimote Whiteboard software to the right. Please read the “READ ME.txt” file first! Make sure your wiimote is connected via Bluetooth, and then run the “.exe” in the main folder. NOTE: Good placement of the wiimote is key to good tracking. View the README for more info.

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    Handwritting recognition: Windows Tablet PC Edition – works great if you have it, not a stand alone program to install.

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    Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space.

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    Опубликовано: 26 сент. 2013 г.

    Imagine the day when printers, desks, staplers, whiteboards, and even office walls don’t exist. Wouldn’t that be great?

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    Virtual Private Servers

    Introduction

    Welcome to VPSVille, one of the most advanced VPS service providers on the internet. Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are the future of web hosting. A VPS performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; Your VPS can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files. This website is being hosted on one of our VPS’s.

    Focus

    We specialize in virtual private servers for online business and nothing else. We don’t sell domain names, website templates, SSL certificates or other services. Your VPS is our focus.

    Full Control

    You have the ability to modify any aspect of your hosting environment to suit your business requirements. You have full control of the server, and can install almost any software you wish on your VPS, such as custom software and your own firewall security policies.

    Stellar 24/7 Support

    VPSVille employs Linux geeks that are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Our administration staff is comfortable and experienced in troubleshooting complex system issues. We are always available to answer your questions and support your endeavors.

    Satisfaction Guaranteed

    VPSVille offers an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee on all services. We are confident that our VPS servers will meet your business requirements.

    Location

    Many companies claim to be in Canada but their equipment is really elsewhere. Search engines such as google.ca will rank you higher and your site’s responsiveness will be better. VPSVille is located in downtown Toronto and is well connected to Canada’s Fibre and exchange networks. We also own equipment in London, Dallas and Los Angeles to give you maximum flexibility as you expand.

    Instant Scalability

    We hope your business grows, and we are here to help make it happen. You can start with a small VPS and upgrade it when needed allowing you to keep your expenses low as you grow. Upgrades do not alter the data on your hard drive, so you can upgrade your VPS instantly when you need it.

    Smart Automation

    We streamline and automate in every way possible to save you time. You won’t need to contact customer support for common tasks involving your VPS. You will have access to installs, backups, DNS, Reverse DNS, account information, upgrades, downgrades and server reboots without speaking to anyone. We provide that information and control in our custom control panel .

    Web Control Panels

    As a web hosting company your main concern should not be managing your server, it should be building your business. Our affordable, web-based control panels (cPanel, DirectAdmin or LxAdmin) give you and your clients the ability to manage many aspects of the server via an intuitive and secure interface leaving you with time to spare.

    We are Green

    A VPS server is the green alternative to a dedicated server. Unused CPU cycles are given to other users to ensure power is not wasted. At VPSVille we feel it is our economic, social and environmental responsibility to do our part to reduce power consumption in all areas of our business.


    Install – UltraVNC: Remote Support Software, Remote Support tool, Remote Desktop Control,


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    UltraVnc Installation

    • Start the setup and choose the installation language.
    • Click Next on the Welcome screen.
    • Accept the license agreement.
    • Read the release notes.
    • Select the destination directory where UltraVNC should be installed.
    • Select the components which should be installed.
      Note. Updating the driver is experimental and not guaranteed to work at the moment.
    • Select the Start Menu folder where the program’s shortcuts should be placed.
    • Select additional tasks:
      • Select if UltraVNC server should be registered as a system service.
      • Select if UltraVNC service should be started or restarted.
      • Select if MSLogon II should be configured.
      • Select if UltraVNC Admin Properties should be configured.
      • Select if old UltraVNC registry entries should be removed.
      • Select if additional desktop icons should be created for UltraVNC server, viewer and repeater.
      • Select if files with extension .vnc should be associated with UltraVNC viewer.
    • Specify location of ACL file.
      The format of the ACL file should follow the MSLogonACL specification.
      If no ACL file is specified, the Administrators group is configured. This works only on the English OS versions.
    • Specify location of Properties file.
      The Properties file should be a valid registry file.
      The intention is to populate the \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL key.
      If no Properties file is specified, no options are configured.
    • Verify if you choose the correct installation settings.
    • Read what’s new in UltraVNC.
    • Click “Finish” to end the installation.

    Automate Installation

    If you need to install UltraVNC on a large number of computers, you might consider automating the installation.

    The following command line parameters can be passed to the setup:

    /dir=”Dirname ” Sets installation directory to Dirname. /no restart Suppresses a reboot at the end of the installation.
    Not required since the installation no longer requires are boot. /silent or /very silent Suppresses either pop-up of dialog boxes or any GUI at all. /loadinf=”Filename ” Loads the configuration file Filename for the installation.
    This configuration file can be generated by going through setup with UltraVNC-xxxx-Setup.exe /saveinf=”Filename ” .
    Filename should be fully qualified. /log Writes a log file to the Temp directory.
    Could be used for debugging.


    What is virtual storage area network (VSAN)? Definition from #virtual #data #storage


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    virtual storage area network (VSAN)

    A virtual storage area network (VSAN) is a logical partition in a storage area network (SAN ). VSANs allow traffic to be isolated within specific portions of a storage area network.

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    The use of multiple VSANs can make a system easier to configure and scale out. Subscribers can be added or relocated without the need for changing the physical layout. If a problem occurs in one VSAN, that problem can be handled with a minimum of disruption to the rest of the network. Because the independence of VSANs minimizes the total system’s vulnerability, security is improved. VSANs also offer the possibility of data redundancy, minimizing the risk of catastrophic data loss.

    The term is most often associated with Cisco Systems and is often mentioned in conjunction with the zoning. Zoning splits a SAN into multiple, isolated subnetworks. The concept behind a VSAN is often compared to that of a virtual local area network (VLAN ). VLANs segregate broadcasts from other networks

    This was last updated in May 2011

    Next Steps

    Before purchasing a SAN system for your organization, read about the basics of storage platform architectures and read our expert advice to help you decide which SAN features your organization needs.

    Continue Reading About virtual storage area network (VSAN)

    Related Terms

    data center bridging (DCB) DCB is a suite of IEEE standards designed to enable lossless transport over Ethernet and a converged network for all data center. See complete definition partition Partitioning a hard disk drive is the first step in preparing it for data storage. A disk partition is a carved out logical space. See complete definition RAID (redundant array of independent disks) RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks to. See complete definition

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    Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) enhances deployment and management of Virtual PC images on a Windows Desktop, while also providing a seamless user experience of a Virtual PC environment, independent of the local desktop configuration and operating system (OS).

    MED-V leverages Microsoft Virtual PC to provide an enterprise solution for desktop virtualization. With MED-V, you can easily create, deliver and manage corporate Virtual PC images on any Windows desktop.

    Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization is an integral component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (aka MDOP), a dynamic solution available to Software Assurance customers, which will help reduce application deployment costs, enables delivery of applications as services, and helps to better manage and control enterprise desktop environments.

    Enable legacy applications and accelerate upgrades to new operating systems

    Incompatibility of legacy applications with the new version of Microsoft Windows can often delay enterprise upgrades to the latest version of Windows. Testing and migrating applications can take a while, and users are unable to take advantage of the new capabilities and enhancements offered by the new OS.

    By delivering applications in a Virtual PC that runs a previous version of the OS (e.g. Windows XP or Windows 2000), MED-V removes the barriers to OS upgrades, and allows administrators to complete testing and to deal with incompatible applications after the upgrade.

    From the user’s perspective, these applications are accessible from the standard desktop Start menu and appear side-by-side with native applications so there is minimal change to the user experience.

    Known Issues:

    File downloads do not follow web redirection rules.

    If the LAN adapter is disabled when a Workspace configured in bridge mode is started, and the adapter is later enabled, the network will not resume. Restarting the Workspace solves this issue.

    Workspace image download may be delayed if Windows update is running when it is started.

    When the user is required to change his domain password in order to login to Windows inside the Workspace, the client receives a notification about using the wrong username/password, rather than a notification that he should change his domain password.

    When expanding a DOS application (e.g. cmd.exe) window to full screen, the application window disappears.

    When the domain password is changed while the Workspace is running, and the Workspace is restarted, a wrong password notification appears on the client and the user is required to re-enter the new password.

    When installing MED-V using the command line, it is configured by default to launch after installation. This causes problems when installing MED-V in the system context. In this case it is required to use the START_MEDV=0 parameter.

    When working in full desktop mode, manual location changes of icons on the desktop are not saved between Workspace sessions.

    Multiple versions of the same Workspace created on the same machine are always assigned the same unique name. This may cause problems when multiple virtual machines with the same name attempt to join the domain.

    When transferring very large files using the file transfer tool, the transfer may fail.


    Buy Gold, Platinum – Special Mobile Phone Numbers #cheap #virtual #phone #numbers


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    What we’re all about.

    Unique SIMs the leading provider of gold mobile phone numbers, assign to any UK mobile operator of choice, whether you are on a Pay Monthly contract or as a Pay As You Go SIM card. We have an extensive range to choose from, catering for all persons budgets.

    Why get stuck with that randomly assigned number when you have the ability to choose, create, design something that has meaning to you, after all we live in a personalised world.

    The possibilities are endless – Alphanumeric, landline match, favourite digits, consecutive’s, special meaning, or maybe you fancy buying a mobile number that is easy to remember.

    Often referred to as Gold Mobile Numbers, an industry term referring to a set of digits that are easily memorised, there are many different variations across countries to its name, the benefits remain the same whether for business or personal use.

    Frequently asked questions

    There are many websites on the market to date but only one website that is taking the market by storm, we are one of the original mobile numbers specialists, and are now one of the fastest mobile number sellers in the UK, we have a fast turn around in processing orders, handling mobile numbers requested, after sale support, combined with the most reliable sources, making Unique SIMs the leading online retailer for unique mobile numbers / gold mobile numbers. With a massive range to choose from, and a competitive edge to constantly drive down the cost of the gold number!

    Having a unique mobile phone number has many advantages, here are just a few of the great benefits for buying gold mobile phone numbers.

    1. Easy for you, family / friends / colleagues to remember.
    2. Lucrative opportunity, great on point of sale marketing, business cards, leaflets, banners, websites, email signatures etc.
    3. Make an impact with your clients, be remembered.
    4. A meaningful symbolic unique mobile phone number for you or loved ones.
    5. Fed up with changing your mobile numbers and want to keep your gold number for life.

    The term unique, silver, gold, golden, platinum, special mobile numbers, all represent a scale to determine its associated value, differentiation based on the sequences within. There are many different types of formations that include some of the following 123 123 or doubles 88 55 22 (3 times doubles) 10 10 10 or (three matching repeats), 333 222 (triple triple) and numbers that form a consecutive pattern 123456 known as a (count up) or (count down) 654321.

    Matching six digits or more 777777, 888888, 000000 for example represent the high end of these prestigious numbers, inclusive of the prefix creates a rarer combination, and thus more valuable as there are fewer per prefix release.

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    Downloads – Oracle VM VirtualBox #virtual #pc #software


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    Download VirtualBox

    Here, you will find links to VirtualBox binaries and its source code.

    VirtualBox binaries

    By downloading, you agree to the terms and conditions of the respective license.

    • VirtualBox 5.1.22 platform packages. The binaries are released under the terms of the GPL version 2.
      • Windows hosts
      • OS X hosts
      • Linux distributions
      • Solaris hosts
    • VirtualBox 5.1.22 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack All supported platforms
      Support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP, disk encryption, NVMe and PXE boot for Intel cards. See this chapter from the User Manual for an introduction to this Extension Pack.
      The Extension Pack binaries are released under the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL) .
      Please install the extension pack with the same version as your installed version of VirtualBox:
      If you are using VirtualBox 5.0.40 . please download the extension pack here .
    • VirtualBox 5.1.22 Software Developer Kit (SDK) All platforms

    See the changelog for what has changed.

    You might want to compare the SHA256 checksums or the MD5 checksums to verify the integrity of downloaded packages. The SHA256 checksums should be favored as the MD5 algorithm must be treated as insecure!

    Note: After upgrading VirtualBox it is recommended to upgrade the guest additions as well.

    User Manual

    The VirtualBox User Manual is included in the VirtualBox binaries above. If, however, you would like to take a look at it without having to install the whole thing, you also access it here:

    VirtualBox older builds

    The binaries in this section for VirtualBox before version 4.0 are all released under the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). As of VirtualBox 4.0, the Extension Pack is released under the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License and the other packages are released under the terms of the GPL version 2. By downloading, you agree to the terms and conditions of the respective license.

    VirtualBox Sources

    The VirtualBox sources are available free of charge under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License, Version 2. By downloading from the below links, you agree to these terms and conditions.

    After getting the sources in one of the ways listed above, you should have a look at the build instructions.

    Please also take a look at our licensing FAQ. in particular regarding the use of the name VirtualBox.

    Pre-built VirtualBox VMs

    There are some pre-built VMs designed for developers and the curious over on the Oracle Tech Network site.


    Enabling UEFI on Virtual Machines #uefi, #virtual #machine, #uefi #support, #vms, #server


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    Enabling UEFI on Virtual Machines

    UEFI support may be becoming more and more popular, but it can still be problematic to enable on VMs. Discover how to implement UEFI on several leading VM platforms.

    Due to Microsoft’s requirement of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) instead of BIOS firmware for computers certified for Windows 8 and later, UEFI is now supported in nearly all new computers. Although UEFI isn’t supported by all operating systems, it is becoming more and more popular.

    Today we’ll discuss UEFI support of the popular virtual machine (VM) platforms and how to enable UEFI for your virtual machines. However, keep in mind that you can’t switch a virtual machine with an installed operating system from BIOS firmware to UEFI. That will cause the operating system to fail to boot. You need to enable UEFI and then install an operating system with UEFI.

    Just like with modern computers, you can temporarily switch back to BIOS firmware for instance, to load a live bootable operating system that doesn’t support UEFI. Let’s take a closer look at how to enable UEFI on specific VM platforms.

    VMware Player and Workstation

    The virtual machine products offered by VMware support UEFI, but BIOS firmware is enabled by default. Furthermore, the VMware products do not provide an option in the GUI for enabling UEFI.

    UEFI support must be enabled by manually editing the .VMX file or by using a third-party tool like VM Tweaker .

    To manually edit the .VMX file, simply open with a text editor and add the following line and then save:

    That’s it now that particular VM should run with UEFI.

    VirtualBox

    VirtualBox by default uses the BIOS firmware for virtual machines. It supports EFI too, but unfortunately does not support booting UEFI-based system volumes, which includes Windows 8 in UEFI mode. However, if you’d still like to test or use EFI with other operating systems, enabling EFI support is easy. Open the VM settings, select System. and on the Motherboard tab, select Enable EFI (special OSes only) .

    Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Among the many new and changed features of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft introduced UEFI support. Virtual machines can be created with Generation 1 support, which uses BIOS firmware, or Generation 2, which enables UEFI and Secure Boot.

    After a virtual machine is created you cannot change its specified Generation, but you can optionally disable the Secure Boot support, which may actually be required to run Linux operating systems.

    There aren’t really any special settings to enable UEFI support in Hyper-V. When creating virtual machines you’re asked which Generation you’d like to enable you must choose Generation 2 for UEFI and Secure Boot support.

    Virtual machines created with Generation 2 also bring other new functionality, such as PXE boot via a standard network adapter or booting from a SCSI virtual hard disk or virtual DVD. Generation 1 implements the virtual machine like previous versions of Hyper-V and is still useful for when using legacy devices and operating systems.

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    Strathcarron Hospice – Virtual Christmas Tree – Donate and Light Up A

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    Strathcarron Hospice – Light Up a Life – Virtual Christmas Tree

    Simply write a Message Tag in memory of a loved one and it will be added to our virtual Christmas Tree, and a new twinkling star will appear in the sky. You can browse the Messages Tags below, with the most recent at the top. Just click on a name in the list below to read the Message Tag and their Star will twinkle more brightly. See below to donate and add your own message! (Requires Flash 8 or greater).

    Special lights will be shining this Christmas at Strathcarron Hospice and also in Alloa, Cumbernauld, Stirling and Falkirk to honour and celebrate the lives of much loved relatives and friends. You can sponsor as many lights as you wish. For each light sponsored you will receive a special Light Up a Life Card which you can keep yourself or send to someone who shares your memories. The suggested donation is £5 per light, but all donations will be equally welcome. If you would like to sponsor a light in memory of loved one please see the main website or go along to our Light Up a Life Desk at The Thistle Centre Stirling, The Falkirk Mall, Tesco Cumbernauld or Alloa, or contact the Fundraising Department on 01324 826 222.

    In the meantime Light Up A Life with our virtual Christmas Tree below.

    To create a message simply donate any sum from £5 using the form below. On payment you will be able to enter your Message Tag in memory of a loved one. It will be added to the tree and a new twinkling star will appear in the sky. The name of your loved one will then show on the list enabling the world to share your message of love. It’s as easy as 1- 2- 3. Step 1: Donate using the form below. Step 2: Type in your Message. Step 3: Your loved one’s name appears on the list.

    *If you are a UK taxpayer and you tick this box, we can claim an extra 25p in every pound you donate from the Government. Our donations are handled by Secure payments through Paypal. You don’t need a Paypal Account, just pay by credit or debit card. For more information call our fundraising department on 01324 826222.





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    Cloud Server บริการให้เช่าคลาวด์เซิร์ฟเวอร์

    Cloud Server บริการให้เช่าคลาวด์เซิร์ฟเวอร์

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    มีเว็บไซต์เป็นของตัวเอง ไม่ว่าจะเป็น
    เว็บไซต์องค์กร เว็บไซต์บริษัท.

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    ถูกออกแบบมาเพื่อตอบสนอง ความต้องการ ของผู้ที่ต้องการทำธุรกิจ ขายสินค้าออนไลน์โดยเฉพาะ ใช้งานง่าย ประหยัดค่าใช้จ่าย

    Shopping Cart
    Shopping Cart ร้านค้าสำเร็จรูป ร้านค้าออนไลน์ เหมาะสำหรับท่านที่ต้องการทำเว็บไซต์ สำหรับซื้อ – ขายสินค้าและ.

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    Google Adwords
    เป็นการโฆษณาผ่านทาง Search Engine ในรูปแบบ Pay Per Click(PPC) ซึ่งเมื่อคลิกที่โฆษณาก็จะลิงก์ไปยังเว็บไซต์.

    Training SEO
    เปิดหลักสูตรอบรม Search Engine Optimization(SEO) เหมาะสำหรับคนที่เป็นเจ้าของเว็บไซต์และผู้ที่สนใจ.

    Mobile Application
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    เราคือผู้เชี่ยวชาญ เรื่อง Cloud Hosting และ Cloud Technology พร้อมให้บริการและปรึกษา ด้วยโซลูชั่นที่ดีที่สุดสำหรับธุรกิจคุณ.

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    VDI at the Desktop: Thin Clients or PCs for Better TCO?

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), a platform that uses various virtualization technology aspects to implement a rich IT platform through a central, virtualized back end that hosts virtual machines (VMs).

    VDI architectures include everything from server virtualization to storage, application virtualization, connections, protocols and more. One of the last aspects of VDI typically considered is the desktop and its user.

    VDI requires upfront costs, so by the time IT gets to the desktop side; further upfront costs need to be minimized. Keeping existing PCs appears to be “cheaper” then switching to thin clients for VDI. Is that really the case? Do thin clients or PCs for VDI have a better total cost of ownership (TCO)?

    Comparing Desktop Hardware – Components, Factors, and Cost

    A PC also known as a thick client, is comprised of a lot of components compared to a thin client. With each PC you have (at minimum) a hard drive, media ports, OS, applications and anti-virus software. Then a thin client only has the thin client OS and a small about of applications if required.

    PCs typically have a 4 year expected life where thin clients have a 6 year expected life. The media ports and hard drive open up the possibilities for a security breach. At the same time the user then can install their software which also increases security risks. PCs are typically un-managed desktop devices limiting the security capabilities for the desktop user. Thin clients are locked down devices eliminated the users’ ability to download unless permitted and all devices can be managed through a thin client management console such as Echo .

    When looking at hardware cost it’s simple. Thin Clients are cheaper then PCs. PCs typically start pricing at around $599. With thin clients, the cost per unit really depends on the unit each user requires. Someone whose daily tasks entail the use of simple applications such as outlook and they can use a device such as the Ceptor that will come in around $99. Where as a user that runs multiple applications continuously may require a more advanced device that supports high performance visuals such as the Veriton N2110G and comes in under $300.

    Exploring the Cost per User for VDI

    In most VDI deployments, organizations transition from PCs to thin clients over time. While every organization is different, we have typically seen around 1/3 of VDI users move to thin client devices and the other 2/3s utilize software options such as VDI Blaster. This software converts PCs that are towards the end of their life spans to make them (functionally) into thin clients.

    Then there are software licensing costs that are always tough to estimate. Vendors have many different programs and license types and many customers are able to negotiate their own special pricing. However on average we see this cost is roughly $150 per user. But for Microsoft licensing, customers only need to purchase VDA licenses for the percentage of their devices that are thin clients or not covered under Microsoft SA licensing as they start replacing their PCs over time.

    *The initial cost analysis that follows is based on 1/3 of the devices as thin clients and the other 2/3 as repurposed PCs.

    Hardware Cost

    • Thin Client Software for Physical PCs (66% of devices) = $35 per repurposed PC
    • Thin Clients (33% of devices) = $200 per thin client
    • Average Cost Per User of Thin Client Device or Software = $66 ($200 x 33% of users) + $23 ($35 x 66%) = $89 per user

    Licensing Costs

    • VDI Software = $150 per user
    • Microsoft VDA License (33% of devices) = $33 per user

    Overall VDI Initial Cost per User Comparison

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    PC

    When creating VDI environment, no one environment is the same and each will have different requirements and priorities. The process itself can be time consuming and complex. It is extremely important to look at all the technologies and aspects involved right down to the desktop. Request a more complete TCO analysis on your specific environment. We take real company data and give you a report as shown below.

    Sample VDI Assessment TCO Calculation

    Also for other things to look out for in a VDI deployment check out our Infographic: 11 Steps to Roll-Out a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure .


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    Increase Screen Resolution with Wide Screen support for Mac OS X Virtual Machine in VMware Player and Workstation

    This post helps you to increase Mac OS X Leopard Virtual machine screen resolution in side VMware Player and workstation. The big advantage of this method is it supports multiple screen resolutions and wide screen Mac OS X support also.

    There is a manual method to increase Mac virtual machine screen size, which is mentioned here. This method allows getting only one screen resolution at a time and wide screen resolution is not supported.

    Here, we will see how to increase screen resolution to multiple options include wide screen for Mac Leopard virtual machine inside VMware workstation or Player.

    Simple Steps

    2) Install the package in Mac OS X

    3) Restart the Mac Virtual machine. That’s it. Now you can see multiple screen resolution options in Mac virtual machine.

    This driver worked well in VMware workstation and VMware Player for Mac virtual machines Leopard and Snow Leopard.

    You can try this method to increase Mac OS X screen resolution if you are running Mac on VMware by following methods.

    Don’t forget to drop a comment if this method useful for you or face any difficulties.


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    Ulteo Opensource Virtual Desktop

    Ulteo is an open source program that does the same thing as Citrx. Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop v2.0 provides an open architecture to deliver securely any Linux and Windows applications to any device of the enterprise through the web browser, from anywhere. Integration in a Microsoft environment is fully supported. This is a pretty cool program and I use it to make a standard desktop interface that I can access from several different machines and have all of the data, and changes I have done on other computers. I have set this program up and I like it, I don t have the need to do large scale production environments with Ulteo. However it is cool to set up you virtual desktop and be able to log on to it to make changes to work or other projects and have the ability to access it in the same format from any computer on the internet. I am not sure of any kind of security problems that may exist but I would recommend checking it out.

    Ulteo OVD allows Linux applications to be run on a Windows machine through a web browser along with Windows apps. The Linux applications are simply installed on the Linux server and you can publish it for use on the virtual desktop. The Windows applications require a Windows terminal server. I set it up and got everything working great, however you run into the licensing that is required for terminal connections so I didn t do any thing past the eval period. According to their web site future versions will not require a terminal server. You just install the Ulteo agent and register the Windows server with the session manager portion of the Ulteo software and publish the applications to the applications manager.

    To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Ulteo Opensource Virtual Desktop- Showing My Geek blog.ogwatermelon.com

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    [Software Update] Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.10.0209.0 Now Available for Download

    UPDATED on Nov 29, 2016: Release of Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.0209.0 version.

    Microsoft has upgraded its free anti-malware utility “Microsoft Security Essentials ” (MSE) to version 4.10.0209.0. Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

    MSE is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect your PC with the latest technology. It runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want without interruptions or long computer wait times.

    Comprehensive protection —Microsoft Security Essentials helps defend your computer against spyware, viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software.

    Easy to get, easy to use —Microsoft Security Essentials is available at no cost, there’s no registration process that requires billing or personal information collection. It installs after a quick download and Genuine Windows validation and then stays automatically up-to-date with the latest protection technology and signature updates.

    Quiet Protection —Microsoft Security Essentials doesn’t get in your way. It runs quietly in the background and schedules a scan when your computer is most likely idle. You only see alerts when you need to take action.

    MSE is absolutely free and can be used in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported.

    You should uninstall other antivirus software already running on your PC before installing Microsoft Security Essentials. Running more than one antivirus program at the same time can potentially cause conflicts that affect PC performance.

    You can download it using following link:

    You must be using genuine Windows to install MSE.

    Thanks to our reader “Vinay Godara” for the update.

    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Microsoft Security Essentials is released. So keep checking this page regularly.


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