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Converting Windows Apps into Mobile Apps

The story of Microsoft Windows began in 1985.  A young Microsoft realized it needed a GUI instead of just DOS.  The Microsoft history tends to ignore the influence of the market.  At the time, Apple had released Macintosh and were

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XenApp Mobility Pack (XAMP)

Ramping up with XAMP Over the last couple of years, Citrix Labs has been working on a project to make standard Windows applications more usable on mobile devices (phones and tablets).  This started with the development of Project GoldenGate and

Posted in Citrix SDK, Citrix Tools

Blocks Versus Files

This topic presents an interesting problem.  A disk is made up of sectors which are arranged as clusters by the file system.  Both NTFS and FAT use a cluster model to clump together sectors into bigger chunks.  The cluster model

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QVT – Query Intel VT Feature Program

Things are rolling along today.  After determining that the Intel program was a bit heavy for just figuring out whether or not Intel VT is there, it was discovered that the CPUID instruction could be used.  Intel has documentation about

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Determining Volume Cluster Size

On Monday there was a need to determine the cluster size of a NTFS volume.  Searching the web led to the discovery of a few different techniques but nothing that could be absorbed easily into a program.  One technique called

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Ctrl-Alt-Del Tools

Within the Terminal Server and Citrix communities, there are actually people that write tools for these multi-user environments. There are certain tools which make life much easier for the average integrator and administrator. In general, people are just looking for

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