Stratusphere UX Workload Ranking

Stratusphere UX Workload Ranking

In the Stratusphere UX Preview Inspectors we introduced a new metric called Workload Ranking. This is an important new metric that can provide an easy look at which users and desktops are consuming the most resources in your environment. What is really nice about it is you can see this without having to review all of the different resource metrics individually. Workload ranking looks at them for you in one overall metric. Continue reading

Validating Employee Productivity with Desktop Monitoring Solution Stratusphere UX

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently raised a firestorm of debate when she suspended work-at-home programs at the company.  I am not going to get into the why’s and wherefore’s of her decision, but the issue of validating how employees are spending their working time is a legitimate one. The media and Corporate America have followed the Yahoo story with a lot of commentary on all sides of the question, and I think I can add some helpful insight on the topic. Continue reading

Microsoft UE-V compared with “User Management”

Microsoft UE-V was launched some months ago and we have many in the community asking how it differs from full user management with ProfileUnity.

Microsoft UE-V is a profile solution that is in many ways Microsoft’s successor to Roaming Profiles.  The solution is similar in design to Citrix’s UPM (User Profile Management) solution.   UE-V is limited to only making a profile portable, its “profile portability” architecture is very similar to that offered by Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity.   Continue reading

Do You Need An Alternative To Roaming Profiles?

Roaming Profiles. Perhaps there has never been a more controversial Windows desktop management strategy. Microsoft developed Roaming Profiles in the 90s and it was born from the recognition that users would need to login to shared systems from more than desktop in the enterprise. The intentions behind this technology were a very good thing; however, the problems that ultimately came with it were not. Long logon times, corrupt profiles, limitations to what can be roamed, profile bloat, and other challenges have ensued. Continue reading