[NEOCUG] MEETING TUESDAY 2/15 North East Ohio Server Based Computing User Group

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: neocug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 08:41:19 -0800 (PST)

Hello Everyone!
Our next meeting of the North East Ohio Server Based Computing(NEOCUG) Users 
group will be on TUESDAY February 15th from 4:45-7:00 pm at the Cuyahoga County 
Public Library Administration building at 2111 Snow Road in Parma. (see 
directions at the bottom of this email)

This is going to be an excellent event and we have two great topics! I hope to 
see you all there!

Please contact Matt Lesak if you can attend at:


We have a very exciting meeting planned for this month. Matt Lesak will speak 
on FREE options to make a PC a thin client. 

Then we will have Softricity in to tell us all about their suite of products.   

Also more discussion on expanding the scope of our group to include all Server 
Based Computing Technologies and maybe a possible name change! We also want 
your input on topics you'd like to see.

Refreshments will be provided by Softricity.

Future meeting (March)tentatively we have planned Biopassword and Provision 
Networks to present.  

Info on Softricity

If you need to increase the number of applications that can run on your 
Terminal Servers, make more efficient use of your MetaFrame servers, deploy 
applications and manage them with less effort, run application on MetaFrame 
that are not Terminal Services aware, or even run multiple versions of an 
application on the same server simultaneously, then you want to hear what the 
folks from Softricity can do to help. Their SoftGrid solution for Terminal 
Servers can: 

Increase the number of applications that can run on a Terminal Server 

Enable Non multi-user aware applications to run 

Enable applications that conflict with other applications to run 

Make more efficient use of a MetaFrame farm (reducing the total number of 
servers needed) 

Multiple versions of a single application can run simultaneously on the same 

No siloing because of application conflicts (avoid DLL Hell) 

Increase capacity through dynamic application deployment 

Provide additional management effectiveness that accelerates MetaFrame 

Reduce scheduled downtime due to application installations and upgrades 

Better user profile management 

Reduce application integration testing time 

Bring you application conversion flexibility 

Jason Freebern, Director of Enterprise Sales  Central Region, for Boston-based 
Softricity will present â??the next big thing for IT organizations running 
Windows® based applications on Citrix® MetaFrame and/or Microsoft Terminal 

They will do a live demonstration showing how Softricity?s SoftGrid® 
technology eliminates the complexities, and accelerating the deployment and 
management, of applications. SoftGrid transforms Windows® software from 
products that must be installed locally into virtual services that are 
centrally configured, managed, and deployed on-demand without altering the 
computers on which they run â?? accelerating the entire application management 
process for Windows® desktops, laptops and Citrix® MetaFrame® and/or 
Terminal Services servers. 

If your servers are under utilized because of application siloing, or if you 
are challenged with a large number of applications to deploy across your server 
farms, SoftGrid® can be the key to reducing your time spent reinstalling 
applications on multiple servers every time there is a new release, and it can 
open the door to increased operational efficiencies through server 


Softricity will host the meeting as well (i.e., provide refreshments).


Remember, for the most up to date information on the NEOCUG and past 
presentations from meetings and directions to CCPL can be found at our website 
at: http://thethin.net/neocug/

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We are looking forward to seeing you on Monday!

When - 4:45pm,  Tuesday February 15th.

Where - Cuyahoga County Public Library Administration Building in Parma. 
Directions to Cuyahoga County Public Library Administration Building in Parma 
Cuyahoga County Public Library Administration Building 2111 Snow Rd. Parma, 
Ohio 44134

Across the street from Midtown shopping center the administration building is 
behind the Parma Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Access from Interstate 480: exit on State Rd. and go south approximated 1.5 
miles to Snow Rd. Turn Left (east) onto Snow Rd and the library is about 1 mile 
down on the right hand side. There is a McDonalds across the street from the 
driveway into the building. The administration building is the large building 
in the back of the parking lot.

Access from Interstate 77: exit on Rockside Road and go West for about 4 miles 
and up the hill . Cross Broadview Road, and the library is about a half mile 
down on the left side.

The meeting is in the auditorium to the left as you enter the building. You 
will need to sign in with the receptionist desk when you arrive. Please arrive 
early as the doors to the building lock shortly after 5:00 pm. If you arrive 
after 5:00 and the doors are locked go to the library branch in the front of 
the building and ask a librarian to call the ADM auditorium to have someone let 
you in. 

Jim Kenzig
President NEOCUG

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