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BriForum 2005 Galvanizes Server-based Computing Community.



WASHINGTON, D.C. -- BriForum (www.briforum.com) opened today without lasers, smoke machines or vendor Kool-Aid to rousing rous·ing  
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 Company, Brian Madden, "This event is all about the server-based computing Refers to applications that run in a server. Also known as "thin client computing," it may refer to a browser-based environment that uses a Web browser as the client with all applications running on a Web server on the Internet or in an intranet on the LAN.  community." Hundreds of technical experts from around the world gathered today on the first day of BriForum, a two-day conference focused solely on the IT users of server-based computing and thin client technologies including Citrix(R) and Microsoft(R) Terminal Servers.

Brian Madden kicked off the first day of the conference by welcoming attendees from five countries to the AFI AFI American Film Institute
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 Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. He promised that BriForum - the first event of its kind to focus exclusively on the technical content that often takes a backseat at vendor-specific conferences - would be different: the sessions would be deep and technical; marketing "spin" would be absent from the agenda; and attendees would walk away with a renewed sense of "ownership" over their work within the server-based computing industry.

"Anyone can read a book or listen to a vendor presentation, but that doesn't necessarily provide insight on the best way to implement server-based technologies," continued Brian Madden. "We're here to finally get to the heart of what's happening in this remarkable community - the best ways to implement the technologies and how the best of the best are architecting their most complex issues. BriForum is not about trying to convince people that this is good technology. Instead, we're focusing on the issues that users face every day."

Headlining Monday's early agenda were sessions by Jeroen van de Kamp, author of Flex Profile kit on Group Policy use; a preview of the next version of Citrix(R) MetaFrame(R) Presentation Server by Douglas Brown, creator and author of Methodology in a Box, Thomas Kotzing, founder of www.citrix4ge.de, and Brian Madden; and an overview of triCerat's new Simplify Suite of integrated server management tools, which was unveiled for the first time at the conference. A live attendee at·tend·ee  
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 blog blog, short for web log, an online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website.  available at www.briforum.com captured all the action, while photos - courtesy of Jim Kenzig - were posted at thethin.net at http://thethin.net/. Each session at BriForum is being videotaped and will be available following the close of the conference.

Tuesday's General Session will be led by Microsoft's Terminal Server product group, and will discuss the future of Terminal Server, "Longhorn The code name for the Windows Vista operating system. After the client version was renamed "Vista" in 2005, Longhorn referred to the server version until it was officially named Windows Server 2008 in May of 2007. See Windows Vista. ," 64-bit Windows and how to engage Microsoft as a partner. Other anticipated sessions include Terminal Services The Windows 2000 counterpart of Windows Terminal Server in Windows NT. See Windows Terminal Server.  Session Security, Surviving Printing and Managing Application Performance Issues.

About BriForum

BriForum Spring 2005 is completely independent and completely technical. There is no vendor bias and no sales and marketing spin. For more information, please visit www.briforum.com.

About Brian Madden

Brian Madden is a world-renowned expert on the Citrix, Microsoft Terminal Server and server-based computing spaces. He has written three books and hundreds of articles on the industry, and his Website, www.brianmadden.com, receives almost two million visitors per year. He is a two-time Microsoft "MVP (Multimedia Video Processor) A high-speed DSP chip from Texas Instruments, introduced in 1994. Officially introduced as the TMS320C80, it combines RISC technology with the functionality of four DSPs on one chip. " and currently travels the world working with customers and speaking at various technology conferences and events.
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