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BriForum 2005 Galvanizes Server-based Computing Community.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- BriForum ( opened today without lasers, smoke machines or vendor Kool-Aid to rousing words from the event's producer and founder of The Brian Madden Company, Brian Madden, "This event is all about the server-based computing 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 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, 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 blog available at captured all the action, while photos - courtesy of Jim Kenzig - were posted at at 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," 64-bit Windows and how to engage Microsoft as a partner. Other anticipated sessions include Terminal Services 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

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,, receives almost two million visitors per year. He is a two-time Microsoft "MVP" and currently travels the world working with customers and speaking at various technology conferences and events.
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