7 lessons I’ve learned using Scrum for infrastructure projects

Written by Bob Molenaar

I’ve been a consultant for almost 20 years. My recent experiences with Agile Scrum made me think of some of the infrastructure projects I have done and how Scrum could have made those projects easier. Scrum is known to have the best practices for software development projects, but the experiences I’ve had with Scrum, prove that this method is also a good way to manage infrastructure projects.  I believe that Scrum can be used for more than just software development. In this blog, I’ll share 7 lessons I’ve learned using Scrum for infrastructure projects.

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) – Version 6.0.1

the perfect way to seal your Base Image

by Matthias Schlimm, April 2017

Every time you build your base Image from scratch or update it, you must seal it before deploying it to your cloned devices. No matter if you are using Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop with Machine Creation Services (MCS) or Provisioning Services (PVS), VMware View or Microsoft only, BIS-F supports it all. Optimize your base Image before deployment, deletes unique identifier to prevent duplicate/ghost entries on your management server (Anti-Virus, SCCM, SCOM, etc.…), delete junk files, defrag you’re disk etc. All these necessary steps and much more has to be run manually, but here is a better way. Here’s the right tool for the job.

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) is 100% PowerShell driven and addresses tons of optimizations plus it has a great logging feature.

Please read the Admin Guide in the Download package to get further information.


The Login Simple Task Manager

Monday, 14 September 2015

Most business environment have a (somewhat) restricted workspace. The IT department is always discussing the need of the Windows Task manager for end-users. This is because the Windows Task Manager is unmanageable and gives away a whole lot of information about performance, services, processes and possibly the name of other logged on users on that machine. 

UPDATED: Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

By Matthias Schlimm

Base Image Script Framework detects your virtual environment like Citrix PVS, VDA, XenApp 6.5, XenDeskop 5.6 – 7.x and optimize and prepare your Base Image every time if you installed them from scratch or update some components. Run the script at the end on your Base Image to use them with your preferred Image Management Software.

It’s easy to integrate and detects the installation of XenDesktop VDA or PVS Target Device Driver and optimize your device. Out-Of-Box the BIS-F detect the following installed Software and optimize them or remove the GUID’s to prevent duplicate GUID’s

Imprivata introduces Online Training Center

Thursday, 02 October 2014

imprivata logoBy Stefan Meijlink

Imprivata, leader in single sign-on (SSO) and access management for healthcare, just announced the launch of their 'Online Training Learning Center' for System admins, Help Desk and Super Users.

The content of the online training compliments the Imprivata Certification Course and enables the learner to review, refresh and re-certify. The Learning Center provide knowledge transfer during the phases of the Implementation and provides a holistic approach to training pre and post the certification course. The content is focused on Imprivata OneSign: Appliance, System Administration and Application Profiling Essentials. This is 6.5 hours of OneSign product content broken down into 3- 30 minute video clips, with the average video around 6 minutes.