Free BriForum Video – Web Interfaces in a Restricted World
Yet again, Brian Madden has done a great service to our community — this time by providing free access to hundreds of videos of BriForum sessions. I was fortunate to participate and present at a few BriForums. Now, thanks to Brian, I can link to these presentations. In this post I’m starting a short series in which I highlight each presentation, provide a link as well as a short description of its content.
Web Interfaces in a Restricted World
Web interfaces are probably the most common method for accessing presentation and desktop virtualization solutions (SBC/TS/VDI/whatever),. Two years ago I presented a breakout session on web interfaces, describing how they works, and potentially more importantly, why they sometimes don’t work. I also provided information on what a system administrator can do in order to increase the likelihood that a web interface will work. Some additional topics covered in this presentation include:
- Why and how are web interfaces different from regular web applications?
- ActiveX vs. Java Applets vs. MIME Types as methods for launching clients
- The implications of Vista (and Windows 7), UAC and Internet Explorer Protected Mode on web interfaces
- Registry keys and setting that control browser and application behavior
You can find the video of this presentation here.