We’ve just released a new DbVisualizer add-on for Remote Desktop Manager – you
can download ithere. With this add-on, you can start a
DbVisualizer session with advanced settings.
is a universal database tool used by developers, DBAs and analysts. It can be
used on all major operating systems to access a wide range of databases.
our add-ons are completely FREE. Plus, we build them in response to your
requests. We’re driven to integrate new technologies with our software, so that
we can deliver the industry’s most complete remote connection, password
management, and credentials management solution. Visit our complete add-on catalog here: http://remotedesktopmanager.com/Home/AddOn
If you have
a cool new add-on idea, let us know! Share your suggestions in the comment box
below or send me an email at email@example.com.
Software was founded in 2003. It is a privately held company dedicated to
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aren’t busy launching new products, creating add-ons, interacting with our
amazing community of IT pros (like right now), having foosball tournaments, or
trying to blow each other to bits playing Anki,
the team here at Devolutions loves watching geeky TV shows. And of course, we
mean geeky in the proper, respectful way – because geeks rule, right?
March poll, we thought it would be fun to ask you to share your favourite
geeky TV show (or shows). What do you watch to unwind after a long day? What do
you consider “must see TV” or “appointment viewing”? What show or shows are you
willing to passionately -- perhaps even violently -- defend from ignorant
share your list with us by commenting below, or connecting with us on Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn or email. As usual, next month we’ll post some of the
responses, and select participants at random who’ll win a $25 Amazon gift card.
give you some ideas, here are some of our favourites -- feel free to use these
in your responses if you wish!
Bang Theory revolves around physicists Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter,
whose geeky, introverted lives changed forever when Penny, an attractive and
aspiring actress, moves into the apartment across from theirs. Penny quickly
becomes a part of Sheldon and Leonard's social group, which includes the
equally geeky engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali.
Adam and Jamie are special effects experts who put movie magic, rumors, myths and urban legends to the test – and have a blast doing it (sometimes literally).
families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros, and deal with some
serious politics, intrigue and fighting along the way. And of course, there’s
plenty of sex and there’s a good chance that every few minutes you’ll see
someone lose a body part (heads, hands, arms…you get the idea).
started when Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asked his old friend Eddard
(“Ned”), Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King – the Kingdom’s highest
official. However, Ned was secretly warned that the previous Hand was
assassinated, and decides to investigate further (this did not turn out to be a
great career move). And while this was taking place, the Queen's utterly
dysfunctional family “the Lannisters” hatched their own plots to seize power. And
let’s not forget across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed
ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. And they
have DRAGONS now.
Ah yes, we
must salute the classics! Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are FBI agents investigating
cases involving the paranormal. Along with dark, often-scary episodes about
specific creatures or unexplained events, the show revolves around a mythology
of government conspiracies and cover-ups related to extraterrestrials. Mulder
is deeply suspicious of the government, and believes fervently in the existence
of extraterrestrials – which makes sense, since he recalls his sister being
abducted by aliens when he was a child. Meanwhile, Scully, a trained medical
doctor, starts out as a skeptic assigned to the X-Files to debunk Mulder's
unpopular theories, but she eventually comes to believe in the paranormal…and
about a world in which a government conspiracy leads to a world without power,
and as you can imagine, post-apocalyptic hijinx soon follow as a group of
revolutionaries confront the authoritarian regime that has taken over since the
“Blackout” 15 years ago. If you’re a fan of a world in chaos, Revolution is for
Dome is based on Stephen King novel about an invisible and mysterious force
field that descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping
residents inside and cutting them off from the rest of civilization (no, it’s
not Springfield and Homer Simpson is nowhere to be found). The trapped
townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its
origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.
What do you
think of our choices? Please participate in the poll and share your favourite
geeky shows. Tell us what we should be watching to FEED OUR INNER GEEK!
believe it? February is already over! Actually, we’re kind of happy about that,
because February is a bit meh as far as months go. Plus, Spring is just
around the corner. Oh, and we have another good reason to be happy and excited:
February’s poll results are in!
As you may
remember, last month we asked: are you iPhone or Android? Well, the
response was AWESOME! We received a lot of answers here on the blog and via
email, and more than 950 of you responded on Spiceworks. That’s right: more
than 950!We still can’t believe it, and are thrilled with the response
– thank you!
So who won
the battle between iPhone and Android? According to our community, the winner
some of you prefer iPhone, Blackberry and Windows phone. However, Android was by
far the big winner. As for the numbers:
Windows Phone: 43
were quite a few of you who use Android at work, and iPhone away from work.
And, really, what the heck is happening to poor Blackberry? I can remember when
EVERYONE had -- or wanted to have -- a Blackberry. Oh well…maybe it’ll make a
you may recall, one of the reasons we were very interested in your answers, is
because we’re developing Remote Desktop Manager for mobile devices – and want to know if we should
lean towards Android or iPhone. Well, I think we have our answer! We'll start with Remote Desktop Manager for Android.
REALLY glad that we didn't have to pick the best responses – because there were
SO MANY RESPONSES that we’d be at it for weeks! Instead, we simply picked 4
names at random to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate. The lucky winners are: Dok, V Britt, Markus S and Steve Gossett
As all of
us know, technology advances at an incredible pace. And to be successful in the
IT field, it’s essential to constantly upgrade your skills. But perhaps you
don’t have the time or budget to take a course or class? That’s okay, because
there are some other ways you can increase your knowledge that you may not have
Get Noticed on Social Media
Whether it’s Spiceworks,
Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the list goes on, social media is ALL around us.
And while you may feel that you’re too busy with work (and Anki Drive) to “get
social,” it’s actually a great way to get noticed and, especially, connect with
peers in the IT field. You can ask questions, get advice, learn insights and
more that will help you improve your IT skills.
Diversify and Learn New Technologies
you’re an expert in one (or probably, several) tools and technologies. But that
doesn’t mean you should think inside the box. Break out and start learning
about parallel technologies that relate to your existing skillset. For example,
are you a networking expert? Then start exploring software-defined technologies
and cloud-network abstraction. Of are you a database guru? Then check out data
intelligence and big data. The point is that there are many options that will
help you expand your expertise – but you need to challenge yourself to make it
Build a Community
If you’re a
regular visitor to our blog, you’ve noticed that we strive to create an AWESOME
dynamic here at Devolutions. And we do
that by being respectful, supportive, fun and solution-oriented. We also love
sharing ideas, and getting feedback, advice and insight from our incredible
community. As an IT pro, you can easily create your own community to share
ideas and learn new things. After all, a
big part of becoming a leader in any IT space is the ability to convey your
thoughts and ideas to a broad group of people.
typically don’t “speak up” unless they’re really motivated (or someone is doing
something really stupid and must be stopped!). However, if you pay close
attention, you’ll discover that throughout your day there are many
opportunities to participate, contribute, ask questions, and so on. Plus,
you’ll be surprised that the more you contribute as a leader, the more you’ll
learn and grow – and you’ll also connect with more people who will evolve your
What Do You Think?
What do you
think about our suggestions for improving IT skills? Do you agree them? Are we
missing something? Please share your thoughts and insights with the community
so that we can all become even smarter ;)
been following us for the past 2-3 years, you probably know that we’re always
working on new projects and products around here, so that we can solve your
daily work-related pains and aches.
thought you’d like to know that right now we’re working on a very cool new
project with the code name Jumping Jack. I can’t go many of the details (yet),
but I can say this much: it’s COMPLETELY NEW in the remote desktop management
industry, and will solve one of the biggest, most time consuming, and
frustrating problems that IT pros face. So far, the prototype is doing very well.
So, what can
I tell you about Jumping Jack? Well, for starters, we’ll be integrating it with
RDM 9.5, which we’ll be launching and demonstrating this May at Microsoft’s
TechEd in Houston.
Quick Chat with Stef, Devolutions CTO
anything else I can tell you? Well, I can’t – but I asked our amazing CTO Stef
– who is also the reigning Anki Drive Devolutions Cup World Champion – if he
could shed a bit more light on this. Here’s how that conversation went down:
Stef, I’ll get straight to the point: what can we tell the community about
not much. I’m still working on it, and I want to make sure everything works
great before you officially release the news.
on! I’m sure we can give them a sneak peak or something, right? Or maybe just a
Well…OK! Here’s what we can say right now. Jumping Jack is a major feature
that’s been requested over and over again on the Devolutions forum by many
users. Now, it’s important to note that we’re not trying to revolutionize the
way IT pros work with remote connections or Remote Desktop Manager here. What
we’re doing is making it even easier to automate and simplify multiple remote
connections at the same time.
Remote Desktop Manager already does automate and simplify the way IT
pros work with remote connections. So what’s new?
point! What’s new is that, very soon, IT pros will be able to perform various
actions that they couldn’t in previous versions of Remote Desktop Manager, or
any other management platform for that matter.
you give an example?
Hmmm…well, for example, the possibility to send command lines will soon be
unlimited. The potential and freedom of action with this new project will be
Interesting -- tell me more!
already told you too much already! Seriously, it’s going to be game changing
for our users. The possibilities will be endless. Let’s just say…good bye
Max: OK – I
guess that’s all I’m going to get out of your today! Any final words?
I’d like to thank our friends at Awake Coding who helped us a lot. And of
course, thanks to the users who are working with me on the project as we speak.
guys! I’ll post new updates as soon as I can publish them! And if you have a
sense of what we’re working on, why not take a guess?
We now include both architectures as part
of our installation, but, like many applications that integrate a lot of
various third party tools/utilities, we must recommend using the 32-bit version
in most cases.
Why did we create a 64-bit version?
The 64-bit version was created to address
memory issues that started occurring with the advent of Windows 8 and Windows
Server 2012. In fact, these operating
systems brought changes to the RDP protocol and each session now consumes a
significant amount of memory in relation to the previous versions. Starting a RDP session used to consume 50-60
MB of memory, but the latest version can go as high as 175 MB! You can imagine that users of RDM who used to
launch 8-10 embedded sessions at the same time now faced an issue and simply
ran out of addressable memory.
There was an interim solution for the 32-bit
version, namely to enable a setting to make 32-bit applications LargeMemory Aware, while this resolves some of our user’s issues, we ultimately
had to release a 64-bit version.
Issues with the 64-bit version
This changes comes at a price though, not
all tools/libraries have a 64-bit versions, and this mean that some of the
sessions that currently work under the 32-bit version will stop working in the
We can’t list all of the technologies we
integrate with, but RDP, VNC, SSH, Telnet do work. Embedded web sessions even allow you full
control over the architecture of the browser you use. So all is not lost. Most things will continue on working.
There is a well-known performance issue
with the 64-bit version of the .Net framework itself though. Application startup can be quite lengthy
compared to the 32-bit version.
Course of action
We recommend you continue using the 32-bit
version unless you run into memory issues.
If you do have memory issues, then use the 64-bit version, but keep in
mind that you may have to look for 64-bit versions of the technologies you use.